Animal Advocates, Part 1: The Dog Files

I just got back from the BlogPaws convention in Salt Lake City and was gratified to meet many amazing animal advocates. These are just regular people who have found themselves on the front lines of being the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Continue reading

What Your Dog Breed Says About You

It’s been a running joke that I will never own a Corgi simply because my physical stature tends to resemble them (stubby legs, round, fluffy derriere,) and there are assumptions about how people tend to resemble their pets or gravitate towards animals that have similar characteristics. So with that in mind, if I adopt a greyhound… will I become tall and lanky? If only it were that simple!

But there is science to support that the dogs we choose for ourselves do actually hint at personality traits. Here are what behaviorists say about your particular breed, and what it says about you… Continue reading

A Newfound Passion for Pit Bulls (and Other Bully Breeds)

The BaxterBoo staff has signed up for the Furry Scurry, which is the nation’s largest pet dog walk that benefits the Denver Dumb Friend’s League, a shelter that has been serving our community for over 100 years! As the team lead, I was encouraging our staff to bring their dogs, dress them up, and just make it a super-fun day to benefit a great organization.

One of our fabulous warehouse guys, Jack, mentioned that he couldn’t bring his dog because she is a pit bull, and they aren’t allowed in Denver. I had heard about this law, but never before had I personally felt its impact. While I have yet to meet his dog Emma, I know that Jack is quite smitten with her, even running home on lunch breaks to check on her well being. He gets all mushy, even as a tough guy, when he talks about his sweet dog. Continue reading