Blog Topic: Doggie News

Woof Up on the GGNRA’s Proposed Doggy Bans

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | February 15, 2011 ~ Be the 1st to Comment

Woof Up on the GGNRA’s Proposed Doggy Bans

On January 14, 2011, the GGNRA released its Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) and proposal to drastically limit dog-accessible areas throughout the Bay Area. Beloved leash-free areas like Fort Funston will limit unleashed dogs to small patches of land and beach, require dogs to be leashed on most trails, and ban dogs from the majority of the park. Other areas will ban dogs altogether.

Like many Bay Area dog guardians, I’m very upset about the proposed changes. Continue Reading

Blog the Change for Animals: Second Chance for Senior Dogs

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | July 15, 2010 ~ 13 Comments

Blog the Change

Sometimes I’m a little behind. I just learned about this terrific cause/movement called Blog the Change for Animals, which takes place today, July 15 and on 3 other days during the year. I’m adding this post to the mix hoping to inspire you to do something to help animals in need.

I’m thinking of senior dogs, the ones who are so often rejected by shelters or overlooked by potential adopters. Those graying muzzles, those slow careful gaits, those soft sweet eyes. . . I’m thinking of Rocky, a senior chihuahua-terrier shelter dog in my last East Bay SPCA humane education class, who stole my heart with his lavish affection for any and every human, his love of food and training, and his happy goofy personality. He was adopted by a family who seemed to be enamored of him from the get-go and didn’t mind his advanced years in the least. Continue Reading