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Hot Pet: Cesar

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A 4 year old male dog. Very friendly and playful.
  • July 16, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Misty

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"Misty" is a female, spayed, friendly and about three years old.
  • July 9, 2014
  • KSPCA

Brown Eyes Finds a Home (A 5 Star Home, I Might Add)

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Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Brown Eyes! I received a phone call from clients of mine asking to meet Brown Eyes, they saw one of my posts about her and thought she might be a good match for the family. I can’t rescue every dog here that needs it but the few I can are most certainly appreciative!
  • July 8, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Dogs as Security

Pets
Unfortunately, I am also hearing about a big increase in dogs getting poisoned! You lock up and go to sleep at night thinking your askari is out there on duty, but in fact he is asleep. The askari is counting on the dog to bark and wake him but the dog is dead or incapacitated from poison.
  • July 2, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Toby

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"Toby" is a castrated male, about nine months old. Owner moving. Lovely cat.
  • July 1, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Mattie

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"Mattie" 4 years old bitch good family dog. Spayed and vaccinated.
  • June 26, 2014
  • KSPCA

The Frustration of Working with People

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The hardest part of training dogs is knowing that the goal is really to train the people. I get frustrated when people want their dog’s behavior to change, yet the people are unwilling to do the work.
  • June 25, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Frisky

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"Frisky" is a 4-month-old unspayed female who will have to return for spaying. She was admitted with a broken leg, but is now cured. She's very lively and friendly.
  • June 18, 2014
  • KSPCA

Basic Useful Dog Training Commands

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Dogs can learn many words, commands or names of objects. Dogs that get a lot of training and interaction have learned 200 words. A study in the US using a Border Collie found that the dog could learn an amazing 1,022 words, objects or commands.
  • June 18, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Dogs (and Cat) Looking for Homes

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Tis the season for dog rehoming. Many expats are starting to depart as the end of their tour rolls around meaning dogs looking for new homes. Please email me for interest on any dog on the list, I can answer more questions or put you in touch with the current owners so you may meet the dog and see if the dog is the right match for you family!
  • June 11, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Funny Pet Texts in Honour of the Raha App

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In honor of the new Raha phone app, a funny, light reading column where I am not preaching the gospel of dog for once! If my phone were ever found by a person that didn't know me, someone would have a real laugh! Below I give a sample of some of the texts that stand out in my memory.
  • June 5, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Brody

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"Brodie" is the last of the Westgate puppies, he is 10 months old. He had a skin condition that made him stay at the KSPCA longer undergoing treatment. He is now well and ready to go to a new home.
  • June 4, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Iva

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"Iva" is a female puppy, she is 2 and half months. She has had all her vaccines and is ready to go to a nice home.
  • May 29, 2014
  • KSPCA

Smart People, Bad Choices

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I know I shouldn’t be surprised anymore but I am still surprised when I meet people that are much educated, and yet they have fallen for buying a puppy from a puppy mill. They have even fallen hook, line and sinker for the all the lies of the seller.
  • May 14, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Operation Brown Eyes, Part 2

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We left off last week with the little brown dog being trapped less than 20 minutes after the trap was set. This was after me feeding her periodically and trying and failing to catch her for nearly a year.
  • May 8, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Felix

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"Felix" is female, spayed, very friendly and has a good character.
  • May 6, 2014
  • KSPCA

5 Year Old Kenyan, Tortoiseshell Cat Needs Permanent Calm Home!

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Zozois a lovely, calm but fragile cat. She needs a loving forever home as she is not up to the travel her current family does.
  • May 6, 2014

Operation Brown Eyes, Part 1

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For the past year or so I have seen a little brown dog in my lane, the first time she appeared, she was approximately 4 to 5 months old and not only very thin but very much a puppy. She was staying in our neighborhood somewhere, but not being taken care of...
  • April 29, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Hot Pet: Toya

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"Toya" older female Spitz type. Special needs case. She is blind in one eye and the other needs drops at regular intervals to save her sight. She needs a compassionate dog lover.
  • April 23, 2014
  • KSPCA

Hot Pet: Sasha

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"Sasha" male castrated about seven years old. Not child friendly but otherwise nice dog.
  • April 16, 2014
  • KSPCA