• Dog surfs with child unable to breathe on her own

    Ricochet has been creating unique surfing experiences that empower individuals with disabilities for over seven years. But this was the first time she surfed with a child who couldn’t breathe on her own. Notice that three-year-old Bailey's mother is holding her breathing machine with a big smile on her face. ...
  • Make your own dog-friendly strawberry mini muffins

    A simple yet tasty treat for your pup! The above recipe is for you to print out and keep, so please feel free to save and share it. You will need: A Baking Tray 5x Cupcake Cases A Mixing Bowl Ingredients: 62g / 2.25 oz Wholemeal Flour 1 tsp Baking ...
  • Signing petitions and donating money just wasn’t enough. I had to do more.

    This summer I travelled to Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, to campaign against the dog meat trade with the charity Save Korean Dogs. The previous year the charity’s founder, Nami Kim, had appealed for Westerners to come to her city to demonstrate outside government buildings to try to ...
  • Last night I slept with a Pug

    I’ve done more dog sitting than I can remember over the past twenty-some years in homes across New York City. I’ve also covered cats. The rest of the time I spend walking, which is what I was doing when called into service. Giving a daily constitutional down Hudson Street to ...
  • Early morning with Hamish

    Early morning, just after sunrise, is my favourite time of day. Sitting outside in our courtyard garden, enjoying the quiet and solitude of a summer’s morning, the air filled with the perfume of gardenia and honeysuckle, I watch small, whispy, pink-tinged clouds float across the sky, whilst I listen to ...
  • Make your own button dog treats

    Using ingredients most of you will already have in the cupboard, you can make these simple yet delicious treats for your four-legged friend! The above recipe is for you to print out and keep, so please feel free to save and share it. You will need: A Baking Tray Cocktail ...
  • The final day of Francis

    Many dog owners will have the chance to plan their friend's final day on Earth. The endless cuddles, the treats previously held back given in fistfuls, that last final slow wander around the block... But for most dogs, euthanasia is the sweet relief, the end of an illness at a grand old ...
  • An open letter to my mastiff Henry on his third birthday

    I hated you before I even met you. I swore at Chad when he told me he was getting you, threatened to divorce him for not compromising. I vowed to not lift a finger to help with you. I scowled when the barrier went up in our brand new kitchen. ...
  • The day my strays were poisoned in Greece

    Blod was a quiet, friendly retriever who would follow perfectly to heel naturally. He followed us everywhere each time we visited our Greek friend Eleni. I had known him for almost a year. He was originally a stray from another area and was dumped as a puppy. He was castrated ...
  • Born in the wrong country

    They say people like me do what we do because we are broken or have been through something traumatic in life. They say we are looking for something to fix because we can’t fix what happened to us. So what happened to me? Cancer – that’s what… So what is ...