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10 Ways Toddlers And Dogs Are Similar

Jennifer Brenan | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Brenan

They like to grab stuff that doesn't belong to them and run. My dog likes to steal my kids' toys and take off. My toddler likes to pick up the dog's toys and run away as quickly as possible.

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.

Compassionate Cop Saves Service Dog Belonging To Girl Who Has Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.14.2014 | Good News

The bond between this little girl with special needs and her service dog is incredibly special. Faith Cloud of Pierce County, Washington, has cereb...

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.

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.

The Cat in a Book and in My Life

Dave Astor | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green
Dave Astor

I first met Angus in 2002, and we became close. Last winter, Angus started slowing down and sleeping even more than cats usually sleep. We brought him to the vet, and the diagnosis was leukemia.

My Life With a Portuguese Water Dog: 10 Things I've Learned in the Eight Weeks Since Becoming a Puppy Owner

Myra Sideris | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Myra Sideris

Never ever having had a dog before, I was in for a real treat! it's been eight weeks now and there are the 10 things I've learned since becoming a puppy owner.