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'When I Die, I Want to Come Back As One of Your Dogs'

Kate Ostertag | Posted 09.14.2016 | Good News
Kate Ostertag

This conjures up a whole new level of pooch-spoiling in most people's minds and I am never entirely sure the question is meant as a compliment. No matter, they are here because someone else couldn't meet their obligation to them or worse. Each one of them is adopted.

9 New Baby Gripes From The Family Dog

Kate Awsumb | Posted 06.12.2016 | Parents
Kate Awsumb

I was skeptical when you told me things wouldn't change -- or that they'd be even better! I'd get more attention! A new friend! More walks and more treats and more love! Ha. Here's what I really got.

Dear Family Whisperer: Don't Get a Dog 'For' Your Child

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Your "mistake" isn't getting a dog. It's "giving" a dog to a 10-year-old -- and expecting him to shoulder most of the burden.

Walking Dogs Through Life

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Little Sam was born and I hardly had time to breathe, or sleep, or eat, let alone take walks. I hired a babysitter a couple of hours a week, and when I didn't use the time to collapse on my bed, I scrounged up the leashes.

It Only Took 8 Years, But Here's How My Puppy Obsession Paid Off

Anna Jane Bishop | Posted 08.02.2014 | Teen
Anna Jane Bishop

Starting when I was six, I was obsessed with the thought of having a dog. When I say obsessed, I mean obsessed.

A Family Dog's Letter To His Boy

Sarah Smiley | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

I knew from the first time you spilled apple juice in your lap at the kitchen table that we were going to be great friends.

The Lesson My Daughter Had To Learn On Her Own

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

I can't be present for every decision she'll make, now or later, to offer advice for her to follow or ignore; she needs to develop her ability take stock of whatever situation and moment she's in and then make good choices.

Why I'm Rethinking Multitasking

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Because my attention is in a million places, the to-do list is monumental. And the fact that technology gives us all sorts of cool way to be more efficient makes it seem like we should keep doing more. But there are downsides to doing more.

Searching for a Dog... Rescue? Breeder? What's the Best Option?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

While nearly every dog comes programmed for a human connection, if these dogs have not been socialized to a given lifestyle, it will take a few weeks for them to feel comfortable with new routines.

Dog Days Are Over (Thanks to the Dog)

Andrew Cotto | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

I was cool with the job change and the Caribbean excursion. But a dog? I'd been fighting this for years.

This Engagement Photo Is Doggone Cute!

Posted 07.25.2013 | Weddings

One Baltimore couple proved that dogs really are a part of the family. On Wednesday, Lisa posted a picture from her engagement shoot to Reddit. Th...

Dad vs. The Dog Lobby: See Who Won and Why

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

My first mistake was taking them to the local pet store "just to learn about different pets." Unless you plan on getting a pet, don't do this.

Searching NYC for the Perfect Family Apartment Pooch

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

We are looking to adopt a young, male Shih Tzu, Havanese, Maltese, Papillion, or Lhasa Apso. I am 50-year old and a writer and orphan care expert. M...