Tiny Beatrice boasts a big heart

Before I tell you all about this adorable little fluff-ball, I have other good news from her caregivers at Sheba’s Haven Rescue. In my last article showcasing the heavenly Haven nestled just north of Kingston, I confessed that one of our beagles residing there was a bit of a kleptomaniac. It seemed among the many […]

Pint-sized Chip has personality to spare

This isn’t my first crush on a dog sporting an underbite. Back in my volunteer dog-walking days at the Toronto Humane Society, I fell hard for a boxer named Brady. That bottom jaw jutted out worse than Private Bubba’s in Forrest Gump. It only added to his charm, but before I could make the conversion […]

Have a little Faith

Is it just me or do dogs seem to have the whole “Why are we here?” thing figured out? It’s probably just me. Blame it on an overly active imagination fueled by a beagle-like need to know what’s on the other side of the fence. But who knows? By the time you finish reading this […]

Teddy takes the gold for good attitude

I sat down to write this article after watching the captivating closing ceremonies for the Olympics. That’s when it struck – the dreaded writer’s block! Maybe Olympic fever was to blame. I felt like a figure skater about to attempt a triple Salchow for that elusive gold medal. Suddenly, it dawned on me. I was […]

Puppy love knows no age limits

You only need to spend a day at an animal shelter to discover there are a million excuses for abandoning the family pet. Some are legitimate but others, not so much. They range from having a baby, moving to a no-pet-zone, sudden allergies, sudden new lifestyle, to no patience, no conscience. . .the list goes […]

Walkathon for a four-legged cause

According to walkathon legend, we have Diplo to thank for pounding the pavement first. In 1953, the actor/comedian walked 80 miles through San Juan, Puerto Rico, to raise money for the Puerto Rican League Against Cancer. In four days, he raised $85,000. We’ve been walking in his footsteps ever since. We walk to fight disease […]