Posts by Turner, former executive producer

Read about 12-year-old Whitley here In anticipation of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, the ASPCA asked members to send in their senior pet adoption stories, and here they are, in their gray-and-white glory, blurry-eyed and creaky, bowed but proud. The joys of owning a senior pet are often overlooked as tiny kittens or …

On Friday Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of all dry pet food products produced at its plant in Everson, Pa., between Feb. 18 and July 29, citing potential salmonella contamination. Brands affected include Pedigree, Country Acres, Retriever, Doggy Bag, Members Mark, Natural, Ol’ Roy, Special Kitty, Paws & …

Michael Killen and Jim Kreitzburg, the animators behind Taco Bell’s talking Chihuahua and the California Cheese cows, created this moving PSA about the cruelty of dogfighting. Killen says on his Web site that he’d been deeply affected by the Michael Vick case. He writes that he asked himself, “What if …

Bourbon being carried out of the house where he was found A new pet supply store called Living Ruff just opened across the street from my office in Silver Spring, MD. Owners Jessica and Ron Simon’s story reminded me  that adopting a homeless pet can very literally change your life, …

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote about his experiences growing up on a farm and how they shaped how he feels about factory farming. In my opinion, Kristof doesn’t do a very persuasive job of revealing his caring, compassionate side. Quite the contrary: He seems to me to …

From AP: Two men pet a cat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday That a puppy on a leash or a kitten in one’s arms is a magnet for the opposite sex is something we all seem to know, but not think much about. (Or maybe you do think about …

Nikki Moustaki, author of Dogfessions, is a great friend of Petfinder. Now she and her Miniature Schnauzer, Pepper (with her at right), have set sail aboard the Queen Mary 2 for a trip to Europe to celebrate their 10 years together. Pepper is posting to his own blog about his …

What a riot! In honor of Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month (June), the ASPCA had a contest to find the year’s best cat photos. Singer Michael Feinstein judged the hundreds of entries and came up with these adorable winners. My favorite is the one at right. What a great expression on this kitty’s …

Big dogs (like Emily’s foster dog Nanai) don’t mind small apartments! I recently moved from a house to a two-bedroom apartment, which I now share with two adopted kittens. I’m learning how to live in a close-packed community with lots of other people and their pets. Here are some rules …

I’m so happy! At long last, I got to the tipping point in my debate about whether or not to adopt a cat and whether to adopt a kitten (or two?) or an adult cat. This weekend, after much searching on Petfinder, I finally took the plunge and adopted two …