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The Petfinder Foundation is continuing to help shelters and rescue groups recover from recent devastating floods in Texas and Oklahoma. The Foundation recently granted $10,000 to Austin Pets Alive!, which suffered extensive damage when it was flooded on Memorial Day and has also been called on to take in pets …

BY NICCOLE SCHRECK – RENT.COM   For humans, the summer season usually means enjoying the sun with barbeques, the beach and family vacations. But as temperatures increase, it’s important to keep an eye on your pets to make sure they’re comfortable and healthy. Remember, while you get to wear shorts …

Bringing home a new dog for the first time comes with so many new responsibilities and things to think about. Many new adoptive pet parents don’t always think of dog-proofing their house or apartment first when preparing for a new addition, but ensuring that the home is a safe environment …

The love affair between humans and cats dates back thousands of years. Humans have a long history dressing up or decorating their pet cats and cats have begrudgingly complied. Ancient Egyptian cats belonging to royalty wore jeweled gold collars and gold hoops in their pierced ears. From the 17th century …

Everyone knew about the colony of cats living outside the “judge’s house” on our residential mall. My freshman year I lived in a dorm where I walked past the cats for almost every class. My sophomore year, my suitemates and I put food outside for a friendly campus cat who …

I have always loved hero stories. Whether they were tales of Heracles and his impossible tasks or Buffy trying to save the world (again), I have always loved the idea of everyday people standing up for what they believe and making things better. As I’ve grown up I’ve studied the …

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by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Aug 01 , 2013

I recently went out of town for a family reunion. Our family reunions usually last a few days and there are lots of events and outings planned. Obviously, I am an animal person. I love animals and work with animals and feel as though I pretty much know animals. The …

More pets go missing on July 4 than any other day of the year. That’s why we’re so excited to host a blog hop to celebrate Summer Pet Safety and remind pet parents to keep their pets safe this July 4! I understand why July 4 can be a bit …

Keeping critters safe from MY rambunctious pets this summer is my top summer pet safety project, as you know from my June blog. But during this month of picnics and camping, fireworks and boating, it is also important to keep in mind your pet really is safer at home. And …

Thirty years ago I learned a valuable lesson flying from Montreal to Toronto, Canada with two cats. On a bitterly cold December morning in 1980, my parents dropped me off at the airport with my two cats snuggled on a blanket in their cozy wicker carrier. I was excited about …

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