Training Matters LLC Opens With Talks on Fearful Dogs and Enrichment

Debbie Jacobs to speak on fearful dogs and Sara Matters to talk about enrichment for pet dogs

Brattleboro, VT, September 20, 2018–New Brattleboro animal training business Training Matters LLC will hold its premiere educational event for dog owners on October 13 at Upper Way Farm, 1104 Ames Hill Road, Brattleboro, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


One-Eyed Dog On Cedar Street

Anyone missing their dog? A fairly healthy looking dog came trotting down the street today. No collar, and I don’t recognize him from around these parts.

Distinguishing feature – one eye!


2018 Dog and Wolf Hybrid Licenses Due Soon

Brattleboro dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are due on or before April 1 (There is a grace period, this year only, until April 2nd due to the fact that April 1 falls on a Sunday). Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed on or before April 1. For dogs not previously licensed in Brattleboro, a first-time license must be obtained in person from the Town Clerk’s office. Licenses being renewed may be processed in the Town Clerk’s office, through the mail or online at www.brattleboro.org.


Dog Training Classes Starting Soon!

Dog Training classes in Putney starting next week.  Do you have a new pooch that arrived for the holidays?  Or is one of your New Years resolutions to get fred some training?  Ultimate Companions Dog Training has everything from Puppy Kindergarten to classes for dogs that are reactive to other dogs or people.  For more information, contact Bill Grant at info@ultimatecompanion.com or visit www.ultimatecompanion.com.
Help your buddy start the new year off on the right paw!


Brattleboro Dog and Wolf-Hybrid Licenses Due

Brattleboro dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are due on or before April 1 (There is a grace period, this year only, until April 3rd due to the fact that April 1 falls on a Saturday). Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed on or before April 1. For dogs not previously licensed in Brattleboro, a first-time license must be obtained in person from the Town Clerk’s office. Licenses being renewed may be processed in the Town Clerk’s office, through the mail or online at www.brattleboro.org.


Gracie is Missing……No Longer!!!!!

My cat, Gracie, got out yesterday when some work was being done in my apartment. She is small/medium size; long haired, black and grey with white chest and paws. No collar. She does have a micro chip and is spayed. She escaped from 83 Oak Street – in between Williston and Chapin.

She is a very timid, indoor cat so I’m guessing she is probably terrified and hiding somewhere. I’ve been out several times looking for her and calling her – no luck so far. My other cat, Sava , went missing last summer in a similar situation and was gone 4 days before my neighbor discovered him napping on her porch. I’m hoping this current situation ends as happily.


Brattleboro Rabies & Chipping Clinic March 4

Low Cost Rabies AND Micro-Chipping Clinic

SATURDAY, MARCH 4th – 10am to 1pm

Location: Brattleboro Auto Mall (800 Putney Rd. Brattleboro,VT)

Open to pets from everywhere!

$10.00 Rabies Vaccination
$20.00 Micro-Chipping


Dogs Die In Not-Too-Hot Cars

I am sharing this sad story so that citizens who find a dog locked in a car can share that dogs die in cars even on not so hot days.  Tragically, this dog died on a 70 degree F day after being left unattended for three hours. This occured in our neighborhood here in Palm Springs.

Now, if you find a dog locked in a car, and a police officer or store owner dismisses your concern with “it’s not that hot out” you can site this case as evidence to support your concern.  Of course science has proven this for years, but we continue to frame the problem as “dogs die in hot cars”.  Not always. 


Pets Welcome on Entire Vermonter Route

Amtrak announced the expansion of its pets program on the Vermonter, allowing more options for customers to travel with their pets. Small dogs and cats can now join their owners on the entire Vermonter route from Washington D.C. to St. Albans, VT, as long as the trip duration is no more than seven hours (see requirements). Previously, pets were not able to travel on the Connecticut portions of the route.

