‘Big Kibble: The Hidden Dangers of the Pet Food Industry’ is the book that Purina and other huge manufacturers don’t want you to read

Big Kibble by Shawn Buckley and Dr. Oscar Chavez If after reading this new exposé of the pet food industry, "Big Kibble: The Hidden Dangers of the Pet Food Industry and How to Do Better by Our Dogs" by Shawn Buckley and Dr. Oscar Chavez, you don't decide to try to change how you feed … Continue reading ‘Big Kibble: The Hidden Dangers of the Pet Food Industry’ is the book that Purina and other huge manufacturers don’t want you to read

‘The Particulars of Peter’ by Kelly Conaboy is the book you didn’t know you needed to read

Kelly Conaboy loves her dog. She loves her dog Peter so much that she wrote a book, "The Particulars of Peter: Dance Lessons, DNA Tests, and Other Excuses to Hang Out with My Perfect Dog," about him. Like most of us canine fans, she loves her dog to distraction. She obsesses about her dog more … Continue reading ‘The Particulars of Peter’ by Kelly Conaboy is the book you didn’t know you needed to read

Part I: Volunteers feed and save abandoned, scared dogs — big and small — in Redland, Florida

Please note: This article was originally published on ShelterMe.tv in 2016. The Problem: Redland, Florida; it’s a rural area southwest of Miami. A place that is haunted with the despair from the many animals who are abandoned there every week. Daily, cars and trucks stop on one of the streets or highways, open a door, shove … Continue reading Part I: Volunteers feed and save abandoned, scared dogs — big and small — in Redland, Florida

Part II: The Solution to “The abandoned, scared dogs — big and small — in Redland, Florida”

Please note: This article was originally published on ShelterMe.tv in 2016. The Solution (Part II to “Volunteers feed and save abandoned, scared dogs — big and small — in Redland, Florida"): It appears that any solutions to the huge problem of stray and abandoned animals in the rural areas of Miami-Dade County, like Redland and … Continue reading Part II: The Solution to “The abandoned, scared dogs — big and small — in Redland, Florida”

‘Our Symphony with Animals: On health, empathy and our shared destinies’ by Aysha Akhtar is filled with science and affirmations about the importance of animals in our lives

First posted in Bookreporter.com. "Our Symphony with Animals: On health, empathy, and our shared destinies" by Aysha Akhtar, M.D., is a memoir, an informational text, and a paean to the joys of sharing our lives with animals. Akhtar shares that she was abused as a child. She writes about her childhood dog, Sylvester, whom she … Continue reading ‘Our Symphony with Animals: On health, empathy and our shared destinies’ by Aysha Akhtar is filled with science and affirmations about the importance of animals in our lives

What does a wonderful shelter director look like? Memphis Animal Services knows.

Three years ago, the Memphis Animal Services was known as one of the worst city shelters in the country. Now, three years later, things are very different thanks to Alexis Pugh. In three years, she has turned the shelter around. Do they still have to euthanize dogs for space? Yes, but only after a concerted … Continue reading What does a wonderful shelter director look like? Memphis Animal Services knows.

‘Perfect Imperfection: Dog portraits of resilience and love’ by Alex Cearns

"Perfect Imperfection: Dog portraits of resilience and love" by Alex Cearns is a book about dogs who are missing something -- an eye or a leg. Some have had rough beginnings, but make no mistake, these dogs are all beautiful. The book is a small, coffee-table kind of book. The photographs are beautiful, all taken … Continue reading ‘Perfect Imperfection: Dog portraits of resilience and love’ by Alex Cearns

Devastated adopter after shelter allowed his dog to die, “They take dogs away from people for being treated like that and then they do it themselves right here.”

What happens when a shelter allows a dog to suffer in agony for days before the staff veterinarian bothers to check on the dog, then finding that his intestines had perforated, and he had to be euthanized? What happens when after surgery, another dog is allowed to bleed to death, found two days later dead … Continue reading Devastated adopter after shelter allowed his dog to die, “They take dogs away from people for being treated like that and then they do it themselves right here.”

‘Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too’ by Carol Novello could just change your life (and the life of a rescue animal)

Many Americans love their dogs and cats, but almost three million companion animals are killed in shelters every year. If more people adopted cats and dogs, that number would be smaller, just as it would if more people spayed and neutered their dogs and cats. Perhaps if people knew the benefits they would get by … Continue reading ‘Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too’ by Carol Novello could just change your life (and the life of a rescue animal)

‘Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible’ is a primer on making your dog happy

"Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible" by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce is a primer for dog owners who love their dogs but aren't sure that their dogs are living the best life possible. Why should people care about their dogs having the best life possible? … Continue reading ‘Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible’ is a primer on making your dog happy