Sassafras Lowrey

formerly NYC now Portland, Oregon

Sassafras Lowrey is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) and award winning author of fiction and nonfiction books about LGBTQ people and/or dogs living in Portland, Oregon. You can keep up with Sassafras on Twitter/Instagram @SassafrasLowrey and
9 Mistakes I Always See Dog Owners Making, as a Dog Trainer
According to a dog trainer.
Jun 14, 2023
The Best Thing I've Ever Bought for My Dog, as an Anxious Pet Parent
It gives me so much peace of mind.
Dec 8, 2022
How to Throw Your Dog a Birthday Party, According to a Pro Trainer
From outfits to presents, this paw-ty will be perfect.
Oct 27, 2022
7 Little Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe While Entertaining at Home
Here's how to keep them stress-free at your next holiday party.
Oct 12, 2022
Why Do Dogs Get the Zoomies?
Good news: Your dog is not possessed.
Aug 1, 2022
8 Things You'll Want to Prepare For If You’re Moving with a Dog
With some planning and prep, you can help minimize your dog’s stress and help your pup adjust to your new home.
Apr 19, 2022
This Is the Ideal Daily Routine for Dogs, According to Veterinarians
Including a cheat sheet schedule to keep on hand.
Apr 15, 2022
This is How to Tell if Your Dog Has Anxiety — and What to Do About It
Here's how you and your pup can both rest easy.
Mar 17, 2022
7 Things to Keep in Mind If You’re Moving with a Cat
Here's how to minimize stress for you both.
Feb 19, 2022
6 Things Every Pet Owner Should Know Before Bringing a Christmas Tree Home
According to a professional dog trainer.
Dec 1, 2021
Read This *Before* You Bring Your Dog Trick-or-Treating With You
The holiday can be spooky for dogs, too — here's what a trainer wants you to know.
Oct 26, 2021
How Expensive Is Getting a Dog, Really? A Trainer Weighs In
Here's everything you need to know before welcoming a dog into your family.
Oct 16, 2021
5 WFH Rules I Set to Stay Productive and Avoid Burning Out
As someone who's self-employed and works from home, these are key.
Aug 31, 2021
6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Dog Entertained Inside
If the weather just won't let you get out, there are ways to stay occupied.
Aug 18, 2021
The Best Puppy Cams, According to a Dog Trainer (One Is Just $4.99!)
Peace of mind for you and your pup.
Aug 11, 2021
The Biggest Mistake Dog Owners Can Make After More than a Year at Home
Don't return to the office without getting your pup ready, too.
Aug 4, 2021
16 LGBTQ+ Movies and TV Shows to Watch All Year Round
The LGBTQ+ community shared what their must-watch recs are for LGBTQ+ representation in film and television.
Jul 6, 2021
6 Ways to Make Your Dog's Routine Even Greener and More Eco-Friendly
From recycled leashes to cricket treats.
Apr 26, 2021
I Turned a Spare Bedroom into a Dog Gymnasium Using Everyday Household Items
Whether you have a room or a corner, here's what you need to keep your furry friend active and healthy indoors.
Jan 21, 2021
5 New Year's Resolutions You Can Make for Your Dog
Now's the perfect time to brush up on canine manners or learn a new trick.
Dec 21, 2020
3 Major Ways Your Cat Is Trying to Tell You Something—and Exactly What They Mean
Decoding your feline friend's needs has never been easier.
Dec 1, 2020
5 Thanksgiving Foods You Should Never Feed Your Pets
Yes, even turkey can pose a problem.
Nov 18, 2020
The 6 Most Dog-Friendly Cities in the U.S., According to a Dog Expert
Here's where you and your pup should move to.
Nov 13, 2020
The First Thing You Should Do If Your Pet Accidentally Eats Halloween Candy
Key advice for even the biggest scaredy cat.
Oct 8, 2020
The One Thing to Avoid When Picking a Halloween Costume for Your Pet
Plus, other smart tips for getting your pet dressed up in the spooky spirit.
Oct 7, 2020
5 Safe Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating This Halloween
A health expert weighs in on how to have a fun Halloween while social distancing.
Sep 25, 2020
Here’s How to Turn Your Backyard into an Oasis for Your Dog
A few household items is all it takes to keep your dog entertained this summer.
Jul 28, 2020
Before and After: $100 and a Weekend Give a Dull Gray Office Some Rainbow Cheer
It might be literally impossible to see this project and not smile.
Jul 7, 2020
5 Ways You and Your Dog Can Be Good Neighbors to Everyone Around You
As a dog guardian, there are things that you can do to support your dog being a good neighbor.
Jun 26, 2020
Pride Isn’t Just a Party—It’s About Resistance and Belonging. Here’s How I’m Celebrating This Year
I checked in with some community members around the world to see how they are honoring Pride month from home.
Jun 23, 2020
Why the First Thing I Installed After Buying My House Was a Rainbow Flag
It's the finishing touch on my dream home.
Jun 1, 2020
Refinancing During the Pandemic Can Save You Over $700 a Year
Here's what's changed about the process.
May 27, 2020
I Felt Guilty About Being a Homeowner When My Friends Weren’t
Here's how I worked through it.
Apr 27, 2020
I Shopped Around for a House That Was Perfect for My Dogs
Yes, really.
Apr 21, 2020
Why I Regret Buying an Older Home
The problem with old houses, I learned, is that they are never not a project.
Dec 4, 2019
How Gardening Completely Changed The Way I Think About ‘Home’
Each time a tiny seed transforms into a rainbow of flowers, I feel renewed with hope not just for my garden, but for the world. It’s a reminder that there is a possibility of beauty everywhere.
Jun 26, 2019