I thought I’d put my fair share of nutters online – then I advertised my pet

I thought I'd put my fair share of nutters online – then I advertised my pet

Well, it happened. I’ve moved. Again. For the third time in two years. I must admit, the packing up and moving stuff is carrying me down, but I’m hopefully only one move away from a permanent home now – one I own, as opposed to renting or looking after for a friend, like this one. … Read more

Lawyer quit her $75ka-year job to become pet psychic

Lawyer quit her $75ka-year job to become pet psychic

This legal eagle quit her $75,000-a-year job to pursue her passion — talking to animals. Nikki Vasconez was working as a property lawyer when she decided to start researching how to communicate with animals in September 2020. “I started out practicing on family and friends’ pets and some strangers’ animals for free,” the 33-year-old said. … Read more

How to leave your dog (happily) when you go on holiday

How to leave your dog (happily) when you go on holiday

‘Will we have our own pool, Mummy? my eight-year-old daughter asks. “Will I get to pack my own suitcase? Is Luna allowed to come on the plane with us?” “Don’t be silly, they don’t allow dogs on planes. She can’t come with us,” her 10-year-old brother retorts. My daughter’s eyes widen in horror. “What do … Read more

Utah pets now have a safe place to stay if their owners enter drug, alcohol misuse treatment

Utah pets now have a safe place to stay if their owners enter drug, alcohol misuse treatment

A nonprofit animal shelter has partnered with Utah’s largest addiction program to protect pets for up to three months as their owners undergo treatment. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Beth Henry, foster coordinator At Ruff Haven Crisis Center, with a dog named Ranger, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. | May 30, 2022, 12:00 … Read more

Your cat does actually love you but doesn’t want to be petted

Your cat does actually love you but doesn't want to be petted

While most cats seem like aloof loners, they’re actually paying more attention to us — and other cats — than most of us realize. Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan discovered cats can learn human words and even connect the names of human and feline friends with faces. Household cats “anticipated a specific cat face … Read more

Feds sue operator of dog breeding facility, sixteen beagles

Feds sue operator of dog breeding facility, sixteen beagles

RICHMOND, Va. — Federal officials have accused a company that runs a Virginia facility breeding dogs for research of violating animal welfare law and recently seized at least 145 beagles found to be in “acute distress,” according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The Envigo RMS facility in Cumberland County has been under increasing scrutiny for … Read more

More people would rather sleep with their pet than their spouse

More people would rather sleep with their pet than their spouse

They might not complain about being in the doghouse now. A new survey found that pet owners actually prefer sleeping with their pets over their partners. Out of 2,000 American pet owners in the study, which was reported by OnePoll and commissioned by mattress company Sealy, 66% said they allow their precious pets to sleep … Read more