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  • Charmaine van der Merwe
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Llama and Alpaca

    Llama and Alpaca

    What is the deal with the Llama and Alpaca, am I living under a stone or have these become very popular of late.
  • Summer Patterson
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Open water and open minds

    Open water and open minds

    The year is 2000, I'm 5 years old and I just watched the iconic film "JAWS" starring a ravenous Great White shark, out for cold blood. Killing everyone and everything in it's path, leaving destruction in it's wake. Being a young and impressionable native Floridian, this movie really shook me to the core, and it took years for me to recover from the stigma that this movie (and so many others) had created. The media's portrayal of sharks and their insatiable appetite had done it's part in keeping me out of the oceans for quite some time.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Does Your Dog Sleep In Your Bed With You?

    Does Your Dog Sleep In Your Bed With You?

    Dogs sleeping with their owners is a popular trend. Dogs have been sleeping in the bed with their owners in many cultures for centuries. Reports show that most dog owners share their bed with their dog. A Mayo Clinic study reveals that 56 percent of owners allow their dogs to sleep in their bed.
  • dcrouzamariana
    Published 2 days 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.
  • Roberta Carly Redford
    Published 2 days ago
    Home Is Where the Hairball Is

    Home Is Where the Hairball Is

    When I moved in with my friend Molly, her husband, four kids, three dogs and three cats, I had no idea how everything would work out for me. I wasn’t that big on kids, but I’d always loved cats in spite of, or perhaps because of the fact that my mother hated them.
  • Joy
    Published 3 days ago
    Hidden Companion.
Staff Picks
  • Katie Shay
    Published 24 days 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 27 days 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 7 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.
  • Damien Sandow
    Published 8 months ago
    Adorable Baby Animals

    Adorable Baby Animals

    All babies are cute and adorable, and baby animals are no exception to it. Many animals have oddly specific and lovable baby names too. Maybe you are already familiar with puppies, kittens, calves, cubs, etc. But we will also look into some of the animals whose baby names are uncommon to us.
  • Sabs L
    Published 8 months ago
    A Pittie Love like No Other

    A Pittie Love like No Other

    “I own a Pit Bull, It’s a lifestyle. I’m on a mission to fight bad reputations and stereotypes. I am an advocate. I stand up for their breed and it’s a priviedge”—Pittie Chick
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 11 months ago
    Learning to Race in the Rain

    Learning to Race in the Rain

    I didn’t know if I was ready to review The Art of Racing in the Rain. I read the book a few years back, and it became one of my favorites. Truly, Garth Stein’s novel of the same name is one of the best books ever written. When I saw they were making a movie adaptation, I was thrilled, and ready to see it.
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Adoption
  • rita guinta
    Published 24 days ago
    Upstairs Dog

    Upstairs Dog

    Amid the clamor of New York City, in a silent, dark and dank basement, a baby canine’s chest barely lifted as she struggled to breathe. She was wasted, withered, with crusty skin sagging over her protruding ribs. Clumps of black fur created a pattern of splotches over her emaciated body. And heavy, metal brackets were duct taped to her left front leg. She couldn’t stand. She couldn’t move. Stuck on her flank on the cold cement floor as cucarachas crawled in and out of her wounds, nibbling on her flesh. And fleas and infections ravaged what was left of her.
  • Connie Kimble
    Published 25 days ago
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  • Maelisha Kahlbaum
    Published 27 days ago
    Pets Welcome!

    Pets Welcome!

    It is difficult to imagine a world without pets, especially today with the bad news and media featuring the riots and protests that revolves around the wrongful deaths of African - Americans in the world.. Pets are the one thing that can change people’s mood and mental state in a positive direction and they really do make everything better. I have four of them myself and I never felt happier and safe before. Without further ado, I will introduce them to the world.
Bird
  • Packrat Poet
    Published 24 days ago
    Bad Bird

    Bad Bird

    Much to my finger's dismay
  • Donna Ryan
    Published 25 days ago
    10 Questions for Beginning Birdwatchers

    10 Questions for Beginning Birdwatchers

    If you want to get involved in birdwatching, you can make it more interesting by knowing some facts about birds. Test your bird knowledge by answering the following questions.
  • Azaris Morales
    Published 28 days ago
    Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 10)

    Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 10)

    On April 12, 2020, I received to my private rescue, two beautiful Indian Ringneck baby birds with a condition called "spraddle legs". Spraddle-legs or splay-legs is a condition that happens when birds are still immature. It occurs when abnormal lateral forces on the legs and feet cause the long bones (femurs) and sockets of the upper leg (acetabula) to distort and bend outward or sideways. Both legs are usually affected by this condition. This can be caused by the mom sitting too hard or too long on them or not enough bedding in the nest box. In the case of these two baby birds, this condition was the result of not having enough bedding.
Breeds
  • Sarah Rodgers
    Published 2 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 3 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.
  • Anita T.
    Published 5 months ago
    Pitbull

    Pitbull

    I am currently looking after a pitbull on occasion. A case of a person, with good intentions adopting a puppy from family litter and then realising there isn’t the time available to raise the dog.
Cat
  • Roberta Carly Redford
    Published 2 days ago
    Home Is Where the Hairball Is

    Home Is Where the Hairball Is

    When I moved in with my friend Molly, her husband, four kids, three dogs and three cats, I had no idea how everything would work out for me. I wasn’t that big on kids, but I’d always loved cats in spite of, or perhaps because of the fact that my mother hated them.
  • Kim Slone
    Published 14 days ago
    Cat Lady

    Cat Lady

    Cat Lady, by Kim Slone, 2016
  • Katie Shay
    Published 24 days 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.
Dog
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Does Your Dog Sleep In Your Bed With You?

    Does Your Dog Sleep In Your Bed With You?

    Dogs sleeping with their owners is a popular trend. Dogs have been sleeping in the bed with their owners in many cultures for centuries. Reports show that most dog owners share their bed with their dog. A Mayo Clinic study reveals that 56 percent of owners allow their dogs to sleep in their bed.
  • Brenda Mahler
    Published 10 days ago
     My Adopted Daughter - My Dog

    My Adopted Daughter - My Dog

    When our children moved out the our house and started families of their own, the house felt empty. An eerie quiet filled the rooms. Going to work and visiting with friends, kept us busy and at first, I enjoyed the peacefulness - until we retired.
  • Kim Slone
    Published 14 days ago
    Celebrity Dog

    Celebrity Dog

    Everybody has the cutest and smartest dog in the world. I know I do, and everyone who loves a dog feels the same way about their dog. A family dog makes a huge difference in the life of the whole family. Read on for more:
Exotic Pets
  • Ian McKenzie
    Published 22 days ago
    Be Loving and Bee Loving

    Be Loving and Bee Loving

    You and I have had disappointments, mishaps and made mistakes. That is all part of the human condition. Events that upset, or distress us, can result in us becoming despondent, or even depressed. There may be even more serious consequences. Hopefully however, we are able to learn and grow from whatever has happened to us. And, of course, the bad times help us to understand how great the good times can be.
  • Adriane Kirby
    Published 26 days ago
    Meet My Lion Head Rabbit Mrs. Nipples

    Meet My Lion Head Rabbit Mrs. Nipples

    When you meet my Lion head rabbit you are definitely meeting a bunny with an attitude. She is full of spunk and free spirit. And if you are doing something she does not like she will certainly let you know that. She is also so sweet and she loves to cuddle. I got her from a breeder about 3 months ago. She was 8 weeks old when I got her so I have been raising her from a baby. I had my choice between a larger Rex rabbit and her. She was so adorable that I chose her to take home with me and we have been friends every since.
  • Nicola Jackson
    Published about a month ago
    Andre the giant

    Andre the giant

    I want to share with you, the story of one of my rescue rats, Andre the giant. I rescued him from a woman back in December 2018, who kept him alone for 2 years and in a very empty cage with nothing but sawdust and one of those plastic microwavable containers with mac & cheese in it.
How To
  • Paula C. Henderson
    Published 7 days ago
    You Want To Buy Backyard Chickens?

    You Want To Buy Backyard Chickens?

