This Website Maybe For Sale – Click Here -

PETS Resource Center

Source Match Pets News

Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 7-29

Dogs remain available at the Lucas County Canine Care & Control Office, 410 South Erie St., Toledo. For information, call 419-213-2800.

Fisher Cats win opener at Binghamton

Sean Ochinco homers in the win 

Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling 27 new home communities from Florida to California and billing them as the first to offer pet paradise in every one. The homes could feature automated feeders and cabinets for toys, treats and food.

The Fix: What our cats and dogs say about our politics

Red states love their dogs, while liberal states are much more cat-friendly.

The Fix: What our cats and dogs say about our politics

Red states love their dogs, while liberal states are much more cat-friendly.

What our cats and dogs say about our politics

Red states love their dogs, while liberal states are much more cat-friendly.

Jungle Jim’s introduces new festival for pets

An industry devoted to the popularity of pets — and their pampering — will be the focus of a new event this weekend in Butler County.

Dogs on vacation living in the lap of luxury

(CNN) — More and more animal lovers who aren’t opposed to splurging on their furry friends are choosing overnight stays at resort-style retreats that offer services fit for royalty. Pet owners are poised to spend $4.73 billion on boarding and grooming for their beloved animals this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. Luxury […]

Connecting pets and their owners

Many Americans find themselves online looking at photos of other people’s pets during the day, and one Williston man has found a way to make that pastime productive.

Commonwealth Games Scottie dogs 'disrespectful to Muslims'

Use of Scottish terrier dogs during Commonwealth Games opening ceremony 'shameful' and 'offensive', Malaysian politicians claim

The Cats of the World, Mapped

There are a lot of cats in the world, and there are a lot of cats on the Internet. Did you ever think, for example, that someone would take the time to locate the many cats of the world on a digital map? Owen Mundy, an artist, designer, and programmer who teaches at Florida State University, recently published "I Know Where Your Cat Lives," a project that tracks the world's cats—or, well, 1 ...

How to Care for Your Pets After You’re Gone

As anyone who has worked at an animal shelter will tell you, a number of the pets there were beloved companions who became homeless because of their owners’ deaths. Perhaps the most spectacular illustration of estate planning for a pet was the $12 million fortune that hotel magnate Leona Helmsley bequeathed to her little white Maltese, Trouble.

Wonkblog: Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S.—and all over the world

Who

Wonkblog: Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S.—and all over the world

Who

Kids with pets more likely to avoid eating meat

Kids who spend time cuddling up with Fido or Fluffy are more likely to turn their noses up at meat later in life, a new study suggests

Kids with Pets More Likely to Avoid Meat

Kids with Pets More Likely to Avoid Meat Those children who have formed attachments to their pets may develop empathy toward other animals, too, which can result in greater avoidance of eating meat, the researchers suggested. "Once an individual feels empathy toward animals, it makes it harder to eat animals," study author Hank Rothgerber, a professor of psychology at Bellarmine University and a vegetarian for more than 12 years, told Live Science in an email. "For these individuals [who get attached to their pets as kids], the love they feel toward their childhood pet(s) was likely so strong that they have a hard time not seeing some aspect of their companion animal in the meat that they wish to avoid," Rothgerber added. In the study, Rothgerber and colleagues asked 273 people if they ate meat, and, if they did, how much meat they normally ate, as well as whether they owned a pet in childhood and how attached they were to their pets.


Kids with Pets More Likely to Avoid Meat

Those children who have formed attachments to their pets may develop empathy toward other animals, too, which can result in greater avoidance of eating meat, the researchers suggested. "Once an individual feels empathy toward animals, it makes it harder to eat animals," study author Hank Rothgerber, a professor of psychology at Bellarmine University and a vegetarian for more than 12 years, told ...

Vietnam: Cats Being 'Drowned, Shaved, Burned and Fried with Garlic'

Cats are being drowned, shaved, burned then fried with garlic at restaurants across Vietnam, despite an official ban that makes it illegal to eat the creatures. Known as "little tiger", cat meat is served as an accompaniment to beer in Vietnam, with dozens of restaurants in Hanoi having it on their menu. Van Dung, a manager of a restaurant serving cat meat, said he buys them from local breeders ...

