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April Is the Droolest Month
It’s raining dogs and cats this spring.
Forget about the whole April is the cruelest month business. With apologies to T.S. Eliot, it’s quite the opposite. It is, in fact, National Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. The ASPCA kicks-off its month-long awareness effort on April 7, when iconic buildings across the country will be bathed in orange light—the ASPCA’s signature color. On that same day, the cruelty-busters from Animal Planet’...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
March 30th 2009
New Smiling Dogs every week!!E-mail your photo to us, be sure to include your dog's name in both the subject line & as the title of the photo. Your smiler might find a place in the magazine or even on our website. It is important to include your name/address in the message. If you don't have a photo of your dog smiling, we have other contests for you to consider.
Blog: Guest Posts
Stay Home TV Night
Tonight, two programs shed light on puppy mills—before and after.
Tonight, ABC’s Nightline is running the first major investigative report on puppy mills since Oprah’s exposé about one year ago. The story, which includes chilling footage from a hidden camera, also features a surprisingly cooperative Mennonite commercial breeder offering a tour of his operation. (This is probably a one-of-a-kind moment.) The program will be tough to watch, but it’s an essential...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
March 23rd 2009
New Smiling Dogs every week!! E-mail your photo to us, be sure to include your dog's name in both the subject line & as the title of the photo. Your smiler might find a place in the magazine or even on our website. It is important to include your name/address in the message. If you don't have a photo of your dog smiling, we have other contests for you to consider. Click here for more...
Blog: Guest Posts
Speaking for Spot
Nancy Kay, DVM, on some of the hardest decisions we’ll ever make.
You don’t often hear canine talk on Fresh Air—apparently Terry Gross has a cat—but NPR’s distinguished interviewer gave most of the hour yesterday to a conversation with veterinarian and Bark contributor Nancy Kay, DVM. If you missed it, it’s worth an online listen. Exploring issues from Kay’s new book, Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life, the...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Senior Solutions
Gear designed especially for seniors helps make these the best years of their lives—and makes your life easier too.
Turn up the heat. When clouds gather and the sun sets, plug in the Fauna Sauna. Its two adjustable panels (12-by-20 inches each) kick out infrared radiant warmth—like the sun’s heat without the dangerous ultraviolet rays. The Fauna Sauna is intended as therapeutic treatment for everything from arthritis and stiffness to joint pain, hip dysplasia and stress (also available as a decor-friendly spa...
Blog: Guest Posts
Pit Bull Blues
Big, brown, red-nosed lament heard round the world.
Gary Krause of Leesburg, Florida, recently sent us a link to this Pit Bull Blues video compiled by Pit Bull Rescue Central. We’re so glad—it’s a wonderful song with a great message. We like it so much we called up the man behind the song, Northwest alt-rocker John Shipe, who was taking a break in the SoCal sun. He told us he was inspired to write Pit Bull Blues by his first dog Zoe. “I was...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
March 16th 2009
New Smiling Dogs every week!! E-mail your photo to us, be sure to include your dog's name in both the subject line & as the title of the photo. Your smiler might find a place in the magazine or even in our new smiling dog book. It is important to include your name/address in the message.   If you don't have a photo of your dog smiling, we have other contests for you to consider. Click here...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
March 9th 2009
More smilers every week! See more on our smiling dogs page.
Blog: Guest Posts
What Makes A Great Dog Person?
Where there’s an ideal, there’s a way. Help us set the standard.
There’s a lot of focus on what makes a good dog, but what about a good dog person? That’s one of the goals here at The Bark. Through our stories—directly or indirectly—we explore this simple question. Now, we’re putting that question to you. You’re out there in the agility rings and the off-leash parks, navigating icy sidewalks and fretting in veterinarian’s waiting rooms. You read pet food...

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