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Amazing Agility Pig
Louie lobbies for spot on canine team
Louie the pot-bellied pig was special when he would race to the agility field to watch her dogs train. His own aptitude for the sport became clear when she attempted to teach a dog to run through a tunnel and Louis zipped through it instead. Now nine months old, he is campaigning for a spot on the canine display team, which competes at the prestigious Crufts dog show. Do you think a pig should be...
Blog: Guest Posts
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-...
Blog: Guest Posts
Super Bowl Alternatives
Walk your dog, swoon over puppies
I live in Seattle, and walked my dogs during the first quarter of the Seattle Seahawks v. Chicago Bears NFL playoff game a couple weeks ago. I was thrilled with the traffic-free streets of my neighborhood. Many of the blocks around my house don’t have sidewalks, so normally Lulu, Renzo and I have to share the road with too-fast cars. Other than snow days, which paralyze this city, a football...
Dog's Life: Travel
Spotted in Aspen
Doggie adventures on and off the the slopes.
We were overdue for a vacation when my fourth-grader pleaded that we go away for Thanksgiving break.“Anywhere. Even somewhere cold,” Jacob tendered as a concession, knowing that our Dalmatian, Sketch, and I preferred brisk air, whereas he, a southern California native, tended to chill when the mercury dipped below 70. I had barely felt like getting out of bed, let alone town, since the blistering...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Tricks of the Trade
Cold weather walks
Cold Walking
A brisk winter's walk with your dog— what could be better? As invigorating as it is, cold weather brings a new set of challenges, especially if you live in the city. NYC’s Garrett Rosso, an expert urban dog-walker and trainer, tells us how he keeps walks safe and fun for his charges. > Ice-melting chemicals and salt can burn those sweet feet. Before hitting the streets, apply Musher’s Secret...
Blog: Karen B. London
Greetings While Skiing
Dogs make our outing more fun
A few days ago, we received the first really good snowfall of the season in Flagstaff, Ariz., and for my family, that means skiing. Since the downhill slopes are not yet open, we headed out on cross-country skis to enjoy the morning. Before the plows come, it’s good skiing in our neighborhood, starting right at our front door.   As we skied, we saw other hearty souls who love the snow and wanted...
Good Dog: Activities & Sports
Dogsledding
An adventure in the winter woods
I love snow. It makes sweaters warmer and coffee tastier. It makes homes feel cozier. It makes a book and a fireplace seem like everything a reasonable human being could ever need. My reasons for wanting snow tonight had nothing to do with hibernation, though. I was hoping for a quick inch to touch down and cover the ice on the road behind the house. I wanted to be out in the snow before it froze...
Blog: JoAnna Lou
Dog Wash for Cancer
John Paul teams up with NCCF to Wash Away Canine Cancer
I remember when I found out that one in three dogs will be affected by cancer, and half of those cases are fatal. I was at an agility trial in New Jersey and a representative from the National Canine Cancer Foundation was in attendance.  During a break in competition, someone asked everyone to raise their hand if they knew a dog who had been affected by cancer. I was astonished when almost...
Good Dog: Activities & Sports
How to Take Your Dog on a Bicycle Ride
Putting the Pup into Biking
Paco the Portuguese Podengo, riding high on a Surly
Dogs and bicycles aren’t meant to mix. At least, that is what I thought until I met Zoa, a dog-crazy, bike-loving girl from BC. Somehow our cycling-with-dogs experiment developed into longer rides around town, which developed into weekend excursions, which developed into us quitting our jobs, selling everything we owned, and embarking on an epic 10,000-mile bicycle adventure through Europe. Along...
Blog: Karen B. London
Pet Trivia Contest
How much do you know?
American Humane is sponsoring a pet trivia contest through this Friday, Nov. 5. There are six questions in the trivia quiz, and if you answer all of them correctly, you could win a prize package. There are 10 prize packages, and the winners will be chose randomly from all of the entries with six correct answers.   So, if you know what Eddie on Frasier and the RCA icon have in common, what...

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