Monthly Archive: April 2017

Cute Video: Cat Trust Falls Into Owner’s Lap 0

Cute Video: Cat Trust Falls Into Owner’s Lap

We’ve seen dogs do trust falls, including this one of a Golden Retriever landing in the waiting arms of a giant teddy bear. But we couldn’t imagine most cats being willing to give it...

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I Escaped an Abusive Relationship — Thanks to My Dogs

Credit: Mikkel Becker Mikkel Becker says her two Pugs, Willy (left) and Bruce (right), helped save her from an emotionally abusive relationship. We love our pets — often, they are like family to us....

5 Adoption Stories We Can’t Get Enough Of 0

5 Adoption Stories We Can’t Get Enough Of

At 18 years old, Julep had lived a long and happy life, until her owner passed away and his family couldn’t take her in. She wound up at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington,...

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Pet Misbehaving? It Might Be Your Fault

Thinkstock Don’t force your pet to face his fears (like nail trims). Instead, use positive-reinforcement techniques to help him become comfortable with the anxiety-inducing activity. Fear, stress and anxiety are at the root of...

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Why Don’t Cats Come When Called?

Thinkstock Your cat may hear you call her name, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to get up and walk over to you. It is relatively easy to train a dog to come to...

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5 Reasons I’d Like to Be My Dog for a Day

Amy Sinatra Ayres If only we could all sleep like Grizzly, a 14-year-old chocolate Lab. As I’m packing the kids’ lunches, trying to meet a deadline and squeezing in a trip to the gym,...

Mama Shelter Cat Adopts Stray Kitten 0

Mama Shelter Cat Adopts Stray Kitten

A young kitten got a second chance at life at an animal shelter in Arlington, Virginia. Firefly was very pregnant when she arrived at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, and gave birth to...