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St. Patrick’s Day Dogs

For a nation that’s just under 33,000 square miles, Ireland has more than their wee bit of dog St. Patrick’s Day dogs, Just to compare, Ireland is slightly smaller than the state of Maine. We could be green with envy. Here’s a rundown of the dog breeds that originated in Ireland. Glenn of Imaal Terrier…

It’s Up to You New York: Ban Sales of Dogs, Cats at Pet Stores

No responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store, and that is why so many communities have  banned sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes also rabbits) from pet stores. Several counties have done the same. Forgot about going into a pet store to purchase a dog or cat in California or in Maryland, that…

Losing a Dedicated Force to Save Animals

Janice Chatterton, founder and President of the SPCA Puerto Vallarta, did in life what few do. She helped to change an entire culture and has saved lives. Chatterton, who was in her eighties, recently passed away after a sudden illness. Her sheer determination to rescue animals in need has saved a few thousand dogs and…

Don’t Believe the Hype: Dogs are Not Wolves

Of course, dogs evolved from wolves, but it’s definitely not as advertised. Dogs evolved from a wolf species circa 40,000 years ago. And that species is long gone. Dogs-wolves – not sure what to call them when they were in the process of evolving – actually hunted in tandem with Cro-Magnon men. And it turns…

Dogs Provide Smiles for Girl with Cancer

This gofundme page is asking for money, but also get well wishes frin dogs for 7-year old Emma Mertens, who is fighting a very rare and inoperable brain tumor called DIPG. She’s had two surgeries and is in the process of  six weeks of daily radiation therapy. “If you knew Emma, she’s the most kind,…

Doc Emrick Talks Dogs

I talk on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with NBC’s NHL legendary broadcaster Doc Emrick about dogs, which turns out to be his second favorite topic next to hockey. We mostly talk about the human animal bond, and the dimension they add to our lives. Emrick talks about his own relationship with…

Millennials Really Love Their Fur Babies

Much maligned millennials are finally doing something right, at least when it comes to their fur babies. Millennials are taking their heads out of their phones and showing up for preventive care for pets more than previous generations. They seem to get it, and cats may benefit even more than dogs. However, their concerns and…

Shameless Pets, Upcycled Dog Treats

Purina supports innovation, and even awards prizes. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I speak with James Bello, co-founder of Shameless Pets manufacturer of dog treats with upcycled ingredients. Shameless Pets is a finalist for the top Purina prize. He explains what upcycled is – a term which was all new to…

They Love Me In Luxembourg! Where’s That?

I receive reports when I send out my blog newsletter of where it’s opened by country.  Often Mexico appears, which makes sense since I have so many colleagues and friends there. I am speaking at the CICA Conference in Mexico City, the third edition of the International Conference of Animal Behavior. I am honored to…

LaSalle University works with Purina to Create a Dog-Friendly Residence Hall

La Salle University announced plans on their website for a dog friendly residence hall, a first-of-its-kind among universities in the Philadelphia region and one of the first of its kind in the U.S. Upperclassmen who choose to live in the existing St. George Hall, may now apply to have an approved dog on-campus as a…

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