Two Adults, Two Dogs, No Kids: A Family
The new family plan.
What You’re Getting Into When You Get A Dog
Liking dogs and liking having a dog are two very different things. The sad truth is that millions of pets are surrendered to shelters around the country every year; the good news is that your future family member need not be one of them.
A Home For Hard Luck Dogs And Cats
"The big misconception out there is that a blind horse or a deaf dog can't have a good quality of life," says Marker. "But the animals here are among the happiest you could ever meet."
Five More Signs Your Dog Loves You
How do you know when it's puppy love vs. the real thing? With Valentine's Day swiftly approaching, we bring you 5 more signs your dog truly adores you.
The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To
Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman's best friend.
What Makes A Dog Presidential?
Forget elephants and donkeys — the candidate with an eye on the White House would do well to focus on canines.
Rescue Dogs: Muttville Seniors With Some Livin’ Left To Do
Franklin reaches down to pet the terrier mix resting at her feet. "No dog," she says, "should spend her last days in a shelter."
New Dog? No Worries!
You wonder if you did the right thing getting a dog--particularly this dog? Troubleshooting advice for new dog owners.
When Is Taking Animal Protection Into Your Own Hands O.K.?
According to most reports, the woman truly believed she was springing dogs from what she deemed abusive situations. I admit: Upon first hearing of the case, I was intrigued.
Careers, Jobs, And Other Ways To Work With Dogs
How cool would it be to have a career working with animals in some capacity?
DogSpeak: Halloween And Your Dog
Ever wonder what your dog is trying to say? This Halloween, reading his body language is essential for telling his mood, October 31st is one of the most stressful days for pets.
4th of July and other pet hazards
I used to look forward to the annual day off from work and the get-togethers it inspires. Now, I dread the 4th of July. It was the wedding anniversary of my grandparents, married 67 years, but both are gone now. It’s also the time of year when animal shelters see the greatest influx of strays. […]
9/11, search and rescue, and shelter dogs as heroes
After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, hundreds of rescue dogs helped at the rubble of Ground Zero; 13 of those animals were taken from shelters and trained.
The truth about dogs (and cats)
“That dog is wagging his tail so he must be happy...” Not so fast: The speed it’s wagging at could mean different things; this and other dog myths debunked.
Florida lawmakers push to protect racing dogs
Forty-three U.S. states have banned Greyhound racing, and only 24 tracks are operational in the country — 13 of which are in the Sunshine State of Florida.
Events that affect dogs and their respective community occur at any time, and DogTime keeps people informed with our news feed. Here you will find stories about important events, legislation, medical breakthroughs, good samatarians, acts of kindness, and more.
Mike Vick takes his dog to training class. Noteworthy?
A few months ago, the world learned Michael Vick legally owns a dog. As of yesterday, we know she’s a female Belgian Malinois named Angel. And thanks to a website called Crossing Broad, we have photographic proof that Vick and his family are taking her to training classes at a New Jersey PetSmart. For the […]
Personality vs. looks: can you really find both?
I admit, I’m attracted to looks. So it’s a struggle sometimes to write about my favorite dogs at the shelter without sounding like I’m attending a beauty pageant. With Cali, it’s especially difficult — she’s just so dang gorgeous. The bigger problem is that she’s not the only one. There’s Jojo — another Total My […]
What’s the Public’s responsibility in pet homelessness?
The first lines of this blog post, about robbing banks, caught my eye. Intrigued, I went on to read the entire entry. The crux of the post: The No Kill movement does and should focus on shelter reform because shelters are the ones killing innocent animals. The writer makes several great points, one of the […]
The No Kill newsletter: Pet overpopulation is a myth
While I like the idea that there are enough of the right homes out there for all the companion animals who need them, I’m a bit of a skeptic. So I subscribe to the No Kill Advocacy Center newsletter and try to learn as much as I can about how to reduce the number of […]