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.
Finding The Right Family-Friendly Dog For You
For many kids, the family dog is their best friend--a companion who teaches them about friendship, loyalty, responsibility, and empathy as well as providing unconditional love.
Happy National Mutt’s Day: 7 Reasons Mutts Are Awesome
Why settle on one breed of dog when you can have a whole bunch of dog breeds rolled into one adorable, slobbery, cuddly, furry little package? Happy Mutt's Day!
5 Reasons Small Dogs Are Awesome
Before I had a small dog, I always thought of them more as “accessory pets” than anything. Wrong!
Spruce Up Your Summer By Adopting Or Fostering A Dog
Don’t let this summer pass without taking advantage of the wonderful benefits a dog can bring into your life. Are dogs are the key to the fountain of youth?
Amazing Doggie Daddy Father’s Day Rescue [VIDEO]
You've got to see this wonderful Father's Day rescue video. When they arrived to help a family of puppies living in a steel mill yard, papa dog surprised them all!
The Art Of Perfection In Imperfect Pet Parenting
I don't walk him as often as I should. I give him treats from the table. He only knows three tricks. He's sitting next to the desk right now waiting for me to play with him...
What To Do When You Have To Give Up Your Dog
The idea of giving up a dog is as horrible as giving up a family member, but for various reason like death, divorce, or lack of finincial means to support, it happens.
Woman Rents Billboard To Promote Adoption Of Adult Dogs
At the time, Lagorio couldn’t commit to the idea of adopting an adult dog, so Lagorio walked away from the Pekingese, choosing to adopt a puppy instead. It’s a decision that has haunted Lagorio ever since.
New Dog? No Worries!
You wonder if you did the right thing getting a dog--particularly this dog? Troubleshooting advice for new dog owners.
My Friend Didn’t Adopt And I Want To Tell Her How I Feel About It
Recently, an friend bought a Yorkie from a breeder in the next state over. She is having a "puppy shower" and I don't want to attend. I'd like to be honest about why, but a mutual friend thinks I should just say I have other plans. What do you think?
6 Good Reasons For Adopting A Senior Or Older Dog
Shelters are full of older dogs hoping for a second chance at life. If you're thinking of adopting, please consider adopting a senior or older pet.
If I Adopt A Dog, How Will I Know If He Or She Has Behavioral Issues?
If I adopt a dog from a shelter, how will I know he or she doesn't have any behavioral problems?
Fospice: End Of Life Care For Shelter Dogs
Fospice provides end-of-life comfort, love and care for homeless, terminally ill, and elderly dogs. It's based on the human hospice model of compassion.
Is Your Dog Your Child?
It's funny when I ponder the word "own" to describe my place in my dog's life. I can't imagine telling someone that I own a child — biological, adopted, or otherwise.
Seeing-Eye Dog Gets Home Just In Time For The Holidays
Marek, a Golden Retriever, dutifully served humans as a seeing-eye dog for many years; went blind; but the dog got the greatest gift of all just in time for Christmas.
Holiday Puppies: A Nightmare After Christmas?
Your puppy won't just be with you for Christmas Day; she's there for the rest of her life.
Ray Charles Blind Golden Retriever Steals Hearts
When Andrew Fales got word that a nearby breeder was going to euthanize an otherwise healthy Golden Retriever puppy from a recent litter just because the pup is blind, Fales knew he had to do something.
10 Year Old Boy In The Philippines Starts His Own Animal Shelter
Sick and starving doggies and kitties come in, and have their lives forever changed.
Are You Ready To Get A Dog? [VIDEO]
There are some things to consider before you bring your pup home.