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Good News Out of Pennsylvania
Governor Rendell signs new animal welfare law.
A Golden Retriever named Maggie celebrated with her co-pilot, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, when he signed House Bill 39 last Thursday. The new law sets expanded guidelines for the care of dogs, specifying certain procedures must be performed by a veterinarian. This is especially good news for puppy mill dogs, who will now be spared the pain of things like ear-cropping and Caesarean births...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
August 31st 2009
Smiling Dogs
Blog: Contests
Enter the Crypton “Home Away from Home” Contest
Is your local shelter’s lobby looking a little … well … tired? Is its adoption or “meet and greet” room a bit frayed around the edges? Crypton Fabric is here to help brighten up one of these areas with some of its colorful and durable products. Nominate your favorite shelter in 100 words or less—tell us what’s needed to make one of its public areas more inviting. Post as a comment below by...
Blog: Guest Posts
Alert: Home Office Danger
Dog lacerates tongue in a paper shredder.
We often write about the joys—and challenges—of having your dog by your side when you work. We’ve even outlined some rules of the road, including keeping paper shredders unplugged. But when it comes to shredders we were worried about tails and ears. Now, we add tongues to that list and special urgency to the warning. You’ll understand when you read about a sweet Miami mutt named Diamond, who...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Pup-Worthy Picks
To mark the end of summer’s dog days, we’re sharing a few of the products that have kept us company all season long. Kangaroom Pet Pouch If you’re like us, you’re constantly struggling to keep all your dog gear in one place. So we bet you’ll be as thrilled as we were with the Kangaroom Pet Pouch, which organizes all the dogs’ must-haves—from treats to brushes—in a single, tidy, carry-along...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
August 24th 2009
Smiling Dogs
Send us your smiling dog! We LOVE them and we WANT yours! When you e-mail your photo, be sure to include your dog's name in both the subject line and as the title of the photo. We pick 40 favorites to appear in each issue of our magazine (published six times a year). All the others will be posted online weekly. Look for yours to appear soon!
Guardians of Being
MUTTS’ Patrick McDonnell on his new book, Guardians of Being
Q: Tell us about Guardians of Being and how the project came about. A: Guardians of Being reminds us why we love our companion animals. While we are lost in our thoughts and busyness of everyday life, they have become the key to the present moment, our guardians of being. In his books, Eckhart Tolle often says that true happiness is found in simple things, but you need to be present. He says...
Magazine: Web Exclusives
Web Exclusives: Sept/Oct 2009
Expand your horizons here.
Welcome to our web exclusives. This is where you’ll find new and topical articles, instructions, links for taking action, multi-media bonuses and expanded versions of material in the print magazine. Enjoy!  Exclusives and Extras Dog-o-Lanterns How to sculpt a special Halloween pumpkin By Terri Hardin Guinness the Smiling Dog Letter to the editor By Ann McLean Goose Buster Who you gonna call...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
August 17th 2009
Smiling Dogs
Send us your smiling dog! We LOVE them and we WANT yours! When you e-mail your photo, be sure to include your dog's name in both the subject line and as the title of the photo. We pick 40 favorites to appear in each issue of our magazine (published six times a year). All the others will be posted online weekly. Look for yours to appear soon!
Blog: Guest Posts
Puppies Behind Bars
Prison dog-training program on Fresh Air.
Fresh Air guest host Dave Davies provides a wonderful introduction to Puppies Behind Bars (listen online), a nonprofit organization that lets inmates train bomb-sniffing dogs and companion animals for war veterans. Gloria Gilbert Stoga, founder and president of Puppies Behind Bars; Nora Moran, a former inmate who now works for the group; and Iraq War veteran Marine Cpl. Paul Bang-Knudsen...

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