- In Dog Years… a poem
In Dog Years… I know you have fought so hard to keep me and struggled to let me go, but the time has come for me to meet my maker and see the world from the other side. My purpose here is complete. I lived my life by example, the way I was designed to [...]
- The Most Pet Friendly Cities in the U.S.
Most pet owners think of their pets as much more than just animals. Often, our pets are considered a part of our family, and like any family member, you want to find a city or town that’s good for them. When you have kids, you choose a location based on good schools, safe neighborhoods, and [...]
- Exercise for You and Your Dog
There’s nothing your dog likes more than spending time with you. Pair that with your dog’s need for exercise, since our pets can be overweight just like humans, and playtime is a great way to bond as well as keep you and your dog in shape. I enjoy taking long walks or jogging around the [...]
- Happy Pet Valentine’s Day
How deep does your love for your pets run? St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals, but we’d like to adopt Saint Valentine for all the pet lovers out there too! February 14th may be the official day to send valentines and gifts to your loved ones, but you know how some [...]
- Happy Thanksgiving!
You might like our other Thanksgiving and Black Friday articles too: This Black Friday adopt a black pet! Traveling with your Pet Thanksgiving Day? Pet Travel Tips for the Road Start a New Thanksgiving Tradition 10 Tips for Thanksgiving Pet Safety
- The Most Heartwarming Pet Movies
Films about dogs, cats and a number of other pets abound in Hollywood; and there’s a reason why. To this day, I can’t even think about the final scene in Homeward Bound without wanting to cry – tears of joy, of course! And I’ll never forget sitting in my 6th grade class watching Where the [...]
- Can dogs detect cancer?
Can dogs detect cancer? Yes! Our friends over at Petcentric tell the story of an amazing connection between a woman and her dog — a special bond that helped save one life and help many others. Deborah Greco, DVM, Ph.D, has dedicated her life to wellness. She’s the former Chief of Medicine at The Animal Medical [...]
- Five Downsides of Adopting a Pet
If you know me, you know I like to talk about pet adoption. A lot. Ad nauseum. Like, always. And it’s a bit much, I realize. Even my closest friends tend to go glassy-eyed these days as soon as I start shifting the conversation petward. I’m sure my statuses have been hidden more than a [...]
- Fun Cleanup Games for Dogs
Indoor games are great for you and your dog to play together! This is especially true for apartment and city dogs, or even dogs with their own yard when its too dark or cold to play outside. Part of your responsibility as a good pet parent is to keep your dog active and alert with [...]
- Choosing a Name For Your Adopted Pet
Carl Chicken Nugget. Yes, that is what my cousin has to yell from the back door when calling the family dog inside! That might be what happens if you let small children name your newly adopted pet too. Hence my first rule in pet naming: Unless you’re excited about a pet with a possibly very [...]