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.
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.
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.
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.
A.R. Gurney obviously feels strongly on the subject of dogs, so much in fact that his play Sylvia, is based on real events in his life.
Having both grown up with dogs in our lives, my boyfriend Aaron (now my husband) and I always knew that owning a dog was in our future. Canine compani...
I'm not alone. Dog moms are a tribe. Sure, there are various levels of "crazy dog lady" -- I still don't clean Rio's butt with a hygienic wipe after he poops, though never say never, I suppose -- but loving dogs is a cool bond to share with another woman.
As Hindus, we often talk about seeing the divinity in all beings, but we more than occasionally don't practice what we preach. Dogs have special importance within Hinduism, as they are often seen as the living embodiment of Dharma.
Charlotte's passion and love for dogs has started this beautiful foundation. Charlotte's Litter functions in memory of Charlotte Bacon whose life was ...
As far as Juno knows, she's a little person, not a dog. During a visit to grandma in the hospital, I quickly realized that Juno had a way with patients, so the Chihuahua with a big heart began visiting senior centers and hospitals, spreading good will and smiles.
"I really got my education from being thrown into the deep end with no formal training."
The good news is that things are so much better these days for pit bulls in spite of all the bad news out there. Many people do see pit bulls differently now. Much of this had to do with the Michael Vick case in 2007 and the good work of many rescue groups.
I'm a dog lover. I'm one of those annoying people who show strangers pictures of my dogs. Ever since I was a little girl, my dogs have been a huge...