[embedded content] Cats can do anything! A group of felines on America’s Got Talent proved just that, wowing viewers with an awe-inspiring acrobatics routine.
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dear Labby, I take my dog to a groomer. Am I supposed to tip? If so, what is the standard amount? Signed: Really Is Necessary to Spend Extra? Dear R.I.N.S.E., Certainly a tip is not appropriate if your Chihuahua comes back smelling like a garbage dump or your Husky returns with
Puppy needs a safe place to play. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock)Set up a puppy playroom: 0-6 months and up Overview While housetraining, there’ll be plenty of times you can’t be around. For those long stretches while you’re at work or school, your dog will need a bigger space than a crate in which she can rest,
If a homeless animal had a best friend, it would probably look a lot like Betsy Banks Saul. Betsy has saved tens of millions of pets’ lives—yes, you read that right—through the ground-breaking rescue website she founded, Petfinder.com. The site allows would-be adopters to search out adoptable pets in their area from groups and shelters across
Erin Rich and her black cat Marten are on a mission to show the world how awesome black cats are. Erin herself is a convert. At a cat show, en route to check out the Maine Coons, Erin happened upon a Safe Cat Foundation Rescue booth. “There was a cage full of orange kittens, which
After failing to find a home at a rescue in Kirkland, Washington, a friendly grey long-haired cat named Winter found her way to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, the largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and wildlife in the United States. But even there, Winter remained overlooked; though very popular at the sanctuary,
It was just another busy day at the Washington County/Johnson City (WCJC) Animal Shelter in Johnson City, Tennessee, when a one-year-old Calico cat looking for a forever home showed up. But in fact, this was no ordinary Calico cat—this marbled coated orange and black cutie named Charlie was a he! For those that don’t know,
Easter is here! We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with their families, friends, and kitties. There’s bound to be some yummy dinner of ham and spring vegetables, some colourful Easter egg hunts, or maybe even a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! These kitties are looking forward to a weekend of flowers and celebration.
There are Instagram cats, and then there’s Suki. This wide-eyed Bengal is a bona fide celebrity, and with almost 800,000 Instagram followers, she boasts more social media fans than many human celebrities. Suki’s account, run by owner Marti Gutfreund, documents her adventures through Western Canada and beyond. But when you’re that famous online, you’re bound
Captain Ahab was just a kitten when Hurricane Irma struck the Sunshine State. The SPCA in Marathon, Florida took in the ginger tabby and sheltered him for a few months until the winds changed, and Captain Ahab went from storm survivor to adventure cat. On December 26, 2017, travel bloggers Kach and Jonathan Howe adopted
It doesn’t have to be hard. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Luckily for humans, dogs and puppies don’t need to pee as often at night, so you don’t need to wake up every hour for a bathroom break. But you will want to follow a modified version of the housetraining routine. Try this plan for getting your
St. Patrick’s Day is here at last, and these cats are feeling extra Irish! They are all decked out in green for the luckiest day of the year. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 1) Delilah Delilah the Bombay Cross cat has found a perfect shamrock necklace for St. Patrick’s Day! We hope it brings her luck
(Picture Credit: Amazon) It’s the time of year to start spring cleaning, and dog owners in particular know how difficult that can be. We love our shedding, drooling, accident-having best friends, even when they track in mud from the wet, spring weather or roll around in some fresh, pollen-covered flowers, but we also need to
Salty Sea Cat is a 4-year-old, 20-pound Turkish Van who hails from the United Kingdom. He lives with his owners Berni and Andy Lockwood on Camargue, a 45-foot Bruce Roberts yacht. Sailing the high seas alongside Salty and his humans are Pippa the Springer Spaniel and Jib the goldfish. Pippa, or “Pip,” as she is
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Grooming is an important part of being a dog parent. Grooming doesn’t just make your pup look good, it’s an essential part of keeping them healthy. Overgrown nails, impacted anal glands, and bad teeth can cause pain, discomfort and in some cases, death. Brushing your dog’s teeth prevents all kinds of
