— They can help some "imperfect" dogs find their perfect homes -- and my little Marshmallow is proof it works.
— If you want to lose the leash, follow these tips to keep your dogs and others around you safe.
— 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.
— I'm lucky my pups leave me a little sliver to sleep on each night. Do your dogs sleep with you? Where on the bed?
— The No. 1 reason? Puppies are often given as Christmas gifts, and the first 20 weeks are crucial for training.
— 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?
— As a dog sitter, I talk to canines like I would co-workers. This can get pretty confusing for people near us.
— I could go to a local rescue and adopt a dog within a few hours -- and it's really hard not to do exactly that.
— The mockumentary "Sniffers" advertises an STI home-testing kit. That could be a good thing, but the ad uses stigma to sell the product.
— Sacrifice is an inherent part of having animals in your life. Here's what I've given up.
— The radio host calls Pit Bulls "a waste of space," and a petition and Twitter campaign are launched.
— Dogs now get their very own weddings, birthday parties, "bark mitzvahs," and other grand celebrations. Have you been to one?
— Comforting a boy at his general audience, the Pope said that dogs will go to heaven. What does it mean for Catholics, dogs, and the rest of us?
— I recently checked out a dog who hadn't yet seen a vet, and the rescue wanted $450 in fees. Is that out of line?
— As the indie game designer watched her dog die, Gamergate couldn't even give Wu the space to mourn.
— 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!
— Our resident trainer weighs in on the use of shock and prong collars, plus other pain-inflicting dog-training tools and methods.
— When Taylor Sells' dogs showed up at the shelter with no ID, it spayed one in preparation for adoption. Now Sells is outraged. But should she be?
— We crated our dog for four-hour stretches, and a rescue denied us another dog because of it. The rejection caused us to reexamine our reasons.
— 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.
— Multiple groups rejected me, and now I advocate for more lenient policies to increase pet adoptions.
— I think four-legged kids require less work than human ones. What do you think?
— Officers must police themselves and act with discretion rather than killing dogs recklessly.
— People often stop me to remark that my 60-pound Lab is too big for me. What are they thinking?
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