After the dog is rescued, a professional animal trainer works with the dog in order to become the perfect companion to a veteran who needs a friend and in some cases, a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
All she ever asked for was her food, her time outside, some chew toys, and occasional belly rubs. In exchange, she gave an extraordinary amount of loyalty, affection and entertainment.
Cooking has always brought people together. But cooking for my dog turned into a real-life bromance.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Mimi Ausland who lived in Oregon who loved animals more than anything in the world. In fact, she loved animals SO much that she decided to start a website where people could help them with very little effort.
Your child, my father, and all of our loved ones who may be suffering from illnesses are not rats or dogs or monkeys. So why do animal experimenters keep treating them as though they are?
In only 90 days, how many homeless dogs and cats do you think one local animal shelter can help find permanent homes? 100? 1,000? 2,000?
The average dog is in many ways like a child in the toddler stage. If you're familiar with the time, attention and energy a child between the ages of 12 and 30 months requires, that's about what you should expect to provide for your dog, for all the years of his life.
Roadrunner's life was left hanging in the balance after a coyote attacked him. Small dogs do not usually survive such a vicious attack. Roadrunner, a ...
Our lizard has brought forth a valuable lesson and one that opens other doors of financial consideration. Families need to have an open discussion, both with each other and with their veterinarians. There are many measures that can be taken to manage medical costs.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in animals is not a formally recognized condition in veterinary medicine, but many animal behavior experts believe it exists and is even fairly common.
An annual pilgrimage begins this week. Thousands of Americans are excitedly unpacking boxes from Cabelas and Orvis and planning to leave the office ea...
I was at a big boisterous dinner party last weekend. On my corner of the long table, two friends were having a bit of a serious exchange about trying...
For the fifth time in five years, I was attacked by a dog.
Some of the suggestions that follow are standard procedure, while others are a product of my years of working in shelters, rescue, and training. I sincerely hope they help you to find your dog.
When those who harm animals are held accountable for the full extent of the injuries they cause, it sends a clear message that our society and our legal system is starting to take the lives of animals seriously.
It happened five years ago, but I've never forgotten the dog. I think of her whenever I see toenails painted red. This morning as I was painting mine, alone in this empty nest, the memory made me laugh.