Lessons in compassion from an old dog

The full story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dogster/how-an-old-dog-taught-me-_b_3369301.html

The diversity of dogs you meet in this line of work surpasses the differences I’ve encountered among humans. It teaches you a lot about patience and compassion. Whether a dog’s quirks are the result of an owner’s neurosis or simply a personality trait of the canine, you can’t say, “Now, Miss […]

Gorgi’s story (a stray dog who walked into a police station)

Here’s the whole story: http://www.hypedojo.com/a-stray-dog-walked-into-a-police-station-and-youll-never-guess

It all started one afternoon last year, when a stray dog named Gorgi just showed up at a Puerto Rico Police command center in the city of Bayamon. The officers who were working there were amazed by how affectionate the stray dog was, in spite of hints that he […]

Trust you dog’s instincts in judging human character

The full article is here.

In other words, dogs are incredibly good judges of character, which probably stems from their keen observation skills and the fact that they’ve lived closely with humans for more than 10,000 years.

The ability to pick up on a person’s emotional cues and level of trustworthiness may mean the difference […]

Harambe’s death – who is to blame?

Please read this: http://www.care2.com/causes/who-is-really-to-blame-for-the-death-of-harambe-the-gorilla.html

As long as zoos continue to exist, Harambe’s death is all of our fault.

Harambe was a 17-year-old male gorilla born and raised in captivity. He never got to roam the African rainforests where he should have belonged. He never got to eat his meals with other gorillas, climb trees or […]

The dangers of compassion fatigue in animal caregivers

Taiwanese animal shelter director and vet commits suicide due to guilt in having to euthanise 700 dogs in shelter: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3604719/Director-Taiwanese-animal-shelter-commits-suicide-feeling-distraught-having-euthanise-dogs.html

According to Chinese media, she left a note, explaining how she had become too distressed with the fact that she had to put too many dogs to death.

However, Jian’s last words have […]

81-year old rare photo of Hachiko – found!

Shared by Billy Tan:

The article: http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2015/11/81-year-old-rare-photo-of-the-famous-hachiko-found/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

Waiting for the Professor at Shibuya Train Station.

Salute! Man’s best friend…always!

The photo was taken by Isamu Yamamoto, who has also since passed away. Yamamoto’s family came across the photo while cleaning Yamamoto’s former home. It is a unique photo to be […]

Is your pet lonely and bored?

The full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/opinion/sunday/is-your-pet-lonely-and-bored.html?_r=1

In addition to love, a dog or cat owner also has to have time, space, energy, patience, money and a strong sense of commitment to being there for and with their animal. The choice of being a pet owner is rarely thrust upon us unexpectedly. Saying no […]

Our responsibility in raising kinder children (especially to animals)

Irrespective of whether one is a biological parent or a caregiver of the younger generation or just someone who is in contact with the young, this is from Animals Australia:

10 facts from Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs

A very interesting article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-grimm/ten-things-you-didnt-know_b_5270407.html

Some interesting facts:

More homes have dogs and cats than have kids. Nearly 150 million cats and dogs live in the U.S., one for every two people. More than half of all homes contain either a dog or a cat — five times more than have birds, horses, and […]