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15 Top Places To Retire With Your Dog

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

If you love dogs, you'll be thinking about where you retire with an additional filter. Is the city or town friendly to Fido? Are there active 50+ communities that are especially tailored to pets?

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About America's City Parks

Adrian Benepe | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Arlington, VA, is going to the dogs and to the seniors who like to stay in shape. Chula Vista, CA, is "sick" when it comes to skate parks. And the most heavily visited park in America is an old freight rail line.

How Fido Can Fill An Ex's Shoes (Yes, Seriously!)

Terry K Carr | Posted 05.25.2014 | Divorce
Terry K Carr

I love dogs and know the comfort their companionship brings. But my friend, Karen didn't "get" them until she and her husband split. Her story proves ...

Exploring a New City? Here Are Four Reasons to Hit the Dog Park [Photos]

Susan Portnoy | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

If you like dogs, I find they typically like you back. I quickly realized that my plopping down on the sand to take a picture was actually a canine invitation to cuddle. These snuggle sessions may not directly contribute to getting to know a city, but they're sure one hell of a bonus.

Lessons from the Dog Park

Adina Kalish | Posted 04.12.2014 | Taste
Adina Kalish

Took my second trip to the dog park last weekend. Amazing place that dog park. Made me think the world would be a much easier place to navigate if we ...

Your Dog May Be Your Best Matchmaker!

Cesar Millan | Posted 09.30.2012 | Entertainment
Cesar Millan

It stands to reason that if dogs can sniff out cancer cells in humans, detect bombs, and locate lost people, might they also be the key to finding your perfect match?

The Dog Park

Myra Sideris | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Myra Sideris

That's when it all clicked. Training isn't just about commands. That's only 50 percent. The other 50 percent is training via your body language. Training yourself to remain calm.

New Orleans City Park Won't Lose Green Space As It Develops

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

City Park in New Orleans has mostly recovered from Katrina's wrath in 2005, and is building attractions to generate greens fees, entry tickets, concession sales, catering and equipment rentals to cover its operating expenses.

Do Dog Parks Fatten Dog Owners?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Whether we walk our dogs or stand and let the dogs play in a dog park should not have any impact on our weight, should it?

Cheese Laced With Nails In Chicago Dog Parks Called A Hoax

Tinley Park, IL Patch | Lauren TrautEmail the Author | Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

Chicago area dog owners might be alarmed by the possibility of nail-laced cheese cubes at dog parks--but there's no need to be. The Facebook-based ...

Glen Park

Louise Nayer | Posted 09.27.2011 | San Francisco
Louise Nayer

My dog Penny, an almost 14-year-old Bichon Frise, and I walk on the sidewalk bordering one entrance to the park. I think of all the dog-friendly Glen Park places.

Dog Days of Summer in Toad Suck

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.08.2011 | Travel
Maggie Van Ostrand

I just got back from a cross-country drive with my two dogs and boy did we have a few adventures along the way. We were headed from Southern Californi...