Joint Custody Of The Family Pet?
When a couple gets divorced, it isn’t unusual for the parents to get joint custody of the children, including visitation rights; the same applies to pet dogs and cats.
E-Cigarettes Are Toxic To Pets
Although the benefits of e-cigarettes for humans are still in question, according to the Pet Poison Helpline, nicotine poisoning of pet dogs and cats is on the rise.
Get Involved During Be Kind To Animals Week
The first week in May is “Be Kind to Animals Week,” a time of reflection and action in the name of animals across the country and around the world.
Happy World Spay Day: Time To Get It Done
With overpopulated shelters and rescues, World Spay Day brings awareness to the problem, encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their pet dogs and cats.
January 14th Is National Dress Up Your Pet Day
Created by a pet lifestyle expert and celebrated every January 14 since 2009, pet owners are encouraged to dress their pets up in safe and cute costumes and clothing.
Children Of Military Families Benefit From Pets
A study by a Tufts University researcher reveals that children in military families are better at coping with stress if there is a pet dog or cat in the household.
Top 5 Thanksgiving Tips For Dog And Cat Owners
Five important tips all cat and dog owners should keep in mind this Thanksgiving holiday, including how to keep them away from human food and dealing with visitors and strangers.
20 Million Pet Owners Expected To Spend $350 Million On Their Pets This Halloween
Will you be dressing your dog up for Halloween? You won't be alone!
Shelters See Highest Number of Intakes on July 5
More animals enter shelters on July 5th than any other day of the year; here's what you can do so your pets stay safe and don't become a sad statistic.
Give them shelter
Give Me Shelter, a documentary film about animal abuse, puppy mills, and other advocacy issues, will finally be released on home-video formats on February 24.
Adopt an animal-friendly menu and be rewarded with a grant
Should vegan-only menus be mandated at nonprofit shelters and rescues? See how one animal sanctuary is offering an incentive for them provide vegetarian meals.
The Tooth Fairy helps homeless dogs and cats
Did you know dental disease is the most common problem that affects dogs and cats? Professional animal dentists have donated their time to help pets in need at Best Friends.
Free workshops to help shelter dogs and cats
A couple of free online workshops feature invaluable advice by experts at Helen Woodward Animal Center and other renowned places — especially on how to get animals adopted.
Autistic children have greater social interaction thanks to their pets
A study by the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine reveals that children on the autism spectrum can benefit from pets in a number of ways.
What does “No Kill” mean?
Although there are still more pets than available homes, shelters and rescues are lowering the number through spay/neuter programs and various adoption events.
Record cold temperatures: Keep pets safe
With record cold temperatures battering the Midwest, and the mercury dropping for much of the rest of the country, here's how to take care of your pets.
Helping animals while avoiding burnout
One of the co-founders of Best Friends Animal Society has co-authored a book titled The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals, an inspiring work for animal lovers.
New York says no to pet tattoos and piercing
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that prohibits tattooing and piercing pets in the Empire State; his action is backed by several animal-rights groups.
California law adds consumer protections to pet health insurance
Among other benefits, California’s A.B. 2056 gives pet owners a 30-day trial period during which they can drop a pet-insurance policy for a full refund.
Survey reveals that doctors prescribe pets for what ails you
A survey by the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation reveals surprising results after they asked a series of questions to human physicians about pets.