Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Ultimate in Sustainable Architecture

Deep in the forests of northeast India lies the state of Meghalaya which in Sanskit means the abode of clouds. What it should probably mean is abode of natural bridges.  In this region, which receives record setting rainfall during monsoon … Continue reading

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Lost Dog Behavior

Courtesy of Missing Pet Partnership come these recovery tips for lost dogs. Dogs initially run away for a variety of reasons and some go much farther than others due to personality and behavior. Whether your dog is simply taking the … Continue reading

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Animal Shelters Go Green

The Denver Animal Shelter, completed in May 2011, and the Orange County Animal Services Facility, completed in 2008, are examples of responsible design that meet environmental and operational objectives. Denver Animal Shelter: The shelter has a capacity of 163 dogs … Continue reading

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Weekend Reader

Mark Derr is an expert on the subject of dogs.  In his new book How the Dog Became the Dog:  From Wolves to Our Best Friends he explores the mutually beneficial relationship between wolves and man which led to the evolution … Continue reading

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Designing for Women in Veterinary Medicine

More women than ever are entering the once male-dominated field of veterinary medicine.   With this demographic change comes unique challenges and opportunities in the field of veterinary medicine and the design of veterinary hospitals. Heather Lewis has written a new … Continue reading

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Starting a Nonprofit to Aid Your Local Animal Shelter

Last week we posted a brief blog about how dedicated nonprofits are helping their local shelters to care for animals across the country.  Below are some tips for starting a nonprofit in your community. There are a number of important … Continue reading

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Weekend Reader

  This week we’re recommending the film National Velvet.  The film premiered in 1944 and was the first successful role for Elizabeth Taylor who starred as Velvet Brown. The film also stars Mickey Rooney in the role of Mi Taylor, … Continue reading

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