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What’s the Best Way to Find a Lost Dog?
Tech help includes a smartphone-scannable pet ID tag
Last week, my friend John’s dog slipped her collar during a walk and sprinted off. It was two long, miserable days and sleepless nights before Lily was discovered, dirty and shivering not so far from where she had made her ill-advised dash. The man who discovered her wrapped her in his coat, created a little leash from string in his bag (à la McGyver) and took a cell phone photo that he sent to...
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Outfoxing Foxtails
New hood aims to provide protection for field dogs
Foxtails are nasty—pure and simple. If you have a meadow-loving dog and live in a region with these barbed grasses, you know what I’m talking about. Known by different names in different parts of the country, these plants have hard seed-bearing structures with sharp points at one end and microscopic barbs. When they become embedded in a dog’s fur, paws, ears, nostrils or eyes, they work their...
Dog's Life: Travel
Have Dog, Will Travel: Southern Comfort
Nashville
Country music is the big draw in Nashville—home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, honky-tonks, and pickin’ parties. But there’s more. Think southern hospitality with a hip vibe and a pup-loving beat. AAA ranked Nashville among the top ten cities to visit with a dog, and one reason is the Hermitage Hotel, where pups merrily pad in the footsteps of six presidents,...
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Rescued Pit Bull Loves Bunnies
A St. Louis stray recovers among chicks, lambs, rabbits and more.
As you can imagine, we get loads of fabulous dog images from Bark readers—handsome, adorable, funny and inspiring dogs of every stripe. But when Parfait arrived over the transom, we stopped in our tracks: Who is this recovering beauty with a harem of rabbits?   A little more than a month ago, Parfait was a feral, starving dog living on the streets of North St. Louis, a neighborhood known for dog...
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Time to Kick the Dog Out of Your Bed?
C.D.C. study: Pets can be dangerous bedfellows.
Why does someone always want to rain on the parade? Here are countless people and pets—my household very much included—enjoying perfectly wonderful and healthy nights together, when some buzzkill at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention starts throwing around zoonoses and pathogens, even bubonic plague!   I read about the C.D.C study warning about the risks of pets in your bed in The New...
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Let’s Go for Walk
The singing-songwriting groomer strikes the right note, again
Last year, we posted the video for “Dog Hair in Everything I Do,” written and performed by Randi Breese, as well as a Q&A with the singing-songwriting dog groomer from Lodi, Ohio. She’s back with another tune, “Let’s Go for a Walk.” This time she captures the simple joy of this daily ritual, which put a little bounce in my Monday. Enjoy, below, and then grab a leash.
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Our Dogs Make Poets of Us
Declare your love in rhyme, and maybe win a prize
I’ve been really enjoying the sweet odes des chiens on our Facebook page. In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, Bark has been greasing the wheels of heartfelt expression by inviting readers to convey your love for your dogs in verse on our Facebook page. The results so far convince me that our dogs make poets of us.   Here are two early entries that capture the spirit of the thing.   From Lisa Litz-...
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He Will Draw Your Dog
Artist turns hobby into fundraiser for shelters and rescues
At night, after his full-time job as a software test manager at Lockheed Martin, Paul Atzmiller makes pencil drawings of all types of animals, especially dogs. It’s been a hobby for 25 years. But in the last 11 years, that hobby turned into something more.   “Way back in 1998-99, some of my co-workers saw my animal drawings in my module at work and asked if I would draw their dogs,” the Littleton...
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Sled Dog Massacre
British Columbia tour company kills 100 dogs
As most of you who read this blog regularly know, I have a rescue sled dog. So I have a special fondness of these working dogs of the north, but it doesn’t take any special kinship to be sickened by the story of 100 sled dogs slaughtered in British Columbia, Canada. According to the story posted on HuffPo, a tour company near Whistler ordered the killing of 100 of its 300 dogs due to a downturn...
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The Jazz Puppy
Have you seen the singing, piano-playing Schnoodle?
There are a lot of singing dogs on YouTube. But Tucker is the first I’ve seen who sings and plays. Not just sings and plays, but performs. There is a Glenn Gould feeling about it that really blows my mind. According to the “KennedyFamily99,” he wasn’t trained to play; it’s not a trick. And he practices a few times a day, that’s better than most folks taking lessons.

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