Melissa Mazzeo

  Melissa is an author, editor, and best friend to Phoebe (pictured) and Finian, both rescued Chihuahua mixes.


Melissa Mazzeo

46 Stories by Melissa Mazzeo

A Winter Wonderland for Special Needs Foster Dogs!

Happy holidays! To get you in the Christmas spirit, we’d like to share the story of Wicket and Lumen, two special needs pups who...
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Could “Dog Jail” Ease Your Dog’s Intervertebral Disc Disease?

Big Barker’s consulting veterinarian Dr. Sarah Wooten recently participated in a continuing education seminar given by Dr. Theresa Pancotto at DVM360’s Fetch Conference. Dr....
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Thanksgiving Contest: Winners & Honorable Mentions!

For Thanksgiving 2017, we asked our fans to post a special picture of their dog or dogs that shows why they’re so thankful for...
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What’s the Link Between Nutrition and Your Dog’s Arthritis? Find Out Here!

Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered to be the number one cause of chronic pain in dogs. According to the literature, at least 20% of dogs...
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Big Barker Gives Philadelphia’s Shelter Dogs a Cozy Place to Rest!

I have to say it: At Big Barker, we have a special place in our hearts for dogs who are waiting for their forever...
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This Deaf Therapy Dog is a True Hear-O: The Story of Karl

  Meet Karl! Karl is a canine member of Companions for Courage, an organization in Central Florida that provides therapy dogs to assist children...
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Taking Matters Into His Own Paws! Deputy Franklin & K9 Behr

Deputy Franklin and K9 Behr have been a team since October 2013, and Behr is certified in Narcotics and Patrol. Recipients of many commendations,...
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Canine Got Arthritis? Cutting-Edge Stem Cell Therapy Is For The Dogs (Too!)

Regenerative medicine is one of the fastest growing areas of research and development in veterinary medicine for the treatment of osteoarthritis, and if you...
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From 2 Words to 200: How A Dog Transformed the Life of a Boy With Autism

As told by Tupper’s mom, Nancy “Since Tupper was born, he had problems falling asleep and staying asleep, and I was a zombie for...
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Officer Smith & K9 Hasj: “I Trust Him More Than I Trust My Human Partners”

  Officer Michelle Smith & Hasj, Barstow, Florida Police Department As told by Officer Smith “There was a guy who was wanted for armed...
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Big Barker is Flying High as One of Philadelphia’s Soaring 76!

The intrepid Big Barker team has gotten lots of accolades as of late. Not to toot our own horn or anything, but the awards...
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Large Breed? Early Spay or Neuter? The Major Health Threat Your Dog May Face—And What to Do About It

A cancer diagnosis for your dog can be downright scary—especially when you don’t know what to expect. Big Barker’s consulting vet, Dr. Sarah Wooten,...
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