DEPARTMENTS [Dog Nation] Dog Park Showdown New York group works to fend off challenges to off-leash use in city parks. By Chuck Bennett [Research News] Get Studied Participants needed for clinical study looking at the effects of thyroid on behavior. [Health] Keeping Your Dog Safe New entries in the dog-toxic hit parade. By Sophia Yin, DVM [By the Numbers] 8 Reasons to adopt an older dog rather than a puppy. By Karen B. London, PhD [Abroad] Tokyo—A visit to two of the city’s most fashionable doggy spots. By Arin Greenwood [Behavior] Both Ends of the Leash—A Glass Half-Full All emotions may not be equal, but they are equally powerful. By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD [Internet] Cyber Spree Online boutique-hopping nets a treasure trove. By Lee Harrington [Endpiece] Our greetings to you—art by Jessie Hartland
DOGPATCH Wish List Special—Grab Bag of Gift Ideas: Cool cards, Books for the whole family, Put a good face on it, Cheery stuffers, Gold Bone Winner! Secrets of the Ba Ba Sisterhood: Crafts projects with heart. By Jeanette Hurt Saving Lives: Communities rally in support of pet oxygen masks. Signs of the Season: Bringing pet food to those in need. Make a Decoupage Toy Box: Trina Moore shows us how. Whole Food, Whole Fun: Recipes for gingerbones and breakfast treats. Smiling Dogs: Our newest family album!Is your dog among our favorites?