Entries from the ‘Adoption’ Category

Homemade Doggie Ice Treats

Homemade Doggie Ice Treats

Posted by Pia

While I’m certainly no Martha Stewart, I occasionally try my hand at creative recipes — especially if they are for my furry family members.
A friend of mine recently shared a tip for a nifty summer dog treat. I decided to give it a try, and it was a huge hit with my canines and their …

Keeping Our Companions Safe

Keeping Our Companions Safe

Posted by Pia

I’d hate to make worry warts out of us doting pet parents but I thought the safety tips below might be useful to DW readers.  As a concerned mother to my furry kids, I always want to be in the know on this sort of stuff.
While the following list does not include all hazards, you …

Summer Dog Days

Summer Dog Days

Posted by Pia

There is little in life as uplifting as witnessing dogs playing in water. Their reckless abandon and complete lack of self consciousness are a joy to witness. They remind us to enjoy the moment and to gain some perspective on the simpler things that can bring us meaning and joy. So with the summer in …

Saving a Purebred Shih-Tzu

Saving a Purebred Shih-Tzu

Posted by Pia

On a recent trip to the East Coast from California, I had the pleasure of escorting Ms. Rosie, an adorable little shih-tzu, to her new home. Rosie had only hours left at the shelter when an adopter across the country offered her a second chance. In turn Rosie, has offered Julia, her new mom, a …

Trap-Neuter-Return

Trap-Neuter-Return

Posted by Pia

If you’ve ever heard an un-spayed cat in heat, you know first hand how insistent they can be about wanting to get out there and ‘mingle’ with their male friends to make more kittens. I’ve often joked that they’d put on red lipstick and click around in high heels if they could. But, similar to …

Kitten Season

Kitten Season

Posted by Pia

There is not much in this world cuter than a kitten. These magical little fluff balls are beyond adorable, but many myths abound regarding what to do if you find a litter of nursing felines. We are well into “kitten season,” that time of year when already-overfilled shelters see a huge influx of these little …

Helping Horses

Helping Horses

Posted by F&S

Did you know that Martha and G.K., her chow puppy, are horse lovers? Martha’s horses get the best of care, but unfortunately, so many of these majestic, sensitive creatures do not. Local shelters and horse rescue groups are filled with potential equine friends in need of rescue or an adoptive home, like the ones in …

Poker Dogs iPhone App

Poker Dogs iPhone App

Posted by Pia

Remember those great “dogs playing poker” paintings that show up everywhere?  Well now you can up the ante by inserting your companion animal’s photo into the mix and help shelter animals at the same time!
iMatte Inc. a creative team of Oscar-winning technologists created the app, which allows you to seamlessly insert your pet into three famous paintings from …

Art Under Foot

Art Under Foot

Posted by Pia

A recent trip to my hometown reminded me that the streets of The Big Apple were made for much more than walking! With some creativity, colorful chalk, and an adoption-loving audience, anything is possible!
Years ago I used to teach art classes for kids. My projects involved making art out of everyday objects that one could …

What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

Posted by Pia

We receive some wonderful photos in our “Your Pet-Adoption Stories” gallery, but recently something caught my eye that I just had to share:
Contributor Robin Tousley from Minneapolis recently sent us a photo of her adorable adopted pooch — by the name of Martha Stewart! Much like our very own Martha, this pooch has worked hard …