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.

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

FOUR Pounds of Fur Shaved from Dog Who Couldn’t Walk

“We were ecstatic to see what an amazing job they have done with his physical therapy and he was even able to get up to a little trot today!” Read more

This Commercial Will Make You Cry

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely, for that one dog, the world will change forever.” Read more

Good Samaritan Rescues Dog Involved in Fatal Crash

“I’m so grateful to Frankie for his time and consideration,” Joni said. “He was so confused and scared. Frankie really was a comfort to Truman.” Read more

Clinic Staffers Make Disabled Puppy Cart from Old Toys

“We’ve been working with him every day,” Birk said. “Just today, he was able to crawl over and put himself on your arm.” Read more

Pit Bull Carries Injured Chihuahua in Her Mouth

“It’s not every day we get to see such devotion between two special dogs like this,” said Officer Sutherin. “The relationship they share just sets them apart.” Read more

Pit Bull Faithfully Guards Fallen Companion

“The look on his face. ‘Can someone help me?’ He was watching over him like a guard dog,” Mason said. Read more

Loca - The Pug Who Can't Run

“I’m bouncing, flouncing, falling all around the show; rolling, bowling, at running I’m a flop!” Read more

This Dog Plays Pool Better Than You Do!

This dog would definitely give you a run for your money at a pool hall! Read more

Dogs Never Die

“i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart).” – e.e. cummings Read more

Dog Travels Almost 3 Miles Every Night to Feed Her Friends

“We as human beings barely share things with others,” Neile commented. “An animal sharing things with other animals is a lesson… a lesson for us.” Read more

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