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Show Me the Money: Taking the Lead

Local business helps shelter dogs walk around the clock

Local business helps shelter dogs walk around the clock

The relationship between the Washington Animal Rescue League and Cheryl Staab’s company, Dogcentric, brings financial benefits for both groups—and exercise for the shelter’s dogs. JOSHUA FRIEDMAN/DOGCENTRIC
Whether they’re living in a loving home, a caring animal shelter, or on a distant planet where kibble rains from the sky and squirrels are slow-moving, docile creatures, all dogs are bound by at least one universal truth: When they’ve been cooped up all night, they want just one thing when morning rolls around: Walkies!

(Try saying that word out loud in the kennels sometime; the force of the collective wagging could power your washing machines for a week.)

Unfortunately, the staff working the early shift at an animal shelter usually have to deal with another universal morning reality of dogs—the kind of reality you can accidentally step in.

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