Hotel Dogs

Everyone likes to have a little souvenir from vacations and trips. Now, one hotel in New Mexico is hoping that keepsake is a new dog. The Aloft Hotel in Albuquerque has dogs available for adoption in their lobby. Many hotels now have greeter dogs to welcome guests, but it is believed this is the first…

The Downside to Dogs

There are quotes all over the internet about it. It is the biggest drawback to giving your heart to dogs. They all, eventually, leave us.  Yesterday, I said goodbye to one of the best dogs I’ve had come into my life. The departure was a year late according to some, and way, way too early…

Saying Goodbye to Boomer

  I got a call last May from one of the rescue groups I work with. Northwest German Shepherd Rescue had just gone down to California and picked up 18 dogs from shelters to bring back to Washington State. You can find out more about that effort here. Among the dogs was one old guy…

Good dog gone bad

Cooper is a goofily handsome, 3-year-old Irish Wolfhound mix who does a good sit and generally walks well on a leash. He also attacked his owner’s teenage son, biting him hard enough to require 16 stitches to the boy’s face. So, what happened? Like so many situations like this, the details are sketchy at best. The…