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Adopt a Shelter Pet Month

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 4:54am

Did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and that adopting a shelter pet is good for your health and life? According to the Humane Society here are some reasons why adopting a shelter dog is worth your...

A camel is prepped to attend the pet blessing service at the Cathedral at Saint John the Divine.

Animals at Church? It's the Feast of St. Francis

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, October 4, 2013 - 2:00am

You may notice four legged friends, winged pals and creepy crawlers at churches today or throughout the weekend. That’s because October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment. On...

How to Teach Dogs Any Trick from Norman the Scooter Dog

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 20, 2013 - 7:31am

Norman the Scooter Dog is proof that you can teach dogs any trick. You just have to create a positive learning environment. Norman's amazing trainer and owner Karen Cobb did that. As a result Norman has become famous...

Official Logo of National Dog Day

Every Dog Does Have Its Day!

- Monday, August 26, 2013 - 6:37am

Today is National Dog Day. Yep, you read that correctly: National Dog Day. Today we officially celebrate our best friends. My little dog, Lexie, is worthy of this national day of recognition. She goes to work every...

Image courtesy Barkworld Expo

Pet Vlogging Idol

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 5:52am

Do you have what it takes to be a Pet Vlogger? Let me explain what that is. Vloggers are bloggers except they blog by video. They flip out their cameras on whatever device they like (phones, tablets, laptops, desktops)...

Sunny the White House dog "chillaxes" on the lawn. (Photo courtesy Photo by Pete Souza.)

Meet the New White House Dog Sunny and Take the Presidents' Dogs Quiz

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 5:36am

The Obamas introduced the world to a new addition to their family Monday - Sunny, a black Portugese Water Dog. First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted the news with a photo last night. Sunny is a Michigan native and was born...


Animal Odd Couples

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 7:09am

Isn’t it funny how the unlikeliest individuals end up together? (Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, need I say more?) Unexpected pairings exist in the animal kingdom too. On Animal Odd Couples, an episode of Nature, airing...

Rosie the dog at Keurbooms Beach two years ago. (Photo via Facebook).

Man Chooses to Save Dog First, Then Wife From Sinking Yacht

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 8:03am

Husbands of the world, if your yacht smashed into a reef along one of the most dangerous parts of the ocean near East London, South Africa, who would you save from the sinking vessel first: your dog or your wife? If you...

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Dogdancing: Yes it's a Competitive Sport

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 2, 2013 - 8:29am

Don’t you get a kick out of those videos featuring dancing dogs? While searching for a particular clip, I stumbled upon a video of the Dogdancing World Championship Finals in Saltzburg, Austria from last year. It turns...

This is Your Dog at Barkworld Expo. Are You Going?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12:00pm

At Barkworld Expo, dogs can drink water out of glasses served on hotel tables to their heart’s content. No one will scowl at you if you push your puppies around in a baby carriage. Almost everyone has heard of and will...


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