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Tails Are Wagging for Carol Guzy
Dog-loving photographer wins fourth Pulitzer Prize
We’re so proud—but not surprised—that occasional Bark contributor and certified dog lover Carol Guzy won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography this week. Guzy earned the honor, along with fellow Washington Post shooters Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti, for up-close portraits of grief and desperation after the 2010 Haitian earthquake. This is Guzy’s fourth Pulitzer, which makes her the first...
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Interesting Dog-Lovers Stop by Bark’s Open Thread
Like our first goodie bag winner
Last week, we launched Off Leash, our first-ever open thread. We weren’t sure what to expect when we decided to create a space for real-time conversations with no rules (other than common courtesy), so we were thrilled when so many of you showed up to speak your mind. Your helpful advice, informed opinions, experiences and passion remind us why we do the work we do. So we’re making it a regular...
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Did You Miss Reveille This Week?
Canine mascots rule NCAA basketball this year
We were so focused on the all-dog men’s final in NCAA basketball (UConn Huskies versus Butler Bulldogs), we overlooked a canine presence in the women’s final on Tuesday night. The 2011 Women’s Champion Texas A&M University Aggies are represented by a seemingly counterintuitive canine mascot, a Rough Collie named Reveille. The tradition dates back to 1931, when a group of A&M cadets...
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Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals” Coming to New York
Will the Chinese artist and government critic be allowed to come too?
It’s funny how an interest in dogs takes you places. This morning, I was drawn in by the photo of a giant dog head sculpture in The New York Times. It’s part of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac series, which will be installed outside the New York City’s Plaza Hotel in May.   Wanting to know more about this inspiring canine, I ended up learning about an inspiring artist—Ai Weiwei. A longtime...
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Pull This! Green Job for Dogs
Putting pullers to work—for the fun of it
We’re always looking for opportunities to green up our lives with dogs. So when Daphne Lewis sent us this video of her Chinooks hauling bamboo, we knew we’d hit one of those eco trifectas: Enlisting dogs who love to pull in the enterprise of helping to thin an ur-sustainable crop with no power tools. It was so simple and—based on the sacked out forms of Brett and Rosy after a day’s work—...
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Harness Flower Power for Senior Dogs
Spring fundraiser brightens gardens and old dogs’ days
We love us some old dogs here at Bark. (Evidence #1: Febuary/March issue.) Several of us share our homes with aging pups, and all of us have been touched by a senior dog somewhere along the way. But we also know homelessness hits this population hard—shelters often can’t afford the medical care, such as expensive dental work. Cold and concrete kennels can be especially tough on arthritic dogs....
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Meet the Trainer Behind the Amazing Jesse
Simple advice from a training wunderkind
If you’re a dog lover, you’ve probably seen “Useful Dog Tricks performed by Jesse.” The YouTube video has clocked more than 9-and-a-half million hits to date—so someone is watching the wirehaired Terrier with Cleopatra eyes chew the scenery (metaphorically, only). With an always-wagging tail, the tri-colored Jack Russell merrily opens and closes drawers, turns a lamp off and on, cleans...
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Tell Us About Your Dog Park
For our story on the state of the state of dog parks
As many of you know, Bark was founded in 1997, as a newsletter to advocate for off-leash dog parks in Berkeley, Calif. Since then we’ve grown into a glossy magazine but we continue to follow the progress of off-leash areas across the country, from Provincetown to Seattle to Minneapolis and beyond.   For our summer issue, we’re looking at the state of dog parks—and we need your input. Where are...
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Spring Showers Bring Flowers and Some Risks for Dogs
Beware foxtails, slug bait, busy wildlife and more
Harley leaping for joy.
If it wasn’t for the stubborn little crocuses in my front yard, I’d be hard-pressed to believe spring has come to Seattle. But officially the season has sprung, and in most parts of the country, the change is happy news for dogs, who will be spending more time sniffing, romping and rolling in the outdoors. Hooray!   While longer, warmer days bring joy to our hearts, they bring some risks to our...
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A Few Legislators Cross the Aisle to Defeat Puppy Mills
Track and support the PUPS bill
While state legislators duke it out over efforts to regulate breeding, with the specific aim of shutting down puppy mills in states like Wisconsin, Missouri and Illinois, four U.S. Representatives are going after unregulated, large-scale commercial breeding operations on a national level. On February 28, two Democrats and two Republicans introduced H.R. 835, the Puppy Uniform Protection and...

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