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Monthly Archives: August 2015

When there is cuddling to be done in the Albrechts’ home, it’s a safe bet that Astrid the cat will be right in the middle of the huddle. If 8-year-old Chloe is watching television, Astrid always curls up with her. “She moves as close as she can get to Chloe,” says Mom Jess. “It’s really cute.” Of course, if there’s …

Sadie is a small dog but she doesn’t know it. The Miniature Schnauzer “has a Napoleon complex,” Trevor Murphy says. His girlfriend, Amy, adopted Sadie about two years ago. “She acts as if she is the toughest dog on the block, especially around bigger dogs.” She was a bit nonplussed when, about a year ago, her beloved Amy and Trevor …

Where’s Chico? That’s a good question. Katie Hoffman and her boyfriend, Ben, start searching, and Ben finally finds him in Katie’s walk-in closet, behind a basket full of clothes. He’s nosing a bone behind a picture frame that is leaning against the wall. No surprise really. Bones have turned up in unexpected places all over the apartment since Katie adopted …

You’ve been begging your landlord to fix the torn linoleum in your bathroom and replace your dripping bathroom faucet—and he’s finally come through. Before you know it, maintenance people are making their way into the apartment to make the changes you asked for, which means you have to move your furniture around and there are sharp items and potentially hazardous …

Poor Mouse! Her lifelong guardian had fallen and moved into a nursing home. Mouse, a Rat Terrier, was turned over to the Neenah [Wisconsin] Animal Shelter. Things briefly looked up when she was adopted. But after two weeks, the management of the apartment complex where the adopter lived changed its pet policy to “no dogs,” and Mouse was returned to …

Finding a veterinarian for your pet is just as important as getting a doctor you trust for yourself. This person will be caring for your furry friend in sickness and in health, and your pet has to feel comfortable with him or her. So, if you just moved into a new apartment, you’re probably on the lookout for a great …

Toby Lubov used to be in the music business and says that when she first heard a potential hit song, she felt it in her soul. That same feeling came over her when she saw a black-and-white puppy listed on Petfinder by San Bernardino [California] City Animal Control. She had been dropped off at the shelter with her two siblings …

Vanessa Leslie-Gomez had trained dogs at a rescue when she lived on Cape Cod, but then she moved inland and decided she needed to adopt a best friend for herself. A Beagle listed on Petfinder caught Vanessa Leslie-Gomez’s eye. Buddy had been adopted once but was returned because he hadn’t gotten along with another dog in the household. Vanessa’s application was …

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