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Holiday Pooch Patrol
Bark readers get festive with their pups!
Thanks for the fantastic, funny, beautiful and poignant holiday photos. There wasn’t a disappointing shot in the bunch. It was such a joy to see them all—that is, until we had to narrow them down to a manageable slideshow. There was no science, believe us. Some photos struck a nostalgic chord, while others exuded undeniable holiday cheer (one or two pups look like they may have gotten into the...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
December 21 2009 - Smiling Dog
Blog: Guest Posts
Walking Tall
More evidence dogs are great exercise buddies.
Researchers at the University of Missouri found that people walking shelter dogs versus people walking with other people were more consistent about walking and showed a far greater improvement in fitness. Tara Parker Pope reported on The New York Times’ Well blog that human walking partners often discouraged each other from getting out, while dogs, well, we all know how dogs feel about walkies...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
December 14th 2009 - Smiling Dogs
Dog's Life: Humane
Dogs On Board
Operation Roger: Truckers hauling rescue dogs home
When Marty discovered Jackson (bottom, left), shunned by a pack of wild dogs in a Louisiana swamp, he rescued the Beagle-mix, assuming he was another Hurricane Katrina victim. After some time, Marty became ill and could no longer care for his dog. Eventually, poor Jackson ended up in a shelter—homeless again. When a rescue organization in Lakeside, Calif., offered to take Jackson it seemed a...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Calendar Dogs
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...
Blog: Guest Posts
FDA Launches A Pet Health and Safety Widget
An easy way to share alerts and tips
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a pet health and safety widget for consumers this week as part of “an ongoing effort to provide timely, user-friendly, public health information.” The widget is an easy-to-load application ideal for dog-centric bloggers and website editors. It provides the latest from the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine on everything from how to report a food...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
December 7th 2009 - Smiling Dogs
Dog Culture: Reviews
Smiling Dogs Now Have a Book!
 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...
Blog: Guest Posts
Mark Your Calendars
Pedigree Dogs Exposed on BBC America, Dec. 10
If you missed "Pedigree Dogs Exposed" last year--BBC’s hard-hitting look at the devastating cost of breeding for the show ring in Great Britain--it’s back. Through interviews with scientists, vets, historians, activists and representatives from the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the documentary catalogs how many purebred dogs suffer severe illness, pain,...

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