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...
Fall Grooming MUSTS for your Dog

Fall Grooming MUSTS for your Dog

With a new season here, I’d like to remind everyone of the importance of keeping our dogs well groomed. Some may be great self-groomers BUT let face it, most of our goofballs need our help. Besides, any chance we get for a perfect “wet dog” IG moment is...
Gear Up for Winter Dog Walking

Gear Up for Winter Dog Walking

Well, it looks like Old Man Winter has finally decided to send some real weather to Staten Island, but that doesn’t mean dog walking can be postponed. Here’s how to keep you and your dog cozy on cold days. Buy a good quality jacket All but the largest, hardiest...
Cats, Cars and Cold

Cats, Cars and Cold

Most people have heard of rodents getting caught in car engines, but did you know that cats occasionally get stuck under hoods too? This happens because stray cats hide under cars in order to stay warm on cold nights. Sometimes cats will climb inside the engine to...
The Virgin Mary, Jesus and the Legend of the Tabby Cat

The Virgin Mary, Jesus and the Legend of the Tabby Cat

The most popular legend tells us as the baby Jesus shivered in the manger on the night He was born, a small tabby cat jumped into the humble crib to warm Him with its fur. Mary touched the little tabby cat to thank it for its gift of love and warmth, bestowing her...