The holiday season is almost upon us, and there's no gift that brings more joy into your home than an adopted or rescued pet. I can't even think of a day without my beautiful dog, Madison! The unconditional love and warmth that a pet adds to your world is as priceless as the animal's life you are saving.
I am so technologically challenged that my granddaughter, Chloe, who isn't even 3 years old, is more advanced than I am. I know this because she can use an iPad. I don't have an iPad, or an iPod, or even an iWatch, although I do have an iPhone and, according to my dentist, iTeeth.
This Thanksgiving, countless Americans will also buy the lie that Obama's pardon guarantees a lone turkey many days of happiness ahead. But even more of us will gobble up the bigger (and far more egregious) lie that 46 million animals like him didn't suffer on the way to our dinner plates.
There goes a saying, "every dog has its day," but today there are 16 lucky pups in the spotlight. Petfinder Foundation announces the winners of the My...
Beatrice Anderson is the loving owner of an adorable Bolognese dog named Lexus. When I asked Beatrice how she named her dog she said, "Well, I couldn't afford the car, so..."
The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is not placing a moratorium on black cat adoptions like some shelters across the country do in the da...
Beyond their incredible ability to let things go, dogs seem to have a way of understanding us. They see how we stress over the small stuff, but they never do.
You would think an organization that shouts about being the world's leading animal rights group -- the collective voice of the voiceless -- would rise to defend dogs who are misunderstood, abused, tortured, and forced to fight. Dogs about whom myths run rampant.
Spayed and neutered cats make less noise, spray less, and have a reduced risk of getting cancer. And because spayed female cats don't go into heat, they attract fewer male cats to the area.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has thrown its hat in with an anti-pit bull coalition. This group's agenda is to have pit bulls banned across the United States -- a move which seems to lead, inexorably, to the dogs being killed.
I remember the day I was approved to foster him. He was in Columbus, I was in Cleveland, and at that point he should have already been euthanized. A quick walk down an empty hallway could have been his fate, but thankfully the shelter held out one more day.
For most people concerned about animal welfare, adopting pets from an animal shelter or rescue organization is unquestionably the right thing to do. However, as we observe "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month," it's easy to incorrectly assume that the general public understands this imperative.
I once saw a male cuttlefish in a research aquarium position himself between another male and a female. On one side, the side facing the other male, a menacing pattern of dark bands flashed along the body sending a message, I assume, of his claim over the female.
I read an interesting post today on my social media page. It said: "I continue to see rescues treat people in a way that will sadly keep irresponsible breeders and pet stores in business."
Finding the right pet for your family shouldn't be a decision that is taken lightly. As a parent, I can relate to the seemingly endless barrage of requests for a cat, a dog, a goldfish, or bird. It can be really tempting to give in to these requests, especially when you encounter an adorable, but unwanted pet who really needs a home.
I don't do this to make friends, for approval or a pat on the back. You don't like dogs? I don't care. I do this to save dogs, and if this notion is unfathomable or difficult to understand, then I suggest you take a good long look at yourself in the mirror.