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Lilly the Hero Pit Bull

In the wee hours of May 3rd, 2012 in Shirley, Massachusetts  Lilly the Pit Bull became a hero and a life saver. She and her mom Christine were walking home from a friend’s house. They had been on many walks the last three years since Lilly had been adopted from a local animal shelter by Christine’s son David. The pair had been … Continue reading


DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Dog: Part 2

Have you seen the previous post with costume ideas but didn’t see one you liked? Not to worry, here are a few more ideas to think about when getting your pup ready for those Halloween parties! Starbucks Drink Materials: Cardboard Scissors Printout of Starbucks Label or Green Marker Plastic To-Go Mug Cover Hole Punch String Directions: Find a piece of … Continue reading


DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Dog: Part 1

Halloween is a fun and exciting night for you and your kids, but can also be the same for your dog and a great time to take them for a walk. But don’t let your pup go without a costume! Here are a few DIY costumes to make for your dog to blend in on Halloween night. Ghost A ghost is … Continue reading

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How I Met My Dog, Savvy: An adoption story

I’m a dog person.  Odds are, if you’re reading this, you’re a dog person too, and you can likely relate to the fact that I’ve known this about myself since long before I ever owned a dog.  My brother and I got a puppy from Santa Claus when I was six years old – a little cockapoo, who we named … Continue reading


Butler, the Weather Channel Therapy Dog

We all know the love, comfort and joy our furry friends bring into our lives. You come home to a wagging tail, doggy kisses and a big grin after a grueling commute and a long day at work and suddenly your bad mood starts to lift. Or you’re sick and feeling down and a furry body snuggles up next to you … Continue reading

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Dog-Friendly Halloween Events

Ready to scare up some fun for you and your dog this Halloween season?  Whether you and your pup are looking to bob for some Big Apples, check out Columbus’ creepiest-clad canines, or behold Bean Town’s best dressed best friends, this list is sure to help you find a way to celebrate the spookiest time of year! Boston, Massachusetts Event: … Continue reading

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Tales from a Foster Mom: Shayna and her Puppies

We’ve all seen those pawprint shaped bumper stickers that say “Who rescued who?”  Good question.   We sign up to save a shelter dog but end up saving ourselves in the process. A few years ago it seemed like everything was going wrong.  My sweet yellow Labrador Sunshine passed away just shy of her 15th birthday.  My daughter married someone I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Human Medications and Your Dog: What’s safe, and what’s not?

As a mother of a nearly 3 year old toddler, I feel the constant fear that my little boy could accidentally get into an over-the-counter (OTC) medication or prescription in our home. This same exact fear is often shared by parents of our furry babies, but the internet provides so many different opinions of what is safe or unsafe for … Continue reading


The Benefits of Adopting a Dog

Adopting a dog is in no way ‘less’ than buying a dog from a breeder. It can be just the same and in many ways even better. Here are some benefits of adopting a dog rather than buying a dog from a breeder. Save a Life One of the most gratifying things about adopting a dog is the fact that … Continue reading

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Ryder and Xena: Former shelter pups turned Facebook celebrities

In honor of Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, I will be bringing you a series of profiles over the next few weeks showcasing former shelter pups who have transitioned out of the shelter into forever homes and onto the pages of Facebook. For this first post, I’m sharing the stories of Ryder and Xena whose stories both start at Dekalb County Animal Services in … Continue reading

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