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Mt. Washington Proves to Be an Easy Climb for this Paralyzed Pup

Like many humans, four-year-old Lucy won’t let a disability get in the way of her living her life.  This week, the mixed breed became the first paralyzed dog to climb Mt. Washington. You might wonder how she did it.  Well, for starters there were plenty of rest breaks that allowed Lucy to eat and drink.  There were also several weeks of training with her owner, Dunning, that allowed her to get used to longer hikes and higher altitudes. 

How to Have a Memorable Day at the Beach with Your Pet

Day at the beachLet’s face it.  The dog days of summer are here to stay and a trip to the beach sounds like a marvelous idea for you and your furry best friend (if you live anywhere but in San Francisco, that is… where it’s winter, and it has been for months).

A Nice Dish of Daily Kibble!

Oh, Happy Day! Daily Kibble has selected our site to feature as today’s Daily Scoop!

Yoga for You, Doga for Dog, Yoga-Doga for the Two of You

Animal Lover, Author, Massage Therapist, and Yoga Instructor Brenda Bryan believes in the healing powers of her Barking Buddha Dogma classes.  Both she and I believe that aging pets benefit physically and psychologically from the Hatha-based Yoga stretches that she teaches.  Older dogs suffering from hip dysplasia and other ailments feel relief by improving muscular skeletal health.  Opal and Dixie happen to wake up each morning and do their own versions of doga -- downward doga, that is -- w

How to Take a Great Photo of Your Pet

I wish I could share with you all the great photos we’ve taken of Opal, Dixie and our slew of kitties, both past and present. They’re so photogenic and have unique personalities that are easily captured on film.

Toot, Toot! (The Sound of My Own Horn)

As my friend Rachel and I were saying this morning, we're all sick and tired of people trying to sell us things these days. I, for one, am fed up with being stopped at every corner by someone with a petition when all I want to do is take a leisurely stroll.

Reasons Not to Purchase a Pet Store Puppy

Puppy Mill PuppyI just read another article about the plight of puppies sold in pet stores, and now I'm so, sooooo heartbroken - again. These poor pups are forced into such tragic lives and it breaks my heart to imagine what happens to them when day after day, week after week and month after month they remain caged, confused and unwanted.

Stamps to the Rescue!

StampsA month or so ago, the United States Post Office and the Humane Society of the United States teamed up to create stamps, cachets, and other merchandise featuring shelter dogs and cats.