Day: April 28, 2016

Author Kim Kavin Digs Into the $11 Billion-a-Year Dog-Selling industry

Editor’s note: In her book The Dog Merchants, writer Kim Kavin reveals the complex network behind the $11 billion-a-year business of selling dogs. She takes an investigative approach and meets breeders and rescuers at all levels, shedding much-needed light on an industry that most people don’t even realize is an industry. The following excerpt has been adapted from …

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Bernard Lima-Chavez Speaks for Dogs Who Cannot Hear

Sometimes you meet a person and instinctively know they have a story, and that their story has the potential to change lives. I met someone just like that last year. Bernard Lima-Chavez is a man with a passion for deaf dogs and a dedication to advocating on their behalf. “I am frequently asked, ‘Why deaf dogs?’ It’s an understandable question, …

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My Dog’s Girlfriend Is Gone for the Summer, and He Is Heartbroken

My sweet baby boy is a 10-year-old German Shorthair Pointer/Samoyed mix named Riggins. His girlfriend left for the summer on Sunday, he is heartbroken, and it’s killing me. I know what you’re thinking, “You are crazy Wendy. Your dog isn’t heartbroken. He is a dog. He never had a girlfriend, and he doesn’t even know …

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