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Maranda Carene10 hours ago
The Tale of the Mysterious Piss Puddle: Part II
Warning: another cat story. So I'm just gonna go out on a limb here and assume you read my story about my cat, Bailey. To sum it up: basically one of my four cats was peeing on the table, so I used th...
Omar's Diary for October 2017
Some members of the servant species hold the firm belief that felines are a strain of their own species who just happen to wear fur coats. They believe we can empathize, comprehend abstract concepts, ...
Best Cheap Dry Dog Foods That Are Still Healthy
Dogs need high quality food to remain active and healthy. Different dogs are going to require a different balance of nutrients, but generally, dogs need an appropriate combination of proteins, fats, f...
British Breeding — A Novice Tale
It is day 168 of Tia's gestation. Tia is a Shire cross Warmblood - 50 percent Warmblood and 50 percent Shire. She is in foal to a KWPN Stallion with Dreamboy bloodlines. She is five years old and, bei...
Foreign Paws3 days ago
Stop Pulling!
I have a 30kg pitbull that is a big headed bag of muscle that has been pulling the leash like a maniac for 2 years now. His pulling never really bothered me because I got used to it in time. What chan...
Felecia Burgett3 days ago
Top 5 Misconceptions About Snakes
Intro Long, forked tongue. Weird, emotionless eyes on top of flat, angular head. Sharp fangs in a mouth wide enough to swallow something (or someone) whole. Quick and alien movements. If you’re like m...
Weird Facts About Cats You Probably Didn't Know
Cats are awesome. That's why they won the internet, why people love to adopt them, and why so many folks enjoy having them as their little furry babies. They also are the most popular pet to own in th...
Hilarious Truths About Cats Will Make Every Cat Owner Laugh Out Loud
Owning a cat is an experience that is hard to describe unless you have actually lived it. They can be your best friends, biggest embarrassment, and the most Instagram-worthy cat buddy you could ever a...
Ashley Badgley25 days ago
What to Buy BEFORE You Bring Home a Dog
This is an essentials list for anyone who is seeing a dog in their future.
Amanda Stampera month ago
Must Have Cat Toys
Most people either like cats or they don't -- there is usually no neutral feeling on felines. So, if you prefer dogs over cats, then this list isn't something you need to worry about. For the rest of ...
Amanda Grimma month ago
You Don't Deserve To Know Me
Oh. Hello. My name is inconsequential to you as I will never stoop so low as to respond no matter what you call me. However, the only human I actually care for uses the name Amy when seeking my glorio...
Rich Monetti2 months ago
Mahopac Author and Conservationist Gives Voice to the World’s Big Cats
As a child, animals put Alan Rabinowitz at ease. His misfiring neurons would follow suit and put his stuttering problem at bay. This opened an avenue for just about the only conversations had until he...
The Pet Whisperers
Being a pet parent is hard. We make it easy. Become a pet whisperer with these tips and tricks.
Beasts of the Wild
Lions and tigers and bears - oh my! Exploring majestic beasts in their natural habitats.
Animals of the Internet
The viral pets that make us squeal, aww, and cry. Making your newsfeed cuter each and every day.
Maranda Carene10 hours ago
The Tale of the Mysterious Piss Puddle: Part II
Warning: another cat story. So I'm just gonna go out on a limb here and assume you read my story about my cat, Bailey. To sum it up: basically one of my four cats was peeing on the table, so I used th...
13 the Black Cat
First thing first, explaining the unconventional name. You see, I turned 13 on Friday the thirteenth. I went for a walk later that day, lo and behold, I saw two black cats sitting on a porch. I always...
Maranda Carene5 days ago
Bailey
So let me start out with I LOVE ANIMALS, and actually have a ton... even exotics that when I tell people they're like, "Shut up you do not own one of those." Then I have to pull the old phone out to p...
Best Cheap Dry Dog Foods That Are Still Healthy
Dogs need high quality food to remain active and healthy. Different dogs are going to require a different balance of nutrients, but generally, dogs need an appropriate combination of proteins, fats, f...
Our Rescue
In the above picture is mine and my partner's dog, Hope. Doesn't she look happy? Would you think by looking at her that she was abused her whole life until the rescue saved her? I wouldn't either. Ove...
Danielle Riley6 days ago
Life With Kiya
How this spunky little Dachshund came to me might not seem like a heartwarming story, or might even be considered boring, but it's a sweet story nonetheless. At least, that's what I think. Princess Ki...
Lemuel Edwards10 days ago
Adjusting to Life Without a Pet
I had never lived a day without a pet. Before I was born, my parents had already adopted a dog they named Jackson. Jackson was a beagle-basset hound mix. He was black with white splotches. From what I...
Mark Ludasa month ago
Why, On an Abstract Level, I’m Against Pets
People like to criticize PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, because of how many animals they euthanize. These armchair critics would have us believe that PETA euthanizes them because t...
Tanisha Daggera month ago
A Pet's Life
Being a cat owner since I was born, I was brought up living with a variety of different breeds of cats. Although learning to love dogs, there is something special about having a companion. Even for yo...
For the Love of Pitbulls
I grew up in an awesome home with a wonderful mother, who above all else taught me compassion for others. Over time this gradually turned into an obsession with fighting for the "underdog" in any situ...
