Dear Tabby: Does your dog need duds?

Meet Sawyer. This 5½ month old boy is ready to go home for the holidays! He loves to play at the dog park and is sweet and gentle with everyone (and dog) he meets. Sawyer also fancies himself a lap dog. Could he snuggle in yours next to the tree this year? If so, connect with K-9 Angels at: at or for more info.

Dear Tabby, Does my dog need cold-weather clothes here in Houston? I see dogs wearing sweaters and have even seen them wearing boots. Am I a negligent pet owner if my dog doesn’t have a wardrobe? -Feeling guilty in Garden Oaks   Dear Guilty, Don’t worry. The mere fact that you’ve reached out to ask […]

Dear Tabby: Helping animal charities this Holiday season

Meet Swayze. This 1 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever/Shepherd mix is looking for someone to give her the “time of her life.” Swayze gets a glowing review from her foster mother. Not a single accident in the house and Swayze loves all of the family members in her foster home--especially the kids. Couldn’t Swayze crash at your place for the Holidays? If so, connect with K-9 Angels Rescue at or for more info.

Dear Tabby, This Holiday season I know there are lots of area shelters that could benefit from donations. What’s the best way to give to these animal charities? Philanthropist in Timbergrove   Dear Philanthropist, Great idea–and yes, animal charities are in constant need of donations in order to keep on, keeping on. Animal shelters and […]

Help for a significant other’s allergy to cats

Dear Tabby, I’ve got a new “special someone” in my life and things are going swimmingly. Here’s the catch: he’s allergic to cats. I have a beloved cat who’s like my child. How can I keep both my boyfriend and my cat happy? – Torn between two lovers in Lazybrook   Dear Torn, Well, my […]