Ella a 15 month old German Shepherd from Ojai, CA, who loves reggae and swimming. She swims laps in the family pool and sings along (yelps) to the sounds of Bob Marley! She is not only a loyal and respectful dog, but she is an Olympic swimmer. In her free tie aside from chasing flies and bees, and playing with other dogs, she enjoys swimming. Her favorite stroke is one called the "dog paddle" but she takes her own spin on it. She doesn’t enter the pool without a signature jump however. She always has her eyes on Read More
Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue is a wonderful way to help an animal in need by bringing it into your home. Contrary to popular belief, most dogs in shelters are not there because they were ‘bad’ or misbehaved. Most dogs find themselves in shelters simply because their owners could no longer look after them anymore (i.e. the family might have moved and could not being the dog or the owner might have passed away). Some animals also end up in shelters due to neglect and/or abuse. Whatever the reason the dog might Read More
Travelling with your dog is just so much more fun than leaving him in a kennel! More and more hotels are now offering ‘Pet-Friendly’ accommodations so you can bring your dog along with you.
Before you book your room, make sure that the hotel does allow you to bring your dog. Ask them what their pet policy includes/ does not include. Is there ample space for your pet? Do they offer services such as referrals to veterinary clinics? Do they offer a special menu for your dog? Do they have ‘dog amenities’ such Read More
Another great book about the human bond between a family and a pet hits the shelves, just in time for the holidays. Jill Abramson (the executive editor of the New York Times) recounts touching stories of her Golden Retriever Scout and her first year with the high-energy and comical dog.
“The Puppy Diaries” touches not only the adventures of Scout in New York City, but also on the human condition and how she enriched the life of an empty-nester couple coping with a recent tragic accident and life changes. It is whimsical, touching and definitely Read More