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) You’ve probably heard about dominance training. It’s a popular form of training that says dogs need you to be the dominant “alpha dog” or pack leader. Dominance training would have you believe that your pup is in a constant struggle with you to become top dog, and you need to teach
And we have a winner!! Congratulations to our Star Cat Photo Contest winner, the adorable Marten! He’s on a mission to show people how great black cats are <3 Name: Marten Breed: Domestic Short Hair “With so much negativity being thrown at humans, my favorite thing to do on my pages is make people smile. I
(This is Joe. He looks like an angel and he is, but he has extreme separation anxiety.) Many of us, myself included, have one or more dogs who suffer from separation anxiety to varying degrees. I have a rescue dog named Joe who has spent the last 7 years of his life alone in a
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) The more you can be around for your puppy, to take her in and out for bathroom breaks, the more quickly housetraining will proceed. But what if you can’t be there during the day? Or you’ve got a young puppy still vulnerable to catching diseases in public places and you don’t
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) When you have to leave your dog home alone, keep her confined to a puppy playroom with an indoor “doggy toilet.” Being kept in the playroom with an indoor doggy toilet prevents your dog from eliminating in other parts of the house–something that can quickly turn into a bad habit. Elements
Your surfer guide to success in the new year, as illustrated by cats. Photos submitted by wonderful participants in our photo contest! 1) Give others your full attention. You will be loved for it. 2) Don’t be afraid to be the boss b*tch you are. 3) Express your true feelings. 4) Keep your body limber. 5) Get
Check this out–what a great PR move! Unbeknownst to Reddit user Megan Cummins, a very prominent individual had drawn her name in an online Secret Santa: none other than billionaire Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest (if not the wealthiest!) man in the world. Bill Gates has participated in this Reddit Secret Santa since 2009.
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Grooming your dog can be messy, difficult, and downright unpleasant, but it can be even worse for both you and your pup when you’re making mistakes without realizing it. Maybe you want to save some cash by doing the grooming yourself instead of relying on professionals, but there’s a reason dog
By now, most of us have heard of the health benefits of owning a pet, including a lower risk of heart attack and stroke. But did you know that an animal companion can also improve your mental health? “Patients with psychiatric disorders seem to benefit from the presence of pets to reduce fear and anxiety,
Meet The Jenkinson Pack, the cutest collection of nature lovers you’ll ever see. The pack stars Quinn; Keshia; their 1-year-old daughter, Winter; and their three adventurous animals, Shasta the cat, Vera the rottie, and Winston the rottie mix. When they’re not enjoying life on their farm in Fraser Valley, British Columbia, this family is out
Adventuring can be great for a cat’s development and temperament, but sharing life with a feline adventurer can be good for humans too. For Siberian cat McKinley and his owner, Charlotte Simons, it’s a mutually beneficial adventure. As a full-time student at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Simons, who’s been diagnosed with endometriosis and
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: Help, my dog’s been skunked! How do I get rid of the smell? Answer: There are lots of special products on the market, but this simple home remedy, developed by chemists, should do the trick. It works by chemically neutralizing the compounds in skunk spray that smell so bad. 1
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: How do I find and remove a tick from my dog? Answer: How to find ticks During tick season — which is spring and summer in some places, but can be year-round in milder climates — give your dog a tick check after every walk outside in brush or woods.
Two of Australia’s most popular citizens have four paws and fur, but their lives started as anything but glamorous. Didga and Boomer have a true rags-to-riches story: from rescue kittens to two of the internet’s most famous kitties. They’ve starred in music videos and been featured on the local news with their “pawsome” skateboarding skills,
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) You can tell a lot about your dog by taking a good look at her skin. Clear and clean skin is a good indication your dog is pretty healthy. Signs Of Healthy Skin Here’s what healthy dog skin looks like: Color is consistent and it springs back when touched. No scales,