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Meet Puma, the African Anti-Poaching K9 Unit

While most of our dogs' jobs include lounging on the sofa, begging for treats, and putting up with too many snuggles, some dogs have actual jobs. Service dogs, K9 dogs, search and rescue dogs, the list of dogs with cool jobs goes on. Have you ever heard of a conservation dog doing important anti-poaching work? We hadn't either, until we met Puma! We sat down (virtually, on opposite sides of the world), with Puma and his owner James to find out more about what this incredible dog does.

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Helping the Homeless and their Dogs

Here at Wilderdog, we are proud to help out homeless dogs through our Purchase for a Pound program. If you're not yet familiar, we donate one pound of kibble for every purchase made on In July we did something a bit different - rather than choose an animal shelter or rescue, we chose a homeless resource center for humans. Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento, California, provides homeless folks in the community with invaluable resources like hot meals, basic healthcare, legal resources, and much more, like Anneke's Haven! Anneke’s Haven is a daytime kennel at Loaves and Fishes that houses the dogs and cats of the homeless guests while they eat, shower, attend medical appointments and access other essential services....

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Oh the Places She Goes!

Mom, dad, two (human) brothers, and a 1978 Mercedes 508D Fire Truck is my home. We embarked on an 18 month trip around the US, heading down towards Argentina. Here is my (Lola the dog's story)...

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Solo Camping: Just a Woman + Her Dog

Solo adventuring teaches you to disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself and with nature. It reminds you to find happiness in the simple things. It hones in on your skills and shows you where you can work to improve. And it most definitely builds your confidence.

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Helping Paws: Therapy + Emotional Support Dogs

Dogs have been lending a helping paw to humans for thousands of years. Herding, search and rescue, retrieving... But it's no secret that dogs also have a real talent for emotional support. Who hasn't come home after a long day, put their arms around their dog, and suddenly felt worlds better? As dogs' ability to provide emotional support became more established, we started training them for exactly that. Today, both therapy dogs and emotional support dogs are specifically trained to provide the unique calming and therapeutic benefits that only dogs can. But what’s the difference between therapy dogs and emotional support dogs? What are they trained to do and where are they allowed to go with their owners? We sat...

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