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.

Baby and Pit Bull Puppy Are Best Friends

Hopefully these two have a long friendship ahead of them! Read more

These Dogs Absolutely LOVE Bathtime

“Puppies are excited to run up the stairs and jump in the tub. They get so happy about bath time I let them run up and jump in this once.” Read more

UPDATE: Dog Faithfully Guarding Injured Friend Reunited with Family

“Herman is back with his family, and we were pleased to be able to have him neutered and microchipped before his return home,” Friends of FCAS said. Read more

Dogs Who Found Love at Shelter Get Adopted Together

Kyra and Delaware were adopted together, and now FCAS has a male bonded pair – Manny and Typhoon – that also need a home together! Read more

Officers Sued for Deliberately Shooting Innocent Puppy

“They had a premeditated intent to kill the dog and that is exactly what they did,” Brittany’s attorney Chris Olsen said. Read more

Combat Veteran Willing to Do “Whatever it Would Take to Get Matty Back”

“Veterans can call up their battle buddies and talk and help each other. I didn’t get human companionship, mine was canine. This would mean the world to me,” SPC Grommet said. Read more

13 Coolest-Looking Dog Breeds

Do you have a very unique looking dog? Show us in the comments section on Facebook! Read more

Dog Faints with Excitement at Reunion with Family Member

Rebecca Ehalt has been living and working in Slovenia for two years, and her return home was just too much for Casey to handle! Read more

Loyal Dog Guards the Body of His Slain Teenage Owner

The Border Collie kept approaching joggers and kept trying to get them to follow him, pleading to help. Read more

Rescued American Bulldog Rescues Others

“We hate seeing Knuckles in pain and unable to run and play like he loves! He is a great dog that has done so much for others. We just want to give a little back to him!” Read more

Rottweiler Has a Sweet Encounter with a Sheep

Here is a Rottweiler suffering from a bad image: an aggressive, brutal, and dangerous dog … yet many Rottweiler owners will speak instead of its loving and very gentle nature. Read more

Dog Apologizes to Baby in a Big Way

“When Charlie takes any of the Laura’s toys he always gives it back. We keep her toys in the basket, but he loves to open it and bring it to her (WITHOUT ASKING).” Read more

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