In this, our summer issue, we go outdoors, seeking the discoveries, joys and unexpected encounters that await us and our intrepid co-pilots during these warm months. We start with our Editors’ Outward Hound picks and tips—did you know that you can train your dog to find naturally shed deer antlers? These make great “organic” chews. Or did you know that many ski resorts allow dogs and their well-behaved owners to use their gondolas in the off season, ride high up, and have a breathtaking walk down?
Home, as we all know, is where the dogs are. Nothing brought that more to light than Hurricane Katrina, whose five-year remembrance is being marked this year; go online to read award-winning Katrina stories from the pages of Bark. In this issue, we examine the idea of “home” from many angles, including home delivery of professional services and home-insurance companies’ breed restrictions. We look at the challenging and, need I add, depressing, topic of animal hoarders: those who, with good if misguided intentions, do irreparable harm to the animals they take in.