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Los Angeles Dog Parks

September 26, 2016

Continuing our tour of major city dog parks, today we visit Los Angeles in sunny southern California. This list was compiled mostly by la.curbed.com.

1. Alice’s Dog Park: Located in Vina Vieja Park, 2.5 acres, separate areas for large and small dogs. Open dawn to dusk. Closed Tuesdays. 3026 E Orange Grove Blvd Pasadena. [Read more]

Shelter Sunday: One Step Closer Animal Rescue / Sparta, NJ

September 25, 2016

beaumont-njMeet Beaumont! This handsome Chihuahua / Min Pin mix is living in Sparta, NJ, courtesy of OSCAR (One Step Closer Animal Rescue). Here’s what their website has to say about this little boy. [Read more]

Saturday Survey: Favorite Female Dog Name

September 24, 2016


On Tuesday, I ran a list of the top ten female dog names from 2015, according to Rover.com. Which is your favorite?

Your favorite from the top ten list of female dog names?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Friday Funny: Magical Fibers

September 23, 2016


I’m thinking this may be true of all dogs!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Guilty or Innocent?

September 22, 2016


So hard to be angry at that face!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Clinton & Trump: Animal Rights

September 21, 2016

Courtesy HillaryClinton.com

Courtesy HillaryClinton.com

Have you decided which major candidate to vote for yet? Given that this election has deteriorated to the point of silliness several times, we now bring you one possible distinction that might matter to you. (Or you might consider it more silly than any of the others.)

You may remember during the 2012 election, Romney drew criticism for strapping his dog crate onto the top of his vehicle with the dog inside during family vacations. Which of this year’s candidates has a better record on animal welfare? With thanks to PetMD, we present the following comparison. [Read more]

Tuesday Top Ten: Female Dog Names, 2015

September 20, 2016

Rover.com, the site that puts you in touch with dog sitters in your area, recently published the top 100 dog names. Here are the top ten listed for females:


I’ve had a Maggie, a Molly, and a Daisy before. Do you recognize any of your pet’s names on the list?

Just in case you missed it, here’s the link to the list for boys.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

New York City Dog Parks

September 19, 2016

Beautiful French Bulldog Puppy Dog Pup Puppy Whelp OutdoorMy new Monday feature brings you locations and details about dog parks in major cities. This week, we’re looking at New York City, which as you no-doubt know, doesn’t have a lot of green space outside of Central Park. To find out about dog-friendly areas in the city, I consulted Animal Alliance NYC, an initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals. They list several reference sites, one of which is the NYC Parks Department, which in turn offers an extensive list. My list below gives you one example from each borough. [Read more]

AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence

September 19, 2016

Haus, winner of

Haus, Exemplary Companion Dog winner

It’s like Oscar season for dogs! Last week, we reported on the Paw of Courage awards. This week it’s the Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). This just in from the American Kennel Club:
The AKC® Humane Fund is pleased to announce the winners of the 17th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities. [Read more]

Shelter Sunday: WAG: Weare Animal Guardians / Weare, NH

September 18, 2016


Meet Winston! This Lab mix is currently living in New Hampshire, courtesy of Weare Animal Guardians. Here’s what their website has to say about this handsome fella: [Read more]

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