How to Act in Public With A Dog

As I prepare to embark on a whirlwind early weekend of dog-themed activities and get togethers in New York City, it is with great expectations that I know the majority of folks I will encounter know how to treat, handle, and respect their dog. Now and again though, somewhere along life's highways and biways, I encounter less than customary human manners in dealing with dogs.   … [Read more...]

Dogs Love Us: Even the Closeted Part #SayitWithMilkBone

Some of my life's most accepting moments happen in spite of people and because of a dog. Dogs love us truly, madly, deeply, and they so very much live in the moment, that it is my pleasure to reward them with my love and reciprocal devotion. Case in point: “Nice to meet you, is that your dog,” the gentle elderly man asked. “Why yes, this is Brandy” or “It sure is, meet … [Read more...]

Inside Scoop on New York Pet Fashion Show

Glam, glitz, pageantry, and all the fashions that are en vogue and coming to a runway near you. Though the same could pass for an episode of Project Runway, dogs will take to the “catwalk” and strut their finest this Friday, February 7, in New York City. We've got the inside scoop on this year's New York Pet Fashion Show. The New York Pet Fashion Show kicks off at 6 pm this … [Read more...]

Love is in the Air Valentine Dog Photo Contest: Closed

We have a grand prize winner of the $100 gift certificate from The Mad Dog Hatter in our "Love is in the Air" photo contest. Submitted by Linda Eidson. This is Buttons having a Candlelight Dinner on Valentine's Day with her Daddy. CONGRATULATIONS! Thanks to all who entered. Our next contest is a big one and will be revealed on Sunday, March 2nd, so come … [Read more...]

Young Wild Girls of Dexter Dog Tribute

This year, the Super Bowl will never be the same: Bruno Mars is the halftime show and we here at Fidose of Reality are so excited. We are big Bruno Mars fans, and our PR (Puppy Relations) Manager, Dexter Dog, likes his music, too. Well, Dexter is a bit of a "Sexy Dexy" and in honor of Bruno Mars' hit single, "Young Girls," he wants to showcase some of his "finer" moves and … [Read more...]

Pack of Sweet 16 Dogs Need Your Help

Valentine’s Day is in the air, and that means love, hearts, hugs, cupids, and dogs in love. Can dogs really fall in love and capture someone’s heart? If you are the proud mom or dad of a dog, no doubt you love your dog(s) dearly. No doubt, our dogs wrap themselves around our hearts. Fidose of Reality is challenging all pet parents to show how much they love their own dog by … [Read more...]

Spot of Sanity Column Launches

  Editor's Note: Fidose of Reality is proud to have a new guest contributor on board with us. Twice a month on Thursdays, we'll be sharing this new column dubbed "A Spot of Sanity." Please welcome Kim Kiernan and her Cocker Spaniel, Poppy, to the Fidose family. I admit that lately I've felt like a basket case. Trying internet dating recently made me more anxious … [Read more...]

Win a Two-Page Spread in Pup Culture Dog Magazine

Imagine your dog getting a 2-page spread within the magazines of a national dog magazine. Imagine all you and your dog have to do is attend a fun event together for fundraising fun for a Cocker rescue group. Sound too good to be true? It's not. Pup Culture magazine will award one lucky doggie attendee of Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof a 2-page spread in their magazine!!! Oh, and wait … [Read more...]

The Great Dog Breeder Vs Rescue Debate

There are a few myths out there about getting a dogs from breeders. With a name like FiDOSE of Reality, of course, we need to dispel them.  Thus, the great dog breeder vs rescue debate is an age-old one. I've fostered dogs and advocate for rescuing dogs in need. Every year I fundraise to help dogs in need who have been abandoned, neglected, abused, and/or dumped. My dog, … [Read more...]

Wigglebutt Warriors Announce 2014 Fundraiser Gala

THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the Olde Towne Pet Resort in Sterling, Virginia will play host to “Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof,” where Dexterwill walk the red “paw-pet” with 100 of their shining star guests.   This gala is pet-friendly!!!  The hours of the gala are 6 pm est to 10:30 pm est. WIGGLEBUTTS GO HOLLYWOOF DETAILS Guests will be treated … [Read more...]