Melanie

studied English and has a bachelor's degree in psychology, with a focus on animal behavior, neuropsychology, and psychotherapy. She shares two pit bulls (adopted from the SPCA Serving Erie County) with her family, as well as three adopted cats with her fiance. She takes pride in being a grammar Nazi and advocating for animals, the environment, equal rights, and humanitarianism. She loves camping, cooking, taking photos, listening to psychedelic rock and indie music, and making all sorts of crafty things - from charm bracelets to kitty condos! Melanie was sharing this profile with Fred, who is new to the Life With Dogs family, so many stories that were written by Fred will appear under Melanie's name.

27 Dogs Caught in Mid-Sneeze

We all make funny faces when we sneeze, and dogs are no exception! Read more

Dog Jumps Out of Abuser’s Truck and into the Arms of Rescuers

“What I want to do is change their lives and show them life is not all bad, and people are not all bad,” Rafi said. Read more

Rescued Weimaraner Survived by Eating Rocks and Twigs

“This experience has taught me to not give up hope. Even the worst cases of neglect and abuse can be saved, especially if the community comes together to help out.” Read more

Man Training Puppy Creates Bell-Ringing Monster

At this rate, Maddie is sure to be 500 pounds. Hopefully he trained her to ring the bell just to go outside and run around! Read more

24 Dogs Making the Most Hilarious Faces

Dogs are just so goofy! Read more

INSTANT KARMA: Man Who Burned Puppy Gets Shot in Groin

For all the times you’ve wished an abuser could suffer even a fraction of the pain they’ve inflicted on an innocent animal… Read more

50 Dogs Rescued in Fighting Bust

“When you see a piece of property that has 42 adult dogs chained up using a car axle to secure the chain in the ground they’re probably not raising pets,” Hodges noted. Read more

Weather Dog Totally Steals the Show!

Ripple just doesn’t care about the weather! Read more

Trucker Drives Missing Dog over 1,300 Miles Home

“Dani and Jason were so very thankful,” Jimmy said. “I was glad I could do my part.” Read more

Ebola-Infected Nurse’s Dog Tests Negative

“Bentley is doing great! Turns out he likes butt rubs,” Dallas spokeswoman Sana Syed tweeted. Read more

Not Even a Million Treats Will Get This Puppy to Go Downstairs!

Dakota does NOT appreciate being teased when she’s up against something so scary! Read more

Unfixable Puppy Mill Survivor Finally Finds Love

It took a long time, but Jazzy finally learned to love being a lapdog. Read more

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