Day: October 27, 2016

How I Deal With the Ignorance, Intolerance, and Fear I Face as the Pet Parent of Pit Bull

I am the proud pet parent of Axle, an American Pit Bull Terrier. He’s blessed our home and driven us mildly crazy for the past six years. He’s great with our cats and our daughter, he will only eat his eggs cooked, and his farts can wake us from the even the deepest sleep. In other words, he’s …

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We’re Obsessed With Pearl the Pomeranian, America’s Top Dog Model

Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our October-November issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. Pearl the Pomeranian is the winner of this year’s America’s Top Dog Model contest. The …

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This Short Film Captures the Grief and Longing That Comes After Losing a Beloved Pet

Saying goodbye to a pet is never easy, but expressing your grief through art can often help. Just like filmmaker Shai Getzoff recently did by creating an animated short in honor of his dog, Brandy, who passed away after living with his family for more than 15 years. “It took a while getting used to life without her,” Getzoff …

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Does Your Local Shelter Have a Dog Behavior Trainee Program? Here Are 6 Reasons to Join!

With more and more dogs being surrendered due to “behavioral issues,” many shelters are looking for ways to address these behaviors and make the animals more adoptable. Some shelters have an entire training and behavior department, while others ask local trainers to volunteer their time. A few even have a program that allows volunteers to work …

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