More than 15,000 pets and their human companions have traveled around the country since the program launched on the Northeast Corridor in October 2015. Record ridership was achieved for the month of July with more than 2,000 pets and owners traveling onboard. The program has also generated more than $1 million in revenue since its inception.


Brattleboro Dog and Wolf-Hybrid Licenses Available

Brattleboro dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are available for the 2017 licensing period. Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed on or before April 1.

Renewal licenses may be obtained in person at the Town Clerk’s office, through the mail or online at www.brattleboro.org. Dogs being licensed in Brattleboro for the first time may be licensed in person or through the mail by printing the license form from the website listed above.

Vaccination against rabies is required by Vermont Statutes before licensing. A current vaccination means:


Dog Lexi In Search of Foster Care

We are seeking a temporary (two months or more) foster home for our dog Lexi and offering a stipend of $180 per month toward expenses. Lexi is a sweet, super smart, affectionate, and playful mix of Springer Spaniel, beagle, and harehound. She loves attention, to go on hikes, to play fetch with toys, and to cuddle at night. She’s a terrific companion dog who benefits from lots of love and attention. Ideally, she would love to have a fenced in yard as well.


Missing Cat – Birdie

Keep an eye out for an old, black cat in the Cedar Street, Forest Square, Chestnut Hill area.

Birdie wandered off a few days ago and hasn’t been seen since. She’s quite old, very quiet, and polite, and likes to sleep under bushes or in a warm sunny spot. Last seen in the Water Lane area.

If you have a garage, shed, or cellar door that you opened for a while this week, consider opening it back up and taking a look. She may have wandered in.


75th New Brook Horse Show to be held Saturday, 2 July 2016

(Brookline, Vermont) — Southern Vermont’s oldest horse show will be held Saturday, July 2 at West River Stables At Meadowbrook Farm, 102 Hill Road. The first class starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Admission is free to this family-friendly event and spectators are encouraged to root for their favorites from ringside. Refreshments will be served by the New Brook Fire Department Auxiliary and all show profits will benefit the New Brook volunteer fire department which serves Newfane and Brookline.


Lost dog? – Mt Wantastiquet, Tues., 6/14/16

My neighbor and I live across the river on Wantastiquet Dr in Brattleboro, and we both heard a dog howling in distress on Mt. Wantastiquet. We weren’t sure if he/she was hurt or lost, but realized it was most likely lost when we heard the howling move further away towards the NH side. 

We first heard the howling on the VT side of the mtn. at about 8:30pm. 


Lost Beagle in Brattleboro

I was just at Avenue Grocery on Western Ave and learned that there is a missing beagle somewhere in Brattleboro.

The dog was in Harmony Lot with its owner, got spooked and ran away. I was told that it is a shelter dog, named Gypsy, and could be anywhere from downtown to I-91.

If you see a confused, scared beagle out there, get in touch with Avenue Grovery and they can put you in touch with the owner.


Brattleboro Dog Licenses Due

Brattleboro dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are due on or before April 1. Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed on or before April 1. For dogs not previously licensed in Brattleboro, a first-time license must be obtained in person from the Town Clerk’s office. Licenses being renewed may be processed in the Town Clerk’s office, through the mail or online at www.brattleboro.org.

Vaccination against rabies is required by Vermont Statutes before licensing. A current vaccination means:

All dogs and wolf-hybrids over three months of age shall be vaccinated against rabies. The initial vaccination shall be valid for 12 months. Within 9 to 12 months of the initial vaccination, the animal must receive a booster vaccination.


Great Leap Forward for Women’s Rights

A Saudi panel of scientists recently concluded that women aren’t just household items as it was previously
thought, but are mammals and therefore should have same rights as camels and goats.

Previously, women had the same rights as a chair or a table and were seen more as individual property.

They now have an equivalent status to certain animal species, and thus must receive, at the very least, feeding, watering and be conferred a minimum of attention.

“Ain’t that precious?”