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  • Aindrea Mccoy
    Published about 10 hours ago
    Pet Mom

    Pet Mom

    I am always asked do you have any children? I am 28 years and have never had human children. So my answer alwasy end up do pets count as children? For me, they do, I have a cat and a dog. Both fight like brothers and are just as crazy and destructive as a toddaler. The dog is ranging on hormonal teen though so I say pets count as children. Not all moms or dads can have children let alone the finacial stability to adopt human children. So if asked do you have kids? Say yes they are four-legged (Some times three-legged if something happened) and have fur and bark or meow. Be a proud pet mom/dad and talk all about your crazy four/three-legged fur babies. Yes, even birds and other animals can count. share those crazy stories of your cat scaring your dog or how your bunny stole the cat's food. Never know who would love to hear about your crazy fur family flaunt those babies with pride!
  • SebastianStarr
    Published about 11 hours ago
    “Adopt Don’t Shop” Hurts Dogs And Owners

    “Adopt Don’t Shop” Hurts Dogs And Owners

    Everyone’s heard it. “Adopt don’t shop! Choose to save a life! No dog is bad!”
  • Woody DeJong
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Ragdoll Cats

    Ragdoll Cats

    Lets talk about Ragdoll Cats. These beautiful animals are among the younger breeds of felines. Developed in the 60's by Ann Baker a breeder from Riverside, California
  • Dylan Portwood
    Published about 15 hours ago
    Life With Dogs

    Life With Dogs

    What would life be without dogs? Let me tell you; it would be a lot less exciting, a lot less stressful, and a lot less rewarding. You're probably thinking to yourself, "Dylan, man, less stress is a good thing." Think about it for a second. How would life be rewarding if we didn't encounter any stress? Life with no stress would be very uneventful and very boring. Raising kids is stressful, correct? Any responsibility comes with some degree of stress. If you are a dog owner or have any pets, you are likely aware of this. For those who do not or have never owned a pet, keep this in mind as I try to sell you on finding your new best friend!
  • Mia Morales
    Published a day ago
    6 Tips for Building Trust With a Rescue Dog

    6 Tips for Building Trust With a Rescue Dog

    Adopting a rescue dog is an extremely gratifying task. Not only are you gaining a new furry friend, but you're also providing a home for an animal in need. This pup will likely become an amazing buddy, but trust will need to be established first. Rescue dogs often have past experiences that caused attachment issues. So, here are six tips for creating trust between you and your rescue dog.
  • Frank Shaw
    Published a day ago
    Just a Dog

    Just a Dog

    I’ve loved dogs since I first realized what they were, four-legged loyal companions that were silly, dump, and just lovely creatures that were both protectors and friends. As I get older my love for them increases, to the point now where I feel the need to become more active in the pet community and make strides to both understand them better and volunteer my time to help them. My experience is my own, though similar to folks that live in rural areas no doubt. There’s something unpolished about how the treatment of dogs in rural communities. Many people don’t give them the respect they deserve, though it depends on the person.
Staff Picks
  • Dan Foster
    Published 29 days ago
    If Your Enneagram Type Was An Animal, It Would Be…

    If Your Enneagram Type Was An Animal, It Would Be…

    Like so many people, when I first came across The Enneagram, my mind was completely blown. Suddenly I had an incredible tool that helped me understand both myself and others, while gently inviting me towards emotional and personal growth.
  • Katherine Carnes Coleman
    Published 2 months ago
    Dragon Eggs

    Dragon Eggs

    I work for a children’s science entertainment company. I do a lot of the administrative work and also teach in after-school programs all across the city. The kids call me Lab Rat Kat, and I feel like a celebrity when I walk into schools. I’m wearing a lab coat, I’m getting high fives, and people are cheering my name. Okay, only two of those three things are true… And that’s because I don’t put my lab coat on until class starts! I love my job. Pre-coronavirus, we had an office where we also hosted birthday parties, and in the office we had a pet. His name is Smaug, and he is a bearded dragon. He lives in a 40-gallon tank, eats mostly leaves, and I love him dearly. Some people have work wives; I had a work dragon.
  • Nicole McClure
    Published 2 months ago
    Backyard Chickens

