National Shelter Appreciation Week 2013
Established by the Humane Society in 1996, this week encourages people to get involved with local animal rescues and shelters; find out how you can help and build awareness.
Have a safe National Cook for Your Pets Day
Although pet owners are encouraged to make meals for their pets today, always observe safety measures, including preparing foods that are safe for Fluffy and Fido.
FDA asks for pet owners’ help in finding source of China-made jerky treat illnesses
It’s been more than one year since reports of pets getting sick potentially from China-made jerky treats surfaced, and now the FDA is asking for pet owners’ help.
The dark reality of pet theft
Pet theft is one reason dogs and cats seemingly vanish from their owners; here are some ways to protect you and your beloved four-legged friends from this awful trend.
Remember pets this National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Almost half of those who suffer domestic abuse are afraid to escape the abuser for fear of what may happen to their pets if they leave; find out which organizations can help.
Government shutdown hurts animals, too
The government shutdown isn’t just having an impact on people; several agencies have shut down that monitor animal welfare and various regulations have been suspended.
8 more weird pet products
The holidays are approaching, including “Black Friday,” so what to get your pet? Here are eight products for dogs and cats that fall outside the realm of ordinary.
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day 2013
More than 50 percent of all dogs and almost 60 percent of all cats in America are overweight or obese; learn how you can determine if Fluffy or Fido needs to shed some pounds.
PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ program proves no distance is too far for love
The Rescue Waggin’ vehicle travels as much as 3,000 miles per week in order to move pets to locations where they will have the greatest chance of finding their forever homes.
Fireman saves a kitten
Video: Amazing footage of a fireman rescuing an unconscious tabby kitten from a burning home in Fresno, California, and then reviving the tiny feline moments later.
2013 Petties Award Winners Announced By DogTime Media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2013 Petties Award Winners Announcedby DogTime Media Annual Awards Recognize the Best Pet Bloggers, Best Pet Videos, Best Mobile Apps, and the Hardest Working Rescue & Shelter Volunteers SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – (September 18, 2013) – DogTime Media, the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners, announced the winners of […]
Loving animals should not mean cruelty to our own kind
While emotions can run high with taking care of animals and end-of-life decisions, sometimes people forget about the pet owners who must make those wrenching choices.
How Fast Will My Pet Insurance Claim Be Reimbursed?
I had my pet insured a few years ago and ended up cancelling my policy because I had to pay the vet upfront and wait too long to receive my claim reimbursement. Have there been any improvements in this process?
USDA to crack down on online puppy mill and kitten factory sales
New regulations will make online pet breeders apply for federal licenses and subject them to the same government oversight as other commercial pet breeders.
Petties 2013: We have our winners!
A complete list of winners and nominees for the 4th annual Petties Awards; this year, we added three new categories to the mix, including Best Pet Video.
Actor creates largest animal sanctuary in America
Almost 35 years ago, actor Leo Grillo took in a mixed-breed dog he found in the Los Angeles National Forrest; today, he runs the biggest animal shelter in the U.S.
A humane solution to a wild problem
A suspicious anti-cat report claims feral feline colonies will spread rabies at an alarming rate, but aggressive trap-and-kill programs have proven ineffective.
Is Pet Insurance Reliable?
How reliable are pet insurance plans and how long have they been around? I don't want to spend my money and then find out they are not there when I need them.
When grungy and hungry mean lost, not forgotten
That scraggy, skinny dog or cat who wanders around your neighborhood may not be a stray, but a household pet who may have run away from home and become lost.
Keep your cords and pets safe
Does your Kindle bear tooth marks? Has your dog destroyed countless remote controls and sets of headphones? You’re not alone: Pet owners are full of tales of animal-related electronic woes. Christie Keith of Davisburg, Mich., is on her fourth Kindle. Her Scottish Deerhound, Rawley, has a taste for them. He has also demolished six Kindle […]
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