We did it – Lucy and I moved across the country from Seattle to Austin! I was worried about how Lucy would handle leaving her home, being homeless vagabonds for a week, and then staying with my dad until we found a place to live but she did great and seems to love the warm weather. Here … More Lucy’s Trip to Austin!
It’s the pet owner’s worst nightmare: My skittish dog Lucy escaped from a boarding facility when I was across the country. I booked a flight home and embarked in a crash course in pet recovery. She was located three days after she was missing due to Missing Pet Partnership, over 20 volunteers recruited from my … More How to find a lost dog: Finding Lucy
About a year and a half ago, I had my three dogs at a park up the road from my house when my 14-year-old black lab, Desi, suddenly stumbled and fell over sideways. I thought she might have tripped in a hole, but deep down I feared there was something drastically wrong with her: a … More Did my dog have a stroke? Signs of Vestibular Syndrome
I haven’t laughed as hard in weeks as when Frank realized that Lucy looks like David Archuleta. We were eating dinner on the patio and she was just looking at us with sad eyes trying to weasel some food out of us and we just kept looking at her and laughing and then stopping and … More Lucy Archuleta
Lucy pulls so hard on her leash that she will walk upright and choke herself if leashed directly to her collar. No joke. She just doesn’t get the cause and effect or doesn’t care. I tried a pinch collar once and it didn’t even phase her. For awhile I used a body harness that linked … More Product recommendation: Gentle Leader Easy Walk Harness
From MSNBC: Big, black dogs are often the last to be adopted from animal shelters — a phenomenon known in pet rescue circles as "black dog syndrome." Black pups face doggie discrimination – Pet health- msnbc.com When I volunteered at the Humane Society doing off-site adoptions, I was struck by the proportion of dogs we … More Black pups face doggie discrimination
Source: Man finds lost dog on pet-adoption Web site – Wonderful World – MSNBC.com Six years after disappearing, cuddly Cujo is back with his original owners This is not an unusual story! Imagine how many animals would be reunited with their owners if everyone did this. Many places do it for free and most rescue … More Why you should get your pets microchipped!