The term “hero” as applied to dogs can seem a little overplayed on occasion, but there really are dogs who have demonstrated heroism, time and time again. In this winter issue, we profile an organization that trains them, and its founder, who helped some exemplary, rescue, dogs realize their potential. In the book Hero Dogs, we learn about the backstory and the origins of the renowned National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. I talk with coauthor Paul Lobo about the book, and about the two women—founder Wilma Melville and trainer Pluis Davern—who made it possible.
We are thankful for having the opportunity to share insights and discoveries that we think will benefit our readers. For example, you’ll find my article about my quest to make affordable and nutritionally balanced fresh food for my dogs. I suspect that some might think it looks like a lot of work, but once you get the hang of it, and see how eagerly your dogs lap it up, it becomes easier.