Category Archives: Advocacy

Questions that matter: A repost

The following is a guest post I wrote for Your Pit Bull & You last week. And because of the importance of the topic, I think it warrants reposting here. This is a “stop and think” post. Per the title, … Continue reading

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Image of the Week: Love us some Boogie with books!

For those who may have missed previous posts featuring the work of Lili Chin,  we are huge fans of Doggie Drawings and everything that Lili produces. Her most recent creation, focused on the best and brightest in the Dog Behavior … Continue reading

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Can your “protection dog” protect you from a dog bite lawsuit?

In 2007, my husband and I moved back to the Los Angeles area and into a tiny duplex on the border of Inglewood and Westchester, a stone’s throw from LAX airport. A 6-foot fence was all that separated our back … Continue reading

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Dear Running Bloggers: Stick to the fartleks and shoe guides and leave the dogs to the animal experts

A couple years ago I ran across a Runners World article titled, A Breed Apart: Can your dog go the distance?, which attempted to prescribe specific breeds of dogs to runners as though they were shoe brands for underpronators with … Continue reading

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Dog-Oriented Deja Vu

You know those moments when you say something (or fail to say something) and then a few minutes later you find yourself wishing you’d said something else instead, and kicking yourself for missing the opportunity?  I have them all the … Continue reading

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My Dog is a Unitarian Feminist Bedwetter

Last Friday night I walked up to the check-out line at the grocery store with a bottle of wine and the latest copy of BARK magazine, wondering if I would inspire a friendly jab from whomever happened to be working the … Continue reading

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Will the Jerry Maguires of Animal Welfare please stand up?

With unforgettable quotes like “You complete me” and shots of a frazzled Tom Cruise exclaiming “Help me, help you” to a naked Cuba Gooding Jr., it’s easy to forget the opening scene that started it all in the 1996 romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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