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Dog (Price) Tag: $230K
One man's dog cost more than a house
german shepherd dog foster breed rescue help shelter adoption fee
The most I paid for any of my dogs was $75. That was the shelter pull fee for my late Catahoula, Desoto, from the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans. Needless to say, he was priceless. As a breed rescue volunteer in the Chicago area, I have seen adoption fees range from $200–$350. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, one month of heartworm and flea/tick preventative, and basic obedience...
Blog: JoAnna Lou
Famous Namesakes for Canines
Celebrities serve as an inspiration for naming our pets
Lately, New York is in a bit of a Derek Jeter fever since he became the first Yankee in the team’s history to reach the 3,000-hit plateau. The shortstop has always been popular, and I know several people who’ve named their pets after him. According to the New York Times, there are 33 dogs in New York City registered under the name Jeter, but I’m guessing there are many more Jeters who are not...
Blog: Karen B. London
Company Offers Pet Burials at Sea
Another sign of love for dogs
How people say good-bye to loved ones is a strong indication of how much they were valued. Meaningful or elaborate ceremonies as well as permanent tributes are ways that people show how important someone was to them. Whether it’s the Egyptian pyramids of Giza, King Tutankhamun’s tomb, the mausoleum that includes the Terra Cotta Army of the Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang or the Taj Majal, people...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Vintage Finds: Dog Wallpaper Decals
The instructions were easy: “Damp gummed side with a wet cloth, wait 30 seconds, place in position and rub down gently.” Wallpaper Decals were popular from about the 1930s into the ’50s and were mostly used to decorate a nursery or a child’s bedroom. They were also used to decorate furniture. These dogs were drawn by British artist Lucy Dawson (ca. 1870 to 1954) who was well known for her dog...
Blog: Guest Posts
BYOD Brunch in Philly
Bring your own dog on Saturdays, all summer
When guests stay in Philadelphia’s Kimpton property, the Hotel Palomar, their pets are treated as one of the family. But it’s Square 1682, the hotel’s restaurant, that has taken the furry family experience to a new level—offering Bring Your Own Dog brunches at its outdoor café. Beginning on June 26, and continuing each Saturday throughout the season, guests, tourists and locals will be able to...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Lost Dogs: How to Get Them Back
Important lessons from a decade of missing pet recovery
A few days into a family vacation in faraway Bora Bora, Lynn Janata got an unwelcome email from her dog sitter in Renton, Wash.: We have a situation here. Cali has gone missing. The 14-month-old Australian Shepherd had bolted through an open garage door. Although the sitter took quick action, each time Cali was spotted, she was farther and farther from home. With the help of friends in the...
Blog: Karen B. London
Weather Dogs Have Meteorological Names
“Radar” is very common
Many weather stations have dogs, and they typically have weather-related names, with the name “Radar” being especially common. There is, for example, a dog named “Radar” at WNKY in Bowling Green, one at KPRC in Houston and another at WARN KOTV* in Tulsa. Besides Radar, the following meteorological names have been suggested for dogs at weather stations: Cloudy, Puddles, Snowy, Storm, Sunny,...
Dog Culture: DogPatch
Home Works: Cabin Fever
We’ve got the goods …
Mounted Custom Fishing Lure Boxes Pay tribute to the dog who loves to go fishing with a custommade lure box featuring her name and photograph. Then select two other antique-style lure boxes for this classic mounted keepsake.Vermont Branch Company Hooks These natural birch hooks are ecologically harvested and available in various sizes.Woodland Pet Placemat and Treat Jar Easy-to-clean...
Blog: Guest Posts
More Food Trucks for Pups
Chicago and Atlanta take a bite out of the moveable feast
When we learned about Phydough, a dog-centric food truck in Los Angeles, we thought it was a pretty great idea. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones. Bringing dog food and treats, especially canine ice cream, to the curbs of America appears to be an innovation whose time has come. In the meantime, we’ve learned about a couple other roving treat vans we wanted to tell you about. (And we’d love...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
High Rise Pets
Pups very much at home in Texas tower
In mid-June, when the first owners moved into the Austonian, a 56-story luxury high-rise in Austin’s up-and-coming Second Street District, some of their welcome gift bags included biscuits from the Groovy Dog Bakery. This was just one of many gestures aimed at making new canine residents feel at home. “Anybody who visits Austin can see from the get-go that it’s a pet-friendly city, and during...

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