As summer’s not-so-lazy days give way to autumn’s cool breezes and falling leaves, we delve into good work being done here and abroad. We tell you how amazing, life-saving “disaster” dogs are identified and trained, what’s being done to help street dogs in an island paradise and about the perils of breeding for looks. We also talk it up with three dog-loving writers and find out the part pups play in the writing life of a Tony Award–winning playwright. But wait—there’s more! New fiction, good advice, helpful how-tos and dogs in costumes. What are you waiting for? Dig in!