Category Archives: Happy Hound

Keep Your Dog Warm This Winter

Upstate New York is not known for having mild winters. Most years, the period from November through March brings several feet of snow to the area, and temperatures can drop below zero. Such conditions don’t bother Vernon, N.Y. veterinarian Deb Eldredge and her canine companions though. “My dogs do fine running outside for short periods […]

Adopt Your Perfect Dog This Holiday Season

If you’re considering adopting a dog this holiday season — or any time of year — there are now several programs that can help you find your perfect pet. Meet Your Match The ASPCA’s Meet Your Match program evaluates animals in order to help owners bring home their ideal companion. “Meet Your Match isn’t just […]

Business Management — the Dog Way

Your dog may look a bit funny in a suit, but it can surprisingly teach you about business management, according to professionals who have learned to handle workplace situations thanks to their own dogs. A Dog’s Approach to ThingsWhen Ellen Galvin and her husband adopted their boxer, Bella, there was no question they’d bring her […]

Can Dogs Have Spiritual Experiences?

Research suggests spiritual experiences originate deep within primitive areas of the human brain — areas shared by other animals with brain structures like our own. Many scientists, therefore, believe it’s possible that dogs have moments that we may interpret as being spiritual. One such scientist is Kevin Nelson, a professor of neurology at the University […]

Does Reading to Dogs Help Your Child Learn to Read?

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What are the Benefits of Reading To Dogs? What are Reading Dogs? Reading dogs are trained and certified therapy dogs who listen attentively as they are read to by children (and adults) learning to read.  The idea is that the learner is ‘teaching’ the dog how to read.  Reading dogs work in a range of […]

Unconditional Love: “Never underestimate how good it feels when someone is happy to see you.”

Welcome to the Unconditional Love series, where we bring you heartfelt stories about all of the ways animals have shown unconditional love through the years. Be sure to check back each week for a different post — and share your own story for a chance to win $50 worth of pet food. This week, we […]

Unconditional Love: ‘Bailey and PAWS saved my life that day, and every day after’

Welcome to the Unconditional Love series, where we bring you heartfelt stories from bloggers around the Web about all of the ways their animals have shown them unconditional love through the years. Be sure to check back each week for a different post — and share your own story for a chance to win $50 […]

Unconditional Love: ‘We Are Sometimes All the Other Has’

Welcome to the Unconditional Love series, where we bring you heartfelt stories from bloggers around the Web about all of the ways their animals have shown them unconditional love through the years. Be sure to check back each week for a different post — and share your own story for a chance to win $50 […]

The Lonely Dog

Last spring Lori Taylor, 39, of Brooklyn, New York, was as happy as she’d been in recent memory. After being laid off eight months earlier, she had a new job, a steady paycheck, and somewhere to go every morning. But the other member of Taylor’s household—a two-year-old dachshund named Oliver—was markedly less excited. “Oliver had […]