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A Call to Action in California

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.

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Rescued Weimaraner Shows at Westminster 2012

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.

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Funny Dog Pictures, Unless You're The Dog

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

The One Eyed Pug Hospice Worker

We found her sitting in a chair, alone, and when she saw Billy, she began to cry as she reached for him.

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Paw Prints in the Heart

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

Save the Earth, Ditch Your Dog

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

Friends Don’t Let Friends Kill Dogs

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

Do Animals Go To Heaven?

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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

Common Household Plant Dangers

A rose by any other name could still kill your pet! Read more

Fostering Shelter Animals - Love Well Spent

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.  ~John Wooden Read more

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Part 3 - It All Boils Down To This

Your comments on part 2 last week brought forth some interesting points. Read more

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare - Do You Know The Difference? Part II

After reading all of the comments relating to Part 1 of this series I decided to do some more research and revise.  Not because anybody changed my opinion, but because there are some thoughts out there that really need to be addressed. Read more

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