    Backyard Chickens

    During the months of about March-June you can walk in your local feed store and you can hear little cheeps from the cute little chicks that have been shipped to the store. I mean, who doesn't love baby chicks?? I feel like nobody can resist those cute little babies, but that is one of the biggest reasons I feel like people buy them unprepared.
  • Katie Shay
    Published 4 months ago
    Third Place in Pets Welcome Challenge
    Two Golden Nuggets

    Two Golden Nuggets

    If you had asked me two years ago, “Katie, would you ever have a cat?” I probably would have laughed. Now, I have two. Two beautiful golden nuggets of joy that I simply cannot get enough of. Every morning I wake up to their purrrrs and every night I fall asleep to their cuddles. I’m sure everyone says this about their own pets, but I believe I have the most amazing cats in the world. I am officially a crazy cat lady at the age of 30.
  • Kathryn Milewski
    Published 4 months ago
    First Place in Pets Welcome Challenge
    My Groundhog, Ciabatta

    My Groundhog, Ciabatta

    After the untimely passing of our last tabby cat when I was 12 years old, my father decided there would be no more pets living in our household. No more new felines, no more cockatiels, not even a hypoallergenic dog that wouldn't affect our allergies. His primary reasoning for the ruling was a materialistic one. If we got a new animal, no matter what it was, it would tear up our living room furniture - just like the cats did.
  • Alan Russell
    Published 10 months ago
    Bryn Does a Photo Shoot

    Bryn Does a Photo Shoot

    The opportunity was too good to miss. A chance for Bryn and I to take part in a two hour photo shoot with professional equine photographers under the guidance of the renowned equine photographer, Emily Hancock from The Training Barn based here in Ringwood in Hampshire.
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Adoption
  • Aindrea Mccoy
    Published about 10 hours ago
    Pet Mom

    Pet Mom

    I am always asked do you have any children? I am 28 years and have never had human children. So my answer alwasy end up do pets count as children? For me, they do, I have a cat and a dog. Both fight like brothers and are just as crazy and destructive as a toddaler. The dog is ranging on hormonal teen though so I say pets count as children. Not all moms or dads can have children let alone the finacial stability to adopt human children. So if asked do you have kids? Say yes they are four-legged (Some times three-legged if something happened) and have fur and bark or meow. Be a proud pet mom/dad and talk all about your crazy four/three-legged fur babies. Yes, even birds and other animals can count. share those crazy stories of your cat scaring your dog or how your bunny stole the cat's food. Never know who would love to hear about your crazy fur family flaunt those babies with pride!
  • N.K.
    Published 3 days ago
    Adopting Confetti

    Adopting Confetti

    The day I brought Confetti home was one I wasn’t expecting. My boyfriend and I hadn’t planned on getting a cat that day. The day we brought her home had been a pretty crappy day overall. It was a fight from the time I had gotten up, a fight to get to work in one piece, and survive my shift. So by the time the drive home came around, I was a hot mess. You know how it is when you’re trying to get somewhere, and it’s like everyone around you isn’t paying attention, or they’re driving at the speed of a turtle when it’s actually sixty-five miles per hour.
  • Tamara Cook
    Published 13 days ago
    Adoption isn't always the Best

    Adoption isn't always the Best

    There is always controvery over the choices that people make. There is always that one person who can find the wrong in any decision that anyone makes. It is just in human nature to judge people on their actions in hopes of them making the "right" choice, in the eyes of strangers anyway. But there is always a phrase that floats around and everyone hears it at least once in their lifetime. "Adopt don't shop". What does that mean for people? This means going to shelters and giving a stray dog or abandoned dog the chance to have a good home with a family.
Bird
  • Dorrie Mack
    Published 4 days ago
    The Bird

    The Bird

    I walk into the pet store, looking for the perfect creature. I have an excess of time and money and love. These things combine to make me the ideal pet owner, or so I am told by multiple Internet surveys. I haven’t yet decided on the creature. A dog would be too dependent and besides, I prefer not to leave the house when it can be avoided. I stroll around the store, the odour emitting from countless cages of small rodents immediately deters me from further investigation of that section. I turn and see the magnificent being. Its small, intent eyes stare straight back into me from its cage. But who could dare cage such an animal? It yearns to be free. Its beautiful blue and yellow wings beg to stretch open and soar to the sky. It climbs up the cage to reach eye-height with me. I know that this is the only creature I would ever want. It gazes at me, opening and shutting its beak, in a sad, silent plea for release. In my home, it would be free to fly around, reach the ceiling, and return to the safety of my shoulder. I understand it.
  • Something Complicated
    Published 12 days ago
    The Sparrow

