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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 […]
Safe Haven for Animals rescue
DogTime and CatTime are thrilled to support Safe Haven for Animals, recipient of a DogTime Media donation as chosen by Petties winner Kate Benjamin. How did your organization get started?The story of Safe Haven for Animals, Inc. began in 2004, when a small group of dedicated animal lovers decided to try to make a dent […]
Kitten Associates rescue
CatTime is thrilled to support Kitten Associates, recipient of a DogTime Media donation as chosen by Petties winner Ingrid King. How did your organization get started?We decided to form Kitten Associates after being in the trenches with a number of other rescue groups over the years. What we learned from them, we put into our […]
Trap-Neuter-Return: Part III
Given the time, effort, and resources that go into TNR, one has to wonder whether it is worth it. The answer is an unequivocal yes: Study after study shows that TNR is humane and effective at managing colonies, unlike the outdated trap-kill technique. TNR provides benefits at three levels: the feral cats’ lives are better, […]
Trap-Neuter-Return: Part II
A group of innovative animal protectionists developed a process called Trap-Neuter-Return, most commonly referred to as TNR among those in the field, to provide a better solution to the incessant killing that was the non-working “solution” for feral cats. TNR consists of three steps: 1. Trap: the individuals involved humanely trap all of the cats […]
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, […]
All About Animals rescue organization
DogTime and CatTime are thrilled to support All About Animals, recipient of a DogTime Media donation as chosen by Petties winner Kate Benjamin. How did your organization get started?We began in October 2010 as a group of animal lovers that wanted to make a difference in Maricopa County. Our motto is “Compassion In Action.” What […]
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, 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.
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.
Zanesville animals to be returned to residence? Here’s how to help protect them
Just when you thought the story couldn’t get any more tragic or bizarre: The Columbus Dispatch reports this morning that the six surviving animals of the Zanesville, Ohio, massacre are now in danger of being relinquished to the wife of their former owner. As of this writing (10 a.m., PST) the leopards, macaques, and grizzly […]
Top Pet Costumes for Halloween 2011
Planning to dress up your pup or costume your cat this Halloween? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent DogTime survey, 57% of readers will be outfitting their pet on October 31 — perhaps only part of what makes that day the scariest of the year. Not surprisingly, the majority of pet dresser-uppers […]
Animals on loose in Ohio; woman on rampage at gym
I was that lady on the stair-master at the gym this morning. As in, Whoa — what’s up with that lady on the stair-master? I understand why I was getting the sidelong glances. Every so often I’d yell at the TV, “Are you kidding?” and throw up my hands. Eventually I stopped stepping altogether, saving […]
Trimming your cat’s nails
Cats scratch. Sharpening their nails is an instinctive behavior for them. Discouraging your cat from doing so is not advisable, though it is perfectly acceptable to redirect your cat’s scratching activities away from your valuable carpeting and furniture to a more appropriate scratching post, cat tree, or other scratching device. The more your cat scratches, […]
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