Many shelter officers and workers anecdotally testify to the existence of Black Dog Syndrome, and it's widely believed to be true in the animal rescue community.

Apr 9, 2014 at 12:30pm | 222 comments

it happened to me
I am far from perfect, but a bad dog owner I AM NOT and I refuse to let anyone tell me otherwise.
I do not want a breed that sheds a lot. I do not want a breed that has inherent problems like fragile legs (leaving out my favorite breed, the Italian greyhound) or breathing problems (goodbye, pugs.)

Apr 26, 2013 at 1:30pm | 286 comments

While I hope everyone seriously considers adopting their next pet from a shelter, no one talks about how difficult it can be to raise a shelter pet or a pet that is the product of an abusive previous home life.

Dec 11, 2012 at 9:00am | 243 comments

When it’s been emotionally or financially taxing, I’ve still felt nothing but extraordinarily fortunate to share my home with such wonderful friends.
animal rights
Walking a cat is surprisingly easy. One simple rule: Bring treats.
being an adult
Pestilence! Famine! Sulfur! Cat poop! This one is for the hardcore animal lovers only.