Photos from the Alien Pet Costume Contest, Roswell, New Mexico

by Sheila Williams, A Traveling Pug Roswell, New Mexico was the location of the annual July UFO Festival weekend. We had to check it out—especially since one of the popular events was an Alien Pet Costume Contest. Saturday’s pet event attracted an enthusiastic crowd, despite temperatures in the high 90’s (plenty of water was available […]

Pet Friendly Hotels in West Texas

by Sheila Williams Candlewood Suites, Fort Stockton, Texas We (Phoebe Rose, my traveling Pug, and I) stopped over in Fort Stockton on a recent road trip from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Austin, Texas. I was impressed that Candlewood Suites manager Paul Amayo made a point of responding to guest reviews on Trip Advisor —usually […]

Santa Visits Blue in Elephant Butte, New Mexico

By Sheila Appleby Williams For over a decade, Australian Cattle dog, Blue, has been the town mascot of Elephant Butte, New Mexico — dispensing doggie love and affection to the mini retirement community since being abandoned as a puppy and “adopted” by local business owners. The blue-eyed Aussie senior captured the hearts and headlines of […]

Celebrity Pug Meets Cloris Leachman

After a summer spent in the Lone Star state, celebrity pug Phoebe Rose is once again in the state with all the stars, and one of the first famous faces the roving Rover reporter ran into upon her return to Tinseltown was Cloris Leachman,  The animal-loving luminary, who can currently be seen on the small […]

Housing Crisis Affecting Pets, Too

Banks Receive Bailouts- Pets Get Booted Out By Sheila Appleby Williams According to the current statistics, almost eight million abandoned pets are in the custody of pet shelters across the nation, with a majority of these facilities suffering from lack of staff, overcrowding and minimal budgets. As the various regions in the U.S. continue to […]

Austin Pets Alive! Announces Maternity Ward

Austin Pets Alive! Announces Maternity Ward By Sheila Appleby Williams Celebrity Pug, Phoebe Rose took the opportunity while still visiting Austin, Texas, to peek in at the newborn Collie-mix pups and their Mom, Philly, at Austin Pets Alive! (APA) Maternity Ward. APA’s website explains that “The idea for a maternity ward came from the need […]

Celebrity Pug Beats the Heat in Austin, Texas

Los Angeles Celebrity Pug beats the Heat in Austin, Texas By Sheila Appleby Williams As temperatures in Austin, Texas hit the triple-digits, celebrity pug, Phoebe Rose keeps her panting to a minimum with a savvy summer strategy guaranteed to minimize the risk of overheating and dehydration. Pugs, like other short muzzle dogs, are highly prone […]

Celebrity Pug Visits Austin’s Pet-Friendly Zilker Park

Celebrity Pug Phoebe Rose and her Mom, Sheila Appleby Williams, from A Traveling Pug visit Austin, Texas. Phoebe Rose is letting no grass grow under her paws as she explores all the amazing pet friendly nature spots in Austin. It’s pretty hard to top 10 miles of hiking trails circling Lady Bird Lake, although the […]

Celebrity Pug Sees Stars at Heal the Bay Event

A Spot with a special place in her heart for our sea-faring friends, canine correspondent Phoebe Rose got along swimmingly with the stars who honored those who show devotion for protecting the ocean. Heal the Bay’s Bring Back the Beach awards gala was held on May 17th at The Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica, […]

Celebrity Pug Sees Stars at Festival of Books

When canine correspondent Phoebe Rose’s Mom (Sheila Appleby Williams) suggested a visit to a book festival filled with famous faces, the roving Rover reporter thought that attending would be a novel idea. The Pug with a love of the printed page, who relays her literary adventure in the following report, writes about life in L.A. […]