Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage

Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had a longtime friend who won the equivalent of a Nobel Prize? Suppose you had an old pal whom you’d lived through decades of life alongside — knowing each others’ men and horses […]

Biting Commentary on Dog Ownership in New York City

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-01-2018) #586: Featuring Maeve Higgins, Guillermo from Iceland Pure, and Tucker from Dogs Playing for Life. Tracie reads the essay “Stormy with the Calm Eyes,” a biting commentary on dog ownership in New York City, from Maeve Higgins’ new book of essays MAEVE IN AMERICA: ESSAYS BY A GIRL FROM […]

R & D of Breeding, Raising & Training Working Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-30-2018) #577: Featuring Dr. Cynthia Otto, Ed Jamison, and Belinda Jones. Dr. Cynthia Otto is the winner of a Bustad award from the American Veterinary Medical Association as Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, for her work as head of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center at the University of […]

Changing the Way We Look at Dogs and Other Animals

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-07-2017) #545: Greg Berns new book changes the way we look at canines and other creatures: WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A DOG – AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN ANIMAL NEURO SCIENCE; Donna Casperson from Michelson’s Found Animals in Los Angeles talks about how Dogs Playing for Life brought dogs from […]

I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too!

I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too! I really cannot believe that I had forgotten all about the minor miracle that is Amazon Smile: if you shop on Amazon (is there anyone who does not?) you can have a life-saving, life-changing impact on any animal welfare group simply by shopping online! I had signed […]

Sometimes Saying Goodbye Isn’t So Sad

Sometimes Saying Goodbye Isn’t So Sad I had to say goodbye to my old Collie-mix dog Jazzy this weekend. People were feeling sorry for me when I told them my vet had come to put her to sleep — but I wasn’t sad. It was such a relief for me and for Jazzy — to […]

Hearing Assistance Dog

Dog Talk (04-25-2015) #418: Aimee Sadler talks about her nationwide non-profit Dogs Playing for Life that gets shelter dogs out together in play yards and how her son Kodi now works with her; Taylor has a hearing assistance dog (she was deaf from birth) and describes how her Midwest Assistance Dog Zoe alerts her to […]

Dog Talk #407 (02-07-2015)

Dog Talk (02-07-2015) #407: Gabor runs the rescue network of the Nutmeg Weimaraner Club in Connecticut, through which Tracie found a 4 year old Weimaraner for adoption — which went bad very quickly since she was not told the whole story; in order for others not to suffer the terrible quandary Tracie was put in […]