Prideful Pet Products

By | 2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Guides, Pets|

BY BTL STAFF For pet-owners looking for LGBTQ-related pet products, Queerdeer Media has compiled a list of some of their favorite pet swag in the hopes of inspiring you and your pets to show your [...]

Dog Training from the Inside Out

By | 2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Guides, Pets|

BY CJ BENTLEY Lead Trainer at Canine College in Farmington Hills, Debbi Boynton, with Monkey, a 4 1/2-month-old mix breed dog who is currently participating in the Puppy Development Program. photo: S2_PET_CanineCollege_2538.jpg If you [...]

Keeping Your Dog’s Headspace Healthy

By | 2017-09-21T09:00:00+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Guides, Pets|

BY AMY GARABEDIAN September is Responsible Dog Ownership month. If you were to sign the AKC's responsible dog owner pet promise, one of the tenets you'd agree to would be this: I will ensure that [...]

Connecting Neighbors Through Our Dogs

By | 2017-03-09T09:00:00+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

BY JANICE MILHEM Janice Milhem of Milhem Images, Inc. enjoys her walks and travels with her Schnauzer-mix rescue, Mike. Photo courtesy of Janice Milhem I'm a local photographer and a dog owner with a new [...]

Pet Etiquette for Hotel Stays

By | 2017-03-09T09:00:00+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

BY BTL STAFF Planning a getaway for you and your pet? Be sure to plan ahead and take all the necessary precautions to ensure that your pets' travel experience is a happy and safe. For [...]

Pet Events in Michigan

By | 2017-03-09T09:00:00+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

9-Year Birthday Celebration Three Dog Bakery Partridge Creek 17330 Hall Road, Clinton Township March 11, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Free treats for four-legged friends plus raffles and prizes http://www.threedogatthecreek.com/ Cat Tales Storytime Tiny Lions [...]

Places to Adopt Pets in Michigan

By | 2017-03-09T09:00:00+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

Michigan Humane Society Mackey Center for Animal Care at the Dresner Foundation Animal Care Campus 7887 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, 313-872-3400 Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care 3600 W. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, 248-852-7420 Berman Center [...]

Birds as Best Friends

By | 2016-09-22T09:00:00+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Guides, Pets|

BY EMELL DERRA ADOLPHUS Dr. William J. Kupsky at home with his birds. BTL Photos: Emell Derra Adolphus Feathers can be just as fun as fur. They shine when groomed. They ruffle when excited. [...]

Spring Has Sprung with Upcoming Pet Events

By | 2016-03-10T09:00:00+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Guides, Pets|

COMPILED BY SHELBY CLARK PETKUS The Detroit Zoo hosts this semi-annual event in partnership with the Michigan Humane Society. Since the event's inception in 1993, more than 21,000 dogs, cats and rabbits have been placed [...]

Managing Pet Caregiver Fatigue

By | 2016-03-10T09:00:00+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Guides, Pets|

BY AJ TRAGER Despite the difficult nature of her job, Dr. Courtney Graham says that this is the least burnt out shes been since working in veterinary medicine. Its not easy, but it is rewarding [...]

Protecting Adoptable Pets in Michigan

By | 2016-03-10T09:00:00+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Guides, Pets|

In April of 2012, a Michigan State University medical student accepted a plea deal for killing at least 12 Italian greyhound puppies. The puppies, contemporary reports said, were ordered from out of state puppy mills [...]

Wedding Announcements

By | 2015-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Guides, Pets|

Photo: S2M10_BugajskiEster_Announcement_2338_Marriage.jpg Caption: Mark Bugajski and his partner, Chuck Ester of Dearborn Heights, finally tied the knot July 18 on the sky deck at Affirmations after spending 18 years together. The ceremony was conducted by [...]

Carpe Diem: Saving Chase

By | 2015-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Guides, Pets|

BY AJ TRAGER Andrea Pociask and her partner Amber Wickett are proud parents to Chase, a white mastiff/pit bull terrier mix with subaortic stenosis, a terminal genetic heart condition that affects the left side of [...]

U.S. Air Force Retirees Finally Tie The Knot

By | 2015-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Guides, Pets|

BY AJ TRAGER Photo: S2_WeddingStoryBartawayWilliams_2338 Caption: Vanessa Williams and Rebecca Bartaway tie the knot July 7 before their friend Charlene. Rev. Deb Dysert officiated the ceremony at Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit. DETROIT - Marriages [...]

Nonprofit Group Links LGBT, Vegan Activism

By | 2015-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Guides, Pets|

BY BTL STAFF Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer. Photo by Derek Goodwin. In a new short film from the multimedia nonprofit Our Hen House (http://www.ourhenhouse.org) - whose mission is to change the world for [...]

Redefining Home: The Fur Baby Boom

By | 2015-07-09T09:00:00+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Guides, Pets|

By Jim Lessenberry A year before I was born in 1955, a television classic debuted. Lassie, a rough coat Collie, was a rural superhero. "Lassie," the television program, is pragmatically summed up by June Lockhart, [...]

Dogs (And Friends) In Drag

By | 2015-03-05T09:00:00+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Guides, Pets|

Compiled By Shelby Clark Petkus Fashion isn't just for humans anymore. BTL readers submitted pictures of their own little models, all decked out in [...]

Pick Up A Furry Friend This Weekend

By | 2014-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

By BTL Staff The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and the Detroit Zoological Society are hosting their fall 2014 "Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo" event this weekend. The adoption event has placed over 20,000 [...]

Memoir Chronicles Gay Writer’s Journey With Dog

By | 2014-09-17T09:00:00+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Guides, Pets|

By Shelby Clark Petkus Openly gay author Benoit Denizet-Lewis brings his observational writing to the world of pets with his recently published memoir, "Travels With Casey." "Travels With Casey" by Benoit Denizet-Lewis Denizet-Lewis begins his [...]