Spring is Coming…..And so it Kitten Season!

By Jaime Stephens Spring is Coming……And so is Kitten Season! Spring is just around the corner and with spring comes kitten season.  Kitten season begins in the early spring and lasts until the early fall. With unseasonably warm weather in January and February (or in warmer climes), kitten season can come early, end later, and […]

Resolved to Get Healthier Last Month? Did You Consider a Pet?!

By Lisa Velenovsky Resolved to Get Healthier Last Month? Did You Consider a Pet! Right behind the Times Square ball drop came the New Year’s resolutions to get healthier. We promised ourselves this is the year we’ll exercise more, eat less, go to bed earlier and meditate.  If your goal truly is better overall health, […]

Fostering Adoptable Dogs, Q & A with dog-lover Megan Kremer Barlow:

By Sarah Liu As a “cat lady” and cat rescue organization volunteer, it’s easy to gravitate to cat-centric articles for our monthly Points on Pets column. Last month, though, I found myself in a heart-to-heart with fellow rescue volunteer and dedicated dog lover, Megan Kremer Barlow. Sharing our foster experiences made me curious how canine […]

Exotic Pets: What to Consider Before You Adopt

Exotic Pets: What to Consider Before You Adopt When thinking about adopting a pet, most people focus on traditional animals like cats and dogs. However, for many people an exotic pet is the preferred choice, and these creatures are becoming increasingly more popular in the United States. What’s an Exotic Pet? According to the American […]

Halloween Highlights Animal Superstitions!

Halloween Highlights Animal Superstitions! By Cindy McGovern Other than pumpkins, one of the most recognizable symbols of Halloween is the black cat with arched back and luminescent eyes. How did this arise, and what other superstitions are associated with our animal brethren? Black Cats: A Familiar Superstition In Greek mythology, a woman named Galenthia, or […]

Area Advocacy Organizations Bring Animals and Volunteers Together

Area Advocacy Organizations Bring Animals and Volunteers Together By Cindy McGovern “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”—Oscar Wilde It’s estimated that 7 million animals are taken to U.S. shelters every year. No one knows the exact number, because there is no requirement to report it. But suffice to say, […]

Helping Lost Pets Find Their Way Home

Helping Lost Pets Find Their Way Home   By Laura Harris   Animal lovers may believe that only irresponsible humans could “lose” a beloved cat or dog. But accidents happen. If you see a lost dog or cat, your actions could make all the difference in helping a pet finds its way safely home.   […]

Outdoor Options for Your Pets

Outdoor Options for Your Pets By Steph Selice It’s summer, and what better time to enjoy being with your pets than when you’re on vacation or just relaxing? There are lots of options to share good times while keeping your pets safe outdoors, as well as great indoor activities for some pets that let them […]

Carson the Wonder Cat!

Carson the Wonder Cat! By Adrienne Usher When the ladies at E&E Rescue asked me if I would consider taking on a feral barn cat at our new farm in West Virginia, I said sure – feral cats are really low maintenance, right?   Within 3 days, Carson was watching me (with those Paul Newman […]

Summer Means Extra Safety Precautions for Our Pets

Summer Means Extra Safety Precautions for Our Pets By Carolyn Cockroft Bio: An avid cat lover since childhood, Carolyn volunteers at King Street Cats in Alexandria. Her two cats, Marigold and Butterbean, run the household in Woodbridge.  It’s summer—time for vacations! But that doesn’t mean a break from protecting our pets. While safety is a […]