Summer storms are here, with their bright flashes and loud booms. Is your dog scared of thunder? We’ve found a few effective ways to deal with a dog’s fear of thunder.
Nervous about setting up a doggie playdate? Check out one writer’s cautionary tale of a doggie playdate gone wrong — and some tips on how to make sure your dog’s playdates go smoothly.
During a volunteer visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, I had a sleepover with an adoptable dog. Chunk taught me about myself and his breed.
Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. Calling any phobia “weird” or “silly” dismisses issues and symptoms that are very real. What causes people to be afraid of dogs? Is it treatable?
Heidi was the perfect dog, which set a high standard for the pup who came after her, Alley.
When our family dog died, I was living across the country and regretted not being there for him. I now focus on all Pierre taught me during his life.
Louie, a dog I see on Instagram, seems to be everything my Baby is not. Rather than make negative comparisons, I am trying to be a better pet parent.
When my beloved dog of nine years died after a brief, but debilitating illness, I thought I could replace her by adopting a new pup. I was wrong.
After all, Ghostbuster needs to be comfortably elevated while we Netflix as a family.
Some people drink too much, smoke, or have a shopping problem. My addiction? Dog beds.
Ghostbuster gets to go off leash, but Marshy does not. A recent incident reminded me that while I love my dogs equally, I must not treat them the same.
My German Shepherd Lola nearly died from a severe case of pancreatitis. It was then that I fully understood how bad people food can be for dogs.
Axle loves me even when I’m too busy to be the best possible pet parent, and his patience and calm recently led me back to the life I want to live.
My French Bulldog Louie won’t play with me or most toys, but he loves to fetch for my son. And that’s just the beginning.
I met Nathan Levinson through Hardcore Punk Speaking Out for Shelter Reform. Now, we’re engaged.
After I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, my passion for hiking began to dim — until a feisty Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier became my trail guide.
During my darkest hours, Anna got me up and running — and her memory is still with me, with each passing mile.
Sissy left for the summer on Sunday, and my poor Riggins is beside himself. The first heartbreak is always the hardest.
I’m dating a wonderful man who also loves my kids — so why can’t I feel that way about his Chihuahua?
As a senior who enjoyed living alone, the last thing I thought I needed was a puppy, but Herbie has turned out to be a wonderful companion.
When we bought new couches, we decided the dogs wouldn’t be allowed on them. Hah!
We recently did the numbers on how much we spend on our beloved pup, Jäger — it was a whopping $3K per year! Do you know how much you spend?
Riggins and I love to spend time together camping, at the dog park, even just heading to a fast-food place on a soda run!
I talked to several friends, pet parents and professionals alike, who believe in the idea of the Rainbow Bridge and how it helps us when a beloved dog dies.
Despite a great first meeting, Hobo Richard didn’t fit in well at our home — until he realized it was his home for good.
I envy pet parents who can take their dogs with them wherever they go. Here’s why.
I met the three-legged Pit Bull at San Diego Humane Society, where he volunteered and I worked. He touched my heart in many ways.
I bonded deeply with Charlie the moment we met. He grabbed my heart tightly and changed my life.
My dog really wants a man around the house so he can get more love, and Riggins never lets me forget it.
We used to live in cold, snowy Boston, making potty trips and walks a sad proposition. That’s all changed in San Diego.
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