Polar Bear Pets A Dog

You may have seen the video of a polar bear gently pawing at a dog. It’s an “awww” moment for sure. There were some questions I had when I saw the video like, “where is this?” and “who owns the dog?” Turns out, the dog belongs to a man named Brian Ladoon, who owns a […]

Grumpy Looking Cat Finds New Home

A little kitten down in Bradenton, Florida found a new home after two men went to an empty house. The men were inspecting the house for sale when they came across an orange female persian kitten. The kitten looked grumpy, according to Paul Tateosian, a real estate agent assistant. When his colleague, Jason Burnside came […]

Rhode Island Wants to Reinstate Breed Discriminatory Laws

Pawtucket, Rhode Island wants to retain their breed ban even though a judge found that the law is void under the state laws regarding domestic pets. However, a bill known as, H 5800, would amend the state’s animal control law that prohibits breed discriminatory laws. The Amendment would allow for a ban to stand that […]

Owner Sues Beneful Dog Food

Earlier in 2015, a dog owner filed a class-action lawsuit against Purina’s Beneful dog food alleging that thousands of dogs have become ill from the dry food. The lawsuit, filed by Frank Lucido, states that after feeding his 3 dogs the dry food, two became ill and one died. The suit alleges Beneful dry dog […]

Meals On Wheels For Pets

Seniors who receive Meals On Wheels and have a pet may also be able to get meals for their pets delivered as well. Banfield Pet Hospital, the nation’s largest private pet hospital, teamed up with Meals on Wheels over the holiday season to deliver food to pets in need back in 2006. Since then, the […]

PETA Members Steal Family Dog

In the beginning of November, an article from the NY Daily News told the story of Maya, a chihuahua who belonged to the Cerate family, that was stolen and euthanized. According to Mr. Cerate, two women walked onto his property and took his dog from the front porch. Video surveillance confirmed his story and the […]

Amtrak Allowing Pets to Travel on Trains

Amtrak has started a new program of allowing pets to travel on their trains. The program is still in an experimental phase but if it seems successful, it will slowly spread to be nationwide. For now, the only trip that allows pets is between Chicago and Quincy, Ill. It’s a 4 hour train ride and […]

Pet Parrot Helps Solve Burglary-Murder

It’s not a mystery novel, it’s real life. In an article in People, a pet parrot helped detectives and family members figure out who broke into a home and stabbed the dog and woman who lived there. Hercule, the parrot, lives in Agra, India and is the beloved pet of Vijay. In Feb Vijay’s wife […]

Pet Food Retailers Are Pulling Treats From China

Earlier in May, PETCO announced they would stop selling treats made in China in response to the number of dogs who have become ill from eating the treats. It was the first pet store to decide to stop selling the treats but it isn’t the last one. In an article from TIME, PetSmart has also […]

For the Love of Pets! We Spent $56 Billion On Them Last Year

In an article at Time magazine, it was discovered that we spent about $56 billion on pet care and supplies last year. The figure was collected by the American Pet Products Association which has been tracking spending since the 1990s on pet care products. So, where does the money go? Well, most of it was […]

NYC Creates an Animal Abuse Registry

The City Council of NYC overrode a veto from Mayor Bloomberg earlier in 2014 and has approved the creation of a registry that listing anyone who is convicted of animal abuse or cruelty. All the names that are entered onto the registry are prohibited from owning an animal. The registry will be an electronic database […]

Poisoned Meatballs Found in San Francisco Neighborhood

Alert: Someone is leaving poisoned meatballs in the Twin Peaks neighborhood of San Francisco Earlier this month meatballs that were tainted with poison were strategically planted around a popular trail where pet owners walk their dogs. It is suspected the meatballs were there to poison or harm pets. Signs have been posted alerting pet owners […]

Edmund the Kitten

A kitten was saved by a couple off Interstate 5 near Salem, Oregon in December. They were driving on the highway when they saw and SUV ahead of them toss something out the window. The couple stopped their car and saw a kitten lying in the road. Acting quickly, they picked up the little gray […]

Need a Weekend Getaway? Head to Essex Resort!

Hey everyone, you and your dog deserve an end of spring getaway and The Essex Resort and Spa in Essex, VT is making it easy for you. Top Dog Weekend is their special end of Spring getaway for people and their pups scheduled for the weekend of May 31 to June 2, 2013. The package […]

Geeky Pets 101: 2 Dog Walking Apps

In May, Fujitsu, a company in Japan released a pedometer for dogs. This isn’t a new concept. The pedometer is on the dog’s collar and transmits pace and mileage to the owner’s smartphone which then can be uploaded to a website. Sound familiar? Sound like the Nike+ iPod app that many of us used with […]