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Dog ’Dos

Sarah McLachlan (the dog) at Home of the Dog Wizard

Seven years ago, Frank LaSasso says he received a sign from God. He had worked as a car salesman for 25 years before a traumatic motorcycle accident made the long hours and high stress unbearable. In the midst of his …

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Friends Forever

Isabelle

In a back room of the Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter, Dottie the pit bull terrier is trying to hop out of a bath tub. Her breath is coming in huffs; the chain attached to the wall is …

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For Pet’s Sake

A cavernous warehouse space at 75 Hamilton Street isn’t just for wares. It’s also for wags, barks, nips, growls and tugs.

This is the home of A Dog’s Life, an impressive doggie daycare wonderland…

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Close to Home

At North Haven cat and dog rescue The Animal Haven, workers and volunteers do what they can to help the residents feel at home. On occasion, the animals have taken that hospitality a little too far.…

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Purr Persons

Greater New Haven Cat Project

Cats sleep on scratching posts and atop a filing cabinet. They climb over crates and leap elegantly from desk to floor. They paw at toys on the ground and traipse over to take a curious sniff of my boots. It’s …

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Homeward Bound

Debbie Wan and Pecan the pitbull

What the dogs and cats at the New Haven Animal Shelter most need is a permanent home. While they wait, though, it’s essential that they have some good friends—friends who will work devotedly to advance their best interests and provide the …

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Giving Paws

Alena Gribskov and Timmy

Timmy, a gangly seven-month-old black Labrador, does a lot of the things you’d expect of a dog his age. He chews on sticks, barks when he spots other canines and greets new humans with a swiftly wagging tail.

Unlike most …

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For Pet’s Sake

For Pet's Sake | photographed by Uma Ramiah

It’s a truly cavernous warehouse space, but it’s not just wares that are housed here. Indeed, 75 Hamilton Street is full of life: wags, barks, nips, growls and tugs. This is the home of A Dog’s Life, an impressive canine …

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Next to Dogliness

Wiensy getting groomed by The Dogfather

After work on a Wednesday, I snapped a leash on Wiensy, my chubby little long-haired dachshund. We were off to the groomer, an experience we both typically dread, though this time we simply padded out the front door and into a …

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