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Recently, Katherine, a colleague of mine at Discovery Communications was researching French Bulldogs on the Internet. She came across a group calling itself a Frenchie rescue. But something about its website didn’t seem right.   Katherine did some research and discovered a 2011 report by the Humane Society of the United States charging that the group was run by a …

Thirteen gets ready for Puppy Bowl. As the Packers take on the Steelers this Sunday, more than 30 former Petfinder puppies will be on a different gridiron in Animal Planet’s 7th annual Puppy Bowl (Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. ET). Those puppies have all been adopted, but plenty of adorable Petfinder pups are still waiting for forever homes — including …

Photo: Be the Change for Pets In April I participated in the Be the Change panel at the pet-blogger conference BlogPaws. The panel’s points were simple: Anyone can make a difference, and collectively, our small efforts can have a huge impact for pets. As the panel concluded, we issued a challenge to ourselves and the bloggers in attendance to “Be …

iStockphoto This past weekend I attended Blog Paws, a first-of-its-kind conference for pet bloggers. Not only were there tons of wonderful, inspiring pet lovers there, I was lucky enough to moderate a panel about helping homeless pets called “Be the Change You Want to See.” The panel included Lynn Haigh, creator of PawPawty on Twitter; veterinarian Jessica “Dr. V” Vogelsang, …

Keller at three months old Since it’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week, here’s the story of my deaf (and blind) Great Dane puppy, Keller. I had always admired the Great Dane’s poise and nobility, and last year decided the time was right to add one of these beautiful animals to my home. The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League had lots of …