    The Sparrow

    The house sparrow is among the most common birds seen in gardens in Britain, however, their urban population is declining in Britain. Although their distribution is spotty, house sparrows are extremely widespread, house sparrows are very common in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. House sparrows can be seen in all states on the American continent, however, house sparrows are not native to America and are displacing the native birds.
  • Eli Guardiola
    Published 2 months ago
    "Polly is want a Bump?"

    "Polly is want a Bump?"

    In 2010, Colombian police were tipped off about a suspected cartel hideout in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. As the police prepared for this undercover raid, they had miscalculated one tiny detail when attempting to seize the criminals by surprise.
Breeds
  • Timothy A Rowland
    Published about a month ago
    My First Time Around a Mastiff Dog

    My First Time Around a Mastiff Dog

    As I sit here, I’m house sitting and dog sitting for my best friend. There are two dogs, a small little bulldog named, Maverick (yes from Top Gun) and an 8-month-old mastiff named, Wilma. This is my first time being around a Mastiff. Now; she is technically small to be a mastiff, but only because she is still a puppy and she was the runt of the litter. Like I said; technically. To me; she’s freaking huge! I have to admit that I’ve never been around a dog this big. I was nervous about being left alone with her for three days right after meeting her. The size of this breed and the look of that squished face, is enough to make anyone nervous or even scared being around a mastiff.
  • Sarah Rodgers
    Published 6 months ago
    The Gorgeous Pomsky Dog Breed

    The Gorgeous Pomsky Dog Breed

    A new breed has been added to the wonderful world of dogs! The magnificent, beautiful Pomsky breed is a designer breed that was made with the intention of having a beautiful husky dog in a small toy body. To do this, the small perky Pomeranian dog breed is bred with the elegant Siberian Husky breed. While not all Pomskies are small, they are all gorgeous beyond compare, making them an excellent pick for Instagram fame and family photos.
  • Johann Hollar
    Published 6 months ago
    Cats you should try and own

    Cats you should try and own

    The cat pictured above happens to be my cat (or as I call him my Little Zoomer on account of the fact that he often zooms around the house and sometimes the Treat Thief cause he tries to steal treats from the cupboard) and happens to be the current light of my life.
Cat
  • Woody DeJong
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Ragdoll Cats

    Ragdoll Cats

    Lets talk about Ragdoll Cats. These beautiful animals are among the younger breeds of felines. Developed in the 60's by Ann Baker a breeder from Riverside, California
  • Izzabell Anderson
    Published 3 days ago
    Boomer