    Backyard Chickens Here’s What You Should Know
  • David Stewart
    Published 18 days ago
    Tips For Leopard Gecko Care

    Tips For Leopard Gecko Care

    If you love reptiles, you must have seen the pictures of beautiful colored lizards projecting a broad smile and often licking their lips after a meal. Yes, those are the lovely Leopard Geckoes, and they have been named so, because of their beautiful scale which is mostly bright yellow in color and often speckled with tiny brown dots. So if you have one of these lizards at your home or you want to adopt one as a pet, you need to know few things about how to perfect Leopard Gecko care. So without further ado, let’s get to know more about these beautiful adorable creatures:
  • Michelle Gibson
    Published 2 months ago
    Tips for Buying a Home with Pets

    Tips for Buying a Home with Pets

    When moving home you have a lot to think about, so it is easy to forget about your pets and their needs. But if you take some time to consider the requirements your pet has, it will make your new home a better place to live for the whole family. We review some of the things that need to think about when buying a home with pets.
Humanity
  • Joy
    Published 3 days ago
    Hidden Companion.
  • Tyler Hall
    Published 4 days ago
    Why Pets Are The Best Companions.

    Why Pets Are The Best Companions.

    Let's face it: Pets make the best companions ever. There is no denying the obvious. Sure, there are times our pets annoy us, but despite it all, they are far better than humans. Nobody can argue with that. Though out our entire lives, we raised, bonded and even made memories with our pets. They are the truest friends we could ever imagine. Perhaps pets could also be considered a great member of the family.
  • Connie Rodriguez
    Published 24 days ago
    Taz and Cash

    Taz and Cash

    I’ll never forget the first time I met taz. Ugh! The cutest sweetest quiet little baby I’ve ever met. My heart exploded and I couldn’t get him off my mind. I saw him outside of a local nyc pet shop I’d passed by on my way to grab coffee. Now let me tell you this! I’ve seen really cute sweet puppies before. Jeez, I even put two down payments on two different puppies prior to meeting my little baby boy. Taz was different though. I couldn’t say no to him and I couldn’t leave the store without him. I’m not really sure how to even explain it. It was like “ghesmat”(which means destiny in Farsi). If that wasn’t love at first site I don’t know what else to call it or even explain the feeling of love and warmth that made me feel whole. I know it sounds corny and everyone thinks the same about their little furry companion but taz will always be and feel super special to me. After seeing him in the pet store I met up with a close friend the next day had lunch and couldn’t stop thinking of taz! So my friend told me we should go see him and if I really still wanted him by the time I saw him a second time then just to do it. I had finally become financially stable, independent, and becoming the woman I am today so why not fill my home/life up rite now with another fur baby. Yes taz is actually my second pet. My first pets name is cash and he is a black and white tuxedo cat. He’s another very special soul in my life and I actually rescued him. I was driving my friend home to her apartment in queens and it was raining out when she then said “oh my god! Look how cute that kitten is!”. I then opened my door and there he was. This beautiful very clean street cat that I had no idea where he belonged or if he even was a street cat because he actually had smelled like women’s perfume. He took a sniff of my finger and hopped in as I grabbed him he instantly fell asleep on my lap. My friend then looked at me to see what I was going to do? I looked at his sweet face asleep and thought to myself “I guess I have a cat now”. I then took him home where I stuck him i n my bathroom with some fresh formula kitty litter and a soft blanket. After the vet appointment went well and he got all his shots he brought me out of one of the lowest points of my life. I was in a state of depression and I thank god everyday for bringing cash into my life. The name cash comes from what I would name my first son if I ever had children. That’s how special I saw this little fur baby. I remember cash would be so tiny in my big queen sized bed running through the covers playing with my hair and feet throughout the night and morning. Taz was named after my favorite monster tazmanian devil.
List
  • Carlos Fox
    Published 3 months ago
    7 Pet Naming Tips

    7 Pet Naming Tips

    Finding your furry friend is only one step on your journey to becoming a pet parent. There's a lot to think about once you take home a new pet but the first order of business is usually a name. After you've named your new family member, you can move on to important logistics like getting pet insurance and finding a veterinarian to handle everything from vaccinations to emergency care. It's hard to think about anything else until you know what to call your pet, so let's go over seven naming tips to help you find the perfect name.
  • Ross Geller
    Published 3 months ago
    The 5 Hot Trends In The Pet Industry.
  • Mariela Corella
    Published 5 months ago
    Who Keeps a Pet After a Divorce?

