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Affording Fido: A Cost Checklist for a New Pet

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Pet ownership can be one of the great pleasures in life but a big financial surprise for those who don't research and plan for everyday and emergency costs. Before taking on the new addition, do your homework and create a budget.

Pet on the Move? 7 Questions to Ask a Pet Sitter and Dog Walker

Laura McHolm | Posted 05.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Just moved into your new home? Starting a new job? Ready to take on the exciting new chapter? Well, before you step out the door, think about your four-legged housemate.

8 Things All Dog Walkers Wishes You Knew

This Dog's Life | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
This Dog's Life

So you got yourself a dog walker! Congratulations. And thank you for not only for being proactive about your dog's well-being but also for allowing people like me to pay rent without having to go to a "real" job (like you have).

Move Strong: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Celeste Carlucci

It's Fall Prevention Awareness Week, a good time to reflect on how serious a problem falls are. As an older adult, you must be mindful in ways you've never been before, as folks in my NYC community-based fall prevention classes have illustrated over the years. I've developed some tips that you can share with your friends and family. I hope they prevent you or a loved one from experiencing a fall.

Wake-Up Fall in Your 60s

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Celeste Carlucci

Your 60s are a great time to start making each walk a mindful meditation. Pay attention to every step.

Don't Wash, Don't Tell

Roz Warren | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Then Bob took a baby wipe from a nearby container, lifted Butch's tail, and briskly wiped his butt. "We always do this too," he said.

A Letter to the Woman Walking Her Dog in My Neighborhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I want to tell you something, Woman Walking Your Dog, and I'm going to do it in writing. I want you to know that I respect you. I respect that you are out there every day.

5 Ways to Make Walks More Fun for Your Dog (and You)

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

An enriching walk will also help tire out a dog out both mentally and physically, which can result in better behavior during the inside portions of the day. Here are some ways to make walks as fun as possible for both canines and humans.

I Love Poop

Sarah Prager | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News
Sarah Prager

There is nothing like caring for others to take you out of your own head. I cannot bring myself to worry about making rent when I am Spiderman's sidekick (who knew he had one and that she looks just like me?).

These Sneaky Border Collies Are Tip-Toeing Their Way Into Our Hearts

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.28.2013 | Good News

This group of mischievous border collies has us on the edges of our seats. What are they thinking about? What are they planning? We need to know ...

Why Growling Is Good

Nicole Wilde | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

People misunderstand, and punish dogs for growling. A dog then learns that growling leads to being punished and, unfortunately, once his early warning system has been removed, the dog is likely to begin biting with no warning.

WATCH: Dog Takes His Human For A Walk All Over LA

Posted 09.11.2013 | Los Angeles

Listen up, Fido. Feeling a little bored with the daily walk around the block with your human? Get some inspiration from Red. In the video above, th...

How an Old Dog Taught Me New Tricks About Compassion, Patience, and Love

Dogster | Posted 08.01.2013 | Good News

I told you about how I worked as a high-end dog walker for a hot minute, right? The diversity of dogs you meet in this line of work surpasses the differences I've encountered among humans. It teaches you a lot about patience and compassion.


Myra Sideris | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Myra Sideris

I love to dance. Ever since I was a little girl, I'd listen to my sister's Beatles' albums and move my little feet. As I got older, still too young ...

I'm Putting My Foot Down!

Myra Sideris | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Myra Sideris

There are not too many things in life I hate. I dislike a few things (traffic jams, obnoxious people, sour milk after it's been poured into my coffee...

The Sound of Grinding, Crunching Metal

Myra Sideris | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
Myra Sideris

Each time I looked at him, his mouth was opened but the mystery object was not about to come out.

I Saw That Look!

Myra Sideris | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Myra Sideris

So, anyone that has been following my blog since July will know that I have not had an easy time walking my little PWD. I've had good periods...which consist of maybe 2 good walks in a row (out of about 1 trillion), but for the most part, it's been a nightmare.

Dog Time

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I am not claiming that owning a dog will teach your child something noble, like responsibility, although perhaps it will. But, for those of us who are prone to observe the fleeting nature of our lives, owning a dog places you firmly in the present. Call it "dog time."

Seven Important Things I Learned About Owning a Dog in NYC

Lisa Bernier | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Lisa Bernier

There are undiscovered sides to New York that a girl can't understand until she owns a dog. The romance of the Big Apple quickly wore off, for example, when I realized to my dogs, NYC is a huge porcelain throne -- and I'm the flusher.

Ah Harness: I've Found You! Happiness at Last

Myra Sideris | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Myra Sideris

A full fledged puppy owner for just under five months now, I've taken pup to training classes, I've tried positive reinforcement, I've ignored the dog, I've tried to be dominant, but every single time, the "walk" has always been a nightmare.

Only In LA: Does Your Dog Need Some Treadmill Time?

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 08.14.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Like any true celebrity, Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from "The Artist" and "Water for Elephants," puts in his time on the treadmill...

Your Dog May Be Your Best Matchmaker!

Cesar Millan | Posted 09.30.2012 | Entertainment
Cesar Millan

It stands to reason that if dogs can sniff out cancer cells in humans, detect bombs, and locate lost people, might they also be the key to finding your perfect match?

33 Stars Show Us How To Walk A Dog In Style

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Experts agree that having a dog is beneficial for both the animal and its owner. Taking care of a pet and the love and affection you receive are healt...

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Jesse Lasky | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Jesse Lasky

The one thing I didn't plan on when adopting a dog was that I'd also be adopting my neighbors. And as I soon found out, I realized that can be both a blessing and a curse. Especially if it's before I've had my coffee.

Who Left The Poo? DNA Testing Tells All

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green

Tired of feces-filled communal open spaces, property managers like the ones at Legends, an upscale apartment complex in Montgomery, Ala., are now usin...