All about pets
Volunteers are key to pulling together the annual Woofstock event in Linden Hills.  The energy they put into the community event helps it run smoothly.
Positive energy meets canine energy
I think about energy a lot. I wonder: How much energy does it take to bark!? I mean, it kind of looks like it would take a lot of energy, if I were to suddenly yell that loud and urgently. . . I …
Hercules, an Olde English Bulldogge, had his tail cut off by a breeder at a young age before he joined the Peter family.
Dogs don’t need cosmetic surgery
I’ve had three family dogs that I can remember in my lifetime. Hunter was a yellow Labrador, Hercules an Olde English Bulldogge, and now, Smokey, our German Shepherd mix. When I was growing up, …
Madison Weissenborn holds three-month-old Llasa prior to a free adoption day event on Dec. 9, 2022 meant to clear out the shelter before Christmas.  Weissenborn is the volunteer and community partnership coordinator at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control.  (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen)
Not the pound you think you know
The Minneapolis city animal control facility isn’t the grim place many picture.“For a long time, this place would have been called a pound with all the negative aspects that …
The Team Larry House Band performed at Woofstock on Saturday September 10, 2022 hosted at Sheridan Ave S & W 43rd St.
Teaming up for good
It was sunny and 70 degrees for the 17th Annual Linden Hills Woofstock, and the pooches were not to be disappointed. Nor were the fans of The Disappointments, the latest teenage rock group coming …
Volunteer Gail Frethem plays with Tupelo at the shelter. (Photo by Penny Fuller)
Longtime Feline Rescue volunteer Nancy Miller writes monthly newsletters and works as a shift lead. “I love this work because I see first-hand the difference that volunteering makes in the …

Tips to keep your cat happy and healthy this holiday season and beyond

(BPT) - In the company of loved ones, the holidays transform into a meaningful celebration marked by decadent foods, delightful presents and joyous gatherings. As a pet parent, you want to share in …

A Veterinarian’s Top Tips for a Safe, Festive Holiday Season with Pets

Have a healthy and happy holiday season with pets with these veterinarian-recommended tips.
by Dr. Whitney Miller,    DVM, MBA, DACVPM (NAPSI)—Pet parents across the country are gearing up to spread holiday cheer with their favorite furry family members. Whether cuddling by the …
Festive Foods to Skip or Pick for Your Pets According to a Veterinarian
Festive Foods to Skip or Pick for Your Pets According to a Veterinarian
(NewsUSA) - The holidays ring in a season of food prep and culinary indulgence, enticing people and pets with an abundance of activity in the kitchen as holiday meals and treats are prepared for …
4 Tips for Feeding Picky Pets
(Family Features) Similar to humans, dogs can also experience digestive discomfort, picky palates and sensitive stomachs and it can be hard for pet parents to anticipate their pets' changing diets and needs. If your four-legged friends are picky eaters or showing signs of sensitive stomachs, consider these tips.
Seven signs your cat may be experiencing osteoarthritis pain
(BPT) - Cats are masters at hiding almost everything, especially pain. It can be difficult for cat parents to spot the signs of pain, especially osteoarthritis (OA) pain, but it’s important to …
Pet policies on the largest airlines in the US
Many people want to travel with their pets, so CitizenShipper explored the pet policies of the five largest U.S. airlines to better prepare travelers.
Recycling - a Small Act Consumers Can Take to Make a Big Difference
Recycling - a Small Act Consumers Can Take to Make a Big Difference
(NewsUSA) - November 15 is America Recycles Day – a day to celebrate recycling and encourage people to be mindful of what they consume and where and how to recycle. While it seems like an easy …

The 10 top-rated pet charities and the missions they support

eTailPet used data from Charity Navigator to highlight the top 10 highest-rated domesticated animal charities in the United States.

Shared meal experiences: The next big thing bringing people and pups closer

(BPT) - Do you throw birthday parties for your dog? Include them in family photos? Maybe you have matching outfits you don for special occasions? If you enjoy spending time with your pup through fun …