I am always inspired by your work, and by the inte…

I am always inspired by your work, and by the intelligence and compassion you show for all creatures and species. It is heartbreaking to contemplate the dogs left behind, and sobering to be reminded that we, as a society, share … Continue reading

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BRAVO Bad Rap! Thank you for always being the voic…

BRAVO Bad Rap! Thank you for always being the voice and heart of reason, compassion and justice! So love that you consistently lead the way…. excellent piece! BAD RAP Blog

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: ITCHY DOG? DON’T ALWAYS BLAME THE FOOD! GET THE SPOT TEST!

Does your dog scratch and lick and/or bite at her ears, feet, flanks or neck? Skin problems are probably the number one reason pet owners go to their vets. I get numerous emails asking for advice and suggestions about resolving … Continue reading

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Your Pet Can Become a NorthStar VETS “SuperHero” this 4th of July… and always!

Your Pet Can Become a NorthStar VETS “SuperHero” this 4th of July! The 4th of July, a highly-festive, patriotic holiday thanking our country’s heroes who fought for our freedom… what does it mean to you, and how do you celebrate? … Continue reading

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Two things people always say when a pet dies at home and other DeathLord lessons

Life is weird in lots of way. Things happen for a reason, and you have to kind of be open to what life’s going to throw at you because you certainly aren’t going to expect most of it. Even the … Continue reading

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Thanks for this post! I have always been super aga…

Thanks for this post! I have always been super against the use of these collars. I can't stand to seen my pup in pain. Keep up the great work on this blog! BAD RAP Blog

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Wonderful pictures as always and I am glad there i…

Wonderful pictures as always and I am glad there is a place for the overachievers (rescuers) to decompress and have fun and vent and try and make things better for themselves, the animals and for the public, whose lifestyles and … Continue reading

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In Nashville, it's always Saturday night

In Nashville, it's always Saturday night After snaking through crowds blocking walls of countless tacked-up star photos, I join a family with two children shorter than the backroom-bar to hear Whiskey and Lice. These Southern rockers don't censor themselves for … Continue reading

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We Will Remember You- Tonight and Always

Yesterday, I was working on a homework assignment for a course I am taking on pet loss and bereavement. I was reading about the guilt so much of us feel after losing a pet, and one of the exercises they … Continue reading

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What goes in doesn’t always come out easily…

The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

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