As we warm up to the summer, the lighter nights and balmy evenings offer ample opportunities to discover longer walks, or re-vist well-trodden routes reserved only for the best months of the year. Sadly, as the seasons change, so should...
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...
At full speed, my 10-month Dalmatian Scholar, all spots and twiggy legs, looks more like a wild thing than a dog. He looks kind of like the kid who got stretched out in the Laffy Taffy machine in Charlie and...

Be less friendly, please

My dog and I go everywhere together. I do mean everywhere- shopping, work, the movies- she's a "dog about town"! She is my best friend, but more, she is my carer. She is a trained Assistance Dog, and her...

Eight Good Doggy Reads

While your dog’s asleep, worn out from his exertions, why not take advantage of the peace to curl up yourself? If you want a book to keep you company, here are some works of fiction (or almost-fiction), each with...
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...
As the cold winters drawn in, non-profit organisation Sadie's Stray Dog Rescue is on a mission to replace the old wooden kennels at its rescue shelter based in Bacau, Romania, with brand new insulated versions in order to keep...
Research reveals that a third (33 per cent) of Brits have missed out on going on holiday because of their pet, with 41% feeling guilt when they do travel away. As a result, the British travel industry is losing...
At the onset of the new year, IAMS asked the nation’s pet parents to make a resolution to enjoy a happier, healthier and more ‘paws-itive’ 2018 with their beloved companion. With hundreds of pledges submitted from pet parents across...

An Imperfect Dog

My dog isn’t perfect. Other dogs make him crazy, he begs for food to the point of drooling, and, on top of that, he doesn’t give much affection. My attitude toward Sly, a mature black Lab, is mostly laissez-faire....

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