Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Rescue groups and their fabulous canine calendars
The words “noble, wise and downright precious” describe 2010’s pack of calendar dog models. Across the country, nonprofit animal welfare groups have assembled some of the most irresistible faces, and all you have to do to see them is click below. Even better, by purchasing one of these calendars, you’re helping yourself and a good cause at the same time. Don’t delay—time’s flying! P.S.: Check in with your local rescue and shelter groups, who may also be offering calendars—support your home-town heroes!
American Black & Tan Coonhound Rescue
BADRAP’s “My Dog Is Family” or “Happy Endings”
Barks of Love
Border Collie Rescue of Northern California
Canine Companions for Independence’s “Guide Dogs” or “SF 49ers and Canine Companions”
Dogs Deserve Better
Downtown Dog Rescue
For the Love of Rescues
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation’s “Makin’ Me Smile”
National Mill Dog Rescue
New Beginnings Dog Rescue
Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
Saving Shelter Pets
Southeastern Greyhound Club’s “Growing Up Greyhound”
Sula Foundation’s “The Pit Bulls of New Orleans”
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation “Celebrity Pet Calendar”
The Unexpected Pit Bull
We've included some of the actual pages from DogJoy for you to view above!
The Bark has published thousands of smiling dog photos in the magazine and online—for the past 8 years it has become our readers' favorite feature. Now, DogJoyassembles the best of the pack—presenting proof positive that dogs not only smile, but also laugh, grin, snicker and even share jokes. Highlighted by personal stories and peppered with charming observations, the collection includes a foreword by best-selling author Ann Patchett. With over 500 delightful photographs, DogJoyproves that there is no greater happiness than seeing a beloved dog smile—dog lovers everywhere will adore this wonderful collection. Find out how to get YOUR dog on the cover, see below. Click here to see a sample of DogJoy. Order online at thebark.com/shop.
Look at them squirming and rolling and leaping and laughing and let them do what dogs do best: give us an effervescent dose of wordless euphoria.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT DOGJOY
“This is one of my favorite books … you’ll love it!”
“Feeling a little blue? Take two DogJoys, and call your friends in the morning … and tell them that this exquisitely uplifting book will brighten the darkest day!”
“Dogs know the secret to happiness, and DogJoy proves it—my dog Earl smiled all day, and it was contagious. It’s one of the reasons we love our little guys.”
Publication Date: October 15, 2009
List Price: $16.95/$21.99 CAN
Size: 5" x 7", 192 pages
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Good Dog: Activities & Sports
Powder, hard pack, drift, blizzard—whatever you call it, snow’s a fact of winter life in many parts of the country. It covers our favorite paths and can turn casual outings into endurance sports. What’s a pup and her person to do when it’s colder than a three-dog night?
Well, as it turns out, plenty. If you can walk, you can snowshoe or cross-country ski, and if you’re even moderately skilled on those skis, you can skijor, too. The best part is, your dog can join you, and she doesn’t have to be a Husky to enjoy the experience. Aerobic, calorie-burning and low-impact, all three activities are pretty simple to learn. Except for skijoring—canine-assisted cross-country skiing—the pace is slow, and dogs are often happy to let you break a trail for them, especially if the snow is fresh and deep.
If you’re just starting, rental equipment is the way to go. That allows you to try a variety of brands and types to find out what suits you best before investing in your own. Your dog’s needs are even simpler: unless she’s a Malamute or another double-coated breed, she’ll need a jacket to keep her warm, and something to protect her feet—booties or a paw wax made for dogs—is a good idea. Skijoring requires a padded belt for you, an x-back harness for the pup and a towline to connect the two of you.
So, how much fun can you have with your dog in the snow? Enough to warm you both up nicely. Watch these action videos for some cool fun.
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