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Romeo's Tickle Torture Wake up Tactic

Romeo's Tickle Torture Wake up Tactic

ZOOTOO  Tue, May 27

I recognize I have an unfair advantage when it comes to waking up the staff each morning. I am smarter, more strategic and much, much hungrier. Seems absolutely ridiculous that I even have to rely on them to get my food. These whiskers were made for ticklin’ Today, I totally used my whiskers this morning. I got superclose to female staff member's sleeping face (mouth open, love it) and lightly brushed my whiskers against her cheek and lips. She licked her lips in response, but ...

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Don't Forget Dog-Proofing!

Don't Forget Dog-Proofing!

ZOOTOO  Fri, May 23

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 for a new arrival is absolutely crucial. Our friends at Dog Chow compiled a list of common household hazards and what to do about them. If you recently adopted a dog, this list can help you in the dog- ...

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Happy Tail: Senior Pit Bull goes from sad to glad

Happy Tail: Senior Pit Bull goes from sad to glad

ZOOTOO  Fri, May 23

Tyler – Sad Senior.  The words jumped out at Jenn O’Neill from her computer monitor. She’d been looking for a dog to adopt on Petfinder  to be the perfect companion for the family’s 14-year-old Staffordshire Terrier after their 13-year-old Bull Terrier mix had died. Now those words on Petfinder spoke to Jenn.  Tyler had been pulled from an open-admission shelter by two vet techs who were just starting a rescue group for death-row dogs. Clancy was their first ...

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I Grooved at Grumpy Cat's Birthday Party and It Was Awful

I Grooved at Grumpy Cat's Birthday Party and It Was Awful

ZOOTOO  Wed, May 21

So how does the tiniest and most famous cat on the planet celebrate her second birthday? With the biggest blow-out bash in New York City. Big cake, big balloons, big entertainment in a big space but a small select group of guests. Grumpy Cat famous for her meme declaring everything awful, is anything but grumpy and the party was awfully good. Before the party started, I spent some private time with the birthday girl and her cat mom, Tabby Bundesen, and her brother Bryan Bundesen. It had ...

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Purina ONE hosts NYC pop-up cat café

Purina ONE hosts NYC pop-up cat café

ZOOTOO  Tue, May 20

For three days in April, people lined up around the block, many waiting as long as three hours, to get in at a new café in New York. What was so special about this particular coffee shop that had people so eager to get a seat? Cats. People eagerly wait for the doors to open. With the help of the North Shore Animal League,  feline fanciers interacted with adoptable cats while sipping “catachinos” and nibbling on baked goods. Many attendees at the coffee klatsch even went ...

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Romeo's Bedroom Intruder Wake up Tactic

Romeo's Bedroom Intruder Wake up Tactic

ZOOTOO  Mon, May 19

The unintended (yet fantastic!) consequence of a bedroom intruder this morning was that BREAKFAST came early! Oh hello, MOTH. Some sort of flying thing was zipping around the big bedroom this morning before the sun was up. As soon as we became aware of the situation, Pugsley and I went after THE THING with full cat force. Since THE THING was hanging around the bedside table, we had no choice but to deal with him there. We batted, jumped, pawed, meowed and worked as a highly skilled ...

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Happy Tail: A Labrador retriever has a scary saga

Happy Tail: A Labrador retriever has a scary saga

ZOOTOO  Sat, May 17

After several years at  Kim Acres Animal Sanctuary in Von Ormy, TX, Precious, a Labrador Retriever , was going to a forever home.  She’d been at the sanctuary since she was five months old, sent there by the staff at an animal shelter who deemed her unlikely to be adopted because of her extreme shyness. A volunteer at the shelter, Julann Michelini of San Antonio, couldn't take on another pet at that time, but she felt sad to see the dog go. Read the entire story about finding ...

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Can going to the dog park too much be bad for your dog?

Can going to the dog park too much be bad for your dog?

ZOOTOO  Fri, May 16

BY DREW WEBSTER, CPDT-KA   Right and wrong ways to socialize your pet. The idea of a well socialized dog is a concept we all talk about, think about, and strive for, but what does it really mean? Most pet parents and veterinarians will tell you it is important to socialize your dog (and indeed it is) but are there right and wrong ways to socialize a dog. If so, is there one type of socializing that is acceptable for every dog no matter the age or breed? According to most pet ...

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Pit Bull Parent: Changing Minds One Pit Bull at a Time

Pit Bull Parent: Changing Minds One Pit Bull at a Time

ZOOTOO  Thu, May 15

Looking back on things, I feel that I have changed minds just by doing one simple thing: bringing Gus home. Gus was not the first pit bull that I brought home, but he is the first one that I made a permanent resident. It was a little thing that I put little to no thought into, but it had a larger impact than I ever expected. My grandmother is terrified of dogs, all dogs. I don't want to single out dogs, though. She's also afraid of birds, snakes, mice, horses, cows... all animals, really. I ...

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Happy Tail: Long drive was no deterrent to this adopter

Happy Tail: Long drive was no deterrent to this adopter

ZOOTOO  Tue, May 13

Devastated is how Kimberly Logan felt when her dog, Scrappy, died suddenly. About a year passed before she felt it was time to adopt another. She began searching on Petfinder . She browsed on the site for a few weeks, but when she saw Lemmy, the search was over. "He had this look in his eye, and I knew he was the one," she says. Unfortunately, he wasn't nearby. Kimberly lives in Peoria, AZ, and Lemmy was at Apple Valley Animal Services in California, where he had been dropped off as a ...

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