When the novelty of a cute bunny on Easter morning wears of and the reality of long-term care sets in, these pets are surrendered to shelters, given away on Craigslist or released into nature where a tamed house rabbit is incapable of fending for itself like its wild-born brethren.
To be fair, though, Nigel is scared of many things, including the vacuum cleaner, coffee grinder, leaf blower, lawn mower and just basically anything that makes noise. All of that makes sense, but he also becomes unnerved when I talk on the phone.
A homeless dog is now a hero -- literally, as he has been renamed with this fitting moniker after using his bark persistently to lead individuals walking by to an exhausted mother and her 10 newborn, sick puppies.
Second Chance Rescue NYC is currently trying to raise funds for Sweet Daffodil who just had her babies just over a week ago and is now at the ER Vet f...
This winter when the Arctic Blast took New England by storm - literally - a dream at the top of my Bucket List was achieved. With a speaking job booke...
Recently, I was riding Amtrak from Boston to New York after spending the week at my parents' in Massachusetts. Traveling with me was my elderly pet gerbil Eloise because... well, she just was. I've often brought her on trains and buses.
Just moved into your new home? Starting a new job? Ready to take on the exciting new chapter? Well, before you step out the door, think about your four-legged housemate.
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.
It's easy to add happiness, health, and years of life to your aging pup. Here are five ways to care for your older dogs.
A woman from East Rockaway is saying her insurance company is refusing to pay her fire claim because she owns a pit bull.
Most people instantly feel some form of sadness when they walk into a diner and see an elderly person sitting alone; I often wonder why these emotions don't carry over universally towards senior animals. There are so many great reasons to consider adopting an older dog
The dog had bullet wounds in its neck and shoulder. The police immediately alerted trains to stop so that they could get the dog off the tracks where it was tied down. Police rushed the dog to the vet. Although the dog lost a leg due to her injuries, her life was saved.
Today, I said goodbye to my Big Girl Lexi, my Bernese Mountain Dog. She was only 7, turning 8 in May, but by her breed standards she was well into her golden years.
Preventing PETA from killing pets in its home state of Virginia will be a major triumph, but it is only the first step. The animals they kill personally -- tens of thousands -- are simply a fraction of those that they cause to be killed nationwide.
The beauty of fashion objects often stand in harsh contrast to the ugliness of how they're made. And that ugliness is avidly avoided, intentionally hidden beneath layers of expensive marketing, or -- in the case of something like fur -- transformed into a transgressive indulgence.