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Pro Tips for Taking Perfect Pics of Your Pup

Professional pet photographer Lori Fusaro shares tips for taking awesome photos of your four-legged friends. She also shares heart-warming pictures of rescued senior pups from the book, “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts,” which features inspiring stories of second-chance dogs like German shepherd Cody, who became a misunderstood shelter dog after he retired from police work.

Dogs Change Lives! Rescued Pups Inspire Bryce LaDuc to Live Life Off Leash

“I tell people all the time, ‘If you want a life full of adventure, go adopt a dog,’” Bryce LaDuc says. “If you’re looking to be inspired, and you’re looking to be outdoors, rescuing a dog not only changes their life, but it’s definitely going to change yours. They’re going to help you accomplish things that you didn’t even know you wanted to accomplish. They are going to push you to try new things. It’s truly amazing.” Read more of Bryce’s inspirational story that all started when she rescued two border collie mixes.

Rescued Dogs Help Protect Endangered Species as Conservation Canines

Conservation Canines is a program of the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology. Their talented team of handlers train rescue dogs to help researchers collect information about threatened and endangered species. By fostering a culture of learning and mutual trust, the keen canine nose is working in service to science. Learn more about this amazing group through the story of two incredible rescue dogs, Sampson and Chester.

Labor of Love: Volunteering at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

From doggie dates to puppy preschool, follow Dog Blog writer Jen Reeder as she spends a week volunteering with devoted dog lovers at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah — the largest no-kill animal refuge in America.

7 Tips for Adopting a Dog During the Holidays

Susie Hansen, director of Abandoned Pet Rescue, shares tips on adopting a dog during the holidays to find the perfect fit for your family.

Looking for Love? Check Out Your Local Animal Shelter

Dogs may not bring you flowers or take you to the movies, but they can ease your heart, make you smile daily, and take you on the best adventures, as guest blogger Bryce LaDuc shares in this post about her rescue pups, Tonto and Finn.