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Kate Gallagher

Running With June and Blu

I have been competing in dog agility events as a junior handler through the American Kennel Club for almost seven years now. In these seven years, I have learned and accomplished many things. Working with…

Young Writers on the Web | August 25, 2020

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Kathryn Prerost

The Perks of Having a Press Pass

We hopped onto the bus to get to Pier 94. I watched the raindrops trickle down the side of the window and tried to guess which one would hit the bottom first. I never won.…

Young Writers on the Web | August 25, 2020

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Mohit Singh

Puppy In The Rain

One rainy evening Harsh was coming home from school when he heard a whining sound from a narrow street. He followed it to a cardboard box that was shaking. Inside, he found a shivering German…

Young Writers on the Web | July 26, 2020

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Joel Gavriele-Gold, PhD

Coping With Dog Loss And Grief In The Midst Of The Pandemic

Do Dogs Grieve?In short, yes. I remember writing the following when Fergus my 15 year old wonderful yellow  lab died. At that time I had four dogs: Fergus, and three Bouviers des Flandres: Broodje, a…

Loss | July 8, 2020

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Kate J Kuligowski

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Seldom do my husband Wally and I find ourselves in the Southwest quadrant of our city where crime statistics have intimidated outsiders for decades. During that visit, we frequent only one business, a decades-old, hole-in-the-wall…

Rescue | July 3, 2020

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Victoria Cororan

X Marks The Heart

Sometimes you have to deal with awful things for great things to come. Our family dog’s name is Jaxx, and he got his name in a very special way. Jaxx was our second dog. Our…

Young Writers on the Web | June 11, 2020

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Anjuli Turner

My Best Friend, Zeus

It started with a cookie at lunch. After I collected my mini tacos, I headed to the cookie station. “Turner, Anjuli Turner,” I said. “Here’s your warmed-up chocolate chip cookie, Miss Turner,” Kelly Corrigan, the…

Young Writers on the Web | April 30, 2020

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Kate J Kuligowski

A Work In Progress

“What is it with that man? I have no time for this!” PACA (People’s Animal Cruelty Association) volunteer Gloria had been growling about the stranger who had been following her every move for the last…

Rescue | April 1, 2020

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DWAA

Spotlight on DWAA 2020 Event Pet Photographer

Each year, the Dog Writers Association of America hosts its annual banquet and awards event in February. The 2020 event was a complete success and sold out over a month in advance. This year, the…

Contest News | March 9, 2020

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DWAA

DWAA 2019 Writing Competition Winners

On Sunday, February 9, the Dog Writers Association of America hosted its annual banquet and awards event. This year, we sold out for the first time in a while, and oh the memories that were…

Contest News | February 14, 2020

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DWAA

Spotlight On Harrison Stephens Inspirational Feature Award

The Dog Writers Association of America is proud to shine the spotlight on our many special awards sponsors. It is because of these special sponsors that writers are awarded over $14,000 in monies. This year,…

Contest News | February 6, 2020

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DWAA

Spotlight On The Grey Muzzle Organization

It’s time to raise the “woof” and celebrate an organization that cares deeply about senior dogs. At our annual banquet and award ceremony, the Dog Writers Association of America awards over $14,000 in special sponsor…

Contest News | February 5, 2020