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.

South Korea’s Longest-Running Dog Meat Restaurant Closes

“There is too much generational gap in boshintang [dog meat soup]. There are no young customers,” Oh said. Read more

Animal Control Officer Saves Senior Dog at Death’s Door

He was rushed to an oxygen chamber at the vet, and is expected to fully recover. Read more

Indian Dog Holds Vigil over Owner’s Grave for 15 Days

“When Tommy saw her, he jumped on her and was licking her before he rested his face on her feet. It was obvious he knew her,” Dawn explained. Read more

Wife Catches Husband Teaching Dog to Dance

What an adorable dad & dog duo! Read more

Pedigree Dog Food Recalled for Metal Fragments

They are labeled best before Aug. 5, 2015, and have a lot code of 432C1KKM03. Read more

Woman Pulls Neighbor’s Dog from Rubble of Home Explosion

“If it was me and my family, I’d pray for someone to help us out. I’d want somebody to come in there and look for us,” Monica Ayers said. Read more

Oregon Rules Animals Can Be Treated as Victims

This judgment could lead to longer sentences for convicted abusers, particularly in cases of multiple animals being abused. Read more

Virginia Man Petitioning to Get Illegally Seized Service Dog Back

On October 1, 2013, Loudoun County Animal Control, VA brought a SWAT team to seize an 18-pound service dog from a disabled person for non-violent, illegal citations. Read more

French Bulldog Puppy Makes “Romantic” Leap into Owner's Arms

It’s only the first leap that’s scary! Read more

Dog’s New Dentist?

“My parents’ pet raccoon, Oscar, messing with the very patient Price the Beagle at our pool.” Read more

Labrador Saves Owner from Bear Attack

This dog may not be very big, but he had enough courage to take on an angry mother bear all by himself! Read more

Honey and Muesli: Evolution of a Friendship

See the blossoming relationship between Great Dane Honey and Muesli the kitten, as well as what Honey was like as a big playful puppy with Lemon, another of the family’s cats. Read more

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