You don't have to have kids to get a pet. Some couples have been known to adopt a dog or cat as a practice family. Would Biff and Brenda make responsible parents? If they strap Ruffy to the roof of their Range Rover, probably not.
I turned 50 this year, which makes me officially two years younger than DJ, the dog who came into my life when he was three-months-old. It isn't watching our dogs grow older that brands our heart with the stamp of melancholy; it's that we watch them grow older than us.
My son got a dog because I never want to look back and have regrets about my parenting choices, at least not on the big ticket items. I want my son to have a companion for the rest of his years at home,
It's not that the folks in one part of the country eat healthier than the others, but I come from a place in the South where if you slow down for a yellow light, we will deep fry your car.
I went for a three-mile walk during lunch yesterday and found myself checking my phone every twenty yards -- not for any reason, just in case. And in case of what I have no idea. I realized I'd become like Smudge barking at the Maytag
Not long ago, shelters in dozens of North Carolina's counties killed homeless animals in carbon monoxide gas chambers. Starting February 2015, that will end. Last week the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued a new policy.
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...err, wait a second -- we would be here forever. In the meantime, check out my favorite 12 dogs of Christmas and let me know which one is your favorite!
With the latest news about controversies of Navy SEAL Mark Owen writing a book about killing Osama bin Laden, and the naming of former SEALs involved in the mission, SEALs are on everyone's mind.
Imagine somebody getting rid of you because they got something shiny and new. Best of all people don't care, they look at giving up their pets whom have loved them unconditionally like returning a sweater to a store. They don't care, just walk away.
There's a reason why a Dachshund kicked off the now widespread trend of Dogshaming. Why? Because Doxies are mutherpuppin' mischievous, naughty-minded dogs. And I will back this statement up 100% because I am the proud pup parent of a little weenie devil.
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).
What a pup! When the Swedish Peak Performance team started the final leg of the Adventure Racing World Series, they had no idea that they would fac...
Elias Weiss Friedman is the man behind The Dogist, a New York City-based street style blog. Now before you roll your eyes and think to yourself, "another one?" Get this: The focus of this blog isn't Balenciaga clutches or fashion's latest "It" girl. It's your everyday pooch.
One of the fun things about being a pet writer is that people send me interesting story ideas out of the blue. So when I got on email on Sunday, November 23 about the rescue of almost 100 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels the day before, I started making calls to learn more.
A shopping center in Orange County, California, fired Santa and elf after refusing to let an autistic girl and her service dog pitbull visit them. ...
With pet travel incidents being in the news, and the holidays coming up, we wanted to know the real story behind pets traveling on airlines. So we did a little digging, and a bunch of research, and what we found was surprising.