Come on in—the reading’s fine. If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll find it in stories about a cross-country rescue, how one man instigated a puppy mill bust, how children learn kindness and how a Texas terrier is lending a nose to help endangered sea turtles. Looking for ways to save money? We have tips on stretching your vet dollars as well as recipes for tasty home-cooked meals. Bark behaviorists Patricia McConnell and Sophia Yin give us the inside scoop on the differences between male and female dogs and a lesson plan for sidewalk scavengers. Plus pup-friendly cars, Pablo, Pixar, Percy and much, much more.
FEATURES Gender Gap—Do male and female dogs learn differently? By Patricia McConnell Ranger Ridley—A Texas terrier helps a species threatened with extinction. By Andrew Guthrie Teaching Kindness—Children learn to become animal advocates. By Rikke Jorgensen Dog & Driver—How to find the perfect car for your perfect pup. By Maureen McDonald
ESSAYS & POETRY A Rescue Trip—Holly and Kit come home. By Claudia Kawczynska In Tribute—Chip. By Brian Stauffer Team Building—An anxious dog learns to weave. By Robert Rodi Two Percy Poems—By Mary Oliver Love, Squared—By Laurie M. Knight