Entries by Nastassia Putz

Taking a Day Trip

By LAUREN NELSON Whether it’s a day trip to a dog-friendly state park or a weekend away at a disc dog competition, preparation is key. But where does one start to prepare when a simple Google search can deliver an abundance of overwhelming recommendations? Easy. Start here! Before any shopping begins, make an appointment to […]

Editor’s Paw

This past winter, I took a huge leap out of my comfort zone, and I left my two kids home with their respite therapist while my husband and I spent a week in Sedona, Arizona. It was an experience. And a cold one at that. But every experience teaches us something about ourselves that perhaps […]

Lakeland Terriers: Marching to the Beat of Their Own Drum

By PAMELA STACE Katerina, or Kate, our cover dog, shares her name with Shakespeare’s famous heroine Katerina from “The Taming of the Shrew.” It seems that both Kates share a number of qualities including stubbornness, intelligence, independence, loyalty and devotion. Like Shakespeare’s Kate, Lakelands, “Lakies” or “Laplanders” do what they want to do and can […]

HAN SOLO: From Rags to Riches

Han Solo, found by a Good Samaritan, was running near a road with a chain wrapped around his neck. He was very underweight (20 pounds), full of cuts, with fly larvae on his ears and was terrified. The San Diego Humane Society took him in and put him on a new path to a second […]

Don’t Judge A Dog By Its Breed

By CHERESE COBB If you’re a dog owner, you probably know that you shouldn’t judge a dog by its breed. But if you’re new to the world of dogs, there’s a huge misconception that every dog breed perfectly matches its standard and profile. Even if your friend’s Chihuahua acts like a wind-up toy, your neighbor’s […]