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Dr. Mahaney’s Thanksgiving Safety Tips For Pets

Pet hazards lurk in festive foods, decorations, and schedule and environment changes. Take the following precautions, as you could suffer emotional and financial stress caused by a pet’s holiday health crisis.

by dogtime
November 22nd

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.

by dogtime
July 18th

New Dog? No Worries!

You wonder if you did the right thing getting a dog–particularly this dog? Troubleshooting advice for new dog owners.

by dogtime
March 27th, 2018

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.

by dogtime
February 13th, 2018

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.”

by dogtime
May 25th, 2017

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.The […]

by Leslie Smith
June 29th, 2015

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.

by DogTime
July 23rd, 2014

Dog news

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.

by dogtime
March 12th, 2013

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 purpose […]

by Leslie Smith
March 6th, 2013

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 Type […]

by Leslie Smith
February 26th, 2013

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 […]

by Leslie Smith
February 20th, 2013

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 […]

by Leslie Smith
January 30th, 2013
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