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A visit with author and special needs pet advocate, Barbara Techel

Some of you are familiar with Barbara Techel through her work with IVDD dogs, begun during her journey with the original Walk ‘n Roll Dog, Frankie. But were you aware that she’s recently published an inspiring memoir about her life since then? I’ve been privileged to know Barb since she and I were both relative newbies… Read more »



A Potpourri of Almost Perfect Pet News

This is our Happy Birthday, America! edition, and we hope you enjoyed your July Fourth holiday. Here at Almost Perfect Pets, we’re always celebrating freedom — from old ways of thinking about pet injuries and disabilities, from prejudice against almost perfect critters. For this special edition, we’ve got a roundup of news to share about a… Read more »



Go, Gizmo! A Sweet, Blind Girl Grabs the Spotlight

Who says “almost perfect” ain’t good enough? Certainly not Gizmo, the sixteen-year-old, blind cat who snagged an unlikely 14th place in the Cat Fanciers Association cat show in February. She had just about everything going against her, including the fact that she lives at the NatCat shelter in Spring Valley, California. But she didn’t let any… Read more »



You’ve Heard of Fuzzy Dice…

…but have you heard of Operation Fuzzy Mice? No, seriously: It’s a program in California, put together by a woman named Michelle Lyon, to provide vet care and other pet-related resources — either by paying for it directly or by referral and networking — to low-income families who own pets, and who would otherwise have… Read more »