Protect Your Pets from Holiday Hazards [VIDEO]

Dog and cat

Dogs, cats and other pets rely on their human family members to keep them safe during the holidays. (Photo by dixie wells, Flickr)

Each year, veterinarians around the country warn pet owners about the potential health hazards animals face during the holidays. From electric shocks and fires to strangulation and stomach upsets, human parents unwittingly place their furry children in the middle of a veritable minefield during one of the most festive times of the year. Here’s what you should know to keep your pets happy and healthy this season.  Read more of this post

Paying It Forward One Canine At A Time

Little and King

Jathan and his Little Brother visit the local animal shelter to give the residents there a little TLC. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Today my new Little Brother and I went out on our first outing, and one of the things we definitely have in common is our love for animals. Although he doesn’t have a dog of his own yet, he told me he loves poodles and chihuahuas, and likes petting and playing with the pets his grandparents and neighbors have. So a visit to my favorite local animal shelter seemed like a great way to get the ball rolling in our relationship. Read more of this post

James Rollins and Grant Blackwood’s ‘War Hawk’ Terrifies Us While Winning Our Hearts [REVIEW]

Soldier and military dog

Will former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and Kane, his military working dog, be able to find a killer before it is too late? Find out in James Rollins and Grant Blackwood’s WAR HAWK. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Julian Turner)

In James Rollins and Grant Blackwood’s War Hawk, a woman and her son are on the run from assassins, and only Tucker Wayne can keep them safe. To do so, he starts a global manhunt in search of a killer. The truth will lead him and his faithful canine companion to uncover deeply buried secrets which date back to World War II and a startling true event that will redefine humanity. Read more of this post

Ann DeVito’s ‘Dog Love’ Artistically Captures Man’s Best Friend [REVIEW]

Dog trio

Regardless of the breed, dogs bring lots of love into our lives. (Photo by Julie, Leon G, and Eran Finkle/Flickr)

If dogs are among some of your lifelong friends, you are going to love Ann DeVito’s Dog Love, a gorgeously illustrated volume that pays homage to our favorite canine companions.  Read more of this post

‘Brain Games For Puppies’ Makes One Happy Canine [REVIEW]

Claire trains a puppy.

Claire trains a puppy. (Photo credit: Roddy Paine/Interpet Publishing)

My husband and I bought an 8-week-old English Labrador Retriever from a breeder in Ohio. We named him Leonardo after the famous painter. Leonardo was the first puppy to walk up to my husband. At that point we knew, he was the one. Read more of this post