— Reading about abuse leaves me feeling helpless and depressed -- I just can't click those headlines!
— We want to make a better Dogster mag for you, so if you've got a moment, please take this survey.
— The former owners of the onetime World's Tallest Dog ask people to make donations in his name. What are some of your favorite causes?
— This weekend is Remembering Rosie: A Worldwide Celebration, so we open a talk with a group of dogs who had harsh beginnings.
— We have to monitor what my boy Kramer eats or we'll be cleaning a mess. Sound familiar?
— It's a Dogster Instagram Weekend Hashtag Challenge! We want to see photos of your dogs working.
— I believe these people are broken, and the only way to fix them is with compassion, not anger. What do you think?
— It made us sad, it made us hopeful, it made us marvel at our canine friends. Then it went to hell.
— We asked you to describe the various gross things your dogs have done. You did NOT disappoint!
— Some people tout the "ethical breeder" tag to simply sell more dogs -- or to make themselves feel good. There's much more to it than that.
— Does it matter to you whether a dog comes from a rescue or shelter or breeder? Bark back -- but please judge not.
— We included our Schnauzer in travel plans for a beach-house vacation. Have you done this?
— It started with a vivid nightmare about my Pug. Now it's inescapable. Has this happened to you?
— We asked for your dog videos for Mother's Day. You came through. Here are our favorites.
— Some say "dog owners." I say "pet parents." What do you say?
— What happens when the person you love doesn't love pets the way you do? Can it work?
— My dogs prefer to be in their comfortable doggie crates when I'm out. Are your dogs crate trained?
— The latest thing for New York City pets are tramp stamps. If they're nontoxic, should we care?
— I have high expectations for any vet who cares for my dogs. Do you? Or do I expect too much?
— For my lifestyle, a small dog is the way to go. Now it's your turn: do you like small dogs better than big dogs?
— Early spay/neuter is an article of faith for most dog people, but among vets? Not so much.
— George Zeckler slept outside on a farm in Maryland where his missing Yorkie had been sighted. Would you have done the same?
— I would never. Would you tie your dog to a post, tree, or bench and go about your business?
— A recent New York Times article asked that very question -- and received many harsh comments.
— Schnauzers are the only dogs for me. What dog breed holds your heart?
— We love dog butts -- and we want to see YOUR dog's butt! Post a photo at the end of this post.
— You submitted photos of your baddest dogs. Let's vote on who's the most adorably guilty!
— Pet parent? Dog owner? Animal guardian? Human companion? Something else?
— Maybe a pet store went out of its way, or a vet followed up on a treatment. Dogster's Watch Dog wants to hear your stories!
— A device called the Doggie Doorbell would let dogs tell humans when to open doors. Your thoughts?
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