Abandoning pets to go on holiday is always the wrong choice for UAE residents

Holidays are a time to celebrate, travel and unwind, but this is not the case for many pet owners and their animals in Dubai. As holidays such as Eid Al Fitr approach, animal welfare organisations point out that many pets are abandoned because their owners are unable to find them last-minute housing. Aideen O'Mara, owner of Urban Tails resort, said her business was at full capacity during Eid Al ...

Feral cats getting second lease on life

A program in which Animal Care Services vaccinates and sterilizes feral cats, then places them in homes where their wild instincts can be of use, has eliminated pest problems for some residents.

Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

Diners enjoy a dish of cat meat while drinking beer at a restaurant in Hanoi on June 19, 2014 The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban. At an unassuming restaurant next to a carwash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry clients: drowned, shaved and burned to remove all fur before being cut up and fried with garlic. "A lot of people eat cat meat. Vietnam has forbidden the consumption of cats in an effort to encourage their ownership and keep the capital's rat population under control.


Fisher Cats Sunday game suspended in Harrisburg

Teams battle into 12th inning before giving way to thunderstorms.

Military dogs deserve new life

Mankind has always had a special relationship with dogs. For thousands of years, dogs have comforted us, protected us, and given us their unconditional love. Time and time again through the ages they have proven why they are considered our best friends.

Study: Dogs can feel jealous, too

Sure, Fido is a brown Lab. But inside, he may also be a little green.

Woman with scores of cats gets probation

A 62-year-old Oakland woman who kept almost 100 cats in her home was sentenced to five years' probation Friday following a felony conviction for animal cruelty. Jan Van Dusen, an attorney who lives in West Oakland, is also banned from owning animals for 10 years, must perform 200 hours of community service, undergo mental health counseling and pay Oakland Animal Services $40,000 for the costs of ...

The Nine Simultaneous Lives of Cats: Cat Tracker

Discover Magazine's September print edition featured an infographic called "20 Things You Didn’t Know About Cats." Felines seem to lead elusive, mysterious lives. Fortunately, the citizen science project Cat Tracker allows you to track your cat beyond what we can directly observe. Cats are moody. In the blink of an eye, a cat can change from aloof to affectionate, playful to predatory, carefree ...

7 Ways Pets Can Make You Healthier

A pet not only adds companionship to your life, but also years, by reducing your risk of a variety of conditions and improving your overall health. The unconditional love your pet gives can do wonders for your mood, says Susan Levy, an internist and geriatrician at the pet-friendly Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore. "One of the major signs of depression is the feeling ...

Gillnet fishing halted off California to protect endangered turtles

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fresh-caught swordfish will be off the menu in California restaurants for at least the next month, due to a federally imposed temporary ban on drift gillnets in the Pacific to protect endangered sea turtles starting on Friday. The closure, to remain in effect through Aug. 31, covers 25,000 square miles (62,160 square km) of ocean waters off Southern California that constitute the prime West Coast fishing grounds for swordfish and thresher sharks caught with gillnets. The new gillnet ban marks the first time such a restriction has been imposed off California by the National Marine Fisheries Service as a safeguard for loggerhead turtles, an endangered species that normally feeds in more southern waters off Mexico's Baja Peninsula. The agency's 2003 loggerhead conservation plan calls for closing the waters off San Diego and Los Angeles to gillnet fishing in years when the ocean-warming pattern known as El Nino occurs or is forecast, said Ben Enticknap, a senior scientist with the environmental group Oceana.

Dogs get especially jealous of other dogs: study

Dogs get especially jealous of other dogs: study One of the objects was a toy dog that barked and wagged its tail when a button on it was pushed. Certain dog behaviors were much more common when owners played with the toy dog versus the other objects, the researchers found. For instance, dogs more often snapped, pushed their owners, pushed against the object and tried to get in between the owner and the toy dog than they did with the other toys. The dogs were about twice as likely to push their owner (78 percent of dogs did this) when he or she was playing with the toy dog than when the interaction involved the jack-o-lantern (42 percent).


