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The Empty Nest is Full of Fur

Josephine Bennett - Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 2:57pm

When our Boston Terrier Betsy died in 2010, I swore we would never get another dog. With one child in college and another close to graduating high school I could taste freedom. I pictured my husband and I taking trips...

Horses, Cows, Cats and Dogs: Protect Your Animals From The Bitter Cold

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 6:30am

Since animals have fur, we assume they don't need protection from single digit temperatures. They do! Plus the protective measures are easy to implement. Georgia’s Department of Agriculture offers these tips on how to...

A Costume Party With Alpacas - Why Not?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:37pm

Here’s your chance to trick-or-treat with alpacas this Halloween weekend. Yes you can do that!The Royal Alpaca Challenge is hosting a trick-or-treat, costume contest and obstacle course competition starting at...

How To Adopt Your New Pet From A Local Animal Shelter

Rebecca Guinn - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:46pm

The Bibb Animal Shelter in Macon is scrambling to find homes for their animals following a quarantine which was recently lifted. If you are interested in adopting a pet, head to the shelter's website. In this post,...

How to Help Pets During Emergencies and Disasters

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 3:13pm

September is National Preparedness month. Most people know how to handle a human emergency but they don’t know how to help animals in trouble. They are ill equipped to assist hurt stray animals when they encounter...

How Your Dog Reflects Your Personality!

Jessica Forkel - Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:40pm

There have been many scientific studies that link one's personality to a certain breed of dog. Also, that most choose a dog that resemble themselves.If you are a dog owner, would you say the above is true? ...

Pet-Friendly Run to End Domestic Violence

Cheryl Wollner - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 5:51am

Attention all dog lovers, runners, and anyone supporting the cause of ending domestic violence, Ahimsa House’s Walk Wag ’N Run event may be for you. This annual 5k run will take place Saturday August 23rd at Lenox Park...

See the 5 human foods you should be giving you dogs & cats!

Which "People Food" You Should be Giving Your Pet

Jessica Forkel - Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:05am

When it comes to our pets, our "fur-kids," most of us are cautious on what table food we give them, right? I'm sure you have heard of the common foods NOT to give your pets: chocolate, grapes and raisins can be...

Photo Courtesy Unleashed by Petco.

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...

Photo courtesy dogster.com.

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...

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