Sooner or later every pet owner finds himself or herself faced with the reality that their pet may not be with them much longer. Read more
The greying on the chocolate brown lab chin of my dog Huck has started, the stiff muscles after long runs are showing, the length of naps has increased, but one thing will never change – the look, the eyes, the glance. The soul.
Many of us are remiss in putting in place the proper documents and procedure should we die an unexpected and/or sudden death. Some of us are even more remiss in not planning for the eventuality of death at an older age while we still have time to do so. Read more
Please join animal lovers across California by writing to those in the California Legislature who hold the power of life and death over shelter animals.
My name is Dan Stallings. I founded and run Mid-Atlantic Weimaraner Rescue out of Va. Beach, Va. and I wanted to tell you about one very special rescue who has overcome far more than most dogs – and has not only overcome those obstacles, but has gone on to earn prestigious awards, invitations and entry to some very exclusive events.
I have a sense of humor, really I do. I think those pictures of puppies in hotdog buns, chewing on shoe laces and snoozing belly up are cute, I do, honest. Read more
We found her sitting in a chair, alone, and when she saw Billy, she began to cry as she reached for him.
Some animals, like people, leave bigger prints in your heart than others. But when a scruffy wire haired fox terrier named Louie Louie left this realm, there were more than paw prints in my heart, there were holes. Everything dies, I understand that, even more now that I live on a small farm, but the idea that Louie would someday be invisible seemed more fantasy than future reality. Read more
This author, a sustainable living neophyte, received a comment from a reader the other day exclaiming that “If you don’t want to be hypocritical about what you’re doing you should get rid of your pets because they have a bigger impact on the environment than a three quarter ton all terrain vehicle.” Read more
On June 2, 2009, Avery escaped from his yard and was picked up by an animal control officer. His family went to animal control to pick up Avery but they did not have enough money to pay the fees. Read more