Dog walkers monitor neighborhood, keep it clean – Stroll patrol keeps its eyes, ears open
By Agnes Jasinski, Gazette Staff Writer
Jill Feasley typically takes her golden retriever, Carina, out with her on neighborhood patrols, when she and neighbors walk the city paying attention to anything out of the ordinary.
While the overly friendly pet is less for protection and more for companionship, dog walkers like Feasley are often the eyes and ears of the city’s neighborhoods even on more informal ‘‘patrols.” ‘‘You do notice more, and you’re more aware of things that are different because you’re walking at the same time every night, and going to the same places,” Feasley said.
Halle Enyedy, co-owner of 5-year-old golden retriever, Sage, said it is dog walkers’ odd hours outdoors that make them in tune with neighborhood happenings. Dog walkers are out early in the morning and into the evening, often before and after daylight, she said. But the dog walkers she knows would still rather avoid coming across unsavory situations.
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Golden retrievers have a new home
By LAUREN DONOVAN, Bismarck Tribune
WILL KINCAID/Tribune Steele’s Lynn DeKrey, spends some time getting to know some of the 7 rescued golden retrievers she is caring for. DeKrey said she is hoping the two adult females and five puppies, she is caring for, can be adopted within North Dakota. The five puppies are believed to be about 4 week old DeKrey said.
Lynn DeKrey got interested in saving golden retrievers when she saw a group’s booth at a dog show, but she never thought she would be doing it three months after signing up.
DeKrey, of Steele, was among volunteers who helped take 83 goldens from the Apple Creek Kennel last weekend. They were removed from longtime breeder Leonard Moos after a routine inspection by the USDA, which licenses dog breeding operations, found violations including dirty and poorly bedded kennels. Moos handed over the dogs voluntarily and said he was thankful the USDA came.
Nearly all the goldens went to foster homes in Minnesota, because the rescue group, RAGOM, is based there and it aligned with Animal Ark Shelter of Hastings, Minn., to care for the animals.
Seven of the goldens – two adult females and one of the female’s litter of five puppies – stayed in North Dakota with Lynn and Tim DeKrey, who have a boarding and grooming business at their farm and who love and have the golden retriever breed themselves.
The DeKreys will keep the saved goldens for at least another month, or for however long it takes for them to be adopted into proper homes. The puppies are just 3 weeks old.
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