more about: pets

Don’t Hate Me…Adopt Me

Remember those Pantene commercials in which fashion models said, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful”? Well Petfinder.com is trying out a new twist with its third “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet” campaign (this year extended to run from September 17 – 25), featuring a theme of “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m ______, Adopt Me Because I Need You.” The goal is to encourage people […]

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Pet Rescue After September 11

I will never forget the stranger on the bus with the radio who stated emphatically that the twin towers had collapsed. Nor my 100% certitude that she was crazy and simply seeking attention. “That’s not possible,” I replied. Then minutes later, I witnessed it myself on the large TV screens in Times Square. We all watched in silence, a New […]

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Animal Blueprint Posters

I came across these awesome blueprints of different dog breeds awhile ago, but was incredibly happy to find that they now carry a poodle version (those are the dogs my family had growing up). I keep collecting ideas for art for an eventual gallery wall, and I think this would fit right in. Even though they don’t look exactly like […]

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Should Your Pet Go on a Diet?

Touchy question, I know, and one that could even offend. But it’s a subject worth discussing with your vet, as excess weight can lead to health problems down the road. In our household, Mr. Monkey, pictured below, is on a brand-new fall regimen of a mile-long evening walk. Truth be told, we’re doing it as much for our own health […]

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Hurricane Irene: Are You and Your Pets Ready?

Though many would disagree, I’d say there are many benefits of living in New York City, and the relative absence of natural disasters is one of them. That, and the at-your-fingertips ability to have food, medicine, dry cleaning and just about anything your heart desires delivered to you day or night, with little advanced planning required. Hence the approaching Hurricane […]

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Who Causes Separation Anxiety? You or Your Pet?

Jodi Andersen-Spen, author of The Latchkey Dog, How the Way You Live Shapes the Behavior of the Dog You Love, defines separation anxiety as “anxious behavior triggered or stimulated by the signals of separation.” She explains that it’s “latent in every dog on the planet, though it is cultivated by their humans. The dogs who are most prone to it […]

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Caption This Dog Photo

Back by popular demand, a new pet photo to caption! Seriously, keep those captions coming in — your comments have been very clever! To set the scene: A man and his dog at breakfast, at a high-end yet low-key, outdoor city cafe´… I think the dog’s face and body language speak volumes, but that’s all I’ll say.

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Caption This Cat Photo

The setting? A cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The rest is up to you. Let the photo captions begin!

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Caption This Pet Photo

These beds were just purchased for these fine canine consumers. (The reason? To address shedding concerns.) The dogs then took matters into their own hands, as you can see. Let’s have some fun—share your best caption for this photo:

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Pet Travel: All Aboard!

Would you let your family pet travel by plane? If size restrictions ruled out coach, would you settle for cargo? I for one, would not (and I have our initial car ride of 24 hours to prove it), though I know of several families who made the tough decision to go this route in order to stay reunited with their pets […]

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