by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition As a child, I never had a dog. I didn't...
When you spend four years researching a book on dogs and cats, you learn some surprising things.
Little Shelter Animal Rescue is participating in a gigantic weekend adoption event to place all of our dogs and cats in qualified homes. Free adop...
In honor of National Pet Week, which celebrates the roles pets have in our lives, I thought I'd share one of my favorite underdog stories. It involves a cat (undercat?) named Jake, a rescued feline who now works as a therapy cat.
I'm a Saint Bernard. The dog, not the saint. Definitely not the saint. As part of my goal of reaching the end of the day without checking off a singl...
Mystified to find myself in this feline wonderland, I asked our tour guide, "What's with all the cats?"
(Teach Yourself Visually, Wiley Publishing 2005) The other morning my 3-year-old niece ran into the room screaming, "I did it, I did it! I put my ba...
I didn't believe in love at first sight until July 25, 2010, when my husband and I walked into an animal shelter and met our first dog, Rio. He was a yellow Lab mix with a bite on his cheek and skin stretched thin over his ribcage.
Scientific research about whether you should include a pet in your online dating profile pic is, not surprisingly, rather flimsy. According to some studies, a dog in your profile photograph is guaranteed to get the replies rolling on... and then, according to other studies, a dog can actually reduce your chances of finding a date.
In a world that focuses on instant gratification, I try to remind myself that things take time. Hey, I started out as a little guy myself. I didn't grow into this buff, handsome fella overnight -- it took time.
I never thought that the process of rescuing and raising a puppy would be this wonderful, and this influential on my children's lives. Theo continues to teach us all about love, patience and compassion, and it's taking everything I have not to run out and adopt them all.
As the warmth of the season beckons us outdoors, many pet and plant lovers are caught in the crossroads -- is it possible to intertwine a love for nature while meeting the needs of our beloved domestics? The short answer is yes -- with a little bit of ingenuity!
People roll their eyes at comparisons of dogs to children, and I support this exasperation -- in theory. At the same time, in my heart of hearts, I know that our dog has profoundly influenced my experience as a mother.
In the age of social media and the transparency of everything, traditional sheltering and animal control models that essentially amount to population control by the sanctioned killing of homeless pets just do not stand up to scrutiny.
For the animals in Mancora, the situation is abysmal:Hungry dogs roam the street, half limping as they go because they were hit by a moto taxi; emaciated cats, always seemingly pregnant, search for anything to eat. This is the daily scene in the market.