dog

It's no coincidence that a dog is a man's best friend; they're more faithful than most other animals, and more faithful than many people.

You Should Never Get a Dog in College
"You should never get a dog in college." She's a floppy eared, 75 pounds, 2 years old, smelly dog. She was given up for behavioral issues, wasn’t well socialized and is moody as hell. Some days she wa...
Samantha Castro21 hours ago
B Is for Best Friend
// "We Belong Together" by Randy Newman // Bruno was my first best friend. Bruno is my Cocker Spaniel. I got him when I was four years old; he turned seventeen this past summer (June 2018). The year t...
Shavonnya M.a day ago
Living with a Rottweiler
Throughout my young life, I always wanted a dog of my own. I grew up with six Boxers, a bird, a cat, and a very hyperactive Chihuahua; none of these family companions were never truly mine in my heart...
It's Not All About the Puppy Breath (Pt. 1)
"Want a dog?" my husband had asked me one day. This was not a question that I had not heard before. The only difference was that he meant now as opposed to later. We had discussed getting another one ...
S. Hildebrand5 days ago
Life with Six Dogs
Yes, that title is correct. I own six dogs. To many people that is an absurd amount of animals (I also have two cats!), but to me this is completely normal. I am a dog trainer by profession so I requi...
Charlie, My Best Friend
The rain was pouring, the roads were slick. My mom could hardly see as she was driving me to school. I noticed something glowing faintly in her headlights on the side of the road. I thought to myself,...
Long Live the Queen
Lilly is a seventeen year old Jack Russel. Yes, seventeen. When I brought her to the vet a few weeks ago because she couldn't walk I continued to hear: "Seventeen, really?" "Seventeen? This doesn't so...
Fast-Paced Paws
Hi, my name is Samantha Jackson, I am 19-years-old, and my dog is my best friend. I know that saying my dog is my best friend is probably the most basic thing to say, but it's true. This will tell you...
Lynne Rush7 days ago
How to Spoil Your Dog (And Yourself, Too)
There’s a thing that happens when you do something nice for your best pal. You get this warm fuzzy feeling inside, and in their happiness find your own. Your dog is no different; he’s your constant co...
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Erin Belz9 days ago
The Day(s) We Got Our Dogs (Part Two)
The Story Of Monte Monte. My tiny princess. Chief Runs In Circles. She's a little over a year old now. We've had her since July of 2017, when she was eight weeks old. She's sweet as she can be. She lo...
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Erin Belz9 days ago
The Day(s) We Got Our Dogs (Part One)
The Story of Jagger The day we got Jagger started off just as any other day would: uneventful. We had been talking about getting a dog for about a month or two at this point when my mom called and sai...
taya atwell12 days ago
Just a Girl and Her Dog
It was a chilly day in April when I first met her. I was getting ready to babysit, doing my normal morning routine when I got the phone call... Tori: Taya! I found your dog! Me: What do you mean, you ...
jo willis13 days ago
Dancing Grady
When we first met, Grady was warm and accepting. He was a happy, black lab puppy and well worth protecting. He was dark and handsome, young and quite small. I knew if I loved him, he wouldn't mind at ...
My Boy Buddy
I met Buddy when I was doing social work for a school for autistic students. I was doing field work with our nurse for a student who required a clinical visit. As we began to enter the hospital we saw...
Dog Sleeping Positions & What They Mean
Dogs are interesting and adorable creatures. If you live with one or more dogs, you are provided with ample opportunities not only to admire your pup, but to ask yourself why your dog does what it doe...
Amber Drake15 days ago
Protect Your Dog from the Winter Elements
Hello, readers! \ Yes, I know. It's only September. But...winter is coming and will be here before we know it! And...we'd rather be safe than sorry. It's time to start getting prepped for the cold mon...
Catie Consolo16 days ago
I Was a Dog-Walker for Three Months - This is What Happened
In the last few months I have earned great joys and great hardships. One of those hardships occurred when my part-time coffee job told me I was not meeting the job requirements as expected and I was l...
kaitlyn odom17 days ago
I Thought I Was Going to Have to Bury My Best Friend
I met this precious baby boy on August 19, 2016. One day while sitting outside enjoying the Georgia weather and playing with the best dog in the world, whose name is Thor, a tragedy happened. What was...