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News and stories for animal lovers of pet rescue, pet adoption. Plus, breed information for dogs & cats and other pets as well as vet tips and great ideas you and your pet will love.

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Is A Ferret The Right Pet For You?

(PET CARE/PETS) Ferrets can make great pets with their playful personalities and furry faces, but is a ferret the right pet for you? Ferrets need committed guardians to provide proper care. Read on to see if you are ready to adopt a ferret into your family. — Global Animal

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Being exposed to dogs early in life can decrease one's risk of asthma by 13%.

Paw-Friendly Pads: Apartment Hacks For Pet Parents

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Finding an apartment that allows dogs can be a difficult task. But keeping your canine companion entertained and happy so he/she doesn’t destroy your new pad or disturb the neighbors doesn’t have to be so ‘ruff.’ With a few simple tricks, you can easily keep your pup’s tail wagging. These dog-friendly apartment […]

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No Such Thing As Better Beef

(FACTORY FARMING) Eating completely sustainable meat doesn’t seem possible. Factory farming is undoubtedly destroying the environment, slaughtering unprecedented amounts of animals, and putting humans at risk of deadly diseases like E. coli and salmonella. However, sustainable farms have their own set of problems. Is this alternative better for the animals? Or is sustainable meat just […]

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Cupcake, left, and Yung, both pit bull mixes, during “puppy playgroup” in the backyard at the East Harlem shelter run by Animal Care Centers of NYC. The program was added in 2014 to improve the dogs’ immunity and make them more docile and adoptable, the shelter said. Photo Credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

NYC Animal Shelters No Longer In The Dog House?

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/PET ADOPTION) NEW YORK CITY — The Animal Care Centers of NYC (formerly Animal Care and Control) are a frequently criticized nonprofit agency that currently runs New York City’s three animal shelters. Despite criticism and insufficient funding, many of the programs the agency has implemented since 2014, like “puppy playgroups,” are yielding positive results. […]

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Dogs & Taxes: Digging Up Tax Deductions For Pets

(PETS/PET CARE) Being a pet guardian has many benefits, but when it comes to filing taxes, claiming your furry friend as a dependent is prohibited. Even though dogs are not tax deductible, certain pet related expenses are. Check out the list below to learn about any tax deductions you may receive for being a pet […]

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