Alex Off The Chain

Instead of a a Friday Fun video, I’m sharing a remarkable video of a dog being freed from being chained to a fence for his entire life. The guy rescuing Alex is Steve Markwell, founder and executive director of Olympic Animal Sanctuary.  Olympic Animal Sanctuary is a unique organization that takes dogs who have been deemed dangerous,… Continue Reading

DIY: 2 Valentine’s Dog Sweaters

Today I have patterns for two different Valentine’s Day sweaters you can knit for your pup or a friend’s.  If you have a larger or smaller dog than these patterns will work for, check out this dog sweater calculator to resize them.  You can also use any pattern for a larger or smaller sweater and just add the… Continue Reading

Dogs Have Built-In Mukluks

Cool! (ha!)  It turns out we don’t need to worry so much about our dogs’ feet getting too cold.  Researchers have learned that dogs’ feet are specially adapted for cold weather and are similar to penguin wings, dolphin fins, & arctic foxes.  The vascular network draws cold blood from the surface of the pads and also rewarms… Continue Reading