Refusing to insure families with dogs that look "scary" or have certain stereotypes is horrendous. Perhaps rather than immediately denying a family with a certain breed of dog, companies should have a system where they meet the beloved pet and approve or deny them based on an interaction.
This "Love Your Pet Day," donate to animal shelters and organizations to help care for these innocent animals. Volunteer at your local shelter to help the animals cope with being alone. No one wants to be alone, and your simple act of kindness goes a long way for animals that don't have anyone.
About a month ago, I adopted a dog. Now -- a month later -- I'm still rescuing that dog. Bambi, my beautiful two-year-old pup, is a Pit Bull mix. I was ready for the wide array of problems new rescues often have. What I was not expecting, and what I was not ready for, was The Great Pit Bull Bias.
The puppy was brought to animal control by Detective Lynes, who said he couldn't get her out of his head since delivering her to animal control. After waiting the mandatory time span to see if the puppy was claimed, which she was not, the detective adopted her immediately and named her Daisy.
Bubbles the dachshund was born without her two front legs, so her owners took it upon themselves to give her the opportunity to walk and play like never before.
GoDaddy is facing strong backlash over their latest Super Bowl ad. The ad stars a puppy who gets lost. When the puppy finally makes it home, the owner is thrilled. Why? Because she'd just sold the puppy online using a website she built with GoDaddy.
Could today's children experience "sibling rivalry" -- with the family dog? As an increasing number of Americans consider their pets to be like children -- and themselves to be "pet parents" -- the concept of sibling rivalry is taking on a whole new dimension.
People use Craigslist and Facebook for just about anything nowadays, even giving away pets. Don't do this! Dog fighters scour Craigslist and Facebook all day looking for pets they can use as bait. Craigslist is a gold mine to animal abusers and dog fighters.
As a dog owner, I feel guilty leaving my hounds in their kennel for even a few hours. Dogs belong with their human companions; curled up by the fire, lounging on the couch, chilling by the fridge hoping to snag a piece of dropped cheese.
Wilma (a chocolate lab) and Betty (a black lab) were found together, dumped on the street. They are 10-plus years old and would love a comfy home to live their last few years in.
The pit bull was motionless in the middle lane of the parkway. One officer stayed in the car and maneuvered the car to keep their partner safe from traffic while walking towards the dog.
Kiss was born with a rare neurological condition that makes him unable to pull his tongue into his mouth. The more relaxed and happy he is, the floppier the tongue. Think of it as his unique, silly smile.
Two boys were praised for their efforts rescuing a puppy who was stuck between a fence and a concrete wall on a freezing Boston night.
The cat came across the baby boy, reportedly less than 12 weeks old, in a cardboard box on the streets of Russia. The cat climbed in to cuddle the baby and also meowed to get the attention of anyone who could hear.
Susie, a mutt, in 2009 was set on fire and left to die by her abusive, and completely evil owner in North Carolina. Susie suffered third-degree burn...
In an odd and somewhat twisted way, this experience has been good for me. It's taught me a little bit about letting go and a hell of a lot about patience. I know I can't rush things along. I realize that I am no longer on my schedule, but on the schedule of two little furry monsters that I love so much.