Human actors are great and all, but as any animal lover will attest, a well-placed puppy or a noble equine can elevate a good show to must-see status. If you watch reruns of old “Frasier” [...]
For 30-year-old Jarell Wilson from Detroit, COVID-19 isolation only intensified their struggles with depression. Self-isolation and working from home would’ve been worse, too, if it weren’t for their two pets, a cat and a dog. [...]
For L.A.-based queer photographer Sorrell Scrutton, their dog Frankie really is their best friend. When COVID struck, Frankie helped them counter the isolation. Given their bond, Scrutton decided to reach out to other queer friends [...]
As animal owners already know, pets can provide companionship and often times a much-needed mood boost. And beside them being cuddly companions, the National Institutes of Health report that pets may also "decrease stress, improve [...]
Between juggling customers's needs, offering in-store advice and working on orders of all kinds, Tilla Abel certainly has her work cut out for her as a designer at Miner's Den Jewelry. But as stressful as [...]
In recent months the city of Eastpointe has made waves across the state with its unique revisions to its animal ordinance. Aimed at keeping both animals and owners in the city safer, Animal Control officers are cracking down on the length of time dogs can left outside, how dogs are tethered, the number of dogs per household and more. In a Facebook post last month they said that the changes are geared toward stopping cases like Penelope's — a 3-year-old emaciated and overbred mastiff who was found wandering the city's streets.
Cats, movies and new friends merge at The Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center's Family Mew-Vie Night on Saturday, March 7. Attendees can snuggle with cats, enjoy popcorn and watch an family friendly movie rated G or PG.
By Jill Jaracz Your wedding VIPs are your family – including your four-legged family members. So why not include your pets into your celebration? Here are seven inspired ways to have your pet at your [...]
When she's not busy championing causes instrumental in securing things like U.S. marriage equality or busy taking care of her adoptive children with her spouse, April DeBoer-Rowse fills her time as an animal activist at Garden City's POET animal rescue.
Paws on Board: Pet owners are taking more care to plan for pets’ safety when they take them along for a ride.
By Teresa Odle It’s great to take Fido or Fluffy along on your next driving vacation as long as you carefully plan the trip with an eye toward keeping your pet healthy and safe. [...]
The "Howie Bill," signed by former Gov. Rick Snyder late last year, will increase the maximum penalty for killing or torturing an animal from four years to 10 years in prison. State Rep. Tommy Brann, [...]
The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance and the Humane Society of Macomb Foundation are soliciting applications for Outside the Box award-winning programs, projects, or documents that Michigan shelters or non-profit home-based rescue organizations are successfully using. [...]
Ron Danta says that to "truly do rescue really well, you cannot at all be selfish." And, to show how selfless they are, he and his partner Danny Robertshaw have opened their 4,400-square-foot home to over 80 dogs in need of adoption.
No bans on pit bulls allowed, Michigan’s Senate said on April 12.
As the end of September nears, winter draws closer and with it comes cold weather. That's why animal welfare organizations are reminding pet lovers early that hot cars aren't the only culprits for unwanted pet death; cold cars are guilty, too.
Over the past few months, news outlets, veterinarians and vaccine manufacturers have all been warning the public about the canine influenza epidemic that has hit nearly 100 dogs in New York City and elsewhere. However, Dr. Glynes D. Graham — owner and primary veterinarian of Patterson Dog & Cat Hospital in Detroit — says that there is "no need to panic." She said that although vaccination is always a personal decision for the pet owner, "there are many precautions" available for those who are concerned.
On the Jan. 14 episode of ABC's "Shark Tank," Michelle Winowich of Bloomfield Hills came away with almost half a million dollars. Winowich, the founder of G.O.A.T. Pet Products, pitched her pet speaker to the [...]
BY MICHELLE E. BROWN We love our pets - the dogs, cats and other critter babies that bring so much joy to our homes. We watch them on videos, take them to work or daycare [...]
Farmington Hills couple Will and Lauren Powers recently announced some "awesome news" they had to wait over a year to share with the community. Their family cats Arcturus Aldebaran, a Savannah, and Cygnus Regulus, a [...]
Horses' Haven is a volunteer-run agency in Howell that depends solely on the generosity of its volunteers and supporters who share a love and compassion for horses, ponies, donkeys and other large animals in need. [...]
Animals are not disposable. They are not something people can throw away when they are done with them. Yet, it continues to happen every single day, according to Sharon May, a volunteer with Detroit Animal [...]
BY BTL STAFF New legislation, Senate Bill 727, would offer Michigan restaurants the option to permit dogs in their outdoor dining areas. Sens. Margaret O'Brien (R-Portage), Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton), and Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) said [...]
BY BTL STAFF In August, the city of Detroit reported a 29 percent reduction in the number of dog bites in Detroit and an increase in the live release rate by nearly three times under [...]