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Sisyphean Housecleaning With Dogs

My stepdaughter and her son are coming to town for a visit. Hurray for vaccinations! They live in New Jersey, and haven’t...

Post-Fostering Paranoia

It’s a funny thing: No matter how badly I want to place a foster dog or foster puppy, no matter how much...

Emerging Variants of Coronavirus May Affect Pets More Severely

Just over a year ago, the first article I ever had to write that mentioned COVID-19 was published in this space. It...

Netflix’s Canine Intervention Dog Training Show

A few weeks ago, I started seeing posts on social media from dog trainers I know and admire, warning people about a...

Are Seresto Flea and Tick Collars Harmful to Dogs?

On March 2, USA Today published an article about the Seresto collar, originally developed and brought to the market by Bayer Animal...

Adventures in dog fostering, chapter #7642

I have a new little foster dog staying with me. The manager of my shelter called me last week and wanted to...

Stray Dogs Living On The Streets

I’ve had several opportunities to observe unowned “street dogs” in different habitats, from Indian reservations to beaches to foreign countries. Years ago...

Are more “pandemic dogs” being returned to shelters?

BoredPanda.com is a Lithuanian website that publishes articles about “lightweight and inoffensive topics,” including frequent posts about animals. A week ago, the...

What constitutes a suitable home for a dog?

In last week’s post, I shared the information that I was on the hunt for a dog – searching...

Finding the Perfect Dog For Friends and Family

For the past few years, my son’s former sports teammates and co-workers have been a great source of adoptive homes for dogs...

Winter Walks With Dogs

My very favorite part of social media is seeing photos and videos of dogs having a good time outdoors. Lately, I’ve been...

Lost Dogs – How You Can Help

Over the past few weeks, I found myself following posts detailing the stories of two lost dogs – and the extraordinary lengths...

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First Rattlesnake of the Season

I have relatives visiting from out of state, and after a two-day drive to get here, they want to stretch their legs...

#goldenhour #nofilter #summertempsalready #swimthenhike #goodestdogs ...

Woody’s such a good boy. ...

91 degrees today, oy! Time to fill up Otto’s sandbox with clean, deep sand for the summer. (He approved.) ...

“Outstanding in his field.” A dad joke that will never get old 🙂 ...

He’s still well and happy, but at 13 and a half years old, I feel his spirit starting to wander when he sleeps. I didn’t used to be able to get anywhere close to him when he was sleeping without him waking up and greeting me with a wag and a sweet squinty hello. Our every day together is precious. ...

My heart. Senior dogs are so precious. ...

“We picked up a weirdo!”

(The Muppet Movie, 1979)
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#wildflowers #spring #hike ...

No dog looks as comatose, or as happy, as a dog who is soaking up sunshine on grass in the spring ...

Poor Woody. He doesn’t love her, but she, like all the foster pups, loves him. I have to find a home for her!! ...

Haven’t yet managed to take a picture of the foster dog that doesn’t scream EARS! ...

Balancing on a rail fence! (He jumped off before I could get a shot that showed the fence more clearly... we will try again!) ...

A little drama right at sunset last night. I always pray to be with my dogs if those last golden rays of light break through like that. ...

I love it when they smile in their sleep. #anthropomorphicanimals ...

Best result from several attempts to get six dogs to stay still for one minute ...

“Something moved in the grass, I’m telling you!” ...

Two of these dogs don’t much care for the tractor-mower. One of them is riveted. I’ll bet you can guess which dog wouldn’t stop following me today. ...