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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It’s a match made in heaven for this dog who was just in need of a home last week.

“Indy Style” viewers may remember Snitch, whose original owner, “Charlotte,” died unexpectedly from breast cancer. Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, brought the dog onto the show to share its story and to help it find a home.

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There was a great number of responses, and Charlotte’s mom, Debra Watson, has officially chosen a new family for Snitch, and she says it couldn’t be a more perfect match.

Not only can Snitch live in a loving family home, he can also bring his love to patients at his new owner’s dental office.

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — This is a heartbreaking story that we hope you can help give a happy ending.

Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, joined “Indy Style” on Tuesday to spread the word about a dog whose owner unexpectedly passed away from breast cancer and is now in need of a home.

This is the email he was sent regarding the matter:

“My daughter, Charlotte Lutin, died on Wednesday from breast cancer. I truly believe that Snitch was the love of her life. He has been the most loved and cared for dog since he was a little puppy. He is incredibly social and gets along well with other dogs as he has been going to Dogtopia since he was 4 months old. You’ll be happy to know that his manners have greatly improved thanks to your help. He also truly is a loving, joyful gentle giant.

“Nathan, we quickly need to rehome him with a trustworthy loving home. He currently is at Dogtopia and has been there for 10 days as we’ve walked this dark road. I’m going to try to bring him home for a few days this weekend after the funeral is over and the extended family leave. It is very important to us that we find a home that will allow 12 year old Estelle to visit Snitch occasionally, pet him, and perhaps walk alongside with his new family as they walk him. I’m sorry that I cannot keep him, but I am 65 years old woman with osteoporosis and already have an older lab with a medical condition.

“Do you have any recommendations for us? Do you know anyone that may be willing to offer this love bug a loving forever home that you can trust? Are you able to help?”

Adoption Parameters:

Please share this story online or through word of mouth to help Snitch find a home.

If you’re interested in adopting Snitch please email:

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In honor of National Hug Your Hound Day, Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, joined us today to explain how to properly show affection to your dog and with suggestions to help you celebrate the holiday.

1.  What is a “Hug” to a Dog?

     – Technically a dominant signal in the canine world

     – Hugs can cause a dominant dog to react

     – Hugs are a form of acceptable dominance for a submissive dog

2.  Human Affection vs. Canine Social Bonding

     – Humans are emotions based (hugs reassure)

     – Dogs are hierarchy-based (hugs assert rank)

     – Emotional bond differs from social bond

3.  Show Appreciation Through Adventure!

     – Co-exploration thrills a dog

     – An “adventured” dog is a happy, satisfied dog

     – Show your appreciation by giving your dog the gift of adventure!

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Some of the most common issues dog owners have is them barking, chewing and digging.

Patty Spitler of Great Day TV and Pet Pals TV joined us today along with Nathan Lowe, the Indy Dog Whisperer, to explain why dogs park at certain things, why they may chew on things they aren’t supposed to, and why they dig up the yard.

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Dogs are very territorial creatures, and they often defend their territory by barking. Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, joined us today to answer an in-person viewer question at Grateful Fest. Watch to see his solution to stopping a dog from barking when neighbors pass their yard.

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Never ever let a dog sleep in your bed! Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer, joined us today to explain why this rule is so important as well as others involved with your dog’s height and elevation.

1.  Understand What Elevation Means to a Dog

2.  Institute “Elevation Rules” at Home

3.  “Get Low” for Fearful Dogs

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