Finding Homes for All Shelter Dogs

Boston and Portland’s own Amy Sutherland has a new book out, and if you love dogs, please buy it and read it…you will be glad you did.   In writing Rescuing ‘Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes, Sutherland spent a year ‘doggedly’ researching homeless animal shelters across […]

Raw Bones for Dental Care

The First Thing We Talk About When We Talk About Dental Care Love your pet? (We know you do!)  The best way to express your fondness for your furry one is to love them from the inside out.  So don’t worry too much about buying the latest heart-shaped squeaky or catnip toy (unless it will […]

Stockings for Shelter Animals

Want to bring purrs & woofs of joy to our local shelter animals? Team up with us & together we’ll deliver 90 Christmas stockings stuffed with toys, treats & chews to our local shelter kitties & pups.  For just $5, you can donate a stuffed kitty stocking, and for $10, you can donate a stuffed stocking for […]

Rapamycin: Can Dogs Live Longer?

If you knew you could extend the life of your pet…would you? Rapamycin, also known as Sirolimus, is a drug developed to minimize rejection of organ transplants in humans, based on research into the make up of the volcanic soil on Easter Island.  It first became news a few years ago when test mice were shown to live up to 60% longer due to an […]

Treats: Goodness Gracious

Give a handful of treats to the pet you love, and a heart full of hope to another in need… One of our favorite dog treats has a particular place in our hearts because of their commitment to supporting local animal welfare groups.  We’re talking about Goodness Gracious, located right in Marblehead, MA.  Founder Amy […]

What is it like to experience the world like your pets?

Is it possible to ‘blur the species barrier’? That’s what Being A Beast attempts to find out.  For weeks at a time, veterinarian/lawyer/naturalist Charles Foster lived as a badger, an otter, a fox…in their habitat, approximating their movements & habits (dumpster diving in London, eating earthworms…).  This is radical nature-writing, and it’s witty, deep and humble. […]

Severe Storm & Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

Storms are literally forces of nature, and there’s nothing we can do to stop them.  The key to weathering (and even enjoying) storms with pets is thinking ahead, and being organized.  Storm prep for pets isn’t time-consuming, difficult or expensive.  And assuming you’re in a dry, safe place, it means you can all relax and […]

RED Saturday Dec. 12/12 for Animals in Need

Black Friday is a kind of empty-feeling holiday for us.  We get the idea as retailers, but our inspiration to become a business was out of a desire to have an impact on animals & our communities.  So this year, as a response, we are throwing a RED Saturday on Dec. 12, when 20% of all […]