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Let the Fur Fly
Pilots volunteer time and energy to transport homeless pups to a better future.
When Bark editor Claudia Kawczynska adopted Kit and Holly from a rescue in Kentucky last Christmas, she learned the shelter had a program for sending dogs to new homes in the North but not out West where she lives. A little more digging to find a ride for the puppies revealed a formal and informal network of individuals and organizations working together—supported by countless Internet posters...
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October Is Adopt-A-Dog Month
Five reasons why adopting beats buying—not including, it’s the right thing to do.
In the effort to promote adoption for all the RIGHT REASONS (such as, saving dogs from euthanasia and avoiding fueling puppy mills), a few practical truths get lost, including the fact that adopting from a shelter or rescue has some qualitative advantages over buying. In honor of American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month, we break it down for you. 1. Support and Smarts. Shelter staffers and volunteers...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
October 5th 2009
Smiling Dogs
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Love Story
Must-see video: An orangutan and a hound dog are BFF.
Blog: Weekly Smilers
September 28th 2009
Smiling Dogs
Blog: Guest Posts
New Rules
Wisconsin fights status as “magnet” for puppy mills.
A bill currently in committee could change Wisconsin’s status as a state with almost no oversight of breeding operations. As usual, it’s a compromise--establishing standards of care, such as providing each dog with enough food, shelter and opportunity for exercise, for breeding operations with 25 or more dogs. It also requires a veterinarian’s certificate of health be provided to buyers and...
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Walk Tall
It’s good for you and your pup.
A TV is never going to drop a leash in your lap or look mournfully out the window at all the other human-dog duos walking by. In a recent story exclusively for TheBark.com, Dr. Dawn Marcus explored the health upside to living with a dog, starting with his or her role as a personal trainer/motivational barker. And once you and your dog are getting a daily dose of exercise, all sorts of health...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
September 21st 2009
Smiling Dogs
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Blog: Weekly Smilers
September 14th 2009
Smiling Dogs
Blog: Guest Posts
Strokes for The Bark
Like canine pals, we respond to praise.
The Bark received a couple media treats recently and, well, we wagged our tails.  In the “Magazine Rack” column on MediaPost.com, William G. McGee found lots to love in our July/August 2009 issue. He writes, “…even those without a love for furry friends could find something compelling in these pages. Really.” And it’s with a certain amount of pride we realized we made Asylum UK magazine’s list of...

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