Here we are nearing the end of another year, which is hard to believe. In some ways equally hard to believe, we’re still actively involved in a journey we started 20 years ago: to explore—with a distinct literary voice—the special relationship between people and their dogs. So this issue officially marks our 20th year anniversary. Staying true to our core values of promoting animal rescue, we have a couple features about relocation efforts. The first one, Overground Pet Railroad, tracks one that uses a decked-out school bus to move dogs from southern California up “north” to shelters and to future homes, in Oregon. Then on the international rescue front we get a report from Twig Mowatt about how the organization Galgos del Sol, lead by by the remarkable Tina Solera, is saving Spanish Greyhounds by ferrying them to homes throughout Europe.
Rescue groups offer hope for used and abused “disposable dogs.”
By Twig Mowatt
A vet’s-eye view of the new-puppy appointment
High-energy shelter dogs get a second chance in search and rescue.
By Jen Blood
Understanding Canine Nature and Mastering the Art of Living with Your Dog
Plan ahead to skip Hawaii’s canine quarantine
Thriving in 480 Square Feet with Six Dogs, a Husband and One Remote