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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 »

We’re A Trend!

When we published Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them, there was no other book available that was devoted solely to the stories of special needs pets. Within a year of its publication, there were three other similar titles. Conventional wisdom in the publishing industry is that if there’s no other book… Read more »

Take THAT, Michael Vick!

  Because the press can’t resist any level of sensationalism, it pretty much seems like any story involving a pit bull has some measure of horror to it. They usually don’t bother to cover the ones where the pit bull is the hero, but this one’s different. Yes, there is an element of horror, but… Read more »

How Comet Got His Groove Back

Here’s a heartwarming story on YouTube about Comet, a golden retriever that lost the use of his back legs, but regained his mobility through a unique partnership between his vet, students from a local school, and the generosity of HandicappedPets.com. Just another example of what can happen when people care enough to do something, and… Read more »