Hard at Work:  Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals

Hard at Work:  Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals By Cheryl Burns I have a coworker who never fails to bring a smile to my face. She has this remarkable gift — an amazing ability to make every person feel like they are special, important, and loved. The unsaid message seems to be: “You! It’s […]

Where the Wild Things Roam…Look…But Don’t Touch!

By Victoria Elliott Where the Wild Things Roam…Look…But Don’t Touch! For many people, summertime means venturing into the great outdoors to enjoy the long days, sunshine, and to soak in all the natural world has to offer before autumn comes back around and the days grow cold again. Whether it’s camping with friends in the […]

Coping with the Care of a Deceased Pet

By Meg Mullery Coping with the Care of a Deceased Pet The call came from a panicked husband on business travel. His distraught wife and four young kids discovered the beloved family dog deceased on the kitchen floor. The husband called the vet for help and was guided to In Memoriam Pet Services. In less […]

Pets of the Month

Princess, Adult, Spayed Female, White Short-haired Rabbit No need to bow to Princess, although an offering of hay is always appreciated. This little lady puts on no airs when meeting her new friends. Though she can be a little shy at first, this social lady loves to be surrounded by her people. Princess comes right up to […]

Plan Now for a Summer of Fun with your Pet

Plan Now for a Summer of Fun with your Pet By Cindy McGovern While summer can be a season of fun and relaxation for us, it can be a season of stress and danger for your pets.  Whether it’s fireworks, thunderstorms, heat, or barbecue grills, a little preparation and planning will keep your loved ones […]

Separation Anxiety and Your Furry Friends

Separation Anxiety and Your Furry Friends By Carolyn Cockroft Summer is peak season for family vacations, and a trip may mean leaving your pet at home alone. Often this departure may trigger anxiety in a pet. While many hotels now allow pets to room with guests, this may not be an option if the owner’s destination […]

Adopting a Pet with Special Needs

Adopting a Pet with Special Needs What does it mean to adopt a pet with special needs? Adopting and caring for a pet with special needs can be quite a rewarding experience and often not as harrowing as imagined. Pets with special needs come in all shapes and sizes with varying needs. Some experience mental […]

When Bunnies and Chicks Become Rabbits and Chickens: The Reality of Easter Pets — Cheryl L. Burns

By Cheryl L. Burns When Bunnies and Chicks Become Rabbits and Chickens: The Reality of Easter Pets — Cheryl L. Burns Having been a volunteer for King Street Cats for more than two years, I can tell you without a doubt that some of the world’s most powerful words are: “But, Mom [or Dad], look […]

The Senior Cat:  Striving for Longevity

By Jaime Stephens The Senior Cat:  Striving for Longevity The average life expectancy of an indoor cat is between 15-16 years, with females generally living one to two years longer than males. The Siamese and Manx breeds frequently surpass the average. This is why I was surprised when my ten year old tuxedo, the youngest […]

The Birds and the Bees, and Your Cat.

The Birds and the Bees, and Your Cat. By Sarah Liu Mrs. Huggins does not celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Far from being attracted to any male cat, she hates all cats equally.  In fact, the very idea of romantic love seems an affront, as she joyfully shredded the last $5.50 card my husband bought me, and […]