A Note From Brownie: I used to live in a home with a loving family. I had a little human sister who would feed me treats all the time. One day, sh...
I read somewhere the reason men like me fall so hard for dogs is because dogs can only do one emotion at a time. We know, the moment we first call their name, if they are happy, sad, preoccupied, or would rather not get up from their warm beds.
I'm in therapy to cope with PTSD, which I have as a result of childhood sexual abuse. Harley is not a certified therapy dog -- he is simply my therapist's dog -- but he's been sitting in on my sessions for almost two years now. His presence is a comfort. But it wasn't always.
If you find yourself caught in the situation where someone would like to adopt your pet, my suggestion would be to check out a few personal references as well as your pet's potentially new living environment first hand before agreeing to do so.
Her name was Fergie, she had been at the shelter for almost two years. She was rescued from a local town shelter at only six months old. A family want...
Don't leave your decision to adopt a pet to impulse, emotion or chance. Use the positive timing in you're horoscope to provide you with the best time to select a pet that will work out to your satisfaction. Here's how.
Your dog is quite literally "led around by the nose" -- her own nose, that is. As every dog owner is aware, canines have incredibly sensitive snouts....
The first thing you couldn't help but notice was her skin. Her skin was black, crusty and hardened. A severe case of demodectic mange had slowly festered and finally overtaken her entire body.
I have been asked to express some thoughts about proposed changes -- meaning, more restrictions -- to dog policy in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). I cannot speak for my estimated 100,000 fellow canines in the city, but will try.
We've both grown up a lot in the past few years. She left for college and gained some perspective and maturity. I socialized service dogs-in-training and along the way, learned to be patient and in control of my emotions.
The golden retriever with the giant smile and giving heart continues to see the good in any situation and brings joy to others wherever she goes.
A dog who is a bit worn out is less likely to be reactive. Think of it this way: When a body's got a lot of energy stored, it has to be expressed in one way or another. It's the same for dogs and people.
For true animal lovers, the hardest part of traveling is leaving your four-legged friend behind.
In such cases distemper does not need to be a death sentence for a dog. A combination of homeopathic, nutritional, herbal and conventional drugs and support often does the trick.
Once before, a dog looked at me like that in mid-autumn, a wild dog, a wolf out West that had been caught in a farmer's trap set for coyotes. He had spent his November in lonely exodus from all that he had known in order to start over.
Lily came with a host of serious health issues and was only with me for four short months before crossing over the Rainbow Bridge. In reality, she was an angel with a message for me, "We big old pups need someone to take care of us when we are homeless and in trouble. You can be that someone!"