    Boomer

    One day I was at my grandmas house, missing my cat, Bobbie. I wanted to go back home so I could see her, but there was much more cats at my grandmas house. So, I walked around the back porch where the cats were. I walked over to my other cat, Luna Kitty. Luna Kitty was pregnant at the time, so I didn't want to pick her up because I might hurt the kittens. I went to see Luna Kitty's foster mother, Mommy Kitty, or Sara. Sara was also Bobbie's mother, so Luna Kitty is Bobbie's foster sister. I wanted to go inside, because it was hot out. I walked inside of my grandmas house, and cool air rushed into my hair. I walked over to the couch to sit down near my grandmas dog, Ruby. I got up after a few minutes to grab something to eat. I found nothing I liked, so I went to my cousins house to play games on my phone. I rode my bike down to her house, which was not far away. I set my bike down and ran inside the house. I spent a couple nights there, with my cousin Adalynn. My mom came and picked me up to go home. I ran inside of the house, happy to be home again with my cat. I ran into my moms bedroom to find my cat, because she liked staying in there. When I checked, I saw a black and white cat. I jumped back in surprise. I never seen a cat like him. I wondered if he was a street cat that had sneaked into our house. I went to tell my mom that, but when I told her, she said that he was our cat now. I was surprised because she said that I would not get another pet. I walked back into the bedroom, only to find Bobbie sleeping on the bed. I went and checked under the bed to see if the cat was still there. Before I could check, my little brother walked in with the cat in his arms. "This is Boomer!" He happily said. I walked over to Boomer and picked him up to pet him. He was very soft. I went over and sat on my moms bed. I wanted to see how sharp his claws were, so I picked his paw up and tried to find his claws. For some reason, I couldn't find them. I guessed that he was declawed. I went over to my mom and asked her why did she get him. She told me that she got him because he was declawed and fixed. A few months later, Bobbie started to pee on stuff so we had to kick her out. I was sad, so everyday I would walk outside to see her. A week after we kicked her out, my other cousin came and we brought her back inside. Boomer was not happy at all. The whole night we called him a angry ball of fur. Eventually we fell asleep and in the morning I begged my mom to bring Bobbie to my grandmas house. She eventually said yes. That day we brought Bobbie back to where she was born, by the way my grandmas house.The present day, Bobbie, Boomer, Luna Kitty and Sara are all doing well. Luna Kitty has 3 healthy kittens, one from a different litter. Sara has 1 surviving kitten and before she had her kittens, she moved to Adalynn's house. Her kittens name is Ollie. Boomer is happy in his home and Bobbie is too. That's the end of this story! Stay happy and healthy! Bye!
  • Reddit Metrics
    Published 3 days ago
    Cat Whisker Facts

    Cat Whisker Facts

    Have you ever looked at your cat’s cute face and wondered if those whiskers served a purpose, and what that might be? Of course you haven’t, you most likely have one of those really aloof cats that you never see unless it’s trying to claw your eyes out while you are sleeping. Lucky for all of us though, I have a friendly cat and I started to think about this, so I decided to find out more about whiskers and share it with all of you. Perhaps “fascinating” is a bit of a stretch, but it turns out that cat whiskers are pretty remarkable things.
Dog
  • Dylan Portwood
    Published about 15 hours ago
    Life With Dogs

    Life With Dogs

    What would life be without dogs? Let me tell you; it would be a lot less exciting, a lot less stressful, and a lot less rewarding. You're probably thinking to yourself, "Dylan, man, less stress is a good thing." Think about it for a second. How would life be rewarding if we didn't encounter any stress? Life with no stress would be very uneventful and very boring. Raising kids is stressful, correct? Any responsibility comes with some degree of stress. If you are a dog owner or have any pets, you are likely aware of this. For those who do not or have never owned a pet, keep this in mind as I try to sell you on finding your new best friend!
  • Mia Morales
    Published a day ago
    6 Tips for Building Trust With a Rescue Dog

    6 Tips for Building Trust With a Rescue Dog

    Adopting a rescue dog is an extremely gratifying task. Not only are you gaining a new furry friend, but you're also providing a home for an animal in need. This pup will likely become an amazing buddy, but trust will need to be established first. Rescue dogs often have past experiences that caused attachment issues. So, here are six tips for creating trust between you and your rescue dog.
  • Fe Aqui
    Published 3 days ago
    Four-Legged Family Members

    Four-Legged Family Members

    I did not grow up with dog in our family, but I was raised up in a place where there were several dogs around. They were not pet dogs. They were farm dogs and guard dogs. Those dogs were brave and I thought then it was dangerous to be near them. I had never seen them with toys and never did I see them playing around. Some dogs were placed in cages where they can barely move freely. Way back then, I thought that the life a dog had was really sad. I wondered then what was happiness to them. At young age, I had a perception about dogs of having one purpose and that was to serve their master with nothing in return but foods. I had no thoughts of fair and mutual relationships between dogs and humans.
Exotic Pets
  • Francisco Diaz
    Published 16 days ago
    Frank Exotic

