09/24/2013 01:42 pm ET Updated Nov 24, 2013

How To Help Your Dog Be A Good Neighbor


The doorbell rang the other day and I was surprised to see my neighbor standing on my porch with a beautiful black Labrador retriever on a leash. Mary lost her dog, Shawnee, also a black Lab, to cancer three years ago. Because she and her husband are in a busy stage of life -- with aging parents and soon to be grandparents themselves -- they agreed that holding off on another dog was best.

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