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The Scoop is a quarterly newsletter published by "Friends of First Run"

ELSA reminds you that if you only read THE SCOOP online, there'll be nothing left over for the puppy to pee on
The following issues of THE SCOOP are available as PDF downloads.

THE SCOOP | Summer 2004
SIMPLE CHRONIC VACCINOSIS?:  Are the vaccines we are giving our pets doing more harm then good?

Also In This Issue:
The Perfect Running Mate: Tips on running with your dog
Introducing Scout: The East Village's newest pet boutique and
ASK THE TRAINER: Stacy Alldredge gives advice to fence jumpers
PLUS: The Scoop interviews Stacy about The Dog Run,
her new full sevice training center that offers obedience classes,
active daycare, and hydrotherapy in Manhattan's ONLY dog pool

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THE SCOOP | Spring 2004
ANIMAL RIGHTS OR ANIMAL WELFARE?:  The growing rift between the animal rights movement and pet owners

Also In This Issue:
The "Guardianship" Agenda
What is the work of the Humane Society?
The SENSE-ation Harness: A no-nonesense answer for dogs who
insist on pulling you off your feet
Introducing Dogster: where every dog has their own webpage
Breed Profile: the Italian Greyhound
The Jack Russell gets a new name
ASK THE TRAINER: Stacy Alldredge gives advice on hand signals
PLUS: FIRST RUN launches its Donation Drive

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THE SCOOP | Winter 2003
THE RUN: The Motion Picture premiers at New York Historical Society

Also In This Issue:
Cold Weather Tips From The Dog Walkers
New York City revamps its Center for Animal Care & Control:
Is it more than just a name change?
The Dog Dish: Supplement with Fish Oil and Vitamin E
Holiday Gift Guide: Best Products of the Year
Ask The Trainer: Preparing for a Holiday Visit

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THE SCOOP | Summer 2003
DON'T FENCE ME IN: Rosie, A Visiting Therapy Dog

Also In This Issue:
Five Things Dog Walkers Want You To Know
Do You Have An Alpha Dog: Lingering myths from old-style,
force-based, training methods
First Run Dogs Compete at The Great American Mutt Show
Meet Stella, a new dog in the neighborhood
Canine Good Citizen Program at FIRST RUN
FIRST RUN's GIft Shop Is Open For Business
Book Review: Food's Pets Die For by Ann Martin
Plus Doggie Horoscopes, Ask The Trainer, Blind Items and more

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THE SCOOP | Spring 2003
BONE APPETIT: Home Cooking is Easy and Natural

Also In This Issue:
Have Your Even Wondered How FIRST RUN Came To Be?
Japanese Dog Cafes: A Howling Success
The CACC Appoints A New Director
Book Review: Dog Culture by First Run's own Ken Foster
Plus Doggie Horoscopes, Breed Profiles, Photo Gallery and more

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THE SCOOP | Winter 2002
ANIMALS IN NEED: Fostering animals that are abandoned in Tompkins Square Park

Also In This Issue:
How To Protect Your Dog During Cold Spells
Organics Spur A New Dog Food Industry
Breed Basics
Volunteer Projects
Canine Horoscopes, Winter Photo Gallery and more

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First Run is New York City's largest off-leash dog park. "Friends of First Run" is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance, fiscal support and safety of the Tompkins Square Dog Run.