Stories in Petlife that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
The best ideas so often come from the most random of places. In 2005 I was a succesful engineer, in charge of a team developing systems for a new helicopter. It was challenging work, but I faced a number of frustrations which frequently stopped it from being fun, and eventually decided it was time for my 20 year career to come to an end.
As They Say, Who Rescued Whom?
You really only get one reaction when you tell someone that you work for a dog rescue: their eyes light up and they smile. And it’s usually followed up with something like “That must be so rewarding.” That’s been my experience, anyway.
My girlfriend and I came together ten years ago not knowing where our lives would take us. Never did either of us imagine the amount of fur we'd later surround ourselves with. Both of us had pets growing up and have a love for animals that runs deep. They are not just our pets, but our babies. The deal we make with them is very important to us. If you join our pack and share with us your unconditional love then we will provide for you all that we can and put your needs above our own. Our four dogs and two cats deliver on their promise with each passing moment and so do we. Let me tell you about them.
Lolita the Orca
Lolita is a killer whale that has lived at the Miami Seaquarium for more than 50 years. She is over 20 feet (6 meters) in length but lives in the smallest Orca tank in the world - which goes against guidelines. The tank is 20 feet deep and 35 feet wide, barely compensating for a mammal as large as Lolita. Over the years, her captivity has angered many and attempts to get her moved and reunited with her original family through lawsuits and protests have failed. She was captured from Salish Sea Southern Resident Orca Community on August 8 of 1970, where boats, planes and explosives were used to gather and separate calves from their mothers. A total of 80 Orcas were captured that day.
A Veterinarian's Three Favorite Puppy Personalities
Puppies are amazing. They are designed to melt your heart at first sight. From their tiny button noses to the way their eyes light up when they play. Everything about them is made to make you want to take them home immediately. There's a reason that so many people adopt puppies every year, and why puppies never last in a shelter long before somebody snatches them up.
Dogs Are The Best People
Death is weird. That may be a heinous oversimplification, but it's the best I can come up with when I try to describe what comes to mind when I consider the intricacies of death.
Life Lessons I’ve Learned From the Dogs in My Neighbourhood
I've always wanted a pet dog, but my parents already had two (me and my sister), so they never allowed us to have any. But, dogs always have intrigued me. They're more than just dogs.
- Supported by: Ollie
Are Dog Food Subscriptions Worth The Hype? My Take On Ollie!
Hello everyone in the woof world! My name is Winston and I am a supermutt rescue hailed from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. My parents adopted me from Bideawee’s Manhattan location in 2018 and I became a New York City dog. They introduced me to many new things that come with living in the city, many of them are scary (the cars, the honking, the buses and generally all noises from traffic) and took me a while to get accustomed to. However, one thing they did that I am in agreement with right away was to put me on the Ollie diet! And let me tell you why you need to get your parents on the program for you too!
Lottie’s twitching nose dragged her slowly from her afternoon slumber. She had been enjoying an active dream of rabbit chasing and at first was reluctant to rise from her incredibly comfortable position on the sofa. Warm patches of sunlight coated her furry body and she felt deliciously relaxed. Rising into a graceful downward dog, she took her time with the stretch and added a pink-tipped yawn for good measure. She plopped herself down onto the carpet, landing just beside the brownish stain that she vaguely remembered being responsible for some time ago. She bent her head and sniffed at it. Yep, that one had definitely been hers.
Ten Reasons Cats are Better Than Kids
Okay, so I am an unashamed cat mama. That said, Hubby and I didn’t become parents of real, hairless, human children. So the fur children are it for us. I’ve accepted this reality and I embrace it. For this reason, and because sour grapes, I present to you my “List of reasons cats are better than kids.”
My deer, dear, Star. How are you? We haven’t seen you since last winter and have been thinking of you a lot lately. We hope this letter finds you well. ❤️
The Happy Tortoise
Are you tired of your tortoise lazing about the house? Do you wish your shelled companion radiated success and happiness?