Doggy Photo Booth Helps Shelter Dogs Find Their Forever Homes

Doggy Photo Booth Helps Shelter Dogs Find Their Forever Homes

Category: Inspire
In a genius effort to help dogs find their forever homes, the Humane Society of Utah teamed up with professional photographer Guinnevere Shuster to create photo booth style portraits of dogs available for adoption. That the resultant photos were super-cute surprised no one. more

The Xoloitzcuintli

Category: Breeds
With his striking appearance and generally-hairless body, the Xoloitzcuintli is certainly one of the most unique dogs you’ll ever see. As it turns out, the breed’s fascinating history is just as unique.  How do you pronouce pronounced Xoloitzcuintli? Simply--show-low-eats-queent-lee—is derived from the Nahuatl language. Xolotl is the Aztec god of life and death, and itzcuintli translates as dog. Bit of a mouthful, isn’t it? That’s why, most often, he’s referred to by his shortened name: the Xolo.  more
Are You Stressing Out Your Dog?

Are You Stressing Out Your Dog?

Category: Dog Training
You—or, more particularly, your personality and your lifestyle—may be stressing out your dog. New research shows that the stress level in dogs mirrors the stress level in their owners. more

The Surprising Truth About Why Dog Euthanasia Increases During The Holidays

Category: Dog Life
Ask any veterinarian when they euthanize the most dogs, and they will tell you “during the Winter holidays.”  In fact, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, the nation’s largest provider of in-home end of life care for pets, will see an increase of 20-50% in home visits for euthanasia or hospice care the weeks following both Thanksgiving and Christmas. You may not imagine there being a season for this, but there is, for a few reasons:  more

Don’t Call Your Dog! Why You Should Never Call a Stray or Loose Dog

Category: Dog Life
I know—if your dog has escaped and is running loose or if you encounter a stray, it sounds crazy-stupid when I say, “don’t call the dog.” You’re probably thinking, “but he always comes to me when I call him” or “how will I get the dog to come to me then?” The answer is by calming him and attracting him to come to you, and I will explain how to do so. But first let me explain why calling a dog can cause him to run from you (and when a dog runs, pretty much everyone chases after the dog, which is the worst thing you can do!). more


Dog of the Week!

Meet: Titan