Service dogs quickly become an extension of ourselves, and I felt that instant connection when we first met. As I took a breath of relief, I remember Jennifer looked at me and said, "I promise you're going to love her. Her name is Wish, and she's an absolute sweetheart."
Whether it's a whiskered face greeting you at the door or an old dog sleeping by your feet on an airy sunporch, innkeeper animals offer travelers a special kind of domestic happiness.
Not all dogs enjoy bath time like this adorable gentle giant or this fox-lookalike little dog lounging in soapy water, but bath time is extra important for rescue doggies that are hoping to get adopted.
In continuing to act the way the group has, PETA has essentially declared not only a war on pit bulls, but on dogs.
Determining the sex of a cat, even if it's a tiny kitten, is actually easier than many people think. In fact, probably the trickiest thing about this ...
Beyond their incredible ability to let things go, dogs seem to have a way of understanding us. They see how we stress over the small stuff, but they never do.
This story will put a big smile on your face and it's the perfect read if you are having a stressful day. Hayden was great passenger with us on a recent Pilot.dog flight and we flew him to his new forever home. He's just a big puppy and it's hard to keep that in mind since he's still so young.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
Shelters are stressful environments full of strange noises and smells. All of that can be overstimulating for a dog, causing them to act out in ways that they might not normally. Your new foster is going to need quiet time in your house. Basically, the dog needs to CHILL OUT.
In the fall of 1995, I met the man of my dreams. The only problem was, he had a cat. To protect this cat's identity, let's call him Stanley. Now, I want to be clear: I love cats, but my allergies do not, and I was confident that bouts of hives and phlegm were no way to start a relationship.
Feral or behaviorally challenged, barn cats are used to living primarily outside. Kitties like these cannot be adopted as--and do not want to be--traditional pets. As a result, they are often first to be euthanized at local animal control facilities.
Walter's the type of dog that makes everyone's day better. Walter's the type of dog that makes your day better. But Walter is also a pit bull.
I came to love these girls as my own fur kids, and I'd like to think they love me back the same way as their human. Considering all things, I was at the very least an upgrade from their last human pseudo mom, who would get annoyed with them and lock them in the garage.
Eventually, your kid is going to demand a pet, because you've been training them from the day they were born to think of animals as smaller, fuzzier versions of themselves, who talk and make great companions on awesome adventures. That's on you. Also on you? All the money.
I was in Trader Joe's recently and there were pumpkin flavored dog treats. Now, I can't speak for my dog (though I have been known on occasion to sp...
We've lived in our house for 11 years. I thought I knew it well. Including our big yard. But now I know it intimately. I know where the long grass is - and the dip in the lawn that can sprain an ankle. I know where it stays wet all day. I know how many acorns we have. Thousands. I know how to take thousands of acorns out of a puppy's mouth.