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FREDDY

by cover artist Hope Lane. Acrylic on canvas.


In The Current Issue —

 

2018 is The Year of the Dog according to the Chinese horoscope.

We predict it will be a good year for dogs and dog lovers alike.

 

2018 is also the 12-year anniversary of The New Barker magazine. Every cover has always featured an original work of art by a different artist. This cover’s artwork of Freddy, a Sealyham Terrier, is by Hope Lane who resides in South Florida.

 

FEATURES_______

 

30  CLOSE ENCOUNTERS.
A group of dogs from Ontario, originally scheduled to be euthanized, find peace in Florida through a program called Dogs Playing for Life.

36 WHAT SHELTER DOGS HAVE TAUGHT US.

There is much to learn from a shelter dog. All we have to do is pay attention.

38 HAVE A LITTLE FAITH.
The best day of Geoff Bodine’s NASCAR racing career is the day he didn’t die on the track. He still had something important left to do: helping homeless dogs find their forever homes.

42  WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A PUPPY RAISER?
Southeastern Guide Dogs is looking for puppy raisers. It’s not as difficult as one might think.

 

46  TAKE A CHANCE ON ME.

A Fernandina Beach organization is training dogs and successfully pairing them with children who have autism.

 

49   THE FAITH OF DOGS.

Father Andrew Heyes believes in the word of Dogs, so much so, they have always had their own column in the church newsletter.

 

67  MY WISH FOR YOU.

A thoughtful gift from Coleen Ellis, co-founder of The Pet Loss Center.

 

58   DOG TRAINING.

• POOR LITTLE RICH DOG.

A short story by Jon Katz.

 

62   HERE'S TO DOG HEALTH.

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Update, by Dr. Elizabeth Baird.

When Old Dogs Stop Learning New Tricks, by Dr. Timothy Hodge.

 

68   GET DOG GOING.

Wherever You Are, Be All There.

An Anna Maria Island staycation becomes memorable.

Puck’s Great Asheville, North Carolina Adventure.

A Florida animal advocate learns why the Netherlands has no stray dog problem.

 

 

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE _______

 

 

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