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Why My Heart Beats Dog®

Years ago at the BlogPaws pet blogging conference, I approached a mural. We were instructed to write something about pets on the mural and that piece of paper would be forever adhered to it. Of all the things racing through my mind, I simply could not decide on what I could say on a 2x3 or so piece of paper. As I approached the mural, the words just flowed:My Heart Beats … [Read more...]

PupScouts Announces Open Call for New Dog Members

The PupScouts want your dog to become a pack member. If you were ever a brownie or Cub Scout, or perhaps a Girl Scout, you know how much fun it can be. Growing up, I was a Brownie and my brother a Cub Scout. I have fond memories of making “sit upons” crafted from newspaper and my dad taking my brother to meetings, where they learned how not to get lost in the woods. I never … [Read more...]

Help Dogs Rescued From Horror: Bonus Prize Giveaway

Hell on earth is no place for any dog to call home. Yet, at least 46 dogs, mostly Cocker Spaniels, called a hot barn in the dreadful summer heat of rural Virginia, home for months and months: Maybe longer. We will not show you any graphic or upsetting photos in this post, but we are about to reveal some shocking, breaking news:A nightmare 501(c3) U.S.-based rescue group is … [Read more...]

Dog Friendly Amusement Park and Safe Travels Getting There

A dog friendly amusement park sounds like a dream, right? It's summer in full swing, dog lovers, and that means family getaways. Millions of families visit amusement parks each summer, yet very few actually allow well-behaved leashed dogs to enter their premises. Fidose of Reality has the scoop on a Pennsylvania amusement park that not only allows dogs in, they welcome them as … [Read more...]

Prevent Lost Pets $150 PetHub Gift Card Giveaway

One of the worst things that can happen to a pet parent is for their dog to go missing. If your stolen, lost, or missing dog happens to luck out and end up at a shelter, the chances of a reunion with you increase dramatically if that dog is microchipped. Though collars can be taken off by thieves, identification tags that remain intact, especially something like a PetHub tag … [Read more...]

Wigglebutt Warriors Announces Wigglebutts Uncorked Updates

Fidose of Reality has upped the bark on our 2016 gala fundraiser to benefit NYC Second Chance Rescue.  This rescue group was selected as the benefactor of our 2016 red carpet event, Wigglebutts Uncorked, which is a pet-welcoming event for well-behaved dogs. Wigglebutts Uncorked takes place at The Grand Monarque Hall on the grounds of America’s oldest winery, Brotherhood Winery … [Read more...]

How to Help a Lost Dog

A pet parent's worst nightmare, next to having their pet pass away, is having their pet go missing. Over the past 10 years or so, my spouse and I have helped reunited at least a dozen lost dogs with their frantic families.  The dogs seem to find their way to our house. If a dog goes missing, my wife and I like to joke that they find their way to us to help reunite them. It … [Read more...]

How to Help Dogs With Epilepsy

Why do dogs get seizures? What do you do if your dog has a seizure? What breeds can get Canine Epilepsy? Can a dog live a happy life with seizures or epilepsy? Do you know how to help dogs with epilepsy? These are just some of the questions that you can get answers to at the area’s first Canine Epilepsy Expo and Fundraiser, hosted by the Empire State Snow Dogs Club, that will … [Read more...]

Random Acts of Kindness Triumph Over Hate

Don’t choke on your Skittles. I’d like to name the person who recently shared that off-color (pun intended) prose with me, but I won’t: Because that would give a bully credibility.By now you know that marriage equality is for all in the United States of America.It was not always this way. In a piece for Harvard Magazine, Michael Klarman wrote, “Fifty years ago, every … [Read more...]

How to Become an Instagram Rock Star

Instagram is THE fastest growing social media platform with over 300 million active users and growing.  Read that number again: 300 million and growing. CONVERSATION is king on Instagram. If you remember nothing else from this article, the single most important tip I can give you is this: Engage with people, get to know them and spend more time doing this. Converse. Think about … [Read more...]