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Anxious Pets

If your pooch doesn't like strangers, he's definitely not going to enjoy heavy-booted contractors tromping around his turf. Angie Hicks, founder of the service-provider referral network Angie's List, has a simple fix: "Send him to a kennel. Or, even better, to stay with a trustworthy family member."
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