Where Should I Board My Dog When I Go Out Of Town?

Traveling with a dog is hard. There’s transportation, of course–if your dog is bigger than purse-sized, flying just got EVEN MORE complicated. Road trips can be really exhausting for dogs (especially if they’re not great in the car to begin with), and when you factor in the stress of a disrupted schedule and a strange … Read more Where Should I Board My Dog When I Go Out Of Town?

“Crazy” Dog Rescue People: The Case For Understanding

Remember when you were a kid and you wore a pair of goggles into a swimming pool or a lake for the first time? And you were fascinated by how, if you floated juuuust right and your eyeline was EXACTLY at the surface of the water, you could simultaneously see both underwater and out-of-the-water at … Read more “Crazy” Dog Rescue People: The Case For Understanding

How The Wisdom Panel DNA Test Really Works

If you’re unsure of your dog’s ancestry, you’ve probably thought about DNA-testing your dog. Most people are concerned about how accurate they can really be; the answer is…somewhat? A lot depends on your dog. I’m here to tell you about my experience testing my dog’s DNA with the Wisdom Panel 2.0 kit and why, for … Read more How The Wisdom Panel DNA Test Really Works

My Dog Is Not A Dalmatian: Why Breed (Mis)Identification Matters

It happens all the time. Someone will say, “What is he? Dalmatian, obviously, but what else?” I don’t blame them. That’s what I was told, when I stumbled across a squirmy white puppy covered in tiny black spots at an adoption event and asked what breed he was. “Dalmatian/Cattle Dog,” the rescue worker told me. OOH!  I … Read more My Dog Is Not A Dalmatian: Why Breed (Mis)Identification Matters

How To Cool Down An Overheated Dog; Or, The Day I Almost Killed Chance

I’m exaggerating, I didn’t almost kill him. But I was freaked out. FIRST of all–if you think your dog is seriously overheated and they actually might have heat stroke, obviously rush them to the vet. The advice I’m about to give you applies ONLY if you’re thinking, “it’s not that hot out, he can’t possibly be overheated…though he is panting quite a … Read more How To Cool Down An Overheated Dog; Or, The Day I Almost Killed Chance