— A few years ago, I was the one getting complaints about my dog, so I try to hold my tongue now when someone's dog is driving me crazy.
— Coldwell Banker's commercial during the Oscars got me thinking about dogs in ads -- starting with that abomination known as Spuds MacKenzie.
— The tragic case of domestic-abuse victim Christy Mack got me thinking about her dogs and the pets of other survivors; fortunately, one shelter has a way to help.
— Published just weeks before Westminster, the social critic and former dog walker's latest book challenges long-held beliefs about purebred dogs.
— February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness month, so let's talk about the best ways to educate others.
— When it comes to hugs, comfort, and overall goofy happiness, I pick big dogs. Here's why.
— My rescue pets provide companionship and inspiration, and they bring my family joy -- just to name a few.
— As an animal advocate, I believe the content of the video, and the video itself, are potentially dangerous, not adorable. What do you think?
— I won't mince words: People who ignore leash laws are selfish, ignorant, and have a strong sense of entitlement. Are you with me or not?
— The mockumentary "Sniffers" advertises an STI home-testing kit. That could be a good thing, but the ad uses stigma to sell the product.
— 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.
— Our resident trainer weighs in on the use of shock and prong collars, plus other pain-inflicting dog-training tools and methods.
— My husband said we could get another dog if I gave up vegetarianism, so I picked a plate of chicken wings clean.
— Officers must police themselves and act with discretion rather than killing dogs recklessly.
— Syed Azmi Alhabshi, a Muslim, started a battle in his country's culture war by asking people to come to a park and pet dogs.
— A Facebook group plans to demonstrate in all state capitols tomorrow. But have they done the groundwork to pull it off?
— National Pit Bull Awareness Day is a good time to demonstrate that members of this breed are a lot like humans -- each one is different.
— Quantifiably real or not, the sheer number of stories about Black Dog Syndrome brings attention to shelters, rescues, and the importance of sterilization.
— Is making money from your cute dog pictures "sick"? Gawker writer Aleksander Chan seems to think so.
— Spanish authorities euthanized a dog owned by an Ebola patient. Was their action justified?
— Every time I walk my dog on a leash in my neighborhood, we're chased by off-leash dogs.
— Rehoming my Pug was a hard decision, but the right one; finding the right family was a struggle.
— We need to rethink how we kennel reactive shelter dogs such as Clara, who shouldn't have been at the public PetSmart adoption event at all.
— Precious Pups Rescue of New York was shut down after allegations it adopted out sick dogs for high prices; is better regulation the solution?
— We like to think our mutt is worth every penny we paid. But how much is too much?
— Too many dogs have been shot and killed by police for no good reason, and it illustrates a broader pattern of abuse that targets humans.
— A well-known vet worries that revealing expensive treatment options might move society in the wrong direction -- I think that's absurd.
— Having opinions and thoughtful discussion is great, but endless debates over proper dog care can suck the joy out of being a dog owner.
— An Oklahoma woman sells homemade treats as an alternative to ones from China, but will this really solve the complex problem of dogs getting sick?
— Erin Auerbach has outraged dog lovers with a column saying that she'll never adopt another shelter dog. Here's why she's wrong.
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