These 10 questions will test your dollars-and-cents knowledge of just how much cash stands to be made when dogs are bred, rescued and sold.
Why yes, I did just invent a drinking game. Dogster published my piece about the "Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game" today. The idea for this piece originated during my reporting for The Dog Merchants, which included spending a day at America's biggest legal dog auction. I watched as more than 300 dogs—Beagles, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Yorkshire [...]
In The Dog Merchants, I write about the history of the dog business to show how we got to where we are today in terms of breeding and rescue. Think you know the real story? Take this quiz to find out!
In The Dog Merchants, I write about a dog shelter in Costa Rica that had adopters who wanted purebreds while the shelter was full of mutts. So it renamed them with made-up breeds like Chubby-Tailed German Dobernauzers, Fire-Tailed Border Cockers and Alaskan Fluffyterriers. Adoptions shot up 1,400 percent, just because people had a "brand name" for each [...]