— Experts say dogs don't like to hug, but my Trucker hugs everyone. Does your dog like to hug or be hugged?
— When it comes to hugs, comfort, and overall goofy happiness, I pick big dogs. Here's why.
— When my German Shepherd, Hugo, died, it felt like a part of me had been clawed out and torn away. I talked to a pet-loss expert -- here's what she said.
— My rescue pets provide companionship and inspiration, and they bring my family joy -- just to name a few.
— As a dog sitter, I don't shy away from walking dogs in rain or other stormy weather. Here's what I've learned.
— Heidi Wagner writes, "I was blessed to have him in my life for two months and five days. In that short amount of time, he helped heal my heart."
— Tia Torres and her family work with animals all day, every day. I've learned from them, among many other things, that rescue is a way of life.
— Diego was devoted in a way that was hard to explain -- "He's a leaner, not a kisser" is how one person put it.
— My dog is my everything, so I give him the very best -- even if it's better than what I give myself!
— "Why are you lying down again? We ran like 20 steps, if even that much. You can't possibly be tired already."
— I took in a Pit Bull foster and found myself facing fears I didn't know I had.
— My husband said we could get another dog if I gave up vegetarianism, so I picked a plate of chicken wings clean.
— I quit my high-paying job and started taking care of dogs -- and I'm loving (almost) every minute of it.
— With GhostBuster in the house, I now examine poop, ignore lipstick, and wipe up drool like a pro.
— 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.
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