"Dogs are gay children," goes the joke, and you know what? They continue being your children even once real children arrive. The only thing that keeps us from loving a dog like we love a person is the knowledge that the relationship is temporary, and that soon we'll have to lose them.
I've learned a lot about love from both of my dogs. It's a magical and unique experience to cherish our pets; they can teach us a great deal.
Westside German Shepherd not only found a loving home for Dilila, but it was one amongst their own fosters. Alan took one look at Dilila and knew he wanted her. In this true perfect ending, Dilila may have lost a good friend, but she gained a family.
More than ever, people are traveling with their dogs and when they take a family vacation, they want to include their four-legged furry kid, too.
My dog is a damn cat. I'm not prone to outbursts of such profanity, but I believe those kindly Lab rescue people duped me. To the naive eye, Earle looks like the most handsome specimen of black Labrador that ever trotted off Noah's Ark. But don't be fooled like I was last year.
Getting your dog neutered in Los Angeles costs more than getting your appendix removed in another town, and if I ever have children, I'm going to think twice before getting them fixed.
When the fireworks are going off this year, pay attention to how your dogs react, and which of these techniques help the most. Make notes, then plan ahead for next year. July 5th is the best day to start the process of preparing your dog for next year's festivities.
Maltey Cyrus, the Maltipoo's first single has dropped and it's a parody of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" called "We Can Bark." These dogs like to bark all day and all night and they can't stop!
With the words "10 years old" on her kennel paperwork, Kensey hasn't had many suitors. Most visitors just keep walking.
I became a No Kill advocate because to me, death is the ultimate cruelty; a frightening emptiness that leaves nothing but pain for those of us left behind.
Susie was one of the lucky ones. She recovered from the distemper, although her upper respiratory infection will always affect her sinuses, making her congested and weepy.
Today I want to discuss the difference between vomiting and regurgitating.
If your pet is experiencing prolonged episodes of reverse sneezing, bloody or yellow discharge from the nose, or any other accompanying respiratory problems, it's time to make an appointment with your veterinarian.
In a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs with hemangiosarcoma -- an aggressive, malignant cancer that develops in the cells of blood vessels -- were given a compound derived from a type of mushroom, Coriolus versicolor.
We all know that exercise is good for us. Numerous studies show that staying active can help us control our weight, fight disease, improve mood, boo...
Recently, I heard another teacher say that dogs never forget their mission on this planet, while we humans do. The implication was that we are all put on this Earth to love, and yet we consistently forget and lose sight of our assignment.