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City of Eastpointe Enacts Stricter Animal Welfare Rules

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.

By |2020-02-19T17:03:26-05:00February 19th, 2020|Guides, Pets|

BTL Special Issue Pet Calendar 2020

  Michigan Reptile and Pet Expo - March 14 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Michigan Reptile and Pet Expo is the largest selection of reptiles, tarantulas and amphibians anywhere in Michigan. Breeders and dealers [...]

By |2020-02-19T16:57:54-05:00February 19th, 2020|Guides, Pets|

Finding Waldo

At 11 months old, Waldo, the standard poodle and Wheaten terrier mix or woodle, is shaping up to be a strong, well-behaved puppy. But just a month ago, before he came into the lives of [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:38:09-04:00October 30th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

Final Furry Farewells

Wendy and Bob Sutton's story is similar to that of many pet owners. Eager to expand their family, the couple welcomed four animals into their home, caring daily for their needs and planning for every [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:32:12-04:00October 30th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

Novi Pet Expo Nov. 15-17

A three-day event, the Novi Pet Expo is held from Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. "This event showcases products like pet care products, pet foods, animal [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:30:21-04:00October 30th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

Holiday Paint Your Pet

Hosted by Painting with a Twist in Detroit, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, there will be a Holiday Paint Your Pet party where attendees can put their furry friend's face on a canvas. Bringing light snacks [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:29:37-04:00October 30th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

Weighing the Cost of Pet Insurance

  By Dawn Klingensmith Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets can undergo the same types of lifesaving procedures as people, including pacemaker insertion and kidney transplants. But these procedures are expensive. Pet owners who [...]

By |2019-03-06T15:53:03-05:00March 6th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

Think Outside the Box for a Chance to Win $1,000

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. [...]

By |2019-03-06T15:50:15-05:00March 6th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

‘Life in the Doghouse’

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.

By |2018-09-19T12:15:53-04:00September 19th, 2018|Guides, Pets|

Let The Games Begin!

BY AMY GARABEDIAN Here’s something you probably haven’t thought about when it comes to training your dog. Training is just a game you play. In the beginning, we teach our puppies all kinds of things. [...]

By |2018-09-19T12:09:38-04:00September 19th, 2018|Guides, Pets|

Pros and Cons of Canine Influenza Vaccination

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.

By |2018-09-19T12:08:16-04:00September 19th, 2018|Guides, Pets|

Prideful Pet Products

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 [...]

By |2017-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2017|Guides, Pets|

Dog Training from the Inside Out

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 [...]

By |2017-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2017|Guides, Pets|

Keeping Your Dog’s Headspace Healthy

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 [...]

By |2017-09-21T09:00:00-04:00September 21st, 2017|Guides, Pets|

Connecting Neighbors Through Our Dogs

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 [...]

By |2017-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

Pet Etiquette for Hotel Stays

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 [...]

By |2017-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

Pet Events in Michigan

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 [...]

By |2017-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

Places to Adopt Pets in Michigan

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 [...]

By |2017-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

Birds as Best Friends

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. [...]

By |2016-09-22T09:00:00-04:00September 22nd, 2016|Guides, Pets|

Spring Has Sprung with Upcoming Pet Events

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 [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Guides, Pets|

Managing Pet Caregiver Fatigue

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 [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Guides, Pets|

Protecting Adoptable Pets in Michigan

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 [...]

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Guides, Pets|