Plan A Pet-Friendly Escape To Seattle

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Travel
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While perhaps not as famous as its coffee or penchant for precipitation, Seattle's uncanny canine distinction makes it an ideal place to visit with your dog.

This Dog Loves Fall More Than Anything

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living

Oh look a leaf pile...

How To Be the Best Pet Owner Ever

Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living

Everything you need for a happy and healthy pet. From the AOL Partner Studio

Get The Most Out Of Your Pet's First Vet Visit

Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living

How to make the most of your pet's first vet appointment. From the AOL Partner Studio

Find Your Perfect Puppy Match

Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living

Tips for finding your puppy match. From the AOL Partner Studio

New Pet Owner? Things You Need To Have

Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living

Five things every new pet owner should have. From the AOL Partner Studio

Somebody Forgot To Invite This Pup To The Wine And Cheese

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Living

No invite? That's ruff!

Dogs Are As Smart As We Think They Are

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

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.

Dog Just Wants Cuddles From Owner

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Living

And this pup won't take no for an answer.

Dog Can Barely Contain Excitement Over Slide

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living

Again! Again! Again!

Does A Dog's Colour Determine Whether It Gets Adopted?

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

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?

The Science Is In: Dogs Are More Lovable Than Babies

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

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?

Your Dog Actually Does Understand You

CP | Frank Jordans And Alicia Chang, Associated Press | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Living

"Dog brains care about both what we say and how we say it."

My Puppy Has Taught Me More About Life Than Some Humans

TamilCulture | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living

I was blessed to finally get a Golden Retriever (I named him Bheema) back in January. This fat, fluffy puppy, who was 11 weeks old, came waddling into my life.

Could Your Dog Be Suffering From Loneliness?

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

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.

WATCH: Dog Shows Love For Baby, Gets A Surprise

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Parents

This dog is one great babysitter.

Adorable Puppy Startled Awake By Alarm Clock

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living

Let's face it. Waking up can suck. It sucks even more when an obnoxious alarm clocks disturbs your precious beauty sleep. This is exactly what happ...

WATCH: Super Chill Dog Really Enjoys Being Vacuumed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Living

Right there, a little to the left. Yeah, that's the spot.

Why This Dog With The Same Cancer As Terry Fox Could Change How We Treat It

Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living

They really are humans' best friend.

Discrimination Against People With Service Dogs Is Sadly Still A Thing

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

You'd think that the most difficult thing about being a blind triathlete is being blind. But in fact it's not. The most difficult thing about being a blind triathlete is having to deal with the blindness of sighted people's attitudes.

10 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Dog

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

Old dogs, like old people, might slobber a bit more. They may not be as swift and they may not be as quick to learn new tricks, but like a favourite grandpa or old aunt, they offer an unconditional love that's just about the most special thing a pet lover could ask for.

This Dog Will Make You Want To Take A Trip To The Mountains

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Living

This dog has over 230,000 Instagram followers and there's no wonder why.

Munchkin The Teddy Bear Dog Spends A Day At The Beach

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Living

It's not every day you see a bear at the beach.

Cute Dog Just Won't Quit His Car Window

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Living

He just keeps holding on.

Top Tips For Feeding Your Dog the Healthiest Foods

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Pete Brace, Vice President of communications and pet parent relations for Merrick Pet Care. Pete shared with me some of the top tips for feeding your dog the healthiest foods so they can enjoy a long healthy life.