an advocate for the animals in Massachusetts

Kara Holmquist: Protecting Dogs Through Policy

There are some people who toil endlessly to help others, often with little to no fanfare. To be honest, it is these unsung heroes who I admire most. The people making a difference not because they want to be on a cereal box, but because they want to leave the world a better place than they found it. When I started Fido Loves, my intention was to promote the


a dog rolling on black asphalt

Canine Blood Donor: Dogs Need Blood

Your dog or even your cat can be a blood donor for other dogs and cats. I don’t want you to think they are pumping dog blood into humans; oh the uproar that would ensue. But your dog’s (or cat’s) blood, is very much in need. To help meet the demand, MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center has a blood donor program which has some very nice benefits for Boston dog owners.


a large dog and small dog standing in front of the pet friendly HarborView Luxury Condo Building in Boston

The Harborview Navy Yard Apartments

The Harborview in the Charlestown Navy Yard might be one of the most dog friendly luxury rental buildings in Boston. It is rare to find a luxury apartment building, in Boston, that will accept larger dogs. This luxury building does not have a weight limit for dogs, there is a two dog limit and the usual breed restrictions. Located on the waterfront, in one of Boston’s most dog friendly neighborhoods, you can comfortably live with your dog within minutes of downtown Boston.


dog sniffing the grass in a sunlit field

Unload the Loaded Dog

Unload your loaded dog, before you go… “Go where?” you ask. Anywhere, walking or hiking in public parks, the city sidewalks, an outdoor cafe in the South End, the list is endless. If you give your dog a moment to go to the bathroom in advance, you can save yourself the hassle of carrying around a bag of poop or an awkward moment on a busy sidewalk. I