Animal abuse registry — and why the HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle opposes it
Yesterday I received two emails from two different animal welfare groups taking opposing views on the same topic. The first came from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), and featured a photo of Justin, the 19-pound Doberman found starving and on the brink of death in a foreclosed home. The ALDF was reporting two […]
For cats and their people: Holiday Gift Guide 2010
Looking to indulge that special cat–or cat lover–in your life this holiday season? DogTime editors conferred directly with Santa Claws to bring you the best in feline-focused gifting. Check out our recommendations below… Rub ‘n Lounge Cat Scratchers The Rub ‘n Lounge combines style and practicality giving kitty a place to claw without clashing with […]
Product Review: SmartyKat LoveBucket Pet Bed
Pet Products Review – SmartyKat LoveBucket Bed Two weeks ago I went to the ASPCA main adoption center in New York City. If you haven’t been, you should go. Its a wonderful facility and they take such great care of the rescue under their watch. One thing that caught my eye is how every cat […]
Product Review: Smucci Beach Cradle Bed for cats and small dogs
Pet Product Review – Smucci Beach Cradle Bed for cats and small dogs Summer is coming up, and if you’re into the best of style and comfort for your summer home for both cats and dogs, here is the perfect bed for you. The Beach Cradle provides a cozy place for your pet to nest. […]
What dogs and cats have to do with deer and dairy cows
Whenever I write about the emotions of animals, reader responses pour in. For anyone who loves a cat or dog (or bird or turtle or rabbit), it’s welcome but not surprising to hear science confirm what we already know: Animals think and feel. Today, as I work on an article about holiday pet adoption, I’m […]
9 great iPhone apps for pet owners
Pet ownership implies responsibility; the innocent–and in some cases not-so-innocent–creatures depend on their owners for their well-being. Pet dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, reptiles all have different physiological and psychological needs and their health depends upon optimum fulfillment of these needs. Often we need information on the go, when we are on the move. iPhone […]
Prevent euthanasia for 500 Gulf animals — vote every day in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge
Though it’s been over six months since the BP oil spill, the first thing you see on the homepage of Louisiana’s St. Bernard’s Parish animal shelter is this: The BP Oil Spill disaster has had a devastating effect on the animals of St. Bernard Parish. Dogs and cats by the scores are being surrendered to […]
Product Review: Orvis Dog Proof Feeding Station
Pet Product Review: Orvis Dog Proof Feeding Station Every so often I see a product in a catalog or store and can’t think to myself “how genius, I need this”. Well that’s exactly what I thought when I was reading the Orvis Dog Book and saw the Dog proof feeding station for cats. If you’re […]
Coupons and free offers on dog food, dog supplies, and more
Welcome, bargain hounds, to the best place on the Web to find free offers, exclusive deals, and money-saving coupons on your pet’s favorite dog food and on all your preferred dog supplies. Save big on some of the biggest brand names in dog care, including Kong, Eukanuba, Hill’s Science Diet, and more.
ASPCA partners with DogTime to list adoptable animals on their website
Yeah, I know – I’m a goofy, emotional “animal person.” But right now I’m extra verklempt because this is a big day for my employer, DogTime.com. And it’s a huge day for shelter dogs and cats around the country. For the first time in its history, the ASPCA is now listing adoptable animals, nation wide, […]
New spay/neuter California license plates to make a dent in pet homelessness
Attention California drivers! Order your new spay/neuter license plate today and be part of the movement to end pet homelessness. That’s right, Californians. Your state has pledged to help put a dent in the staggering dog and cat euthanasia numbers by releasing a one-of-a-kind license plate. The new spay/neuter license plates – featuring original artwork […]
Rescue me! Your pet rescue donation resource
All over our country, there are rescue shelters who need our help to continue their efforts to house homeless pets and give them a chance for a future filled with love. There are many ways we can help our rescue shelters: Adopt a rescue shelter dog; donate money, time or resources; foster a rescued dog; […]
Austrian firefighters disassemble car, save kitten
Vienna full of wieners? I think not. Residents in Austria’s capital city awoke to the sounds of mewing, only to find a kitten trapped under the hood of a parked car. Witnesses assumed lifting the hood to free the kitten would be the end of the matter. Not so. The animal fled and quickly took […]
Louisville’s Animal Care Society gets pet rescue right
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Careers with pets?
Question: Does it make sense to embark on a new career where I can work with animals, especially during hard economic times? Answer: Career opportunities with animals continue to grow and expand, even during hard economic times. Pet owners know that pets are part of the family, which means that the majority of pet owners […]
Homeward Bound Pet Rescue
Dogtime salutes Georgia’s Homeward Bound Pet Rescue of Gilmer County. How did your organization get started?Our organization started 10 years ago with three women and $250.00 in a bank account. It started by them just fostering strays and has grown into us having a shelter and finding homes for about 500 animals a year. What […]
Baseball legend Tony La Russa’s true passion: animal rescue
When the time comes to memorialize Tony La Russa, they’ll say he’s one of the greats. He leads a team of talented professionals — some of the best around — and to many, he’s a hero. I just hope that history won’t forget his contributions to the world of baseball as well. You see, Tony […]
S.A.F.E. Animal Haven
Dogtime salutes North Carolina’s S.A.F.E. Animal Haven. How did your organization get started? S.A.F.E. Animal Haven started about five years ago when a group of friends who had met through rescue efforts joined forces and had the same vision for the plight of homeless animals. Many of us were involved in other rescues or trying […]
Save a Cat Community Page
If you’re like many Facebook users, you’ve gained a lot from your time there: you’ve learned which Teletubby you most closely resemble and who among your friends is also a fan of Frogger. But just think… Now you can help others gain something important, namely a second chance for shelter cats around the country. Save […]
What you can find here on CatTime.com
Welcome to CatTime! Our mission is to keep cats out of shelters and get them adopted by good homes by providing novice and experienced owners alike with the important information needed to make them, and their cats, very happy.
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