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Animal House. For Real.

By Lisa Wogan, September 2008, Updated June 2021

When I read about the growing trend of pet-friendly dorms, I thought two things in quick succession. First, I would have really appreciated a furry ally during those cold and alienating years in upstate New York. Second, I barely took care of myself; how would a dog or a cat in my care have fared? While I love evidence of greater acceptance for our pet-loving lifestyles, I hope it's good news for all those four-legged roomies.


Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of several books including Dog Park Wisdom.