    Who Keeps a Pet After a Divorce?

    Pets are an important part of our lives and many of us consider them a part of the family. According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, 67% of households in the U.S. own a pet. During a divorce, couples have to make tough decisions about child custody, alimony, dividing property, and about who gets to live with the family pet. This conflict can be solved outside of court through mediation and a visitation schedule could also be drafted so that all parties can still see and be involved in the pet’s life. However, there are times when an agreement can’t be reached, and a judge must step in and decide who gets custody.
Product Review
  • dcrouzamariana
    Published 2 days 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 days 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.
  • Miller Tissa
    Published 11 days ago
    Top 5 Vet Recommended Joint Care Products for Dogs

    Top 5 Vet Recommended Joint Care Products for Dogs

    You must have observed how your dog’s eyes glow whenever you utter the word “walk” or “play.” That’s because dogs love to indulge in fun activities. And in order to keep your furry pal’s joints in good health, you need to provide him with a nutrient-rich diet. The food your dog consumes plays a vital role in his physical development. Thus, every pet parent should pay heed to their pet’s requirements. In addition, plenty of joint care supplements are also available in the market that enhances joint mobility and promotes joint health. In this blog, we are talking about the top 5 joint care supplements that are a must-buy for every pet parent! So, take a look at these top-selling joint care products for dogs and pick the right one for your Fido!
Training
  • Jess Turns
    Published 2 months ago
    Calm dog in a public place

    Calm dog in a public place

    A question I get asked a lot when I'm out and about with Bailey, my Assistance Dog, is "how did you teach him to be so calm?" and I wish I could say that it was easy or it's just him, but it took work and practice.
  • Chance James
    Published 6 months ago
    Can Dogs and Cats Live Together..?

    Can Dogs and Cats Live Together..?

    It's a Dog Eat Cat World...
  • Katie Luker
    Published 6 months ago
    Tips for Training your Doggo

    Tips for Training your Doggo

    Hey there my fellow dog lovers! I want to share some tips and tricks that I either found out on my own or found on a billion different websites- yes.. I tried to do my research lol. I got my gorgeous, sweet, peanut head, Rusty in February of 2019. Whenever I adopted him, he had to stay a few more weeks until his appointment to be neutered. Turns out that that worked out perfectly (should have been a sign of how great he would be (; ) because I was also in the middle of moving out of my mom’s house. I knew that Rusty had anxiety based off of his bio but there was something about him and I knew he was mine! I visited him a few times a week so he could get used to me and I already had him sitting more on first command by the time I was able to go pick him up! I have to say... he is a VERY smart dog but I think I did a pretty good job if I do say so myself *pats self on back*. He hardly had any accidents and potty trained fairly easy! Within the first two weeks, he learned to stay, lay down, give his paw, and roll over. Now all of these took another week or so to be on first command but it did awesome. He is also currently learning left and right paw and gets it correct pretty often!
Wild Animals
  • Charmaine van der Merwe
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Llama and Alpaca

    Llama and Alpaca

    What is the deal with the Llama and Alpaca, am I living under a stone or have these become very popular of late.
  • Summer Patterson
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Open water and open minds

    Open water and open minds

    The year is 2000, I'm 5 years old and I just watched the iconic film "JAWS" starring a ravenous Great White shark, out for cold blood. Killing everyone and everything in it's path, leaving destruction in it's wake. Being a young and impressionable native Floridian, this movie really shook me to the core, and it took years for me to recover from the stigma that this movie (and so many others) had created. The media's portrayal of sharks and their insatiable appetite had done it's part in keeping me out of the oceans for quite some time.
  • Siddharth Shankar V
    Published 6 days ago
    Penguins contribute a lot to Climate Change

    Penguins contribute a lot to Climate Change

    The Earth’s average temperature has been keeping on increasing at a rapid pace over the past few decades. A major problem that contributes to the increase in global temperature is the presence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. When the Sun’s energy reaches the Earth’s atmosphere, some of it is reflected into space and the rest is absorbed and re-radiated by the greenhouse gases.