Northern Michigan is a dog’s paradise. Long time dog lover, rescuer and advocate Diane Hansell shares dog tips, health, food and fun info for you and your dog.

Up North Dog Blog

Is your dog afraid of storms?

It’s that time of year when thunderstorms can happen. And if you have a fearful dog, you know how heartbreaking it can be to watch them suffer.  I am...

We The Puppies

One of my life’s passions is working to end the cruel treatment of puppy mill dogs. Along with my friend and fellow dog lover Janie Jenkins, we started a...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Nine years ago, today was a special day for me. My Boston Terrier Baxter and I drove to Chicago to pick up our new dog. She was a French...

It’s raining…. now what?

The snow is melting quickly and spring is really on the horizon. There are so many great things about spring including later sunsets and more time to walk with...