— With a swipe of my husband’s credit card to the adoption coordinator, Doug was ours -- no home visit, no background check, no judgment.
— I've been a dog sitter for two years, and I love my job -- but let me tell you, it's not easy.
— My parents adopted Shea Farrell after only 5 weeks, but he didn't replace Jessy -- instead, he made us remember why we love dogs so much.
— In the stunning Grace Cathedral covering the event, I contemplate the role of dogs in my life.
— It's National Pet Peeves Week (seriously), a good time to look at why dogs do the things they do.
— Nothing I do has stopped my Poodle, and anger sometimes gets the best of me. What should I do?
— My Cattle Dog is, but I can’t blame it all on her breed -- I’m kind of a control freak, too.
— My dog has the Puppy Stupids; this is why I had to comb through her poop in the dead of night.
— Every time I walk my dog on a leash in my neighborhood, we're chased by off-leash dogs.
— I was angry and saddened like never before when my German Shepherd killed a rabbit -- as if she’d done something to personally affront me.
— We had tense moments: I told the hotel we were traveling with pets -- and we showed up with 9!
— Living with dogs has changed my life -- here are 10 things that mark me as a dog lover.
— My Pit Bull's best friend is a cat, which busts more than a few wrongheaded myths about the breed. Does your dog have a surprising buddy?
— After two years on the road with Luna, I keep learning from her, including life's ultimate lesson.
— The first time I took Sasha to a dog park, she immediately ran up to another dog parent and sat on the bench next to her.
— Some can't grasp our love for our pets, and it can lead to hurt feelings when one dies.
— It scares me to death when one of my dogs has a seizure, and I've worked hard to find the causes. Does your dog have seizures, too?
— As a friend's dog passed on, I reflected on my own dogs -- here's what I want to tell them.
— As my old dog Corona endures a medical scare, I remember the qualities I love in her -- and the life lessons she teaches every day.
— Your broken leg can’t help fix it, and you devolve into a sad, sobbing shell of your former self.
— We called her "The Bee's Knees," our little one-eyed sloth, our little monkey. She loved the ocean, and shrimp, and her rescued human, Lori.
— When the right guy comes along, I'll know it -- and so will my dogs Bella, DiDi, and Toby.
— As a rescuer, I’ve endured massive bites before, but nothing prepared me for the pain as the homeless dog's tooth crushed my knucklebone.
— I waited until it was dark and turned off all the lights in the house, then I searched with a blacklight -- sure enough, I found pee.
— I admit to slacking, and I've felt a lot of guilt over it, but my dogs still have a pretty great life.
— Walking three dogs on retractable leads seemed like a good idea at the time, but my long hair ended up being a casualty -- and a hazard.
— I'm a bone fide cat person -- I even rescued a feral and moved him across the country with me -- but then I met two Corgis named Walli and GusGus.
— After my Greyhound Vera confounded all my expectations, I learned an important lesson: Breed stereotyping affects more than just Pit Bulls.
— "I open what remains of my screen door to be met with the tiny little Chihuahua, whom we will now refer to as Cujo."
— Corona was an outdoor dog for many years, but now she spends all her time inside. Here's how we helped her transition.
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