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  • Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick mourn death of their rescued Lab mix

    Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick mourn death of their rescued Lab mix

    The Bacon-Sedgwick family is in mourning. Kevin Bacon announced that Paulie, the Lab mix he and wife Kyra Sedgwick adopted in 1999, has passed away. Bacon shared the sad news on his WhoSay page, posting a picture of the beloved pup with the caption, “Paulie 1999-2012. Sleep well old friend.” A few years ago Kyra […]

  • Holiday survey results are in: celebrating with your pet

    Holiday survey results are in: celebrating with your pet

    It’s official: Santa Claus isn’t just coming to town. He’s stopping at every crate, doughnut-bed, and scratching post in the country. According to a recent DogTime/CatTime reader poll, a whopping 91% of pet parents plan to buy a gift this season for their dog or cat. The majority of them will even wrap it. Here’s […]

  • Shelters, euthanasia, and quality of life: a unique perspective

    Shelters, euthanasia, and quality of life: a unique perspective

    The issue is huge in shelters. It is an issue that splits the animal welfare community into bitter, angry factions. For those of us who spend our days working in open admissions shelters where animals are euthanized, the issue becomes deeply personal. When dogs with whom we’ve spent time, whom we’ve grown to love, for […]

  • Baggage handler fired over concern for starving dog

    Baggage handler fired over concern for starving dog

    Sounds like Lynn Jones is looking for a job, so I’ve got a suggestion for the Humane Society of the United States. Dump your current spokesperson and hire Jones. The former Reno-Tahoe International Airport baggage handler put her job on the line — and eventually lost it — for the sake of a starving, suffering […]

  • Wags and Walks Dog Rescue

    Wags and Walks Dog Rescue

    Thirteen years ago, Lesley Brog rescued her first Pit Bull. She was living on her own in New York City and wanted a tough-looking dog at her side — a sort of protection against unsavory urban dwellers and other potential threats. “But it turned out,” she says, “that Duncan walked up to everyone he saw […]

  • Casey’s House cat rescue

    Casey’s House cat rescue

    CatTime is thrilled to support Casey’s House, recipient of a DogTime Media donation as chosen by Petties winner Ingrid King. How did your organization get started?Casey’s House got started when a neighbor of the founder moved away leaving a colony of cats behind. Most of the cats were unadoptable for one reason or another and […]

  • Sunday Edition New York Times: Can the Bulldog Be Saved?

    Sunday Edition New York Times: Can the Bulldog Be Saved?

    The cover of yesterday’s New York Times Magazine asked, “Can the Bulldog Be Saved?” Anyone the least bit familiar with the breed knows exactly what this question refers to. The Bulldog has been bred and designed and tweaked into one of the most recognizable faces of the modern canine world. But with these manipulations has […]

  • Birdwatching: Enrichment for cats

    Birdwatching: Enrichment for cats

    Cats do best when they have a variety of stimulating activities to choose from during the day. Toys and playmates are two great options, but a strategically placed bird feeder may end up one of the most popular choices in your home’s toolbox of cat stimuli. Since many indoor cats enjoy birdwatching, take advantage of […]

  • Cat Treats: Gifts for Cat Lovers

    Cat Treats: Gifts for Cat Lovers

    Even finicky felines will be wishing for these tasty morsels under the tree or as stocking stuffers. Check out our recommendations for the best cat treats — feline tested! Terra Paws Freeze Dried TreatsUsing the vitamin packed sweet potato along with USA bred chicken and beef liver (freeze-dried to lock-in the natural vitamins and nutrients), […]

  • For the kids: gifts for cat lovers

    For the kids: gifts for cat lovers

    Got a cat-loving kid on your list — or simply hoping to inspire the next generation? Either way, check out our great book recommendations for the little ones. Tumford the TerribleAuthor and illustrator, Nancy Tillman, takes us on a delightful journey of oopses and oh noes brought about by the mischievous antics of Tumford,an adorable, […]

  • Furnishings and furniture: gifts for cat lovers

    Furnishings and furniture: gifts for cat lovers

    Great gifts for the stylish cat (and the tired cat, hungry cat, playful cat)… The Cat BallCreative, talented and funny, Jennifer of Jennas Red Rhino has concocted a cat product that has the potential of becoming a staple in cat loving homes across the land. The Cat Ball is soft and generously padded, it gives […]

  • Cat toys: gifts for cat lovers

    Cat toys: gifts for cat lovers

    Sure, we can tell you these toys are for your cat, but the true gift is the hours of entertainment you’ll get watching the fun. Amazing Treat Machine RollersClever, interactive, treat toys provide hours of fun for small pets. The unpredictable rolling movement of these cardboard rollers keeps pets mentally engaged. Fill them with treats […]

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Cats and Their People

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Cats and Their People

    Shopping for a feline aficionado this season? We’ve got gifts for all the cat lovers on your list, plus unique suggestions for even the most finicky four-legged friends. Gadgets and contraptions Gifts that give back Toys Treats Furnishings and furniture For the kids Check out our gift ideas for dogs and their people…

  • Gifts that give back: gifts for cat lovers

    Gifts that give back: gifts for cat lovers

    Here’s where you truly can’t go wrong: give the gift that gives back… Rescue ChocolateWhile chocolate is only for human consumption,all proceedsgo to animals in need through organizations like the United Animal Nations, Farm Sanctuary, The No-Kill Advocacy Center, In Defense of Animals and many others. In supporting Rescue Chocolate, you’re helping to change animal […]

  • Feline Rescue, Inc.

    Feline Rescue, Inc.

    CatTime is thrilled to support Feline Rescue, Inc., recipient of a DogTime Media donation as chosen by Petties winner Angie Bailey. How did your organization get started?Feline Rescue was created in 1997 by a group of people who had worked with another cat rescue organization that folded. The founders were committed to creating support and […]

  • Feline photo fun from Fresh Step

    Feline photo fun from Fresh Step

    Admit it: you’ve often wondered what’s going on inside your cat’s furry little head, right? Maybe she’s thinking of distant lands… posing in front of the Eiffel Tower, a bowl of crème at her paws. Or he could beon safari, communing with long lost ancestral family members. Well, now’s your chance to give your cat […]

  • Trap-Neuter-Return: Part I

    Trap-Neuter-Return: Part I

    Dedicated cat lovers across the country are saving cats lives by giving care to colonies of feral cats and using a process called Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR for short. What Are Feral Cats? Feral cats are the cats that live outside without a human-home to return to when the day’s work and play is done. Or, […]

  • Man walks into a rescue… and walks out a Dogfather

    Man walks into a rescue… and walks out a Dogfather

    Dogtime is honored to be a part of Petside’s Pet ‘Net adoption event. Click here for ways you can make a difference… I’d never thought of my dad as a dog person. Not anti-dog, of course — we’d had two purebred Cocker Spaniels when I was growing up. But Buffy and Coco lived outside year-round, […]

  • Dear Tabby: My cat is PHAT!

    Dear Tabby: My cat is PHAT!

    Dear Tabby, I have the most adorable, gray cat (certainly no bias). I am fully aware that he (name not disclosed for privacy reasons) is a “large” cat. I don’t intentionally overfeed him, however, I do believe he partakes from the food bowls of the other two cats in the house when he can get […]

  • Moving or traveling with cats? Here’s help.

    Moving or traveling with cats? Here’s help.

    Thorough guidelines and useful tips to keep you and your cat sane during one of the most stressful life events: Moving into a new home or a new apartment.

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