Modern Dog Blogs
September 29, 2008 by Karin

Kaya shines in her Fab Dog collar inset with real Swarovski crystals.

Priced by size, these dazzling collars come in a rainbow of colours at

September 26, 2008 by Karin

Kaya walks down memory lane in her puffy vest. Don't recognize the iconic ears peeking out of the hood? A Mickey Mouse appliqué on the back will jog your childhood memories!

Down vest by Creative Yoko, $27.

September 25, 2008 by Karin

Mr. Big is one hip hound in this pimpin' hoodie with gold chain and paw medallion appliqué.

American Pup Thug hoodie comes in black and pink for your punk princess as well. Available in XXS - M.

September 24, 2008 by Karin

Hug tally: 100 and counting! Cuddly n' cozy in a pretty prepster Polo, Esther is ready for the cool, fashionable days of Fall.

Easy-care Angora-nylon blend Striped Polo with Pom Poms by the Dog Squad, $39.

September 23, 2008 by Karin

Let loose your inner tiger with RuffLuv’s Eye of the Tiger hoodie. Studded with gold and silver for a tough lookin’ outside and made of fleece for a snugly inside, it’s a sure bet Rover will think it’s the cat’s meow!


September 22, 2008 by Karin

Kaya does fashion and function in her Owen and Olivia French Fleur collar and leash set. The lightweight, durable canvas collar and lead are perfect for the active dog who likes the finer things in life.

Owen and Olivia French Fleur collar for large breeds size M - XXL, $28 and lead, $36.


Politicians and government officials, take heed – if you don’t think animals are important enough to be included in your region’s evacuation plan, you are dead wrong. And some of your citizens will sacrifice their lives to prove it.

The mayhem that occurred when hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans was a stark example of the bond people share with their pets. When I travelled to the city to rescue animals in the weeks that followed, I encountered evidence of this Read more...
September 19, 2008 by Karin

Sweet Rose goes glam in a Goth-inspired Hello Kitty Lilydress by Little Lily and Royal Gold collar by Lupine. What's next, black toe pawlish?

For more Little Lily or Lupine styles and a list of retailers, go to and

September 18, 2008 by Karin

A lazy afternoon in a rocking chair on the porch is what old man Mr. Big has on his mind. Cozy in his knit sweater and swanky fedora, it'll be a fine afternoon indeed.

Barking Baby's Fine Fedora with red feather and trim is $24 at and last season Fox & Hounds sweater,



I was surprised when several shelter managers told me they don’t hire job applicants who declare they love animals more than people. I’ve never been ashamed to count myself in this category.

After years of fighting it, I’m finally starting to realize that saving animals, whether you’re a shelter worker or an independent rescuer, is a hopeless mission destined to fail unless the help of others in the community is enlisted. For the rescuer, that means cultivating a



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