Planning a Wedding? Have Your Pet Be Part!

It’s estimated that we spend a total of $63 billion on animals each year. The pet/companion industry is growing with better food choices, daycares, pet sitting, new and awesome toys, and safer car seat options. And for those of us who going to tie the knot, there are sites that offer services to help include […]

Meals On Wheels Helps Pets

In Flagler County in Florida, the Meals on Wheels program recently received a grant to help keep seniors and their pets together. The funding provides food, supplies, and care for the clients who have pets. The $1,000 grant came from the “Meals on Wheels Love Pets” initiative and through a donation from Banfield Charitable Trust. […]

Portland Airport Now Has An Indoor Area For Pets

Portland International Airport has added a pet relief area to its airport. This means that passengers and their pets don’t have to leave the airport secured area anymore and then walk through security again before a flight. The pet relief area is small, but has the essentials: a fire hydrant, some fake grass, and 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 […]

Iowa Domestic Violence Shelter Planning to Add Pet Shelter

This summer, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program plans to add three dog kennels, three cat havens and an outdoor dog run to its Iowa City shelter. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the program began emergency pet kenneling for domestic abuse victims by sending pets to area veterinarians and animal shelters but now, survivors will […]

Children’s Hospital Has Pet Ward

Nestle Purina donated nearly half a million dollars to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital to build a special family pet ward. The ward will have a dog bone box and a litter box for cats. The ward is for children who need to stay at the hospital for extended amounts of time and may want […]

Las Vegas Bans Sale of Puppies From Puppy Mills

The city council of Las Vegas has stepped up in their fight against puppy mills. In January, the council banned the sale of puppies from puppy mills, including organizations that intentionally breed pets for profit. The ban extends to kittens and piglets as well. The pet stores in Las Vegas have two years to comply […]

Delta Airlines No Longer Allows Pets To Fly in Luggage Compartment

After March 2016, Delta will not longer allow pets to fly in the luggage compartment of their planes. There are a few exceptions but Delta is following a positive trend that other airlines have implemented to ensure that our pets are safe and healthy. Since 2011, about 74 pets have died on a Delta aline […]

That’s Not Food! Strange Things Pets Have Eaten

When I worked at an animal shelter, the clinic across the way told us they removed two yo-yos from a dog’s stomach and various hair ties. A friend of mine had a dog that had eaten quarters. And I’ve pulled rubber bands from a dog’s butt in my lifetime, which I hope to never had […]

American Airlines Creates First Ever Pet Cabin

Lots of airlines allow you to fly with your pet in the cabin as long as the carrier can fit under the seat, which means, only smaller dogs and cats can travel with you. Larger dogs end up in the cargo hold or other area of the plane and as we’ve read in the past, […]

Lost Dog Reunited With His Family 6 Years Later

It’s a miracle! A military family in North Carolina was reunited with their dog, Bam, when the Fayetteville Animal Shelter called and said they had Bam. In the 6 years that Bam was gone, the family never forgot him and got a new dog, Mila. The son was shocked when his dad came home with […]

Delta Airlines Lets You Track Your Pet’s Comfort in Flight

For years airlines have tried to make flying with pets comfortable for the pet, the other passengers, and you. Some airlines have restricted the size of a pet to prevent pets being in the cargo area where temperatures fluctuate and can harm or even kill pets. Other airlines will not allow pets on flights during […]

Blind Dog is a Therapy Dog

Smiley, a golden retriever, is doing just what his name says, making residents of a nursing home smiley. Smiley was born without eyes and rescued from a puppy mill when he was about 1 or 2 years old. When his owner, Joanne George, first adopted him, he was scared because he had never been outside […]

Stolen Dogs Safe and Sound In Chicago

In February, a story about a van parked outside of a hair salon made news because inside the van were 7 dogs. The van, with the dogs in it, was carjacked at gunpoint. The driver worked for Urban Out Sitters, a pet daycare that picks up and drops off dogs at their homes. The woman […]

Owner Slays Pet Dog

Back in January, WNDU ran a story of a man who killed his dog with a hammer. The reason the owner gave was that the dog was old and ill. The owner did not appear in court and it’s unclear if this was his second appearance or first appearance. In trying to find some other […]

Lauren Bacall Leaves $10,000 To Her Dog

In the last few years pets have gained more and more notoriety as being more than an animal in a house. Property laws and family laws have changed and modified some of their intent to include the family pets, including ownership rights, abuse and domestic violence, divorce, and inheritance. Lauren Bacall who died in August, […]

Abby’s Angels – Helping Seniors Keep Their Pets

In an article from News 4 in Georgia, one woman has found a way to help the pets in her area and the people. Abby’s Angels strives to provide seniors who may be experiencing financial difficulty with the pet supplies they need. Nancy Cross, the founder of Abby’s Angels, said that one day she saw […]

Puppy Doe Bill Makes Punishment Harsher For Animal Abusers

Towards the end of August 2014, the Governor of Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick, signed a bill that increases the penalties for offenders convicted of animal cruelty. The bill is scheduled to take effect before the end of the year. Under the new law, which is being known as the Puppy Doe Bill, maximum sentences for […]

NY State Law Increases The Fines For Stealing A Pet

A new law now increases the maximum fine for stealing, harming, or transporting someone’s pet without their consent from $200 to $1,000 in New York State. According to Lohud this is the first time in 44 years that fine has been raised. With the rising number of pet thefts being reported and the recognition that […]

Don’t Blame the Breed

A new study from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences confirmed what many of us know: Dog breed is not a reliable predictor of aggression. In a survey conducted among dog owners, it was found aggression can be categorized into three realms, family members, strangers, and in or out of the house. The […]