Blessing the beasts

September 30th, 2013

Blessing the beastsNews from Chicago Tribune: It seemed like a miracle to Leroy Anderson. Anderson said that his 4-year-old puggle — a cross between a pug and a beagle — was usually pretty wild. But on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church in Deerfield on Sunday afternoon, Masie was calm and collected among [...]

Getting a Dog Into a No-Pet BuildingNews from New York Times: What does it take to get a dog into a no-pet building? The question is becoming a hot topic in New York City. Because depending on whom you ask, the answer is A) a legitimate disability or B) a dubious note from a doctor [...]

Dog Daze: TV, Apps Going Overboard for Pet MarketNews from Variety: That’s the paranoia that grips me each week as I survey the media landscape. Though obsessive about monitoring reviews and press releases and staying alert to the epiphanies of social media, I still worry that I will overlook the next seminal YouTube hit or [...]

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies exploring sale of company: sourcesNews from Reuters: By Olivia Oran Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:17pm EDT (Reuters) – Phillips Pet Food & Supplies is in talks to sell the distribution company to potential buyers in a deal that could be worth nearly $ 600 million, three sources familiar with the [...]

Pet Tales: Mini-Vet School at Medaille is open to anyone interested in well …News from Buffalo News: If it has four legs, two wings, feathers or fur, its health and well-being will be on the agenda at the popular Mini-Vet School held by the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society on Tuesdays in October. The program draws [...]

BBB on Homes: Criminal flippers use beloved lost pets to turn profitNews from Houston Chronicle: Pet flipping. It’s a growing crime where criminals using lost pets to turn a profit rather than return them to their owners. Instead of getting the pet home, pet flippers create online ads for the pet and depending on the [...]

New devices mind pets while owners are awayNews from There’s an undercurrent of anxiety behind the newest pet products that busy working parents will instantly recognize. What are the darlings doing all day while I’m at the office? Are they snacking too much? Getting enough exercise? Now there’s a wealth of innovative tools meant [...]

Pet Fair draws crowds of people, animalsNews from The Mercury: Home ? Lifestyle ? Pet health Sandy, a Red Siberian Husky, attended the Pottstown Per Fair on Saturday with owner Beta Starchild from Phoenixville. (Photo by Tom Kelly III) POTTSTOWN ? Less than an hour into the third annual Pottstown Pet Fair Saturday morning, a [...]

Colorado’s flood rescue: “No pets left behind”News from CBS News: BOULDER, Colo. Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of families were safe. Play Video [...]

Now Checking In: Pampered Pets

September 18th, 2013

Now Checking In: Pampered PetsNews from New York Times: Shortly after arriving at the new Viceroy Riviera Maya in Mexico, dogs are blessed by a shaman as he circles them with burning incense. Afterward, the dog receives a garland of shells and flowers and can retire to a miniature palapa. At the Essex Resort and [...]