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Muttville benefit to bring 2nd chance to senior dogs

Attention California Bay Area Animal Lovers and Party Animals:Looking for something causey and cocktaily to do next Saturday night? Get tickets to Moolah for the Mutts, benefitting Muttville Senior Dog Rescue (one of my all-time favorite rescue organizations).After years of devotion to their family, the sad reality is that senior dogs are commonly surrendered to […]

by DogTime
July 6th, 2011

My 7th lesson: No Kill must cast a wider net; first step is a name change

by Leslie Smith, editorMarch, 2011On Thursday, a man brought a Heeler mix he called Jack to the front counter. The sight horrified those present, and the stench permeated the entire shelter grounds. Jack’s right front leg had been mutilated, and the injury was clearly not new. According to the man, the dog had been hit […]

by DogTime
June 20th, 2011

2011 Petties Awards

Ice the champagne, roll out whatever color carpet best hides fur — the Petties are upon us!The Petties Awards are Dogtime’s annual celebration recognizing excellence among animal-loving bloggers of all stripes. The Petties are the only awards nominated by, voted for, and presented to individuals in the pet blogging community.How it worksBetween now and June […]

by DogTime
June 14th, 2011

My 6th lesson: Adoption is not the (best) answer

by Leslie Smith, DogTime editorJune, 2010Down the road from the animal shelter sits Santa Fe’s only enclosed dog park. A huge expanse on several acres, it features a small gated holding pen which walkers must pass through before entering the main run.Monday morning, a friend of mine arrived at the park with her own dog, […]

by DogTime
June 13th, 2011

Readers respond: Responsible breeders exist

In my last No Kill installment, I asserted there’s no such thing as a “responsible” breeder. At least not now, with 10,000 dogs and cats facing lethal injection or the gas chamber every single day in shelters across the country. As expected, readers weighed in with dissenting opinions (I’ll get to those comments in a […]

by DogTime
June 9th, 2011

“Pit Stops”: Michelle Sathe’s road trips with adoptable Pit Bulls

This article made possible by journalist and animal welfare advocate Michelle Sathe turned 40, she hit the road with adoptable pit bull Loren to explore 29 states and examine the sad reality facing beleaguered “bully” breeds in America’s shelters. The resulting book, “Pit Stops,” is on sale now and Michelle is setting off on […]

by DogTime
June 7th, 2011

My 5th lesson: There are no responsible breeders

by Leslie Smith, DogTime editor March, 2011 Last week a tiny Chihuahua was left in the “after hours drop box” at our shelter. Many people are appalled that such thing as a drop box even exists, but our staff assures them it’s essential. For example, when a stray is found in the middle of the […]

by DogTime
June 6th, 2011

Inside of a Dog: Interview with Alexandra Horowitz

DogTime editor Leslie Smith interviews Alexandra Horowitz, author of the New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and KnowDespite its excellent reviews and months on the New York Times best-seller list, I wasn’t particularly excited to dig into Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, the 2009 […]

by DogTime
June 6th, 2011
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