    Frank Exotic

    I started keeping reptiles about ten years ago around the same time I started teaching. If you can afford it, it can become an addiction. “Passion” would be a better word. Addictions hurt people. Passions can too, but they’re usually more positive. There are Youtube videos of people with Reptile Rooms. I have one too (though I don’t have a Youtube channel yet), but a lot of these guys may also have venomous or dangerous animals as well. Like alligators (surprisingly it only seems to be illegal to keep alligators in states where they occur in the wild. But don’t quote me on that.) There are memes about reptile addiction. T-shirts. The Reptile business itself is a billion dollar industry with small expos and large breeder conventions held several times a year. Expos can be “normal” or “hot”. “Hot” expos sell venomous reptiles, usually in deli cups with red tape. Reptiles are often sold in deli cups of various sizes. They don’t have the space requirements that a dog would for example, so its not entirely inhumane. But for some people it takes some getting used to.
  • Terry Lerma
    Published 20 days ago
    Transition to Country:

    Transition to Country:

    A few years back, I was nearing retirement and looking forward to remaining in my big home in a big city. Then, I was given a choice: take custody of my then 1 1/2 year old granddaughter or see her sent to foster care. We did ok at first, she, I and my son. We juggled his school and my two jobs, though at times not so well. Then my daughter announced another pregnancy. And I had to start thinking about schooling for two little girls. The city was no place for them. So I packed them up, and my son, for which I am so grateful, also packed up and we moved to my "ancestral home". Then there was another pregnancy and another call about foster care. I made the 12 hour drive to get her, stayed overnight at a hotel and drove back. Hawks flew along side the car most of the way back down the old country highways. The little one-bedroom house on the river suddenly seemed too small, porch and outbuildings or no. So we moved from my late dad's place to a little mobile home with a pond and some acreage and fruit trees. We were living on the same road as my grandfather's generation had and I was pleased with the knowledge that "we" had returned - the girls would be the 7th generation here.
  • K
    Published 22 days ago
    Alpaca on the Pitch!

    Alpaca on the Pitch!

    A football match between Carlton Athletic and Ilkley Town had to be halted for fifteen minutes when an alpaca named Oscar invaded the pitch. 
How To
Humanity
  • Frank Shaw
    Published a day ago
    Just a Dog

    Just a Dog

    I’ve loved dogs since I first realized what they were, four-legged loyal companions that were silly, dump, and just lovely creatures that were both protectors and friends. As I get older my love for them increases, to the point now where I feel the need to become more active in the pet community and make strides to both understand them better and volunteer my time to help them. My experience is my own, though similar to folks that live in rural areas no doubt. There’s something unpolished about how the treatment of dogs in rural communities. Many people don’t give them the respect they deserve, though it depends on the person.
  • Anja
    Published 18 days ago
    Clusterfu@# chapter
  • Angelina M. Daugherty
    Published 22 days ago
    Angel Haven

    Angel Haven

    Imagine if you can a 5 story brick building in the middle of 5 acres of land with fencing all around at about 7 feet high. At the north end of the land there is a beautiful man-made lake with benches and a small dock to fish off of. At the east end of the land you see a small little forest of Evergreen trees and weeping willows, with a trail going towards the southern end of the land. The west end of the land is all open fields, lots of space to run around and just have fun! As you walk up the front walk way you see a large sign "Angel Haven".
List
  • Grace Henke
    Published 9 days ago
    3 Things Dog Trainers Are Missing In Their Practice

    3 Things Dog Trainers Are Missing In Their Practice

    “Your work with Harvey was life changing, and we feel that you are a true friend.” - Nick M.
  • Galvez 5amily
    Published 24 days ago
    PANDAS FOREVER

    PANDAS FOREVER

    With about 300 officially recognized zoos in the United States, it is tricky to decide what are the best zoos given that America offers a wide range of animal-focused attractions for you to choose from.
  • Geminair Solutions
    Published 2 months ago
    6 Air Conditioning Tips for Pet Owners

    6 Air Conditioning Tips for Pet Owners

    Living with pets is like having an infinite bank of happiness that brightens every household. They give us comfort, unconditional love, and make us laugh with their random antics. However, having furry babies also means pet hair and dander everywhere. Yup, also on your beloved clothes. Before you know it, the vacuum cleaner is already your best armour. That's also when you'll know that you should stock more lint rollers and refills.
Product Review
  • Thomas Wright
    Published 2 months ago
    Custom Pet Portraits: How It Works