Rachel Neave10 days ago
Tails of a Misunderstood "Fur Mama"
I should start by leveling with you dear reader. I am not maternal. Before you run for the hills, don't panic! This is not going to be some tear ridden diatribe about how hard my life is because I do ...
Rats
Many people think one thing when they see a rat: ew! But, I want people to know what amazing pets they can be. Now, to start off, I am not saying to go find a rat that lives in New York sewers, becaus...
Julian R Hillis4 days ago
Pitbulls & Dog Bites
As soon as you hear the would pit bull most people immediately jump on the bandwagon about how they are aggressive dogs, they bite and so on, but so does the innocent little Jack Russell or Husky. So ...
Why a Yorkie Is One of the Best Pets
Now, are all dogs the best pets? Yes. In my opinion, a human's personality can be matched to one of the hundreds of breeds of dogs that are out there. Dogs are our children, our best friend, our accom...
Friendliest Cat Breeds
While cats may be polarizing creatures among the general public, with all the crazy cat videos on Youtube, what else are we to think? However, cat lovers would beg to differ, and claim that their feli...
Lauren Pearce23 days ago
What Type of Pet Should You Get?
So you want to own a pet, hey? Pets can be a great source of happiness, but what type of pet is right for you? From bunnies and kittens, to dogs and birds, we will dive right into the pet world and fi...
Rowan Marley3 months ago
How To Train Your Small Dog
Having a dog can be one of the best decisions you make in your life. Dogs offer companionship, loyalty, and can even be party animals in their own right. However, before you actually get to reap the f...
Dean Moriartya month ago
How To Train Your Dog
Here are some of my thoughts and experiences of training dogs over the years. Obedience: The first thing you have to do is get the dog to pay attention to you. If its attention is all over the place, ...
Brandon Sawler2 months ago
Toy Drive
Working breeds, they're bred to work. Well, just like humans, working dogs tend to go a bit stir crazy if cooped up too long which is totally normal. For this reason we tend to take our dogs for 1-2 w...
Lindsie Polhemus2 months ago
Large Dog Training Tips
When you have a large dog, training can make all the difference between having a wonderful companion and having the pet from hell. Large dogs that are untrained can pose a serious safety threat to oth...
Maranda Carene4 days ago
Trash Pandas!
With raccoons, the first thing that comes to mind is a fat animal that knocks your trash over at night. Cute but also wild. No way can they be pets. That, however, is an incorrect statement. These ani...
Hannah Thomas17 days ago
Rats Can Be Pets, Too!
If you mention a rat anywhere in New York, you'll be met with looks of disgust and stories of when homes were infested with the giant rodents. The image most people see of rats is one of an illness-ca...
Jordyn Goolsby20 days ago
Willow The Axolotl
In late 2015 I adopted an axolotl. I was so excited to get my new baby but I was nervous at the same time. You might not know what an axolotl is so let me explain. An axolotl is salamander that is nat...
Shanna Deweya month ago
A New Chicken Farmer
"Chickens? Really? I have bird dogs!" That was the first thing my hubby said to me when I asked about getting chickens when I moved into his 3 acres about 7 years ago. Fast forward to this year! While...
Rose Rushbrooke2 months ago
You Want Hummingbirds? Grow Scarlet Runner Beans
"Do you want these hummingbird feeders?" asks my brother-in-law's husband Brad. Darn—they've done it again. I was going to buy one for my husband's birthday, in fact, I'd already bought it online. The...
John Ford2 months ago
Budgerigar
Budgerigars, also commonly known as budgies, are among one of the most popular, well-known and most homed parrots in the world. It might come to a shock to some of you that something so small is a con...
Foreign Paws3 days ago
Stop Pulling!
I have a 30kg pitbull that is a big headed bag of muscle that has been pulling the leash like a maniac for 2 years now. His pulling never really bothered me because I got used to it in time. What chan...
Emma Bukovsky19 days ago
Don't Buy Your Kid A Guinea Pig
Guinea pigs are not the kind of pet to get your kid to teach them responsibility. They require way more than you think. First things first, they have very complicated diets, require supplements, a lar...
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Marie Louise21 days ago
Grant Writing Tips for 501c3 Animal Rescues - Part 1
One of the biggest problems that animal rescues face is fundraising, be it an event or writing asking donors for money, this includes grant writing to foundations who openly are offering FREE money to...
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Sophie Turner7 days ago
Tilikum: A Killer Whale with a Killer Attitude
Tilikum was a very well-known captive orca, he really lived up to his killer whale title in his lifetime in captivity. He was born in 1981, and when he was just two years old, he was captured in Icela...
Nefel Ibata21 days ago
Why I Quit My Career in Dolphin Training
Six months ago I left the dolphin industry after twelve years. The reason for me initially leaving was the ending of my contract. However the decision to not roll right into another dolphin job was a long and tough debate with "myself" and who I wanted to be. Within the industry, there are many who are dedicated to the care and safety of the animals. We go to work in physically demanding and in most cases dangerous environments for the same pay as a grill staff at McDonalds. However the commitme...
How Do Zoos Prepare for Hurricanes?
Preparing for a hurricane is hard enough as it is, but it's even more complicated when you have thousands of wild animals to protect and care for. While pet owners are generally urged to evacuate, zoo...