News of interest to dog lovers including dog food recalls, special events, celebrity rescue initiatives, and more.

Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 Hero Dog Awards on The Hallmark Channel

A victim of dog fighting who almost lost her life due to her injuries has emerged victorious over the horrors of her past, winning both the collective heart of animal lovers everywhere as well as the top title at American Humane’s seventh annual Hero Dog Awards. Abigail’s Story Found as a  stray on the streets of Miami, […]

Enter to Win $25,000 + Help Shelter Pets!

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Every time we’ve adopted, we’ve come away feeling like we’ve won the lottery. Our rescued pets–Irie and Tiki, Inca, Lucky and, adopted just last month after Hurricane Harvey, little Jetty–each started their lives as strays before being assisted by animal control departments, […]

Race for the Rescues Set for Oct. 14

Going the extra mile to help our four-legged friends, people in Pasadena with a passion for compassion will gather at The Rose Bowl to take steps toward the creation of a better tomorrow with every step they take during Race for the Rescues. Raising heart rates while raising funds for a number of animal welfare […]

Renee Zellweger, Lucy Pet Foundation + More Fly Harvey Dogs to Safety

Over the course of her career on the silver screen, Renee Zellweger has won three Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a BAFTA and the top dog of acting accolades, an Academy Award.  Now, in her real life role as a Texas native concerned for the dogs and cats affected by Hurricane Harvey, […]

Baltimore Ravens’ Ronnie Stanley Promotes #ThinkAdoptionFirst

Tackling the topic of dog and cat homelessness, Ronnie Stanley of the Baltimore Ravens and his tail-wagging teammate Lola have partnered with Petco for a campaign which urges potential pet parents to get in the game and choose their MVP (Most Valuable Pet!) from a shelter or rescue organizations. The sports hero made headlines in […]

September 28 is #RememberMeThursday #RememberTheRescue

Acclaimed author Edith Wharton once wrote, “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” On September 28, animal lovers will reflect on the companion animals whose spark of life is prematurely extinguished each year (3.4 million dogs and cats in the US shelter system alone) and […]

Stars Help Animals Affected by #HurricaneHarvey

Professions which attract the spotlight also offer those who stand in its glow the ability to illuminate issues so that problems…and ultimately, solutions… can be seen by more people. From choosing the option of pet adoption to the plight of puppy mill dogs, celebrities have helped to raise both the public’s awareness of, and much-needed […]

Summer of Love 2017: Celebrities Who Adopted Rescue Dogs

As we get ready to embark on the fall season, we thought we would take a look back at the well-known personalities who marked the 50th anniversary of the summer of love by offering a lifetime of love to a dog in need. If you know of any famous fans of our four-legged friends who […]

We’ve ADOPTED + We’re Having a Fundraiser to Benefit the #PortAransas Animal Shelter!

We’ve been trying to think of ways to help the many, many shelters impacted across Texas. The devastation across our state is staggering. By this weekend’s end, Austin Pets Alive alone will have transported over 1,000 homeless animals from animal shelters both along the coast and in Houston to Austin so they can find their […]

Helping Pets + People After #HurricaneHarvey

Many thanks to everyone for reaching out to us after Friday’s double setback–the death of our kitten, Ochi, and our evacuation from Hurricane Harvey. We spent three nights with our pets at a local La Quinta with people–and many, many pets–who evacuated from the Texas coast and, just as we were leaving Monday, from Houston. […]