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Petco and Petsmart to end sale of Dog Treats from China


Here’s to consumer pressure working for the greater good! Both Petco and Petsmart, the largest pet store retail chains in America, have said that they will end all sales of dog treats that were made in China. This move was made due to increasing pressure from consumers who have been demanding answers since the problem began in 2007. The FDA ... Read More »

DIY: Custom Dog Art Canvases


  It’s no secret that we love taking pictures of our dogs and we know that our readers do, too! We started to find ways to display our own Instagram photos in our homes and think you’ll love the end result. Follow the steps below to create beautiful, personal and economical ways to display art of your best friend all ... Read More »

Warrior: Dog of the Month – May


All Photos of Warrior by Danielle Neil Photography. Meet our inaugural Dog of the Month—WARRIOR! We got a chance to chat with Warrior’s faithful human guardian Michelle Charvat about how she met Warrior, what makes Warrior so special, and of course, her life & her dogs! Michelle grew up around Rotweillers but she was always more along the lines of ... 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 »

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 »

How Can You Save?


It’s no secret we love our canine companions. All that love, however, can sometimes add up and worry us that we just might break the bank. We reached out to Paris Permenter and John Bigley, the incredible husband and wife duo behind one of our all-time favorite sites, Dogtipper.com, to help us create a list of ways that you can ... Read More »

Companies That Give Back


  Would you be more likely to buy from an openly altruistic company than from one that isn’t? Is it important to you as a consumer to do business with companies that give back to animal welfare or other charities you care about? If so, you’re not alone. In today’s economy, when faced with a choice between two companies, consumers ... Read More »

Beat Dog Boredom With Interactive Toys


Do you remember when you were a kid, and your teacher came up with special rainy day games because it was impossible to go outside during recess? You had fun and still learned something. If you were in kindergarten, maybe you had a nap afterward because the fun wore you out. During the late winter and early spring months, depending ... 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 »

The Benefits of Massage


There are numerous benefits to massage for us humans, and those benefits also exist for our canine companions. Massaging helps to open blood vessels and improve blood circulation, maintaining your pet’s well-being and expediting recover. Techniques can be used to reduce stress on a nervous dog or one that is anxious at times, and spending time touching your companion helps to ... Read More »

September 11, 2001


“If these dogs only knew the difference they make. There’s absolutely nothing that can replace a dog’s heart.” —Bob Sessions, rescue worker, FEMA It is hard to believe that so many years have passed since September 11, 2001. Many of us who were emotionally paralyzed after the attacks have gone back to normal life, perhaps reminded of that terrible day ... Read More »

Summer Lovin’


Summer is the time of year that all dogs look forward to. Gone are the cold days indoors and chilly wet grass that freak out Fido— it’s time to get out and smell the breeze, see your surroundings and celebrate the season with the one who would most enjoy it with you—your dog! Depending on where you reside, there are ... Read More »

DIY Dog Collars


There are so many wonderful things about making a hand-tooled collar….especially the hand-made part! It might look complicated, but making a collar—as well as tooling just about anything leather that you can imagine!—is really very simple. . .you just need the right supplies.   Supplies Blank Leather Collar Leather crafting mallet Hard surface such as marble, granite or thick wood ... Read More »

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