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 […]

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 […]

Pet Pro Profile: Ashley Oelsen, Sharing Our Love Foundation

SOL Foundation – Sharing Our Love Guest post and photos by Sheila Appleby Williams Phoebe Rose, celebrity Pug, joined Ashley Oelsen, President and Founder of SOL (Sharing our Love) Foundation at the Los Angeles East Valley Animal Shelter in the San Fernando Valley. The recently relocated and upgraded East Valley Shelter is one of the […]

Blessing of Animals Held at LA Pet Cemetery in Calabasas, CA

A Blessing of the Animals ceremony was held Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the LA Pet Cemetery in Calabasas, California, the state’s largest pet cemetery. DogTipper guest blogger Sheila Williams from A Traveling Pug and her Pug, Phoebe Rose, were on hand to document the event. Dave Stephens, is one of the few pet caricature […]