The Manchester Dogs Home in Manchester, England, is able to re-home about 4,000 dogs per year, which is a remarkable achievement. Unfortunately, that number represents just a third of the dogs taken in. A 35-year-old Web designer named Sean Le Vegan has decided to do something about the problem, and he has chosen a. . .
If you’ve ever wondered just how big a dog’s heart can be, check out the story of Joe, the little Yorkshire Terrier, who stood up to a 100-pound black bear that walked right through the front door. Joe’s owner, Deborah Epstein, was recovering from a car accident earlier in the week and was home along with her best friend, Joe. She accidentally left the. . .
Megan McArdle writes about economics, business, and public policy and has served as a columnist for magazines such as The Atlantic and Newsweek. In her latest article on bloomberg.com, she describes her decision to purchase pet insurance for her new Bullmastuff, Fitzgerald. Since McArdle is an economic conservative, she realizes that some people may be surprised by her decision, so she. . .
Older dogs are notoriously difficult to place in forever homes, for an obvious reason: it would be painful to fall in love with a dog only to have it pass away after a short time. Los Angles-based Lori Fusaro shared that feeling and says that, in the past, ““I didn’t think my heart could take it, so I wasn’t willing to. . .
You know we love dogs here at Orvis. You may also have noticed, we love dog videos. Now, we want to see video of YOUR dogs being their lovable, silly, adorable selves. So get out those smartphones and start filming!
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Dogs with disabilities are often the first to be euthanized at local dog shelters because their medical care is a financial hardship. That why the North Shore Animal League America created a sponsor program in which the animals are rescued from the local shelters ans sponsored by generous animal lovers. Once such sponsor was a . . .
Here’s a wonderful story of a blind little Pomeranian who was rescued from a puppy mill, survived cancer, and is now an Internet sensation.
Jack’s life, like those of many popular breeds, started in a wire cage. Yup, the cute little dog was rescued from a puppy mill in Indiana. Evidence of his dark beginnings is in his canine teeth, which show signs of wear and tear. As a puppy mill dog, Jack developed. . .
This morning, I ran across this fascinating online edition of a 1902 book, Dog Shows and Doggy People, by C.H. Lane, F.Z.S. (The letters mark his as a Fellow of the Zoological Society, London.) The book offers a wonderful window into how dogs were treated by the aristocracy in turn-of-the-century. . .