Paw-er Women: Starting your own dog vacation camp: Part 4 of 10

How cool would it be to take a fabulous vacation with your dog where every nuance, activity, and aspect was for, with, and about dogs? What if your dog could be there every step of the way and it was more his vacation and you, the human parent, are along for the educational and fun-filled ride? Janice Costa loved this idea so much that she built a business around it. Vacations … [Read more...]

Pawer Women: Launching a successful dog blog: Part 3 of 10

"I want to start a pet blog. I know I love dogs, have a lot to say and wish I could just find the time, resources and pretty much, how to do it. Help!" Want to meet a pawer woman? If I had a quarter every time I heard those words or a likeness thereof echoed in the past year, I’d probably be able to feed my pooch for a year on the earnings. Is a blog time-consuming and does … [Read more...]

Pawer Women: Starting a dog-oriented business: Pet Chinese Herbalist: Part 2 of 10

I had the pleasure of meeting Amanda Jane Finnell at BlogPaws 2011, where she was an attendee at my guest speaking engagement on Getting Traditional Media Coverage for Bloggers. She is a pawer woman. Amanda exudes a natural ray of sunshine. Ever meet someone and get the vibe they are going to go far in their life’s journey? Amanda is one of those people. We chatted and were … [Read more...]

Pawer Women: Starting a dog-oriented business: Pet fashions: Part 1 of 10

Fidose of Reality is proud to present a 10-part series entitled, Pawer Women.  We are focusing on successful business women who are in some way involved with dogs and making a difference. Maybe you’ve considered a career related to dogs but aren’t sure where to start, need some encouragement, resources or just a paw in the right direction. For those involved in the business … [Read more...]

On The Road With Rover – Car Safety for your Dog

Every so often I see a dog riding in the car with its head out a back window or even worse, being held so it doesn’t jump out the front window.  Knowing how dangerous these things are, I’ve been meaning to write an article about car safety for some time now.  But after learning of two incidents this week involving people I know I now feel it’s my responsibility.  Each of these … [Read more...]

A river runs through it: What really happens during a mandatory dog-friendly evacuation

I never thought I’d have to evacuate my residence in an emergency situation. Sure, I counseled others via the written word on how to do it and even had an “emergency plan” of my own in place. I just never thought I’d need to implement those best laid plans. Did you ever wonder what happens in a mandatory dog-friendly evacuation? We did, too. Then it happened. “Won’t happen … [Read more...]

Lifestyles of the Rich and Furry: Dogs who celebrate life

She has her own closet and wardrobe. He has a professional photographer take exclusive underwater shots during a swim session. Oh, and she has been on Oprah, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, and The Today Show. These references belong to refined Fidos whose owners have replaced champagne wishes with designer dishes. Lifestyles of the rich and furry is here. Rob and … [Read more...]

Halo Pets celebrates August 30th: Holistic day for pets

As someone who believes in the less-chemicals-the-better philosophy for dogs, Halo Pets is celebrating that mantra on August 30th, and always. Do you feed or know about holistic food for pets? HALO believes this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and promote all the things we do (or should do) to take care of our pets’ bodies, minds and souls and how we live within the … [Read more...]

Where were you when the world stopped turning?

The call of duty is something dogs answer without wavering, in true devotion, and with masterful dedication not only to their craft but with the goal of saving people—from hardship, depression, and sometimes even from harm’s way. Where were you when the world stopped turning? The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a beacon of hope for those in need. On … [Read more...]

Banning Courtroom Therapy Dogs

Order in the court! In a recent Poughkeepsie, New York, courtroom, one dog has created quite the uproar. Courtroom therapy dogs being banned? Could it be true? Rosie is a Golden Retriever who helped comfort a 15-year-old girl during a recent case. The girl claimed her father raped her, resulting in pregnancy. When the teenager broke down and was visibly upset, Rosie was … [Read more...]