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Espanola, New Mexico, United States. Rescue dog at animal shelter.

Dog Surrender Fees

I was recently made aware that the term “where can I surrender my dog for free” is searched online thousands of times every month....
A cute brown and white mixed breed dog stares at the camera as it lays comfortably on the beach surrounded by beach chairs.

Can Dogs Get Sunburn?

Dogs can get sunburn despite their fur. This is not only uncomfortable for the dog, but can increase their risk of skin cancer the same as it does in humans. Plan to provide sun protection for your pooch during outdoor activities.
Maremmano abruzzese sheepdog sitting near the table at italian cafe terrace. Adorable huge white dog with shawl

Are There Restaurants That Allow Dogs?

A number of restaurants allow dogs in their outdoor seating areas. There are a few that even offer special menu items for canine guests. You should consider your and other guest's comfort by being sure that your dog is a well mannered dinner date.
A large white dog in harness marked deaf dog pants.

Do They Make Hearing Aids for Dogs?

Hearing aids for dogs are very expensive. custom fit, and require frequent visits to check both fit and settings. Dog vibration collars provide a more affordable and effective way for owners to communicate with their dogs.

Whole Dog Journal’s Gear of the Year for 2024

The Whole Dog Journal staff and contributors provide their top picks for the best dog gear to take care of your canine companion this year.
Young Caucasian man wearing a winter coat and a scarf hugging his pet dog lovingly to comfort him as they are out for a walk through a snowy forest during winter. The dog is a mixed breed and brown and black in color with a sad expression on his face.

How to Register a Dog as Emotional Support Animal

Emotional support dogs are not registered in any database. What you do need is a letter from your licensed mental health professional that you need an emotional support animal.
A older woman pulls a turkey out of the oven while a small dog looks on in anticipation.

Can Dogs Eat Turkey?

You can share your Thanksgiving turkey with your dog. However, be aware of any additional ingredients you've use in cooking the turkey to avoid causing stomach upset or worse in your dog.
A cute dog chewing on a hard deer antler that can damage its teeth.

Are Antlers Safe for Dogs?

The biggest risk for dogs from chewing on antlers is broken teeth. Antlers can also splinter and damage a dogs digestive track, or block it.
A boy posing with his dog, a beagle

The Best Family Dogs

If you are looking for a dog who will make a fantastic addition to your family, what you should be looking for is an individual dog with specific canine personality traits that are conducive to family life.
Closeup image of a yellow labrador retriever dog carring a stick in forest near Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania

How Old Is My Dog in Human Years?

How old your dog is in human years depends on its age, puppies mature faster, and the size of the dog with toy breeds living longer than large working breeds.
The biggest dogs in the world were bred for specific jobs, and this affects their behavior in ways you might want to consider.

Biggest Dog Breeds

What are some of the biggest dogs in the world, and why you may or may not want to share your home with one?
Frame with picture of dog, collar and lily flower on white table indoors, closeup. Pet funeral

Dog Memorial Gifts

When our best friends pass away, there are many ways to keep their memories close and comforting. Personalized dog memorial gifts provide dozens of options.

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Nobody’s Perfect! Least of All Me!

I strive to be a good dog—I mean, a good dog owner. But recently, I was stuck between being a responsible dog owner and being responsible for my dogs’ well being, and I broke a leash law in order to protect my dogs. And I got yelled at, a couple of times.