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Dog's Life: Halloween Central
Halloween Parade for Humans Who Enjoy Dressing Up Dogs
New York's East Village tradition
On October 22, New York’s best-dressed dogs came to the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, held in the park’s dog run. Ubaldo came wearing the neon green “mankini” thong made famous in the movie Borat. He debuted this outfit earlier in the year at the New York City Dachshund Meetup Group pageant. That event requires each dog have three changes of costume. This was his swimwear...
Blog: JoAnna Lou
Pet Ministries on the Rise
Churches are sponsoring groups for animal lovers
Dogs have become an important part of our culture and more and more places are starting to welcome and accommodate pets. It's becoming common to see hotels with dog beds, stores with water dishes out front and even car companies designing vehicles with pets in mind. Religious groups are no exception. Churches have long held blessing of the animal events and some are even inviting pets to...
Blog: Guest Posts
Barkitecture: The Cutting Edge of Dog House Design
Austin showcase raises funds for rescue
I don’t think any of my friends with dogs have a for-real dog house. Most of the pups in my circle have worked it out so the human home—with its couches, beds, plushy rugs, toys, freshly filled water bowls, etc.—is their “dog house.” With these delights, why would they embrace a small, cold, damp box in the corner of the yard? Well, the age of the Spartan, Snoopy-style dog house has passed....
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Kit's corner: TreatToob, Pet Fairy Noshers
New products that tickle a dog’s fancy
A Pez for Pooches Kit is wild for a new kind of treat dispenser that holds especially high-value delicacies (liverwurst, peanut butter or homemade puréed food). New from Paww, the TreatToob is made from soft, foodgrade silicone. Easy to fill and clean, it’s a great training aid, especially for Kit’s challenging heel work — she stays close by when the ’Toob is in hand. $8.95 paww.com (for a...
Blog: Karen B. London
The Plush Canines of Childhood
Were yours important to you?
My kids have lots of stuffed animals and many of them are dogs. It makes me feel nostalgic to see them play with the dogs, which is the second official sign that I’m old. (The first sign was that a few years ago, I began to dress hideously during the worst of the winter weather. Apparently, I had hit the point where I didn’t care what I looked like as long as I was warm.) In a recent...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Home Works: Best picks of domestic design
Stylish & Practical - $99 New from Crypton, the Throver, a stylish, durable throw that’s both soft and comfortable. Use it as a blanket to protect a sofa or as cover for your car’s back seat. The Throver is not only odor-resistant, it also offers complete stain, moisture, mildew and bacteria protection, plus cleans up easily in the washing machine. It measures 48 by 54 inches and comes in...
Blog: JoAnna Lou
Saying Thanks
Who are the important people in your dog's life?
From political platforms to airing grievances, award show acceptance speeches give celebrities 30 seconds to fill the air with whatever is most important to them. Game of Thrones actor and winner of the Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award on Sunday night, Peter Dinklage, showed how much he loves his pup, Kevin, when he thanked his dog sitter in his acceptance speech, perhaps a first in the show's...
Dog's Life: Travel
Explore Southwest Utah
Have Dog, Will Travel
While fall days find New England country roads clogged with leaf-peepers, southwestern Utah’s high desert is wide open and radiant. Here, the autumn sun illuminating sandstone bluffs rivals any maple grove. And in September and October, still-warm days and cool nights make this a great time and place for outdoor adventures. An excellent home base for dog-friendly fun is Red Mountain Resort in...
Blog: Guest Posts
Happy 21st Birthday Betsy!
Scottsdale senior pup posts another year of donuts and chicken
Last August, I posted a blog about a Pomeranian-mix named Betsy on her 20th birthday. Not many dogs enjoy 20 good years. So I couldn't pass up a chance to say, happy birthday, as she adds one more candle to her cake. Tomorrow, the former injured stray turns 21—that’s pushing well past the century mark in canine years. She’ll be celebrating the big day with her peeps James and Meryl Tulin, her...
Blog: JoAnna Lou
Budgeting for Dog Expenses
The ASPCA and Mint.com calculate annual and monthly pet costs
Dog lovers don't need a survey to tell us that we spend a lot of money on our pups. But exactly how big is our pet budget? The ASPCA calculated basic annual expenses for a variety of pets (not including one-time purchases, like a crate or leash). According to their survey, the average medium dog incurs the following costs per year: Food - $118 Recurring Medical - $236.30 Toys/Treats...

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