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This is What it Looks Like When Dogs Surf

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, July 14, 2014 - 9:38am

Dogs can hang 10 just like the big kahunas. Ok that is my best attempt at surfer speak to share the story of how 50 dogs came together to compete in the Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition. This is what it looks...

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Strange but Effective Ways to Help Pets Cope with Their Fear of Fireworks

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 7:01am

When the fireworks go off on the fourth of July, don’t be surprised if your dogs or cats are not enthused. Our furry friends typically fear fireworks. The loud popping and exploding sounds freak them out. The smell of...

Watch PBS Online Film Festival Entry Dog Save the Queen

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:12am

Dog Save the Queen is the title of an adorable entry in the 2014 PBS Online Film Festival. In the short, residents of the idyllic Island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands are excited over the news of “the Million Dollar...

Guest editor Bijou finishes proofing an issue of our iPad magazine Your GPB.

It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 9:21pm

Pet parents rejoice! Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Pet Sitters International established the day to promote pet adoptions and how great companions dogs are. The idea has caught on at thousands of companies...


How to Keep Your Pet From Suffering from Heat Stroke

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:27am

Like humans, pets love to lay out in the sun. While they don’t get sunburned, they can suffer from heat stroke. Heat stroke is a condition caused by the body’s inability to regulate its temperature properly when...

Jeremy Triantafilo holds his pet Tara who saved him from a dog bite. (Courtesy Today).

Meet the Hero Cat Who Saved a Boy From a Dog Attack

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 11:47am

Her name is Tara and she’ll go down in history as a hero. She’s the pet cat who saved a boy from a dog attack. The astonishing security camera video of Tara chasing off a dog has gone viral and rightfully so. In the...

Nature: Why Some Animals Choose A Mate Over Others

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 11:01am

Several years ago I stumbled upon the book Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others. Based on intense scientific research, surveys and interviews with couples, it claimed to answer the age old question: why men like say...

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Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:22am

Who’s smarter: a dog or a dolphin? An elephant or an ape? Tonight on Inside Animal Minds: Who’s the Smartest?, scientists get to the bottom of the question. The show is the last of the Inside Animal Minds series on...

Mutt Muffin has fully recovered from being left on the highway for dead.(Image from and

Snowjammed, Injured Dog Gets Happy Ending

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:20am

A happy ending for Mutt Muffin, the injured snowjammed dog. The little pooch left for dead on a highway has made a full recovery. His rescue and recovery are a remarkable story of the power of the kindness of strangers...

NOVA’s Dogs & Super Senses Finds Out How Dogs View the World

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:20am

While a recent study put to rest the notion that dogs feel and express shame for their bad behavior, the NOVA special "Dogs...


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