In light of the anniversary of September 11, 2001, we’d like to share with you a touching story about the passage of time, the connections we make, and how time effects everything. The author’s connection to this horrible day is his dog, as they went through the events of it together. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of those affected by this most tragic of … [Read more...] about The Last 9/11 Survivor: What My Dog Remembers About That day 15 Years Ago
The following is from Vice News’ Life Inside project. It’s an ongoing collaboration between the Marshall Project and Vice News meant to give a first-person perspective of the people that live and work in the US criminal justice system. I sat in my prison's stark visiting room anxiously waiting. My eyes kept drifting away from me, toward the room's battered steel door. My … [Read more...] about The Transformative Power of Dogs in Prison Programs and the Men They Help
Sometimes, what sounds like a simple question, can wind up having a very complicated answer. Questions like, “what was first, the chicken or the egg?” and countless others have kept us pondering their answers for generations. So, we pose this quandary for you to puzzle upon: what does your dog prefer, a tasty snack, or verbal praise and extra attention? Kimberly Kelly … [Read more...] about What Makes a Better Reward, Treats, or Praise?
Tail docking and ear cropping are something that humans have done to specific breeds of dogs for years. Most dog lovers know that the physical damage that these “elective surgeries” at the vets call them can sometimes be very extensive, and often times doing so is not at all necessary. A recent study has now shown that the damage from this can be more than physical, it can … [Read more...] about How Tail Docking and Ear Cropping Do More than Just Physical Damage to a Dog
When you take a look at how things started out for Billy when first rescued, to the Billy of today, the transformation is undeniable. He doesn’t even look like the same dog, and it’s thanks to the loving care of his foster mom, and the people that have adopted him. The Billy of today, is doing just amazing. However, this story isn’t just … [Read more...] about Amazing Before and After of Billy, and Why His Foster Mom Didn’t Keep Him