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Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Although the thought of this activity is nauseating, there is actually one stage in a pet’s life when coprophagia is expected. Read more


I walk from kennel to kennel, sometimes overrun with 12-15 dogs and identify whose time has legally expired. After a quick inspection I give a nod to my assistant to write the acronym that sentences them to death, PTS or “Put To Sleep.” Read more

Non confessions of a Cat Litter Grazer

I heard rustling as I worked in my studio. It was a sound I knew too well, one that usually always meant one thing – Cat Litter Grazer was at it again. Read more

Follow that Scent: A Dog’s Social Network

Dogs are very social creatures, and they put their remarkable sense of smell to great use. The way they gather information from sniffing is their form of social networking. Read more

When Cops Lose Control (a Dog Story)

by Jeff Baker

I’ve been a cop for what feels like a long time, 24 years come June. If I’m honest, I have to admit policing can have certain effects -sometimes unsavory effects- on the human psyche.

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The Wild Dogs of Istanbul

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Finding Justice: The Unsettling Case of Seamus Romney

The curious controversy surrounding former Governor and now US presidential candidate, Mitt Romney and his Irish Setter, Seamus, who became ill when he exiled him to the roof of his car for a twelve hour drive. Read more

Dog Hoarder Sues County For Small Cell

It would seem that irony is lost on the hoarder, convicted of cruelty, who collected dogs at her Every Dog Needs a Home Sanctuary in Gamaliel AR. Read more

The Eyes of Soul for Us All

The greying on the chocolate brown lab chin of my dog Huck has started, the stiff muscles after long runs are showing, the length of naps has increased, but one thing will never change – the look, the eyes, the glance. The soul.

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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

The Latest Recalled Dog Foods All Contain This Ingredient

In early December, three pet food recalls were initiated due to aflatoxin levels above the ‘acceptable’ limit. Read more

A Call to Action in California

Please join animal lovers across California by writing to those in the California Legislature who hold the power of life and death over shelter animals.

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