Tribute To A Cocker Spaniel Princess: Coco Chanel Bella

She made her mark and left pawprints across the hearts of everyone she met, including mine. Coco Chanel Bella, a 13-years-young American Cocker Spaniel crossed from this life to the Rainbow Bridge on October 17, 2018. She leaves behind a trail of broken hearts, including her dog mom, Christine Aiello, and her sister, Danielle, grandma, Ann, and granddad, Gary. Coco was no … [Read more...]

National Dog Show 2019 Dogs Until 2 Meme Contest

Does your dog have what it takes to win Thanksgiving? That’s what the folks at the National Dog Show presented by Purina® want to know. If your dog is the winner in the annual contest, you could bring some cash home for the holidays to the tune of $500 bucks or a trip to the 2019 National Dog Show. Everything Thanksgiving Day, millions of families tune in to see and hear … [Read more...]

New President of Dog Writers Association Of America Announced

It’s me, it’s me, it’s me! My heart beats dog®, and now in the next step of my dog-loving, dog-living, dog-writing career, I am proud to announce I have accepted a two-year term as President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) effective February 10, 2019. If this sounds like a really big deal, it is. And I want as many of you as possible to get involved. Here's … [Read more...]

Dog Halloween Photo Contest Winners 2018

The winners of the Eighth Annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest have been selected.  Bow wow, our judges had close to 500 entries to judge this year. We are so thankful for your participation.  Your dogs tolerated the costumes, so now go take them for a fun walk and treat them to a fun play session, or maybe a long tummy rub. They are great sports for being … [Read more...]

Safer Ways to Remove Dog Stains and Odors

Dog stains and odors are a fact of life if you share life with a canine. Whether in puppyhood, adolescence, adulthood, or their senior years: dog stains and odors will happen. Thankfully, there are ways to remove those stains and stinks without worrying about toxic products. Since I have a dog who has an affection for finding animal poop and then rolling in it (fun times, I … [Read more...]

Pet Friendly Lehigh Gorge Railway And Giveaway

How cool would be it to travel from sea to shining sea with your dog and stop at different pet-welcoming places along the way? Our pals at GoPetFriendly.com did just that and wrote a book about it called The Ultimate Pet-Friendly Road Trip. The dynamic duo of Rod and Amy Burkert live the life. They travel the country in their custom RV with their dogs, Ty and Buster. Their … [Read more...]

Teach Your Dog Hide and Seek Trick or Treat Giveaway

It's time for the Trick or Treat Giveaway 2018 for dog lovers! We teach a trick, you get treats! Hide and seek is a fun game to play with your dog during cold weather, on rainy days, and just for some indoor fun. It's also a neat trick of sorts that you can teach your dog. No matter your dog's age, this is fun for dogs of all ages and also to help train them. My dog is … [Read more...]

Journey of a Dog With IMT: One Year Later

One year ago, my dog was diagnosed with IMT, immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, a life-threatening disease that nearly took him, without warning, from this world. I was devastated, shocked, but determined. Nothing stops this dog mama from doing what it takes to provide her dog with the best care possible. That said, there is a lot I’ve learned over these past 365 days, which I … [Read more...]

Dogs of Hurricane Maria One Year Later: A Personal Story

With the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria here, it brought me back to when food, water, cash, power and communications were nearly impossible to come by. Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. Once the Hurricane passed, the real pain set him. Streets that were once well lit and safe became dark and dangerous. There was looting. There were random … [Read more...]

Dog Halloween Photo Contest 2018

Spooky, scary, pretty, funny: Come one, come all, it's time for the Eighth Annual Fidose of Reality Dog Halloween Photo Contest with TEN prize packs up for grabs! Entering is easy, prizes are fab, and all dogs are welcomed: past and present. Four entries per person are allowed: This means no more than four pictures per person. You must own the photo and please do not have … [Read more...]