Saving the Rottweilers

Oct 20, 2012

Owning a dog brings with it responsibility, both to the animal and to your community - especially when it comes to larger breeds, like Rottweilers.


Come Home to APR

Oct 13, 2012
Mindy Norton

Coming home means having a sense of belonging that lets you know you're in the right place.  And what could be more right for a radio listener than Alabama Public Radio?


Don Bergquist

Adopting a dog from an animal shelter is an opportunity to save a pet's life and improve your own.


American Humane Association

Time is running out to vote for your favorite finalist to win the Americah Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Award!


World Rabies Day 2012

Sep 22, 2012 / Global Alliance for Rabies Control

Even though rabies is 100% preventable, the sad fact is that every ten minutes someone somewhere in the world dies from rabies.  The Global Alliance for Rabies Control hopes to change with its awareness campaign, the annual World Rabies Day.


Ow! The Cat Bit Me!

Sep 15, 2012
Tambako the Jaguar / Flickr

Most animals will bite at one time or another, but sometimes it seems like your cat may bite you for no reason at all.  Or, maybe there is a reason...


Walking the Dog

Sep 8, 2012

Taking your dog for a walk may seem like a nice thing to do for your best friend, but it can have benefits for you, as well!


Pets in a Disaster

Sep 1, 2012
State Library and Archives of Florida

Your pet has a better chance of surviving a disaster and remaining with you if you make plans ahead of time.  Waiting until a disaster strikes to decide what to do puts you and your best friend at risk.


American Humane Association

American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards give all of us an opportunity to appreciate the special talents our canine companions have for making our lives better.


American Humane Association

Hero dogs come in all sizes and shapes.  The American Humane Association wants your help to select which one of eight finalists should win the 2012 Hero Dog Award.


American Humane Association

The Hero Dog Awards recognize some of our four-legged friends who represent the best of the best when it comes to our canine companions.


American Humane Association

The American Humane Association has opened voting for the 2012 finalists for the Hero Dog Award.  With eight great dogs to choose from, it's difficult to decide which one should win!


You may think that newborn babies need a clean and sterile environment to be healthy, but newly published studies indicate a house pet can help your infant be healthier.


Mayor Stubbs

Jul 21, 2012

The mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, is celebrating fifteen years on the job, which is pretty much his whole life. 


Unchain Your Dog

Jul 14, 2012
farm4.static / flickr

Keeping your dog on a chain might seem like the responsible thing to do, but it may be kinder and safer to find another way to restrain your best friend.



Jul 7, 2012
image courtesy of

Ticks are more than just a nuisance; they can be a threat to the health and well-being of both animals and humans. 


As the mercury rises to unseasonably high temperatures, the heat can cause problems for our pets!


Cat Training

Jun 23, 2012

Training a cat?  Okay, maybe your cat won't do parlor tricks but it is possible to teach your cat some basic good behavior.


June 9, 2012

In order to have a great pet, you have to invest in it, but you are almost guaranteed to get a great return! 

In order to have a great pet, you have to invest in it, but you are almost guaranteed to get a great return!

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

I like both, although right now I happen to have cats. It started with one cat that showed up at our house, then another - well, you know how it goes.

Lessons From Cats

Jun 2, 2012

You may think of your cat as your pet, or your friend, but teacher? Turns out you can learn a lot about life by watching your cat (so pay attention)!

The month of June is one a lot of folks really look forward to. For some it means the start of summer vacation. Churches are booked every weekend for June weddings.

But for animal shelters, it means more cats will be surrendered this month than during any other time of the year.

That's why June is designated as Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month.

Memorial Day Pets

May 26, 2012

There are lots of great things for pet owners to do this weekend, including the Dog Bowl in Frankenmuth, Michigan, but even in the midst of all the fun and games remember to keep your animal's safety in mind.

On Memorial Day weekend, dog lovers are flocking to the little town of Frankenmuth, Michigan, for the annual Dog Bowl.

More Pet Food Recalls

May 12, 2012

Once again salmonella is in the headlines as tainted pet food is posing a threat to both animals and their owners.

Every year there are recalls of pet food, often due to the danger of salmonella contamination.

Within the last couple of weeks several pet food brands have issued recalls, all for dry pet foods manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods at its plant in South Carolina. Sampling of the product revealed the presence of salmonella.

Genesis Awards 2012

May 5, 2012

The 26th Annual Genesis Awards have been handed out, and you can watch to see who receives the honors for helping improve conditions for our animal friends.

The Genesis Awards began in 1986 when Broadway actress Gretchen Wyler decided that she could help animals by recognizing members of the news and entertainment media who were spotlighting issues that would increase public awareness and compassion toward animals.

We humans may enjoy this haunted holiday, but for our pets it can be intimidating, terrifying, even deadly.

This is Halloween weekend, a scary time for all of us, but especially for our pets.

From their point of view, their routine is disrupted by the doorbell ringing and strange people showing up making lots of unusual noises and asking for candy and other goodies.

And when they act like pets, barking or hissing at these intruders, they're told to be quiet!

Does Your Dog Tweet?

Oct 23, 2010

Dogs bark, yip, whine, even growl sometimes, but now they can tweet!

Do you tweet?

That has become a familiar question as folks with computers and smart phones engage in social networking through Twitter, a website that allows them to post short messages that others can see. A message is referred to as a tweet.