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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
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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...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Furever Homes: An Animal Rescue Board Game
Can a board game teach your kids about the animal rescue industry? Petsapalooza CEO Carianne Burnley designed Fur- Ever Home: The Animal Rescue Game to increase awareness of the challenges shelters face and dispel some myths about the animals who end up in rescue. Each player runs a shelter in Straytown, where they try to place cats and dogs in their “Fur-Ever Homes.” Players face many of the...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Caring for Your Pets in Hard Times
Even in hard times, pets and people provide for one another
When my husband Greg and I decided to have a child, we figured we would make things work by sharing the responsibilities. What we did not anticipate was Greg shattering his leg in a serious motorcycle accident when our son was five weeks old. Suddenly, I was taking care of an infant, six animals and my husband in a hospital bed while I was still recovering from major abdominal surgery (C-section...
Dog's Life: Travel
Essential Hiking Gear for You and Your Dog
This information has been adapted from Dan Nelson’s Best Hikes With Dogs: Western Washington, 2nd Ed. Hiking is a great way to reconnect with both nature and your dog. On the hiking trail, away from cell phones and other distractions, you and your co-pilot can truly bond as you feel the terrain beneath your feet, take in the unfiltered beauty of nature and stop to smell the clover (or anything...
Dog's Life: DIY
DIY Home Ideas
Readers share tips
Double duty When Dan and Amy Weinberg of Galloway, Ohio, couldn’t find a raised triple feeder that suited their tastes and their German Shepherds’ height, Dan made one to measure from a Corian countertop, then built and stained a hardwood base for it to rest on. Outside, Dan looked at a log and saw a water-bowl holder. First, he carved a bowl-sized hole, then drilled through the log and...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Editor's Picks
Stylish Soultions
A. Sam’s Short Chaise Furniture with an impeccable pedigree, this chaise is just one of several gorgeous pieces created by “designer to the slobs” Debbie Wiener. Covered with Crypton fabric, it’s scratch-proof, stain-proof and dog-hair repelling, making it perfect for households with canines and kids. B. Basketweave Pet Mat Chilewich puts remnants from its signature woven floor mats to good...

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