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Posted by Dana on September 12th, 2014

Moving with your pets

Posted by Jennifer on September 9th, 2014

cat-in-box-packing Last month I moved with my pets. It had been over a decade since I last moved, even though I consider myself a “pro” at moving with pets, there were still some surprises! My moving experience has been mostly long-distance moves, the kind that took me and my dogs and cats around the world or across the country. This time I was “only” moving about a half an hour away, but as anyone who’s done a local move with or without their pets before can tell you, you still have to pack everything and plan ahead to make sure everyone arrives safely! Here are some planning and safety tip checklists for locally moving with your pets. Read More

Happy Beginnings: Elvis

Posted by Laurie on September 8th, 2014

Elvis-dogPut on “Love Me Tender” and get ready for today’s Happy Beginnings story! Nothing makes us swoon like a  story of how helped a homeless pet find a new loving home. (We’d love to hear yours too, and would be happy to consider it for a future blog post too! Send your Happy Beginnings story to with a photo or two.)  This week’s story is from Rebecca in North Carolina. Read More

Don’t Shop, Adopt: Inside the exotic pet trade

Posted by Guest Author on August 21st, 2014

adopt-exoticWe love informative infographics that help animals! The awesome folks over at Havahart created the “Don’t Shop, Adopt: Inside the exotic pet trade” infographic below about the exotic pet trade and how it not only harms the exotics but companion pets like dogs and cats as well. Infographics are a great way to learn a lot about a specific topic visually, and this one is full of great facts and figures! Like how even if a baby exotic animal survives transportation, which most do not, they are often sent to buyers who don’t know how to properly care for them. Or how adopting your next pet from a shelter or rescue will not only save their life, but will also help lower the amount of exotic animals that are captured and traded… will also save you thousands of dollars each year! Check out the infographic below for a price comparison of how much it takes to own an exotic pet vs a companion pet and some other great information, and remember, Don’t Shop, Adopt! Thanks Havahart for spreading this important message! Read More

How can I find a home for a pet that I rescued?

Posted by Jennifer on August 18th, 2014

cat-dog-wanted-a-new-homeWhether you rescued a pet from a shelter, one you found abandoned in the street, or from a home that could not or no longer wanted to keep him or her — you are a pet hero! Thank you for helping a pet in need and trying to find him or her a new loving home. (If you are trying to find a new home for your own pet, please click that link for an article that is written just for your situation.) is a service that lets shelters and rescue groups list their animals for adoption. We cannot post listings from individuals. There are, however, many excellent avenues for finding a loving home for a pet you have rescued. Please read our Tips if you find a stray pet before re-homing a pet you’ve found. The information below is not intended as a complete guide to rehoming a pet, but is a great way to get started. Thank you again for helping a homeless pet! Read More

The Illusion of a Dog’s Size

Posted by Dana on August 11th, 2014

How can I find a new home for my pet?

Posted by Jennifer on August 11th, 2014

adopt-dog-cat-posterThank you for caring enough to try to find a good home for your pet! (If you are looking to find a new home for a pet that you found or rescued, please click that link for an article tailored for that scenario instead.) is a non-profit resource that allows animal shelters and rescue groups to list their animals for adoption. We cannot post listings from individuals. However, there are many ways to find a loving, new home for your companion pet. Before you give up your pet, we encourage you to take advantage of the many resources available for solving problems and keeping pets in their homes. Read on… Read More

Who’s The #1 Internet Cat Celebrity?

Posted by Jennifer on August 4th, 2014

Friskies-Cat-CelebrityWe all know that the internet was made for cat videos, so it makes total sense that as a result, we have a new category of celebrities – the Cat Celebrity! Have you heard of Grumpy Cat, Nala Cat or Oskar The Blind Cat? What about Tara Hero Cat? Our friends over at Friskies put together the definitive guide to the most influential kitty celebrities on the web so you can keep track of who’s who and which cat will be the next big thing! The Friskies 50 is an index of the most influential cats on the Internet, based on each cat’s social reach and engagement across an array of social accounts. See the full list at where you can see the arrows displayed beside each cat’s position which indicate upward or downward movement from the previous month and a gold star indicates a first time appearance on the Friskies 50. Also, if you know a cat that should be in the Friskies 50, you can nominate them by typing in their name! Check out the fun at Read More

Touching Video: Crosby’s Story

Posted by Dana on July 30th, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 9.55.31 AMEvery creature deserves the chance at a life full of love and happiness. In this touching video, Crosby – a sweet pup born with a deformity – is given just that. Watch as this beautiful boy reaches his full potential. What an amazing story! (If you are reading this on our main blog page, please click the “Read More” link to see the video below, then click the red play icon in the middle of the video to make it play.) Read More

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