For many, a little puppy with a big red bow tops their list of gifts to find under the Christmas tree. But a lot more should go into the decision to add four new legs to the family than just the kids pleading pretty please.
Before I get started, though, I want to thank you for the stuffed mouse you brought me last year and I intended to write a thank you note all last year but I was so busy staring into space, licking my paws and napping.
Many dog owners adamantly refuse to kennel their pet for any reason, feeling that kennels are too confining and the equivalent of sending a dog to pri...
The holidays are for spending time with friends, family and dogs! Not only are dogs just the cutest creatures ever, but they make the best holiday c...
The other day Leo Sam, our two-year-old, climbed up on the couch behind me as I read the news on my laptop. When I clicked to a photograph of a Syrian refugee child arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after a sea crossing from mainland Turkey I heard a small voice behind me: "Baby cry."
This is a story about a woman named Donna. We know almost nothing about her. But we know she is a hero.
As a self-proclaimed crazy dog lady, I can't help but get excited when I start to see dogs getting in the spirit of Christmas popping up on Instagram.
In Desperate Measures, Jo Bannister returns to the life of police officer Hazel Best as she grapples with rescuing Gabriel Ash from himself and the dark forces that fractured his family. I spoke with Bannister about writing from a dog's point of view, stoking tension, and crafting a wonderfully intense book series.
Keeping dogs from being surrendered to shelters to start with is one way to keep numbers down.
Last spring, thousands of dogs in the Chicagoland area were innocently exposed to a newly arrived Canine Influenza Virus from South Korea, called H3N2. Daycare and boarding facilities were voluntarily closed for weeks to minimize viral spread.
When a soldier is deployed on duty, what happens to their pets? What if they don't have a family to care for them while they are gone? That's where Do...
It was wonderful to weep tears of joy when I saw and heard the story of Sherri Stankewitz, a passionate but struggling dog rescuer who recently got the "prank" of a lifetime.
Seeing Sylvia on Broadway was the dog lovers equivalent of going to Comicon or a Grateful Dead show. It was a beautiful production and charming play, but more than anything it was sharing the collective laughs with so many like minded dog lovers made the show so special for me and my 12 year old son.
As one often does in looking for new local friends, Coco turned to Instagram to find other like minded paw friendly people.
I often recommend that people foster before they adopt a dog. The primary benefit belongs to the dog, and it would be foolish to foster without understanding that you begin your adventure with a promise to him that you will do your best to put him first. It's not always easy, but it's worth it.