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My Pack's Plans for 2009
I asked my dogs if they had any New Year's resolutions, and to my surprise, they did.
The thought of New Year's resolutions makes me want to eat ice cream ... preferably a pint of chocolate chocolate chip from Oberweis. There's just too much pressure and I have yet to reach any goal through resolution. So I asked my dogs if they had any plans for 2009 and, to my surprise, they did (see below). Have your dogs resolved to make some changes this year? I'd love to hear from them! "Eat...
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Resolution Revolution
Bring back New Year’s aspirations ... for our dog’s sake
New Year’s resolutions have gone out of fashion. Not one of my friends or family has admitted to using the fresh slate of 2009 as an opportunity to commit to change. I guess we’re so convinced we’ll fail that we don’t take aim. Well, in the spirit of Mad Men, the stock market crash and other recent blasts from the past, I’m resurrecting the resolution with an eye toward nurturing my dogs'...
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Cave Canem
Dogs have their own parking spaces in Rome
ChrismaChunnuKwanzaBoxingNewYear is wrapping up. For many of us, this means we are blissfully reunited with our dogs after visits to family, friends or, simply, dog-unfriendly holidays. If you’re like me, you spend an inordinate amount of time during a vacation seeking out other people’s dogs. Happily, Rome, where I spent Christmas, provides a wealth of canine delights. Sleek muzzles peer out of...
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Show & Tell: Dog Is My Co-Pilot
    This is a picture of Jack in the back seat of my car on the highway going almost 75 miles an hour. He's normally a very handsome and classy looking husky but with his lips flayling and eyes almost rolled back in his head, in this picture he is the most goofiest dog I've ever seen! Even though his face is completely distorted by the wind, he can't help but stick his head out the window...
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Win a Copy of America at Home
With YOUR photo on the cover!
You’ve taken a lot of pretty darned sweet photos of your dog at home—lying on the couch, exploring the yard, wearing bows on her head at a family birthday. Now, here’s your chance to show off both your photo and your dog by entering our contest to put them on the cover of the new America at Home book, published by Running Press. If your entry is selected as one of the top four, you will win a...
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Family Dog
Send us your favorites
It’s not surprising that, since they’re such integral parts of our lives, dogs are also part of our individual family histories, and the stories that come from them. When families get together for birthdays, holidays or just for fun, these stories tend to be trotted out and enjoyed once again by everyone. Here’s one we found enchanting, and we’re pleased to share it. Send us your family-dog...
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How I Found My Dog
What’s your story?
Enter Now! Behind each of our dog match-ups is a tale. Share yours with us (500 words or less) and include a photo if possible. Email to founddog@thebark.com. If your entry is selected for publication in the magazine or on the website, we will be in touch, so be sure to include contact information in the body of the email.
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A Womb with A View
If you think Chihuahua puppies are cute, check out their embryos.
The folks over at National Geographic Channel have cooked up a Fantastic Voyage into the wombs of a Chihuahua, a Neapolitan Mastiff, a Golden Retriever, and a wolf. The one-hour birds-and-bees-of-dogs lesson is chock-full of facts about the influence of evolution and selective breeding on the enormous variety among dogs. But that information feels like an excuse for incredible imagery, including...
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Long-Term Impacts of Giving Up A Dog?
Research shows it may lead children to approach relationships as if they were less valuable.
Don't you love stories that catalog the health advantages (based on research, of course) of living with dogs? The list includes lowered blood pressure, better recovery from heart attack, less stress, less depression, lowered cholesterol and on and on. Kids with dogs develop greater empathy and are apparently more popular with peers! But a recent story in The Edmonton Journal pointed out something...
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Bark Dogs on TV
One look at the Bark Nov/Dec '08 cover and it's clear why Tru and Jammer -- both rescues -- were chosen out of 6,000 contest hopefuls.
One look at the Bark Nov/Dec '08 cover and it's clear why Tru and Jammer -- both rescues -- were chosen out of 6,000 contest hopefuls. They're super photogenic and have a twinkle in their eyes. Owner Liz Dodge of Coos Bay, Ore., was just getting over the shock of seeing her two dogs on the cover of a national magazine when the local TV station called. You can see the pups in action and hear more...

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