Look What's New at the 2018 Super Pet Expo in Edison

Posted by SusanStokes on April 11, 2018

Once again, I’m excited to share the news about all the attractions scheduled during the Super Pet Expo this year. The 18th annual event will take place April 13-15, 2018, at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison.

Pre-Registration date extended

The panelists for By The Book: Animal Writers’ Workshop have been announced. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Oldwick Manor, Oldwick, New Jersey. The workshop will highlight the various avenues for breaking into the animal writing field, including adult and children’s literature, fiction and nonfiction. Both aspiring authors and seasoned writers are invited to attend. Panelists will offer a variety of experience in the animal book publishing field.

Spring Peepers Are An Unmistakable Sign of Spring

Posted by SusanStokes on April 4, 2018

It’s an unmistakable sign of spring – the melodious sound of the spring peepers! What is a spring peeper you might ask?  According to the Farmers' Almanac, spring peepers, pseudacris crucifer, are the most famous of all the chirping frogs. However, they’re not the only species native to North America. In fact, spring peepers belong to a group of frogs known as “chorus frogs.”

Brain Injury Awareness Applies to Pets Too

Posted by SusanStokes on March 30, 2018

We spent a lot of time in the past helping to raise funds to unite a service dog with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivor which had a very positive outcome. But just like humans, our pets can sustain trauma to the head resulting in traumatic brain injury, too. Head trauma is a medical emergency and can have far reaching health effects for pets. So now we want to raise your awareness of how pets can suffer brain injury and what to expect if this happens to your dog or cat.

Special Workshop for Animal Lovers and aspiring Authors!

Posted by SusanStokes on March 16, 2018

Calling all writers and aspiring authors! A workshop designed to help you break into the Animal Book field is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018. By The Book - Animal Writers' Workshop will take place at the Oldwick Manor, Oldwick, New Jersey, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Service Dog united with Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

Posted by SusanStokes on March 16, 2018

We have good news to report regarding of our most recent current cause!  Service dog, Nia Grace, has gone home to Greg Costa, traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor!  It was a wonderful and long-awaited reunion, and we cannot thank everyone enough for the donations and support of this cause.

Pet First Aid and CPR Course - You can do this!

Posted by SusanStokes on February 20, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to take a Pet First Aid and CPR Course.  Why did I do it? You never know when a pet emergency might arise, but you can be prepared. In addition to having the phone numbers handy of my family veterinarian, the nearest pet emergency clinic, and the Pet Poison Helpline along with my evacuation procedure, I wanted to take it one step further. And you can too! It only takes a few hours out of your day to arm yourself with the knowledge and ability to handle a pet crisis as it occurs and potentially save a life.

Valentine's Day advice to keep pets safe

Posted by SusanStokes on February 15, 2018

It's Valentine's Day and a time to share the Love! For many of us that includes our human friends and family as well as our animal friends and family members. But what's good for humans does not always translate well for our pets. The flowers and chocolate candy that bring us humans so much joy spell trouble for our pets.  Here's why:

The Central Jersey Cat Fanciers Cat Show – You are Invited

Posted by SusanStokes on January 4, 2018

It’s time for the Central Jersey Cat Fanciers sixteenth annual Cat Show! The event runs Friday, January 5 through Sunday, January 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Parsippany in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Best Wishes to You and Yours this Holiday Season

Posted by SusanStokes on December 22, 2017

We want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a warm and wonderful holiday season. Thank you for following our Blog and participating in our causes. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to those of you who work tirelessly in animal rescue, animal welfare, and the veterinary field to make life better, safer and healthier for our pets and wildlife. We will continue to support your efforts to make our world a better place. May everyone experience peace and love this holiday season and always.