Monthly Archives: March 2017



By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Cleveland News|

The only dog magazine in the CLE This “dogcentric” publication is the resource for active dog owners–- from millennials to boomers–living within the CLE (Cleveland, Ohio), and the surrounding Northeast Ohio area. CLE DOG magazine is the pack leader for all things dog, from holistic foods and natural flea prevention, to local celebrity dog owners and patio dining with your pup. The full-color magazine is available for free at pet-oriented and pet-friendly businesses throughout Cuyahoga and Lorain counties, including pet supply stores, veterinary offices, groomers, doggie daycares, training facilities and more. CLE DOG will educate, entertain and inform its dog-loving audience through traditional, digital and social media platforms.

Airport customs hires shelter dog rescued from abuse

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Cleveland News, General, Pet Advice|

An abused shelter dog is starting a new chapter in life at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport customs department. Murray the beagle came to the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter more than a year ago, and he was in bad shape, according to shelter director Tammie Jourdanais. Murray had a band on his tail, as if somebody had been trying to shorten it, and half of one of his ears missing. Jourdanais said Murray was brought to the shelter after he had been found outside. "He was very scared and nervous," she said. "You could tell he'd not been socialized much. We just gradually worked with him and gave him more love and attention." After receiving medical attention, Murray then moved to Alcovy Pet Rescue, which placed him in a foster home. There, his abilities truly started to show. "[His foster owner] recognized his ability to sniff and search out food," Yvonne Petty, director of Alcovy Pet Rescue, said. "He was constantly smelling everything and getting into cabinets. He was just very interested in that kind of thing." Friar dog adopted by monastery becomes online sensation Donations from all over the world save cat no one wanted to touch Petty said [...]

Emergency Pet Poisoning

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

Hot Diggity Dog Awarded the Super Service Award

By | March 4th, 2017|Categories: General|

Hot Diggity Dog was recently awarded the 2016 Super Service Award from Angie's List. This award is given based on customer feedback and overall rankings by Angie's List members. Thanks to everyone who voted for us this year!!! For more info check out our page on Angie's List.

Animal Cognition – Investigating the mental capacities of animals

By | March 4th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, General|

Want to learn more about what goes on in the heads of animals? Visit to read some of the most interesting articles about animal cognition and what we can learn from them. Investigating the mental capacities of animals.  Animal Cognition (.org) explores research on the mental capacities of animals: how animals think, solve problems, understand concepts, communicate, and empathize. We are an independent web publication focused on producing articles and other types of media that help the public develop a better understanding of animal minds. This site was founded and is run by Amanda Pachniewska. If you would like to get in touch, you can send an e-mail to editor[at], or use the contact form below. Animals That Can Outsmart HumansComparing animal cognition to our own is tricky business. Animals have differently tuned senses and use them in sometimes radically different ways than we do. In some cases, there simply is no commeasurability. Yet, there are still situations in which we can sensibly demonstrate […] Secret Geniuses: 5 Animals that are Surprisingly SmartWhile they may not be known as the smartest animals in the world, these 5 animals are unexpectedly brainy. This list of surprisingly smart animals examines the intelligence of five underestimated species. [...]