adopting a dog

I love quiet. I really, really love quiet. And cleanliness, and order ... all the things I didn't have much when we had kids at home. We loved raising our children but now we're in a different chapter and the quiet is pretty nice. And so, of course, I looked at the local shelter's Adoptable Dogs page.
Finding the right pet for your family shouldn't be a decision that is taken lightly. As a parent, I can relate to the seemingly endless barrage of requests for a cat, a dog, a goldfish, or bird. It can be really tempting to give in to these requests, especially when you encounter an adorable, but unwanted pet who really needs a home.
The monthly cost of owning a dog is pretty expensive.
Unlike the big cats, who require very specialized environments to move on to, this smoochy little pig and doggie duo are
These sweeties come from the following shelters and rescue groups, which also provided their bios and photos: Would you just
The jury is still out on makeovers for people, but shelter animals are having their moment with the "Top Shelter Dog In America
There are some rules: Power Hours don't take place in dog parks, schools or other potentially overwhelming environments; and
A few weeks ago, I brought home our newest family member, Kellie. He sleeps through the night, is toilet-trained and has a sweet disposition.
They typically envision an affectionate dog who's fairly easy to train, won't make major demands on their lifestyle, and is friendly with the family and visitors. There's nothing wrong with that. I mean, really, who goes looking for a dog with baggage? Who wants a long-term project?
Today would have been Tango's 14th birthday. I'd hoped to be celebrating; instead, I'm mourning his passing three weeks ago and reflecting on his life with us.