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The Bark

Premier dog culture magazine. Articles, stories, art & experts on relationship between dogs and humans. Motto: Dog is my co-pilot.

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  • Canine Doormats
    Enhancing the neighborhood one house at a timeI love my neighborhood because it is unpretentious, the wide streets have sidewalks and it’s full of dog lovers.
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  • Planning a Pet Friendly Vacation
    Tips for devising a summer road trip with your pup.Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer vacations, so it’s time to plan a road trip with the entire family—and that includes our pups! Planning Destinations and Activities As ...
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  • Dogs and Surprises on Newscasts
    People on live TV forced to roll with itDogs occasionally end up on the air during live newscasts and the people on screen have to make the best of it.
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  • Smiling Dog: Stanley
    Dog's name and age: Stanley, 1 year Adoption Story: After their fourteen-year-old dog Sparky died, they knew they would eventually want another dog.
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  • Tribute to Zac
    This morning with a heavy heart but enlightened soul I helped my beloved Zac pass on.  He has been with me for 15.5 years.  He was a scrawny, one ear flopped, anti-cruelty society find.  I originally adopted him to keep Calvin company.  He was a ...
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  • 10 Nontoxic, Dog-Safe Houseplants
    Keep pets healthy with the right selection of indoor plantsWhen preparing to adopt our kitty, I learned from the folks at the rescue organization that a few of our houseplants were toxic to cats and dogs — and since this particular furry friend enj...
    7 days ago  ·  Share it:   facebook · twitter · e-mail
  • Understanding Canine Growls
    People are able to interpret these vocalizations Research in recent years has shown that our brains can process the emotional content of vocalizations based on acoustic structure, and that various mammalian species share the same brain structures use...
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  • Malik Jackson Sponsors 181 Adoptions
    NFL defensive lineman teams up with local rescue organizations in his new community.
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  • Dogspotting
    A sport and lifestyle of spotting random dogsFirst there was trainspotting, then planespotting, and now…dogspotting! Take an object that interests you – in our case, dogs – and turn it into a hobby by seeking as many different examples as possi...
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  • Interpreting Growls
    Study looks at human understanding of canine vocalizations.
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  • Smiling Dog: Huey
    Dog's name and age: Huey, 6 years old Adoption Story: At the shelter when he was surrendered, Huey's person-to-be was instantly smitten with the one-year-old pup.
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  • Custody Battle Over Found Dog Leads to Lawsuit
    Husky’s future home to be decided by the courtsMicrochipping dogs is a great tool for reuniting people and dogs, but only if people do the responsible thing and check dogs that they find for the presence of a chip.
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  • Helping to Improve Pet Nutrition
    Our good friend, vet nutritionist, Donna Raditic, DVM, and her colleagues over at CANWI (Companion Animal Nutrition and Wellness Institute) are devoted to do research into the best ways to provide nutritious, healthy meals to our pets.
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  • Dogs Take an Epic Road Trip Into the Wilderness of Alaska
    Why would a 57-year-old professional photographer set out on a road trip from Maine to the Arctic Ocean with only her two dogs for company? Was she on a hunt for the perfect image? Or, in packing up her suburban dogs and driving off into the Alaskan ...
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  • Caring too much for a dog?
    [What We Are Reading]There was a very interesting piece in a recent Washington Post advice column by Carolyn Hax.
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