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How I Met My Dog: State of Grace

How I Met My Dog: State of Grace

Category: Dog Life
The day I turned 44 I found myself living in an apartment, on my own and dog-less, each for the very first time. What a way to spend my birthday! Over time, I nursed my heart and settled into a lonely routine. I wanted to bring a dog home to my sixth floor place but worried that might be self-serving and unfair. A colleague suggested fostering and I received my first foster from ARF (the Animal Rescue Foundation, London, Ontario) in early February 2009. Four weeks later this abandoned adult dog was re-homed with a wonderful forever family and I was alone again. more
A New Breed of Therapy

A New Breed of Therapy

Category: Inspire
Lisa Peacock has always loved animals, which is fortunate, as they’ve helped her through some very tough times. As a young girl growing up in Arizona, she begged her dad for a pet, so he got her a rabbit and then surprised the whole family with a loveable puppy named Bruiser at Christmas. Tragically, it was the last Christmas they spent together—Lisa’s father was killed in the Northwest Airlines Flight 255 plane crash on August 16, 1987. Lisa was just nine years old. “My life,” she said, “was turned upside down.” more
19 Dog Gestures

19 Dog Gestures and What They Mean

Category: Dog Training
Dogs read our gestures, like pointing, better than any other animal. Neither wolves nor chimpanzees follow our gestures as well as dogs. But are we equally adept at reading our dogs’ gestures?  more
Wobbler Syndrome

Wobbler Syndrome

Category: Health
Cervical Spondylomyelopathy, also known as wobbler syndrome, is a neurological condition in dogs that affects their cervical spine, or neck region. A compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots, wobbler syndrome gets its name from the characteristic “wobbly” walk that affected dogs typically display from the disease. more
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True Love Never Dies

Category: Dog Life
Imagine, if you will, watching your beloved dog pass away (I know, bear with me), only to see her be reincarnated many times over as a new puppy, helping people along their life’s journey—until, finally, she finds her way back to you. Is there a more heart-string-tugging premise? We certainly don’t think so, and neither do dog-loving Hollywood heavyweights Dennis Quaid and Lasse Hallström. Mark your calendars; you’re not going to want to miss this movie... more

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