National Love Your Pet Day

February 20, 2019

My bestest girl, Penny Layne

My bestest girl, Penny Layne

Like we needed a day to love our pets? Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day today with an extra treat, a long walk, a belly rub, and an extra special dinner!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

I Can’t Make This Stuff Up

February 14, 2019

From just in time for Valentines Day: Glittery Scrotums Are The Latest Dog Grooming Trend And Why Not? [Read more]

K-9 Finds Huge Stash of Fentanyl at Mexican Border

February 13, 2019

Belgian Malinois Dog Head Shot With Green BackgroundFrom The Dog Lady’s mailbag:

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized nearly $4.6 million in fentanyl and methamphetamine totaling close to 650 pounds on Saturday [1/26/19] from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the largest seizure of fentanyl in CBP history. The methamphetamine seizure represents the third largest at an Arizona port. [Read more]

AKC Museum of the Dog Returns to NYC

January 28, 2019

Sculptures waiting for installation

Sculptures waiting for installation

From the Dog Lady’s mail bag: The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog will officially open its doors in New York City on Friday February 8, 2019, at its new location, 101 Park Ave, just steps away from Grand Central Station. The Museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of canine fine art.

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the newly designed space will house art from famous dog artists such as Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl, Arthur Wardle and many more. It also has a two-story glass vitrine that encases rare porcelains and bronzes, in addition to a library where users can learn about their favorite breeds. The Museum’s first exhibition will be entitled “For the Love of All Things Dog” and combines select works from the AKC’s own collection and that of the Museum. [Read more]

RIP Aries

January 9, 2019

AriesFrom the Facebook Page of Operation Military Resources:Today we honor the life and military service of MWD TEDD Aries R568, a 14-year-old Golden Retriever who served 4 tours in Afghanistan and saved countless lives as an Army bomb dog. Thankfully, his first handler Billy was able to adopt Aries in February 2014 when he found out about the mass adoptions. [Read more]

Pit Bulls: From Feared to Revered

December 27, 2018

From NBC4i in Columbus: His name is Leonard, and he is Ohio’s first pit bull police officer about to embark on a career as a narcotics K-9. He is also the first K-9 for Clay Township on the western edge of Lake Erie, near the community of Genoa. Many departments across the country are rescuing Pitties from shelters and finding out they make excellent K9s. [Read more]

Tuesday Top Ten: Female Dog Names in 2018

December 18, 2018

Drawn from the over one million clients on Rover, here are the top ten female dog names in 2018.


Did your dog’s name make the list?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

More About Dog Names

December 15, 2018

More details about popular dog names from Rover, the dog walking service. They combed through their database of over one million customers, looking for trends in naming in several different categories, most involving pop culture. Of course, I’m old, so I don’t recognize many of them, but you might. Here are the top names for each. [Read more]

Tuesday Top Ten: Male Dog Names in 2018

December 11, 2018

The good folks at Rover have put together their annual list of the most popular dog names among their more than one million clients. Here are the boy names, with girl names to follow next Tuesday. [Read more]

On Frozen Pond

December 10, 2018

It’s time once again for my annual warning to keep your dog away from ice-covered bodies of water. Every year, I read about dogs who fall through the ice and must be rescued. In this case, tragically, the lady who tried to rescue the dog also fell through the ice and lost her life. (Video from WZZM13, story here.)

Keep your dog on the leash or in your yard if you live near water, and if the dog falls in, for goodness’ sake, don’t make yourself a second victim.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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