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October 9, 2008 by Karin
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Comfy in her cotton backpack, Rose can carry her own toys to the park for an afternoon of fetch.

Velcro and drawstring backpack with roomy storage pouch. foufoudog.com

October 7, 2008 by Karin
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Kaya's California cool in her electric blue and sunshine orange-spotted collar and lead set by Gwen Gear, San Fransisco. Who wants to hit the waves?

Dolores Blue Dog Collar, $33 and matching lead, $38. gwengear.com

October 7, 2008 by Connie Wilson

 

One of the most anticipated pet industry trade shows of the year is the HH Backer Christmas show held for three days every October in the windy city of Chicago.  With two floors chock-full of exhibitors representing everything from the latest in pet food products to just-off-the-runway pet attire, you really have to hustle to take it all in. As usual, we've sourced the best and most interesting products which

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October 6, 2008 by Karin
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Rose is all dressed up with somewhere to go - a Fall weekend getaway to the country!

A smart bucket hat in Collegiate plaid by Barking Baby, $36. barkingbaby.com 

Cozy in a hand knit SoHo Cable sweater by Style Hounds. stylehoundshandknits.com

October 6, 2008 by Connie Wilson
 

An important part of Modern Dog's mandate is to support the efforts of those who devote time and money helping animals in need. We uphold this mandate through donations, participation and publicity. For instance, we created the Modern Dog Donation Program to help rescue organizations raise funds; through sponsorships we get involved in rescue events throughout North America; and, in each issue of Modern Dog we shine the spotlight on rescue-minded individuals or organizations, bringing

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October 3, 2008 by Karin
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Sherlock "Esther" Holmes tracks down treats in her cashmere plaid coat by Dolores Piscotta.

Taffeta lining and buttons for adjustability, $79. Matching cashmere scarf for humans available! dolorespiscotta.com

October 2, 2008 by Karin
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Mr. Big can still run laps around us in the rain in his waterproof tracksuit by Monkey Daze.

Crystal skull on back for fun; reflective stripes on legs and removable fleece liner for function. $60, monkeydaze.com. Available at

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October 1, 2008 by Connie Wilson

If you're considering adding a canine companion to the household mix, I hope you will consider a shelter dog. There are millions of dogs languishing in shelters, waiting for their forever homes, often-times given up not because they were bad dogs, but simply because their humans didn't realize the responsibility required in keeping them. And don't let the excuse of wanting a specific breed stop you from choosing a rescue, simply Google the breed you're looking for and add "rescue" to the

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October 1, 2008 by Karin
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Esther is fancy-free and dreaming of strolling down The Left Bank in her Dirty Little Dog "Paris Forever" tee.

Handmade and hand-printed in Paris, France, 32 Euro. dirtylittledog.com

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Most open-admission animal shelters house a population segment that the public never sees -- the custody dogs being confined by court order.

Seized as a result of cruelty or neglect cases, or dog aggression, they aren’t up for adoption.  Dependent on a judge’s decree, they languish in kennels under court order without the benefit of human interaction or even the opportunity to breathe fresh air and put their paws in the grass.

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