Giving Tuesday – All Year Long from Weruva

Giving Tuesday – All Year Long from Weruva “Giving Tuesday” is a nice antidote to the crazed consumerism of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and increasingly, all the days and weeks on either side of the post-Thanksgiving weekend. Kudos to everybody who is a pet-lover and emptied their virtual piggy banks and sent the contents to […]

Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Certification

Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Certification The CEO of Halo, Myron Lyskanycz, is on a mission to improve the way farm animals are raised, for their sake as well as the betterment of the pets whose diets depend on high quality protein What is GAP? The Global Animal Partnership is a global leader in farm animal […]

Humanely Raised Farm Animals & Respect for Our Planet

Humanely Raised Farm Animals & Respect for Our Planet What my own dogs eat has raised my consciousness and influenced my decisions about how to choose ingredients for my own diet. Thanks, Maisie and Wanda Weimaraner! My realization came about ever since Halo coined the phrase OrigiNative® and changed the entire way they source their […]

7 Ways to Protect Your Pets in an Emergency

7 Ways to Protect Your Pets in an Emergency Here’s some good advice from some animal-loving friends Down Under, about managing risks to our pets during emergencies. With all the weather-related emergencies around the United States, and beyond, I found good information in this article in “The Conversation,” about ways to prepare for emergencies with our […]

Did You Need Yet Another Reason Not to Buy a Puppy from a Pet Store?

Did You Need Yet Another Reason Not to Buy a Puppy from a Pet Store? Pet Store Puppies Represent a Chain of Suffering By now I hope we’re all clear on the immorality of purchasing puppies from pet stores. All the puppies in any pet store have been procured through a series of transactions, beginning […]

I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too!

I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too! I really cannot believe that I had forgotten all about the minor miracle that is Amazon Smile: if you shop on Amazon (is there anyone who does not?) you can have a life-saving, life-changing impact on any animal welfare group simply by shopping online! I had signed […]

The Tragedy of Orlando and the Victims’ Pets Left Behind

The Tragedy of Orlando and the Victims’ Pets Left Behind I had not seen my old friend Donanne in Los Angeles for many years, so I was very happy to be headed there in the first week of June with the Dog Film Festival. With a grant from the Petco Foundation, I’m touring the country […]

Happy New Year and Heartfelt Thanks to My Listeners

Happy New Year and Heartfelt Thanks to My Listeners I recently received an utterly pure expression of gratitude and kindness from a listener that caused me to stop and reflect on the comfort and joy her words gave me, but also to recognize how inspiring and satisfying it is for me, selfishly, to produce and […]

Shelter Dogs Help Protect Endangered Species

Shelter Dogs Help Protect Endangered Species There is a detection-dog program called Conservation Canines (CK9), part of the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology, that is putting to a brand new use the amazing sense of smell that dogs possess. These CK9 dogs are trained to help conservationists detect the presence of endangered animals […]

A Happy Ending for a Homeless Lady and Her Dog

A Happy Ending for a Homeless Lady and Her Dog The recent inaugural Dog Film Festival in New York City gave me and the audience many opportunities to look at the human-canine bond from different perspectives. Many of us treasure and value our connection with our dogs and cannot imagine life without them — but […]