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Collar vs. Harness

The Competition Runs Neck-and-Neck. So I'm talking with fellow packpeople David and Yurda about pertinent blog topics and the age-old issue of leashing dogs with collars vs. harnesses comes up. Naturally, there is no easy way to answer this - there are arguments for both and I'll get into that in just a bit - […]

Is This Really My Dog?

Your Dog's Got a Personality. Get Used to It! You know how some parents want their kids to grow up to be doctors and they end up with musicians? The same kind of thing can happen with dog owners and their beloved pets. We sometimes hold our puppies to expectations that they can’t fulfill, nor […]

De La Doggies – Dog walking and photography in Downtown Los Angeles

I met Marissa at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter on a Sunday morning, while she was holding a big heavy camera and waiting for the shelter staff and volunteers to guide her. At the time, I was volunteering at another animal shelter and had come with a dog trainer to show new adopters basic […]

To Treat or Not To Treat?

The dish on giving your dog “people food” Our dogs can be so darned cute that it’s tempting to lavish them with the finest things possible… but remember: they’re dogs. What may be our idea of a delicious treat may not always be the healthiest option for our little friends… and the way we give […]

30 miles/hour can kill you and your dog

Safety for your dog in the car. I’m always shocked how careless and frivolous some people are with their dogs driving in cars. I see them jumping on the driver, licking the face and sitting on their laps. For responsible travel with a pet is to properly secure the animal. In an accident, an unrestrained […]

Tag your dog!

Importance of micro chipping and identifying your pet with a tag! Every year a few hundred thousand dogs get lost under different circumstances in the U.S.  1 in 3 pets will get lost during their lifetime; 10 million pets get lost every year. Losing a household pet is losing a member of the family. Tragically, few are […]

The perks of a pet – Great infographic

Perks of having a pet. If you’re a pet owner, chances are your Fluffy or Fido is one of your best friends in the world. Pets can definitely make your life a little bit sweeter, but what you may not realize is that they can also make your life a little bit healthier. If your […]

Lost Dogs: Hows, Whys and Lowering the Risk

A dog that loves you can still run away! Barley, the German Shepherd next door, loves his owner. It's not uncommon to see him jump on his daddy, give him a great big kiss, then sit dutifully at his side. It's also not uncommon to see Barley unattended, in the street; or as he was […]

What’s it like having an ‘outlaw dog’?

I almost forgot to write about this interesting meeting between my dog Red (Rednose – American Staffordshire Terrier Mix) and an unenlightened human, at my hair dresser’s about 2 months ago. I was late to my appointment and couldn’t drop off my dog at home, so I called the hair dresser and asked if I could bring […]

When Animal Lovers become Animal Hoarders

Where is the fine line between the act of ‘loving animals and  ‘hoarding animals? When does a case become extreme? The Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium (HARC), defines an animal hoarder as someone who: accumulates a large number of animals; fails to provide minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation and veterinary care; fails to act on the deteriorating condition […]