Karen Harrison Binette

Karen is a longtime fan of Life With Dogs and site editor at Life With Cats. She lives with two sweet retired Greyhounds and two gorgeous black cats.

Connecticut Police Dog Retires from Service

The Shelton, Connecticut Police Department has recently retired its K-9 officer, a German shepherd named Jager, and is recognizing him for his service. Read more

Puppy Doe Memorial Bench is Dedicated in Quincy, MA

Hundreds of animal lovers attended the unveiling and dedication Saturday of a park bench placed as a memorial to Puppy Doe, the abuse victim found in the same park just over a year ago. Read more

Honoring the Search and Rescue Dogs of 9/11

We remember the canine heroes of the 9/11 tragedy. Read more

Jellybean Goes Home

A heartbroken woman who thought her missing dog had been stolen was overjoyed to get a call from the shelter saying Jellybean was safe and ready to go home. Read more

Saving Nacho

Nacho was rescued after being found chained in a vacant lot with several open wounds. In just two weeks, the sweet, loving boy has already come a long way. Read more

Collie Rescue Group Takes in Nearly 100 Seized Dogs

A large group of collies are beginning to lead better lives after a judge asked a rescue group to take them late last week. Read more

Noah's Rescue

A blind dog seen wandering the street in appallingly terrible shape has been rescued and is ready to begin a new and better life. Read more

Elvis gets mobility with his new wheels

A special little special needs dog has regained his mobility and improved his quality of life with the help of a customized wheeled cart and some caring friends. Read more

Puppies Rescued from Attic of Abandoned Detroit Home

If you’ve ever been in an attic on a hot summer day, you know how unbearable it can be. Imagine what it must have felt like for four tiny puppies left in an abandoned home in Detroit. Read more

Massachusetts Legislature Stiffens Penalties for Animal Cruelty

The Puppy Doe bill to protect animals from abuse and increase penalties for abusers has passed the Massachusetts legislature and awaits Governor Patrick’s signature. Read more

Afghanistan veteran reunited with service dog in Boston

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the dog who worked by his side were reunited Wednesday months after serving together in Afghanistan. Read more

Jail for man who kept starving dogs in squalid kennels

A man has been jailed after he kept dogs and puppies in squalid kennels and left a dog with fighting injuries to suffer. Read more

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