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 […]

Strut with Me and Your Mutt SAT, OCT 1 in New York City

Strut with Me and Your mutt this Saturday October 1st in New York City Are you going to be in New York City this coming weekend? On Saturday October 1st you simply have to get down to Strut Your Mutt at the Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 in Tribeca. From 9 AM to 1 PM […]

Two Happiest Audience Members at Dog Film Festival in Seattle

I’m just back from Seattle and the thrill of bringing the Dog Film Festival there, with a phenomenal turn out! Fully half the audience members had four legs and brought along their enthusiastic and appreciative humans! During the showings of short films, all of which included dogs, the dogs in the audience made sporadic barking […]

Penelope the Goat Has Won My Heart

I am really a dog and cat person, right? I wrote The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know, and The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. And while I had two pet sheep as a child (Eloise and Baa-Baa, who had a black face), I never had any plans […]

Dog Talk #407 (02-07-2015)

Dog Talk (02-07-2015) #407: Gabor runs the rescue network of the Nutmeg Weimaraner Club in Connecticut, through which Tracie found a 4 year old Weimaraner for adoption — which went bad very quickly since she was not told the whole story; in order for others not to suffer the terrible quandary Tracie was put in […]

Dog Talk #385 (8/30/2014)

Dog Talk (8/30/2014) #385: Mary Peng calls from Beijing, China, to talk about the positive realities of pet ownership in the People’s Republic of China rather than the publicized dog meat festival, describing pet adoption days and her International Center for Veterinary Services in Beijing; dog trainers Lisa & Brad Waggoner discuss their Cold Nose […]

Humane Talk #8003 (2-03-2014)

Humane Talk (2-03-2014) #8003: The “humane economy:” Tracie and Wayne talk about the idea of businesses reflecting humane values—such as whale watching instead of whale hunting, pet stores supporting adoption instead of puppy mills, or ecotourism instead of seal killing; they discuss horse slaughter, including the closure of U.S. slaughter plants in recent years and […]

Dog Talk #350 (12/07/2013)

Dog Talk #350 (12/07/2013): Tracie reads a fascinating letter from a listener who has a unique perspective on “adopting from the South” because she went to pick up her dog from a poor rural Southern shelter; adventurer/explorer Tim Cope recounts his extraordinary voyage on horseback with dog by his side, retracing Genghis Khan’s steps in […]

Halo is the Best Pet Food for Putting it “In The Bag”

I just want to give a really heartfelt shout-out to HALO because they always step up to support the do-good gatherings for pets. They are right there, front and center, whenever there is an event to raise awareness and funds for a pet-related cause and their participation can make a difference. Any time I get […]

I Want to Share a Feel Good Feeling!

I felt so good about watching a new video encouraging pet adoption that I wanted to spread the good cheer and urge you to take a look, too! Halo Pet Foundation teamed up with the Ad Council, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund® to create an online video series called “Meet […]