Articles: pet books

Chris Walkowicz: Legendary Dog Writer, Breeder and Judge Passes Away

“Why wouldn’t you sit in he first row?” said dog book writer, and Bearded Collie breeder Chris Walkowicz. “That way everyone in back of you can see the dog show.” Chris was kidding me about my vertical impairment. She was a statuesque 6-feet tall, and I am about 5-feet and 7 inches (on a good…

Humane Approach to Thunderstorm Anxiety

Thunderstorm anxiety is huge issue for many, and with all the rain we’re having I can’t imagine a more relevant interview. I speak on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with veterinary behaviorist and co-editor of Decoding Your Dog, Dr. Debbie Horwitz. Horwitz points out that if your dog is anxious about storms…
Amy Shojai earns Power of Pink Award

Amy Shojai Power of Pink Honoree

Amy Shojai is a superstar among pet writers. She may not be a household but she sure is among the households of those who write about pets, and who are deep into reading about pets. Shojai has been an important and prolific author of pet books for over 20 years Shojai has been awarded the…

My 12th Pet Book of Christmas: Noelle

My 12th Pet Book of Christmas is a novel called “Noelle,” by Greg Kincaid. He has plenty of Christmas dog book experience; in fact, he kind of created a niche for himself. He also authored “A Dog Named Christmas” “Christmas with Tucker” and “A Christmas Home.” In need of a Christmas angel – guess who…

Blow to Puppy Mills: California Bans Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits

California has become the first state to ban the sales of dogs, cats, and rabbits at pet stores. Pet stores will be able to adopt dogs, cats, and rabbits from reputable shelters or rescues, however. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 485 on Friday, October 13. The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act was authored by Assembly member Patrick…

Dog Researcher Raymond Coppinger Passes Away

Raymond Coppinger, 80, professor emeritus of biology and author of various books on dogs passed away on Monday, August 14, His Ph.D. thesis in biology at the University of Massachusetts is on the effect of experience and novelty on avian feeding behavior. He joined the founding faculty at Hampshire College in 1969. He lectured around…

Pet Books for Summer Reading

As you lounge at the pool or beach this summer, be sure to use sun block and bring along a good book. Here are half a dozen pet books only a pet writer would suggest: ©Steve Dale PetWorld, LLC; Tribune Content Agency

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing

Summing up twenty years isn’t easy, as I begin my third decade of writing my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column I have a wealth of memories to recall. I was the first journalist to speak with a search and rescue dog handler at the World Trade Center, within 48 hours after September 11, 2001.  Driving…

Steve Dale's Pet World: Ten Years of National Radio

Ten years of hosting nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World means that by speaking with four to five phone callers each week, I’ve talked with and hopefully helped well over 2,000 pet owners. What’s most important are the dozens of email, and return calls from listeners saying that the advice I’ve offered has helped their…

Seven Pet Books for Christmas, Your True Love Can Give To You

Here are seven new books for animal lovers for the holidays, several are inspirational, others are funny and still others plain useful. ©Steve Dale Pet World, LLC; Tribune Content Agency   

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