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Amber King

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Amber King shared her childhood home in rural Pennsylvania with an unruly herd of chickens, turkeys, cockatiels, dogs, and more cats than she could count. Today, her home in Honolulu, Hawaii is run by a rescued Rhodesian Ridgeback named Copper and his sassy sister, Bailey. Rescuing Copper and Bailey inspired Amber to use her B.A. in professional writing to write about topics that truly matter to her. Whether they’re big, small, furry, or feathery, Amber loves all animals and uses her writing to share ideas, stories, and knowledge about animal-related topics. She will eventually return to her rural roots and fill a farm with as many furry friends as her husband will allow, but for now, she’s enjoying life in Hawaii with her dogs and working as a freelance writer. Contact her by emailing aking@homelifemedia.com.

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Do Puppies Really Need Special Puppy Food?

Between different brands, recipes, formulas, and price ranges, every step down the dog food aisle is...

6 Dog Flu Symptoms Every Pup Parent Needs To Know

Dog flu is making its rounds across the country, and the best thing dog owners can do is be prepared...

Tom Hardy Encourages Fans To Adopt 4 Puppies Abandoned In Freezing Weather

When a box full of abandoned puppies was found in a popular London park, dog lover Tom Hardy took no...

10 Signs Your Dog May Be Ready To Cross The Rainbow Bridge

When the time comes to say goodbye, all dog parents hope their pets peacefully pass away after a lon...

4 Reasons Dogs Are Afraid Of Stairs And How To Help Them With Their Fear

The fear of going up and down stairs can affect puppies, rescues, adults, and senior dogs, and it po...

Skijoring With Your Dog Is The Winter Sport You Never Knew You Loved

When sledding, snowboarding, and skiing get old, animal lovers turn to a more extreme kind of winter...

Longest Shelter Resident Wants Nothing More Than A New Home

Shelter staff and volunteers at Broome County Dog Shelter in Binghamton, New York see hundreds of do...

5 Reasons Dogs Yawn When They’re Not Tired

When a student yawns during a long lecture, you know they’re either bored or tired—or both. ...

Mourning The Loss Of Her Puppies, Rescue Dog Finds Comfort With Stuffed Toys

When a compassionate person found a dog limping down a street outside Atlanta, they knew she needed ...

5 Tips To Help Your Pup That Pees When They’re Excited

An enthusiastic greeting after hours away from home is one of the reasons you love your dog, but pee...

Does Your Dog Actually Enjoy Listening To Music? The Answer May Surprise You.

Search for “dog music” on Spotify, and you’ll find an entire playlist dedicated to...

Does Your Pup Have Missing Hair And Hot Spots? This Nutrient Might Help

You’re used to the shedding, but some dogs suffer from more extreme cases of hair loss. Patche...

‘Puppy Bowl’ Changes To ‘Dog Bowl’ To Raise Awareness On Mature Dogs In Need Of Homes

It’s been 14 years since Puppy Bowl officially became part of Super Bowl Sunday, and dog peopl...

Why Does My Dog Always Try To Run Away From Home?

When your dog runs away once, it’s stressful. But as long as you get them back in your arms, i...

The Quiet Canine: Why Some Dogs Rarely Bark

While most dog owners search for ways to stop the barking, a quiet canine isn’t always what it...

5 Tips For Handling Your Dog’s High Prey Drive

When your dog has a high prey drive, no squirrel, cat, or plastic bag floating in the wind is safe. ...

Neglected Pit Mix Finally Gets Justice When The Right Woman Takes Him Home

When Kelly Benzel saw a picture of a pure white pit bull mix on Facebook, she knew the dog deserved ...

The Surprising Reason Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds, Beagles—there are countless dog breeds best known for their adorable f...

How To Help Two Dogs Form A Friendly Bond

While dogs are generally considered pack animals, not every canine introduction will turn into a pea...

Lost Dog Found Making Himself At Home In A Stranger’s House

A family in Michigan came home Christmas evening to find their door open and a surprise guest loungi...

Hat-Wearing Rescue Dog Who Beat Cancer Celebrates With A Holiday Surprise

Best Friends Animal Society is a national leader when it comes to animal welfare. They’re the ...

How Common Types Of De-Icer Can Hurt Your Dog

While winter wouldn’t be complete without a good snowfall, snowy scenes always come with a fai...

Senior Rescue Dog Lives Life To The Fullest Thanks To Compassionate Child

At only nine years old, there was no question in Raven’s mind about what kind of dog she wante...

5 Unexpected Reasons Why Dogs Don’t Like Certain People

Getting on a dog’s good side might seem as easy as having a pocket full of treats and knowing ...

What’s So Special About Your Dog’s Favorite Toy?

It’s dirty, torn, and always covered in slobber, but your dog’s favorite toy holds a spe...

Why Does My Dog Roll Over To Show Me His Belly?

Your dog does a lot of cute things to get your attention, and rolling onto their back to show you th...

The 5 Different Types Of Dog Growls

Most people assume a growling dog is bad news, but that isn’t always the case. Dogs vocalize t...

A Dying Man’s Last Wish Is To Find A Home For His Beloved Senior Dog

For the past eight years, the Woodward dog park in Fresno, California has been like a second home fo...

5 Strange Eating Habits And What They Mean About Your Dog

Your dog’s quirks only make you love them more, but sometimes their behavior is downright stra...

Do Dogs Play Favorites When It Comes To Their Humans?

Feed them, love them, and give them somewhere safe to call home, and you’re on your way to you...