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What’s in a Dog Treat: Infographic


Of course you can’t refuse those cute eyes peering up to you near the cookie jar. Who could? But before you reach for your traditional “dog treat”, you should know that it may not be the best for your best four-legged friend. Did you know that some commercial dog treats have more than 100 calories per serving? That could be ... Read More »

Lessons From Lilly

Lilly pearl

What I Learned from Lilly: LIFE Lessons from My First DOG By Ryan Rice — Originally published in Issue 17 of LIFE+DOG I remember the day I brought my first dog home. I was 24 years old, single, and beginning my career in public relations. It was an exciting time in my life and I looked forward to sharing it with ... Read More »

Quotable Quotes from LIFE+DOG


“Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.” —Roger Caras Well, mostly true. Around here, dogs pretty much ARE our whole lives. . . but we wouldn’t have it any other way! There are so many beautiful and inspiring quotes about dogs that we decided to create small graphic depictions that we could all use as ... Read More »

A No-Kill Country: Compassionate Kids May Be The Key


During my childhood, about 20 million dogs and cats were euthanized each year. Across the country, strays and problem animals were rounded up by the dogcatcher and taken to the city pound. “Family” dogs were either running loose or tied up in the backyard. Most rarely saw the inside of the house, and people certainly didn’t spend the billions of ... Read More »

The Importance Of Saying Thank You


Saying thank you is more than good manners.  It is good spirituality.  ~Alfred Painter Who doesn’t like to do things for others? Whether that be helping a neighbor, volunteering in the community or donating money or services, giving is one of the most rewarding things we can do to make a difference in our world.  It’s something I personally love ... Read More »

Dog Praising™

Photography by Simply Dog Photography

There is a dog and cat overpopulation epidemic in our country right now. Each year, more than 4 million animals are euthanized in shelters due to overcrowding and a lack of adoptive homes. LIFE+DOG is committed to encouraging responsible care for canine companions, and dedicated to promoting and elevating the entire animal welfare community. Together we can make a difference. Every day ... Read More »

The New Frontier For The Volunteer


Vol·un·teer:  a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. Also known as altruist, bleeding heart, good Samaritan, humanitarian, philanthropist. Whether we realize it or not, many of us are actively volunteering and advocating for causes every day. Some of us go to events, host fundraisers, participate in a walk or run while others make donations ... Read More »

Kathie Lee Gifford

Photo by Brett Chisholm.

There are few people on television these days—or any past—that have experienced the ups and downs of a public life more than the enigmatic Kathie Lee Gifford. She has shared her life lessons for more than 40 years on a variety of platforms, all with the hope that her stories will help and encourage others—and they do!  We have faithfully watched ... Read More »

Dina Manzo

Dina Manzo and Her Dog Gracie

Each time the LIFE+DOG crew sets out to find unique dog lovers to share their story of Modern Living with Man’s Best Friend we find ourselves becoming more and more inspired by the people we are fortunate enough to meet. The positive energy and heartwarming stories we hear motivate us to do all we can to celebrate the relationship between ... Read More »

Jordin Sparks


FROM THE ARCHIVES ISSUE 06 of LIFE+DOG by Ryan Rice Photos by Brett Chisholm In 2007, during the audition portion of American Idol, the American public was introduced to a curly-haired, wide-eyed teen with a dream for stardom and a voice that gained praise from viewers and judges alike. It wasn’t long until that teen, Jordin Sparks, was crowned champion of ... Read More »

Nature's Miracle