One step forward for pet evacuation procedures in New Jersey

Posted by SusanStokes on January 17, 2014


Pets may soon be permitted to evacuate with owners on public transportation. A bill that would allow people to evacuate with their pets on trains and buses during a state of emergency took another step toward becoming law earlier this week.

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When a pet loses their human

Posted by SusanStokes on January 14, 2014


As pet owners, we all know the pain and anguish of pet loss. Pets are family to us, and when they cross over Rainbow Bridge, they take a little part of us with them. But how does a pet feel when they lose their human or companion animal?

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Let's Celebrate National Bird Day!

Posted by SusanStokes on January 5, 2014


That’s right. On January 5th, the birds have their day in the sun – or snow – depending upon where you live.  So just what is National Bird Day all about?


Happy New Year 2014

Posted by SusanStokes on January 1, 2014


Wishing all our animal and human friends and followers a very safe, happy, healthy and successful New Year!

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by SusanStokes on December 25, 2013


Wishing all our animal and human friends worldwide a very Merry Christmas!


Celebrating National Feral Caretakers Day

Posted by SusanStokes on December 22, 2013


Guardians of Rescue is an organization based in New York whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. They designated the first “National Feral Cat Caretakers Day” on December 23, 2012 in honor of the many people that dedicate their lives to the estimated 70 million homeless, free roaming cats throughout the world.


Feral - A Poem

Posted by SusanStokes on December 14, 2013


I ran across this poem about the life of a feral cat that I just wanted to share.


Just what is Giving Tuesday all about?

Posted by SusanStokes on December 3, 2013


Today is “Giving Tuesday.”  It is actually the second annual event meant to inspire philanthropy and community service across the nation. It is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season.  It takes place annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.


Tell the world what your pet is thankful for this Thanksgiving

Posted by SusanStokes on November 26, 2013


How many of you have Twitter and Instagram accounts? You can have some fun on Thanksgiving by sharing with PetSmart Charities and the world what your pet is thankful for. This activity is being encouraged by PetSmart Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc., that is committed to helping homeless pets.

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How to be a pet foster parent

Posted by SusanStokes on November 21, 2013


A friend of mine fosters dogs, Huskies to be exact.  He told me that one of the questions he is most frequently asked is, “How can you give a dog up after you’ve fostered it for several months?”  His best answer was found in a poem that he felt explained it beautifully.  He shared it with me, and now I want to share it with you.