Pondering The Rainbow Bridge: Do Pets Go To Heaven?
I'm not a particularly spiritual or religious person. My beliefs have me rooted in the here and now, not the hereafter. But since it's the holiday season and we're focused on giving and all things godly, I figure it's a good time for me to chime in.
Rescue Pets Only Apartment Building In Los Angeles Is A Haven For Responsible Pet Owners
To live here, you must own a dog or a cat. Up to 2 dogs of any size and as many as 3 kitties. If your pet dies you can adopt another. If you don't have a pet...
7 Secrets To Getting The Red Carpet Treatment At The Vet
But I’m going to let you in on a secret: Some pet owners are treated a little better than others. Why? Because veterinarians are human, of course, and we can’t help but appreciate people who appreciate us.
Choosing A Dog When You’ve Already Got A Cat
Being chased and cornered by a dog is stressful for cats, so consider your kitty's peace of mind as well as safety.
Tips for introducing dog to cat
With potential for lifelong friendship — or lasting tension — make those cat-dog introductions carefully. Check out these tips to help ease the process.
Top 5 Super Bowl 2012 commercials featuring animals
Often times, the commercials that are broadcast during the Super Bowl are more memorable than the game itself, and this year’s offerings were no exception. Companies paid top dollar to promote their products, and one sure way to get people’s attention is by using animals. With that in mind, here are our picks for the […]
Top 5 Super Bowl commercials starring dogs
This article courtesy of WebVet.com We heard that Skechers yanked Kim Kardashian as their spokesperson in favor of a dog. Talk about a no-brainer. It’s not about Kim being over-exposed, talentless, and unpopular since she violated the sanctity of marriage. It’s about the dog. Is there anything that makes a product more appealing than having […]
Howard Stern blasts owners who dump dogs and cats
I’m becoming something of a single-issue celebrity fan, and it’s messing with my identity. When Jay Leno questioned the cruelty of Michael Vick‘s actions, it was easy enough to wash my hands of him. I’d never liked Leno, and his utter lack of compassion aligned well with my vision of him as plastic and soulless. […]
Amid earthquake devastation, dogs in Japan are epitome of loyalty
Spoiler alert: Both dogs have been rescued by Kenn Sakurai and his team, and are in the care of professionals. There’s nothing dramatic, in the conventional sense, about this clip. You simply witness compassion in its purest and most honest form, a subtly moving tribute of one dog’s loyalty to his injured companion. Many […]
Help animals displaced by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami
Sherri, a friend of a friend of mine, lives in Japan and has volunteered for four years with ARK (Animal Refuge Kansai). Sherri reports that while her community has largely been spared fatalities due to the earthquake and tsunami, she’s only about a six hour drive from major devastation. Rescuers are attempting to gain access […]
Egypt’s animals need our help
Along with the rest of the world, I’ve been watching with fascination the uprising in Egypt. As brave humans rally against an autocratic regime, some giving their lives to bring freedom for all, animals are caught in the crossfire. One organization is taking notice: ESMA (Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals), was born out of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]