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When it comes to deciding how you’ll vote in the upcoming election, you may want to consider how your dog would vote… if they could!
In honor of all the heated political debates going on around the country, here are the best dog-friendly political websites I could find.
These are websites and blogs created by and for dog owners to voice their opinions, learn about the candidates, and get the word out about things that are of importance to people who live with and care for dogs — day in and day out.
Who Is Looking Out For The Dogs?
For example, Nancy Freedman-Smith of MaineToday.com writes:
Many dog owners share concerns about the same issues:
*By and large, we do not support BSL (breed specific bans)
*We oppose insurance companies who discriminate against specific breeds.
*We want places to freely exercise our dogs
*We support The Pets Act legislation and we want a national pet evacuation plan in place in case of emergencies.
And we do talk to each other, and seem to email each other more than any other demographic that I am aware of. Many of us are keenly aware of which members of congress have stepped forward in support of new legislation to protect pets and their owners in the case of natural emergencies (more on that in a future blog), and pet owners are freely sharing this information all over the Internet.
If you haven’t already considered where the candidates stand on issues like these, then check out how non-human electoral candidates are defined.
Check out this list of U.S. Presidential Pets.
See the ASPCA advocacy summaries where animal lobbyists report on advances & setbacks in each state.
I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!