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5 Things You Need to Know before You Get A Dog

Many Labrador Retriever puppies are trained as therapy dogs.

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Are you ready for a new commitment in your life? While this one gives you lots of unconditional love, it’s essential to note that with this, as with every relationship, you will need to invest time and work. Go […]

How is Fur Still a Thing?

     By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

According to reporters covering Fashion Week in New York City, fur is making a comeback. From full-length fur coats to brightly dyed fur trims, the terms “fun,” “playful,” and “fresh” were used to describe these new designs.

I thought we were enlightened about not wearing fur. For the past 20 […]

Reduce demand for ivory


By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

This is important news from WildAid that I want to share with you:

WildAid is calling on the public to do its part to end the ivory poaching crisis by taking the Ivory Free pledge at The new campaign asks consumers to pledge to never buy, own or […]

8 Reasons to Adopt A Senior Dog

By Nicola Reynor

Dogs that usually have trouble getting adopted are the ones with a little more grey on their muzzles. Our bias earns these dogs the tag of being “less adoptable.”

Dogs that are seven years or older are regarded as seniors.  Unfortunately, dogs five or older have a harder time getting adopted.  Most people prefer adopting […]

Spoil Your Cat Day

This is Stanley, the spokescat for the CATalyst Council.

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Dogs aren’t the only ones celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day.  Cats have been looking forward to this day for a whole year!

“While Friday isn’t Take Your Cat to Work Day, why not make it your very own Spoil […]

Quiz: Where to Meet Single Animal Lovers

(Photo courtesy of PetSmart Charities.)

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

When you think about desirable qualities in a mate, it’s likely that “loves pets” is on the top of your list.

If that’s true, you’re in good company. A recent survey conducted by Match and PetSmart Charities found that 4 out of 5 singles are pet lovers. And, […]

Puppies for Parole


By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Every once in a while I come across a program that touches my heart. The Puppies for Parole program in Missouri is giving second chances to inmates and shelter dogs. The dogs in this program would either be euthanized or spend the rest of their lives in animal […]

Black Dog Syndrome

Why black dogs and black cats do not get adopted. Black dog syndrome and black cat syndrome. […]

Helping Kids Cope with the Death of a Pet

Explaining pet loss to a child. 5 Tips on what to say. […]

Spooky Vampires

Happy Halloween: celebrating the holiday with your pets, keeping them safe, frozen wood frogs, and vampire fish. […]