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Get Leashed Magazine

A digital lifestyle hub for modern pet owners. Lifestyle, Travel, Fashion & Style, Health, Tips, Treats & The Pets You Love.

Founded in 2014 as hub for modern pet owners, Get Leashed combines the latest pet-centric news with life, style & culture content and curated influencer perspectives.

Get Leashed examines pets and their owners in the context of both digital culture and their day-to-day lives. Our team believes that pet owners are fabulously interesting; from what they wear, to how they live and where they socialize. We aim to share their lives and passions with other pet owners, just like them – Because we understand that owning a pet is not only a choice, it’s a lifestyle.

Thought-provoking, cheeky, edgy and relevant, Get Leashed is not your grandmother’s pet
magazine – We are your home for the best of pet culture online.
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Are We Our Pets' Owners Or Their Parents?

We've seen them make messes, spill and chew up our treasured belongings, and we've put up with their unappeasable attitudes. We've also seen them greet us with as much joy as we can imagine. We hug them, even if some scientific studies suggest not to. Even the largest of dogs -- think small horses -- make the tiniest possible spots on our sofas into their spaces for cuddling us on our sofas.
02/23/2017 08:05 EST
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Hairless Cats And The Ugly Truth About Breeder Scams

Imagine bringing home a brand new Sphynx kitten after researching the breed, connecting with a breeder, and saving up to shell out close to $1,000 (or more) for the pet. Once in your care, the small animal you were so eager to meet is reluctant towards your touch. It sits sullen. Something isn't right.
02/22/2017 02:13 EST
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Think Twice Before Flying Your Pet In Cargo

While it may not be high-risk to every animal's health, there are too many factors that I would rather find an alternative for in order to avoid a potentially stressful trip for myself and my animal. But as much as I would rather avoid it, there could be a time when my pet has to travel in cargo.
11/10/2016 11:41 EST

What's It Like To Save Dogs In Iqaluit?

More than half of all homeless dogs in Canada exist in the Northernmost parts of the provinces. Iqaluit is no different. The Iqaluit Humane Society (IHS) faces a lot of unique challenges -- it's not easy running one of the most isolated shelters in the world, with minimal staff, funding and resources.
11/03/2016 01:57 EDT
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How Animal Therapy Can Change Lives

While physical disabilities like blindness more obviously demonstrate the need for a service dog, the animals can be trained to serve a host of people with invisible illnesses as well. These service dogs learn how to respond to mental health issues including PTSD and social anxiety; detect silent conditions like irregular heartbeats or blood sugar levels; and provide emotional support for victims of sexual abuse.
10/20/2016 09:01 EDT
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Dogs Are As Smart As We Think They Are

Have you ever tried fooling a dog into getting excited for the wrong thing? Perhaps testing their instincts by offering something boring to the tune of a tasty treat? It turns out that while they may very well be excited by the amped up sound of your voice, they are most likely on to your trick.
09/29/2016 03:03 EDT
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Does A Dog's Colour Determine Whether It Gets Adopted?

The theory goes that black, especially big, dogs are far less likely to be adopted. Some shelters even train black dogs in their care to do special tricks, give them backstories, and ensure that they are well-trained to make them more appealing. But sadly it's often to no avail. What's the reason for this, and what can be done?
09/15/2016 10:12 EDT
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The Science Is In: Dogs Are More Lovable Than Babies

The term "pet parenting" has been on the rise for the past few years. But what does it mean to be a "pet parent" -- beyond occasionally having the urge to put your pug in a Baby Bjorn? It is obvious that all pet owners show some level of attachment to their animal companions but could being a "pet parent" also mean that you truly love your dog, perhaps even as much as you might love your child?
09/13/2016 09:24 EDT
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Dogs Can Volunteer Too (And It's Amazing)

Meet Piper. She's a 5 1/2 year old Golden Retriever and her dad, Bryan Tenenhouse, is a former colleague of mine. I met Piper for the first time back in the Fall. She and her dad were out for a stroll and I was sitting at a sidewalk cafe, checking emails. She's training to be a service dog.
08/25/2016 07:34 EDT
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Keeping Your Dog Cool On Hot Summer Days

It happens every year, and it's happening to us right now. Each summer Canada finds itself in the grips of a heat wave that makes everyone forget just how miserable the weather here is in all but three or four months. That's bad for people, sure, but it's really bad for dogs.
08/11/2016 08:57 EDT
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Does Your Dog Love You Back? Science Says Yes!

Food and shelter: that's what the canine gets in return for the love and companionship they bestow upon their humans, right? Food in their dish, a cozy place to sleep, and for that they'll spend their relatively short life spans waiting at our feet to give us the cuddles and unconditional affection we so need. Or so we thought.
08/02/2016 11:38 EDT
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Could Your Dog Be Suffering From Loneliness?

They deserve the same kind of care and love and attention we crave ourselves. Obviously we have to go out and earn a living and have fun with friends and family. But when we are at home, we have to spend quality time with our fur babies, whether it's petting and talking to them, playing with them or taking them for long walks.
07/15/2016 10:20 EDT