Susan R. Stoltz

Susan Stoltz is a columnist for a newspaper in Wyoming, has written a memoir of her days as a real estate appraiser, and has a series of children's books featuring Sharkey her Jack Russell Terrier. Now she also writes for Life With Dogs. Susan is a proponent of sustainable living and is currently contemplating a massive lifestyle change to incorporate sustainability into daily life. She currently lives in New Mexico with her two Jacks, Sharkey, and Charm and her cat, Kittyhead!

Kayenta Dogs Update

An Update from Susan R. Stoltz on the plight of the abandoned dogs at Kayenta in Navajo Nation. Susan Previously chronicled the Dogs at Kayenta for Life With Dogs back in January. Read more

A Tick - By Susan R. Stoltz

Within the verse of this humorous limerick you will find many facts about ticks, where they live, how they work, symptoms of Lyme disease, and how to prevent. Enjoy! Read more

Plastic and Your Pet: The Hidden Toxin

The very things we give our pets to make their lives more exciting, more wonderful, more interesting, and more healthful, could actually be increasing their incidence of cancer, disease, and premature death. Read more

If You Died Tomorrow What Would Happen To Your Pets?

Many of us are remiss in putting in place the proper documents and procedure should we die an unexpected and/or sudden death. Some of us are even more remiss in not planning for the eventuality of death at an older age while we still have time to do so. Read more

Save the Earth, Ditch Your Dog

This author, a sustainable living neophyte, received a comment from a reader the other day exclaiming that “If you don’t want to be hypocritical about what you’re doing you should get rid of your pets because they have a bigger impact on the environment than a three quarter ton all terrain vehicle.” Read more

Do Animals Go To Heaven?


Sooner or later every pet owner finds himself or herself faced with the reality that their pet may not be with them much longer. Read more

Common Household Plant Dangers

A rose by any other name could still kill your pet! Read more

Fostering Shelter Animals - Love Well Spent

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.  ~John Wooden Read more

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Part 3 - It All Boils Down To This

Your comments on part 2 last week brought forth some interesting points. Read more

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare - Do You Know The Difference? Part II

After reading all of the comments relating to Part 1 of this series I decided to do some more research and revise.  Not because anybody changed my opinion, but because there are some thoughts out there that really need to be addressed. Read more

Animal Rights And Animal Welfare - Do You Know The Difference?

Well, I’m often not afraid to take on the tough subjects and this is certainly one of them. Read more

Training The Tough Ones - There Is More Than One Method

The other day someone asked me how I began training Jack Russell’s and how I knew what to do. I answered, “Necessity is the mother of invention!” Read more

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