African Wildlife Foundation’s canine detection units are making it harder for poachers to profit off elephants and rhinos. They are specially trained to sniff out elephant ivory and rhino horn in Africa’s major airports and seaports. I like that it’s one area where dog’s hunting skills can be used to help wildlife and this kind of work… Read More Conservation Canines | AWF Yearbook
Queen Elizabeth achieves another milestone as she becomes Britain’s first sovereign to celebrate her 90th birthday. Source: Queen Elizabeth: Royals pay tribute on 90th birthday – CNN.com Happy Birthday, your Majesty! There are some great pictures in the link above, click the source article to see them all but I really enjoyed this one of Her Majesty with… Read More Queen Elizabeth: Royals pay tribute on 90th birthday – CNN.com
Those of us with therapy animals know how well they help others, but they also help their handlers. Here’s a nice slide show to illustrate the many ways. Click for the SLIDESHOW
This is so true! When we had Geoff the puppy living with us Rob very patiently taught him how to use the dog door. He jumped in and out a few times and then poked a toy through the hole from outside. After Rob waggled it to get his attention, he’d pull it through, as… Read More Pet Parenting
Is this amazing? No it is not a shark. It is a dog, a pet dog, in fact, diving for a tennis ball. See the ball? Click the link to see more in the series, they are all pretty freaky… and toothy! Here is the link: Diving Dogs
This is beautiful! 100 rescue dogs searched the rubble of the World Trade Center for survivors and then for remains during the weeks after the plane attacks on September 11th, 2001. I spotted an interview in The Daily Mail with Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas about her book which “captured the remaining dogs in their twilight… Read More A tribute to the dogs of 9/11
June 6th is the day we brought Robert home! I figure most of you have never seen any puppy pictures so here are a couple along with some more recent ones. It is pretty hard to believe he wasn’t always part of the family and even harder to imagine what it will be like without… Read More Happy Gotcha-versary Robert!