Day: August 21, 2017

Robert Oliver and Britt.

How Britt Went From Shelter Pup to Award-Winning Narcotics Dog

There was something about that energetic dog in the second-to-last kennel at the shelter. Something special.  “Boy, she was just on fire,” said Robert Oliver, corrections officer with the Escambia County Road Prison in Florida, of Britt, a shelter pup turned narcotics dog. In the fall of 2015, everyone could see that this large German …

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Tampa Bay wearing glasses.

Dug Up at Dogster: Dump Your Boring Day Job and Become a Professional Pet Sitter

Have you ever thought about dumping your boring non dog-loving or even non dog-friendly day job? Would you switch your grumpy co-workers for tail-wagging furry ones? Then think about becoming a fulltime pet sitter. I have one friend and two former colleagues who’ve done it, plus several of our columnists do it. Although you may …

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