Anyone who’s met me (or my dog Rufus) knows that I am a huge fan of pit bull type dogs, and that I consider it a personal mission to dispel the myths about pit bulls. So, I’m incredibly excited that…Read More »
October 03, 2012 at 9:00:30 am | Posted by Jennifer B. in Cat Adoption, Cat Behavior, Dog Adoption, Dog Behavior, Pet Adoption, Pet Care, Pet Identification, Pet Microchipping9 comments Tweet
Each year, between 6-8 million animals end up in animal shelters in the United States. Ultimately, 75% of all cats and 50% of all dogs that enter those shelters are killed. Why do they end up there? The National Council…Read More »
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September 20, 2012 at 9:00:09 am | Posted by Jane C. in Dog Behavior, Pet Identification, Pet Microchipping1 comment Tweet
It’s every pet lover’s worst nightmare. You find the perfect dog, bring her home from the shelter, and hours later, she’s gone.
For dachshund rescuer Joy, it all happened in the blink of an eye. Within two days of rescuing…
We are excited to share a Guest Blog written By Chris Lee with Photos By Christina Lee from Deaf Dogs Rock for Deaf Pet Awareness week 2012.
Life takes wonderful and amazing turns. Just a year and half ago my…
This is a Guest Blog written by Katie O’Shaughnessy
Your pooch is precious, and, like the parent of a preschooler, you are determined to find the best facility in town! There is a great debate over which is the best…
September 09, 2012 at 9:00:18 am | Posted by Estelle W. in Dog Adoption, Dog Behavior, Pet Adoption24 comments Tweet
Everyone is familiar with the old superstition associated with black cats: a black cat can bring bad luck to the person who sees it, especially if said cat’s path crosses with theirs. Silly, right? Well, did you know there were…Read More »
August 31, 2012 at 9:00:57 am | Posted by Annie M in Dog Behavior, Volunteer With Animals1 comment Tweet
This guest blog was written by Leah Elzahed.
September is National Guide Dog Month! This month we celebrate the contribution Service Dogs make to our world. This special holiday all began with well known animal lover, Dick Van Patten. Dick’s…
Picking up where I left off in the last two Doggie Discourse blog posts, I wanted to finish by talking a little bit about what dogs can understand from human language—both body and spoken. I have always known that my…Read More »
Picking up where we left off in the first Doggie Discourse Blog, a dog’s tail is not the only expressive part of his body. Dogs use their entire bodies to communicate! A solid understanding of dog body language is crucial…Read More »