    Custom Pet Portraits: How It Works

    Pets are often beloved members of our family, so it makes a lot of sense to commemorate them with a beautiful portrait. The practice of celebrating our pets with portraits is growing in the US. More than 67% of households in the USA have a pet. So it’s perhaps not surprising to see so many people choosing to decorate their homes with portraits of their pets. These portraits are a great way to commemorate your pet or remember them when they pass. They’re also great for adding color and personality to your home. A pet portrait hanging on your walls is sure to get people talking.
  • dcrouzamariana
    Published 4 months ago
    The Best Brush For Pitbull You Will Find

    The Best Brush For Pitbull You Will Find

    Dogs are one of the best buddies that you can have and they are truly a blessing. There is nothing that can really make you the kind of happy the way that dogs can bring to you. This is why it is necessary that you take best care of them so that they will be able to have a longer life. in line with this, Pitbulls are known for having short coats and they do not usually suffer from tangles. However, it is still very much important that you are going to brush them in a regular basis so that you can get rid of their loose hair, the debris and the dust in their coat so that it can be as shiny and glossy as possible. If you are looking for the best brush for Pitbull, here are some that you might want to check into.
  • Jamie Hytten
    Published 4 months ago
    Top 4 Oral Flea Treatments For Your Pet Dog

    Top 4 Oral Flea Treatments For Your Pet Dog

    Summers or spring the moist and warm weather is just so ideal for fleas and ticks to mate, multiply and stay cocooned so as to linger around even in other seasons. This is how these pesky creatures build their community and spread various diseases like Bartonella, Allergies, Tapeworm Infections, Anemia, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Fever, etc. As they can stay in the surroundings for over 6 months, removing them completely from the pets and household thus becomes a quest for a pet owner. It is certainly a herculean task if the pet loves to roam outdoors, in the bushes or woods as they are the breeding grounds of these parasites.
Training
  • Marco afandi
    Published 2 months ago
    Sam Ivy for Your Virtual Dog Trainer

    Sam Ivy for Your Virtual Dog Trainer

    As many of you might have known, the current condition does not really let you do all of the things freely, especially for the outdoor activity. As an addition to that, the meeting intensity is also limited due to the corona virus. That is why a lot of people are doing the online learning and some other similar service. One of them that you might find beneficial is the virtual dog training. Yes, you get it right. This is the kind of learning that you can do virtually using the online method. This way, you can still train your dog even though when you are doing it alone at home. If you want to do that, then there is nothing better than Sam Ivy. You only need to call them and they will be glad to guide you in training your dog even though you are far away from them. Yes, they are one of the best that you can get if you want to train your dog virtually during this lockdown time.
  • Kate Newell
    Published 2 months ago
    Brain Training For Dogs Review 2020
  • Brandi Ivy
    Published 3 months ago
    5 Ways You May Be Making Your Dog More Aggressive Without Realizing

    5 Ways You May Be Making Your Dog More Aggressive Without Realizing

    Canine companions have become an integral part of many families. With the joy dogs can bring into our lives, it is easy to forget that they can also be potentially dangerous. If your dog is displaying aggressive behaviors, it is time to take a close look at its environment. If you don’t fully understand your dog’s needs, you may inadvertently be treating your dog in ways that are causing its aggression.
Wild Animals
  • Emily
    Published 4 days ago
    Life lessons from nature

    Life lessons from nature

    I know this is a pretty weird title for a short article, but hear me out. My neighbour has a rusty orange cat, she is an angle most of the time, but in the other hand she is a crazy one. I mean, I`m not exactly sure if she knows that she is a house cat and not a wild tiger or lion. I don`t think she got the memo. Do you know why am I saying this?!
  • Leo Lambert
    Published 7 days ago
    Big Cats ARE Living Wild in Britain!

    Big Cats ARE Living Wild in Britain!

    This year has been a strange one, that’s for sure. As summer passes and the nights start to draw in, one could be forgiven for thinking things cannot get much weirder. However, things may just be about to get a whole lot weirder...
  • hayden winning
    Published 7 days ago
    Ranking of the most dangerous animals in the world

    Ranking of the most dangerous animals in the world

    1.The size of a blue-ringed octopus is only the size of a golf ball, but its flat surface is enough to kill 26 people in a few minutes. Attack until you start to feel paralyzed. At this point, the eyes begin to lose sleep, and then the respiratory system will stop working completely.