Share this image Here at Dogster we realized something profound -- dogs can overcome almost any obstacle. You can leave them to die in the streets, you can run them over with a car, you can even let their skin rot and fall off, and they will miraculously survive. Show More Summary
You may remember the book 'Tell Me Where it Hurts' by Nick Trout. Even though it was published back in 2009, we remember reading it a few years ago. We got it from the local library and really... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs!
Share this image Viva La Dog Spa recently took laser aim at a problem that's devastating to dog owners: Dogs don't smell floral enough. It's really bad. Dogs smell like dogs. They smell nothing like flowers. Take any dog you meet -- there's a 100 percent chance he'll smell like dog and a zero chance he'll smell like flowers. Show More Summary
Share this image Every Monday, Albuquerque art therapist, silk textile weaver, and dog-lover Susan Neal drives 68 miles west to Grants, a small city that’s home to the New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility. It’s a trek she’s been making since 2007, when she helped launch an innovative program called Heeling Hearts. While the number of dogs in U.S. Show More Summary
Last week, in honor of Pet Cancer Awareness Month, I provided some pointers for constructively dealing with the diagnosis of cancer. This week I will deliver information about the treatment of cancer and tips for determining if a pet is a good candidate for such therapy. Treatment Options The three most common treatment methods used [...]
Last February, we were scratching our heads at some of the comments of Dr. Edgard Brito, cosmetic surgeon to the dog stars, who lives in São Paulo, Brazil. It was in a story about his work with show dogs and other well-bred pooches, straightening droopy ears. Show More Summary
Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, and dogs gotta chew. At least, that is my belief, backed up with virtually no research whatsoever. This belief is based on 1) understanding that the impressive teeth and jaw structure of a dog is the...Show More Summary
Lady and Black Dog by Joseph Alonzo Bodie (1852-1935) or his son, Joseph A. Bodie Jr. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, especially the dog moms. Enjoy. Via The Cabinet Card Gallery.
Typically when you see a dog wearing an official-looking vest at an airport, you're on high alert. You don't run up to the dog requesting kisses. You don't kneel before the animal and say, "WHO'S A WIDDLE BOY?" You don't scratch theShow More Summary
Gracie and I were zoomin' around the cabin last week with Mum cheering us on, when suddenly Gracie didn't finish her last lap. Mum went around the cabin looking for her and found her in her 'dug up... Visit my blog to read more! Woo...
Share this image I try to be the best dog mom I can be, and through my words and actions I try to inspire others to help dogs. But the people you are about to meet have inspired me in some way, from rescue warriors who are changing the way to raise funds to people forming careers built on a passion for dogs. Show More Summary
I have a lot of animals in my life. The last time I counted, there were four rescued dogs, one purebred German Shepherd, two quarter horse geldings, and six donkeys. The donkeys are crucial because they are fat, hairy therapy machines. Show More Summary
Editor's note: Michelle Slatalla is the editor-in-chief of Dogster's sister SAY Media site, Gardenista. This story originally ran on Gardenista, but we're rerunning it with permission so you, our readers, can weigh in. You can tell a lot about a dog's personality by the way he digs in your garden. Take my dogs, for instance. Show More Summary
Washington's Bremerton Police Department will longer be training their drug-sniffing dogs to detect marijuana, according to the Columbian. And law enforcement agencies around the state are doing the same, after voters approved an initiative...Show More Summary
It's hard to believe that our little eight-pound Schnauzer, Dusty, is now ten months old and smart as a whip. We started working with her on numerous training methods from the time we adopted her at two months of age. We’ve used ourShow More Summary
Dogs are the new kids: Trite for some, but true for me. I penned those words for a Dogster article few months ago. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, the topic surfaces again, so I do what any dog mom would do when someone challenges her title: I take pen to paper. Show More Summary
Last week, a seeing eye dog became a hero twice in one night, chasing away burglars in her blind owner's home and then leading her owner to safety out of the gas-filled residence -- she even called 911. Share this image It started when the victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, woke up around 3 a.m. Show More Summary
It’s easy to become angry when you hear of cases of animal hoarding. I cringe when I see photos of the squalid conditions that often accompany these cases: dogs or cats covered in their own feces, floors burned with urine, skinny animals...Show More Summary
Workers Install Paul McCarthy's Balloon Dog, photo by Fred R. Conrad, The New York Times Paul McCarthy's giant Balloon Dog will grace the front lawn at this year's Frieze Art Fair, which opens this weekend in NYC. The Randall's Island...
Recent research shows that dogs purchased as puppies from pet stores are more likely to have behavioral difficulties than dogs obtained from breeders. This is particularly the case in terms of aggression and fearfulness. read more