The Staten Island War Dog Memorial

The Staten Island War Dog Memorial

 Every Veterans Day we remember the men and women who served our country – but what about our canine veterans? Service dogs are an integral part of the U.S. military, doing everything from sniffing out bombs to assisting veterans with post-traumatic stress...
When Your Friend Loses a Family Member, What Do You Do?

When Your Friend Loses a Family Member, What Do You Do?

  Send flowers, go to the funeral, share an extra-stiff margarita? But how do you support a friend who lost a pet?   We share everything with our pets—our home, our food and our legroom. So even if you haven’t lost a pet, you understand the grieving process can be...
November Is Senior Pet Month: Consider Adopting an Older Pet

November Is Senior Pet Month: Consider Adopting an Older Pet

Many people walk into a shelter or scour a rescue’s website hoping to adopt a new puppy or kitten, completely overlooking the perfectly adoptable older dogs and cats in kennels and cages in their search.   But this National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, which runs...
Black Cats & Halloween: Keep Them Safe!

Black Cats & Halloween: Keep Them Safe!

   Black cats have never had it easy. In some cultures — and for many individuals — they represent bad luck or misfortune. Like black dogs, they’re often overlooked at shelters and rescues in favor of lighter colored, “more photogenic” types.   And perhaps most...