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Finding a good rental unit for a decent price is hard enough as it is without the added task of finding one that is pet-friendly, too. I can accept that not everyone loves dogs as much as I do, but does that mean they can deny me a nice apartment, charge me a fee or evict me?
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As pet owners, we all believe deep down on a visceral level, that having a dog, cat, bird, fish, or other pet in our home makes us feel better and healthier on a daily basis. The presence of a loving animal in our lives makes us smile more often, feel more socially connected, and forces us to be more active and spend more time outdoors.
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No, your dog isn't bored.
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I have a friend who is so poor that sometimes he will buy one can of tuna so that both he and his cat can eat. He's not the only B.C. citizen trying to make the most of extremely limited resources. He certainly considers himself luckier than those who sometimes can only afford to eat pet food.
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Whether you've seen it on your Facebook feed or Pinterest page, chances are you've scrolled passed some "helpful life hacks" that seem too good to be true. In the video above by The List TV, host Hol...
Time for your daily dose of cute!
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A friend and I took him for one last walk down to the beach he loved. For an hour, he ran free, met a few other dogs, rolled around in the snow (and on a dead fish), and then let us know he'd had enough. Just before 4 p.m., my husband and I put him in the car for one last ride.
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Because cats don't always land on their feet.
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The dog appears to be well fed and in no way unhealthy. However, Buddy is obviously lacking human contact, daily walks and most importantly love and attention. His owners ignore him each day and show zero concern for him or the neighbours. In their eyes, and with City approval, they're doing nothing wrong.
A pet can be a very important part of many peoples' lives, often treated like a member of the family. Particularly for elderly people, who may otherwise spend much time alone, a pet, whether a dog, cat, fish, or reptile, is a companion, rather than a mere asset, for whom it is extremely important to make provision.
Five years ago, the pleas from our daughter for a puppy began. Even my husband jumped on board the puppy bandwagon. I was steadfast. No puppy, no way. Puppies turn into dogs. Dogs make messes. Dogs are expensive. Dogs break your heart.
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This is one fierce kitty.
Fall is one of the best times of year to hit the road with your furry friends. Campgrounds are less crowded, hotel rates are lower and cool fall weather is easier on your traveling pets. These five destinations in Canada and the United States promise breathtaking scenery and unforgettable adventures for you and your furry friend this fall.
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I am hoping that these two losses prepare the boys enough that they know there is no shame in crying, in openly grieving. Nor is there shame in laughing at the goofy, silly and funny memories. That grief comes in waves. That part of loving is sometimes letting go but that you get up, dust yourself off and continue on with your life.
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Birds and cats go together about as well as dogs and cats right? Well, for this tiny owl and kitten, that couldn't be further from the truth.
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There's one type of photo guaranteed to get a second glance on Tinder: the dog photo. That's right, it's near impossible to swipe left when you've got the sweet, innocent eyes of a pup staring direct...
Despite what the advertisers lead us to believe, there is no "ideal" running figure. The only requirement for calling yourself a runner is to lace up a pair of running shoes and start putting one foot in front of the other. Running is not about what you look like, but rather, what you see yourself becoming.
Golden retrievers don't have to try very hard to make us love them. Cuddly, striking and eager to please, it's no surprise the American Kennel Club ranked them the third most-popular dog breed in the...
Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Pete Brace, Vice President of communications and pet parent relations for Merrick Pet Care. Pete shared with me some of the top tips for feeding your dog the healthiest foods so they can enjoy a long healthy life.
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My dog was carefully assessed, x-rayed, and operated on by the best veterinary surgeon, and then received excellent private follow-up care. All of this cost several thousands of dollars. I did not think twice about spending the money. But after reading a piece in the New York Times recently, John and I began to grapple with the ethics of directing so much money to an animal.
Now that spring cleaning is in full effect, you might want to take a minute to pitch some products that are harmful to your precious pets. Like babies and toddlers, pets are very curious, so help kee...
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After 20 years of dating and over 100 relationships later, I have created "The Milk and Bone Theory." Take a close look at the behaviour of cats and dogs, notice which qualities you share with both animals. You will most likely have commonalities with one more than the other. Here are five ways to tell if you are a cat or a dog in a relationships.
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Canada, we need to talk. It's a little bit crazy that we're still having this conversation about this crucial element of responsible pet ownership. We wish spay/neuter was something everyone did, without question.
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I quite often write blogs about how to prepare healthy meals. But what about our pets? I have always thought, if I am eating healthy then Seymour (my 16-year-old feline friend) should eat healthy too.
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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The city of St. John's, N.L., says it plans on launching a pilot program to house pets who belong to victims of domestic violence.The city's animal care and control committee says i...
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A leisurely morning stroll took an unexpected turn when Dakota, a golden retriever, fell through the thin ice of a frozen lake in Waterboro, Maine. Thankfully, the Waterboro Fire Department was quick...
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If you are an animal lover and heading into your senior years chances are you have said goodbye to more than a few pet companions. One dog died in my arms from cancer, another from old age, one was killed by another dog and one died while I was on vacation. My grief for each one was no less than the grief I've felt for the passing of a beloved human.
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If you feel you are ready one day to welcome muddy paws onto your furniture (I say that lovingly), please adopt. This story about a dog that survived Euthanasia recently should have done wonders for educating people about how quickly a dog will be killed after being surrendered by their owner, simply because nobody wants it (two weeks!).
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Pet ownership is in many ways a partnership, and to find the right partner, you need to know yourself. Certain pets will simply gel way better with a specific type of personality or lifestyle, and you...
People are meant to be resilient and aim to recover from traumatic life events so when you lose a beloved pet, it is natural for those who care about you to ask when you are going to fill the void by adopting another lucky fur-child. Emotionally, we may process it as someone trying to get us to replace the love we just lost.
One person pet hides while the other person seeks. Sounds simple, right? In our new favourite set of images posted by Imgur user diabolusquemscies on Friday, cute little dogs and cats try their hardes...