Cats Can be Poisoned by Regular Household Items

    Cat biology is not the same as humans. One look at a cat next to some catnip will tell you that. While the plant does not trigger much in the way of stimulation to us, it sends them into a playful behavioral trance. Catnip is not the only thing that affects feline biology […]


AniMeals on Wheels Helps Seniors & the Disabled With Food for Dogs and Cats

Thanks to partnerships between Meals On Wheels and pet groups across the country, fewer people and pets are going hungry.  According to Sherry Scott of San Diego, if Meals on Wheels didn’t bring donated dog food her golden retriever Tootie she would be giving her the food that was meant for her. According to the  Helen […]


What It Takes To Be a Foster Home

  Coco, a rescue-foster dog, from easternherdingdogrescue.org needed a safe place to whelp and care for her pups until they reached adoption age and were primed for a successful connection with a forever home. This the story of how she came to be with the Carter’s and the journey they went through toward their forever […]


Working With Ocho the Foster Dog

  The Carter family is hosting Ocho, a foster dog from eastern Herding Dog Rescue. Ocho is between 1 and 3 years old. (We think it’s on the younger side). He has a friendly disposition, but an evaluation demonstrated he has some behaviors that need work. He chases cars against the fence in enclosed areas, […]


A New Hybrid Species of Wolf/Coyote Emerges

It is rare for a new animal species to emerge fast enough to be documented in real time, but this appears to be going on in eastern North America with what some are calling the coywolf. As America developed wolves in the northeastern U.S. began to rapidly lose habitat. When faced with the pressures of […]


The Dogs of War — A Short History of Canines in Combat

A NEW MONUMENT commemorating the sacrifices of some very special warriors will be dedicated in California in the New Year. The memorial won’t honour soldiers, sailors, fliers or even the Coast Guar… Source: The Dogs of War — A Short History of Canines in Combat


How to Clean Cat Urine | petMD | petMD

The lingering, pungent odor of cat urine is enough to make a homeowner with carpeted floors weep in despair. Besides the unhealthy air you’re breathing, the “mark” beckons your kitty to return again and again to that same spot. Here’s how to get rid of it for good. Source: How to Clean Cat Urine | […]


DIY: Dog Crate Pads

Christina is making some crate pads for Saint Francis Service Dogs www.saintfrancisdogs.org out of fleece. Saint Francis Service Dogs is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist children and adults with disabilities become more independent and self-sufficient through partnership with a professionally trained service dog.


Puppy Socialization: Human Socialization Period

The Carter family hosted “Rose”, an 8 week old Labrador Retriever, for one week  to give her a good head start in socialization. Social animals like dogs have critical periods, which are developmental stages where the nervous system is hypersensitive to certain environmental stimuli. The critical period Rose is in is called the Human Socialization […]


What To Expect When Fostering a Dog

Coco, a rescue-foster dog, from easternherdingdogrescue.org needed a safe place to whelp and care for her pups until they reached adoption age and were primed for a successful connection with a forever home. This the story of how she came to be with the Carter’s and the journey they went through toward their forever home. […]