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Marijuana in Minnesota: What pet parents need to know

With the recent legalization of marijuana in Minnesota, pet parents may be left with questions about the potential risks to their furry friends. 

We chatted with Dr. Graham Brayshaw, Director of Veterinary Medicine at AHS, to learn more about the potential effects of marijuana on cats and dogs and what pet parents need to know to keep their pets safe.

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More than a shelter.

Helping animals and the people who love them is at the core of what we do at AHS, and why we are so much more than just a shelter. Through a variety of affordable services and resources, we offer people the support they need so that they and their pets can stay together. 

Will you give a gift now to provide life-changing support to our community?

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Share your love story and help AHS earn $100,000

We know that pets change our lives for the better. Share how the love of your adopted pet has changed your life to help give AHS the chance at a $100,000 grant from Petco Love. Plus, you can earn a $1,000 Petco shopping spree and BOBS from Skechers shoes for yourself!

How to manage excessive barking

Does your dog love to bark? Do you wonder if they'll ever learn to control their urge? Whether it's a delivery driver, canine passerby, or neighborhood squirrel that prompt your pup to vocalize, we're here to tell you it's possible to curb their barking — with a little training.

In this video, one of our expert trainers discusses reasons for your dog's excessive barking and how to minimize it.

For more tips, check out our Ask a Trainer series.

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