Service Dog Abuse or Abuse of a “Service Dog”?

The other week I was talking to a dog parent who informed me that her dog had just been certified as a service dog based on her allergy to gluten. Here’s what she did.  First, she got a boiler plate letter from a doctor stating that she had been under this doctor’s care and that…

September 21, 2015

Yuck — My Dog Eats Poop!

It’s disgusting, it’s embarrassing, and it completely destroys the idea of a slobbery kiss – poop eating, or coprophagia as it is officially known, is the bane of many dog owners. Sure there are times when this is “normal” – like when a new mother cleans the den for her puppies or very briefly the…

August 25, 2015

Our Last Few Days With Bruno

This Friday we are scheduled to bring Bruno back to San Francisco Animal Care and Control with the hope that he’ll find a family from their pit bull rescue. Gone will be the swimming pool, the 6,000 square feet of field turf to play on, the 13,000 square foot Savannah to explore, and all the…

July 22, 2015

Bruno Week 7 – Adopt Your Dog Now

This is our 7th week with Bruno – the time has flown and it’s sad to think we only have 1 week left with him. On Monday we took Bruno to see Dr. Gebhard at Nor Cal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital for check on how things were progressing.  While it was way cool to…

July 17, 2015