A Picture Says a Thousand Woofs, A Celebration of Adopted Dogs

By Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I’ll never forget Chilly’s adoption day. We went to the animal shelter looking for a cat, and we came home with an adorable, eight-week-old Labrador-something mix. We were planning to adopt a dog, AFTER a cat, but as life would have it, it happened the opposite way.

The American Humane Association celebrates each October as “Adopt-a-Dog” month. With millions of wonderful pups patiently waiting in shelters, this event raises much-needed awareness and helps encourage adoptions. So if you’ve been thinking about bringing home a new canine companion, there’s never been a better time.

In celebration of “Adopt-a-Dog” month, I’m sharing some heartwarming pictures of the dogs you’ve adopted and come to love. These are some of the hundreds of photos shared by my awesome followers, in celebration of their adopted dogs.

Mewsings: My Favorite Happy Tails of the Month

By Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Everyone loves good news. You know, like the warm-fuzzy tails told at the end of newscasts?

Here at Kristen Levine Pet Living, I’ve promised to help you live a happier, healthier life through pets. So, with such an abundance of great pet stories around the web, I’ve decided to compile a few of my favorite stories to share with you each month.

Specifically, these are stories that speak directly to how life is better with pets. I hope you enjoy these happy tails and feel free to share favorites you find along they way. One can never get too much good pet news!

5 Reasons Your Dog Would Love Surfing

By Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Have you ever seen a surfing dog? It’s a silly, but heartwarming sight.

On a recent business trip to uber pet-friendly San Diego, I decided to stay an extra day for some surfing business! Specifically, I attended the Surf Dog Surf-a-thon Championships on Del Mar Beach, benefitting the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

While I expected to see a dog-eat-dog competitive action, I actually witnesses was a celebration of the beach and the bond, between man and surfing beast. Check out the five reasons (in bold below) why you and your dog would love this soggy-doggy sport.