Dogs get especially jealous of other dogs: study

One of the objects was a toy dog that barked and wagged its tail when a button on it was pushed. Certain dog behaviors were much more common when owners played with the toy dog versus the other objects, the researchers found. For instance, dogs more often snapped, pushed their owners, pushed against the object and tried to get in between the owner and the toy dog than they did with the other ...

Dogs are capable of feeling jealousy: U.S. study

Dogs wear traditional red scarves in Pamplona Dogs are capable of feeling a basic form of jealousy, according to a study published in the PLOS ONE scientific journal. The research, said to be the first experiment on canine jealousy, could redefine the view that the complex emotion of envy is a human construct, said Christine Harris, University of California, San Diego psychologist and an author of the study.


Dogs are capable of feeling jealousy: U.S. study

Dogs are capable of feeling a basic form of jealousy, according to a study published in the PLOS ONE scientific journal. The research, said to be the first experiment on canine jealousy, could redefine the view that the complex emotion of envy is a human construct, said Christine Harris, University of California, San Diego psychologist and an author of the study.

US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.

Changing shipping routes could save blue whales

A blue whale exhales through its blowhole in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Long Beach, California on July 16, 2008 Blue whales off the US west coast like to feed in areas that are heavily used as shipping lanes, a practice that puts their survival at risk, researchers said Wednesday. This habit could be the reason why their population is not rebounding as experts had hoped, and researchers suggested that changing shipping routes could help. For the study, led by Oregon State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz, researchers tagged 171 blue whales off the coast of California from 1993 to 2008. The overall population of blue whales in the area from California, Oregon and Washington in the Northern Pacific Ocean is estimated at between 500 and 2000.


Dogs get especially jealous of other dogs

Beachgoers play fetch with dogs at Crissy Field in San Francisco, California on May 13, 2014 One of the objects was a toy dog that barked and wagged its tail when a button on it was pushed. Certain dog behaviors were much more common when owners played with the toy dog versus the other objects, the researchers found. For instance, dogs more often snapped, pushed their owners, pushed against the object and tried to get in between the owner and the toy dog than they did with the other toys. The dogs were about twice as likely to push their owner (78 percent of dogs did this) when he or she was playing with the toy dog than when the interaction involved the jack-o-lantern (42 percent).


That's My Owner! Dogs Get Jealous, Too

That's My Owner! Dogs Get Jealous, Too The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs shows that canines nip even at stuffed pooches when these fakes take away the attention of the dogs' owners. The results also show that jealousy does not require especially complex minds, the scientists said. "Jealousy is the third-leading cause of non-accidental homicide across cultures," said lead study author Christine Harris, an emotion researcher at the University of California, San Diego. It is commonly assumed that jealousy is unique to humans, in part because of the complexity of thought the emotion entails, such as gauging what threat a rival poses to a relationship.


That's My Owner! Dogs Get Jealous, Too

The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs shows that canines nip even at stuffed pooches when these fakes take away the attention of the dogs' owners. The results also show that jealousy does not require especially complex minds, the scientists said. "Jealousy is the third-leading cause of non-accidental homicide across cultures," said lead study author Christine Harris, an emotion ...

Blue Whales Roam Dangerously Close to Shipping Lanes

Blue Whales Roam Dangerously Close to Shipping Lanes The feeding grounds of blue whales along the U.S. West Coast overlap dangerously with shipping lanes, placing the behemoths in danger of collisions with ships, researchers say. Blue whales, along with many other whales, became endangered due to commercial whaling. For instance, in 2008, five dead blue whales were discovered in the Pacific Ocean in a seven-week period, and three of them were confirmed to have been hit by ships. "That made everyone step back and say, 'Whoa, this may potentially be a big problem,'" said lead study author Ladd Irvine, a marine mammal ecologist at Oregon State University.


This free mod makes Watch Dogs look more gorgeous than ever before

This free mod makes Watch Dogs look more gorgeous than ever before Watch Dogs is one of the best games of the year and a decent showcase title for the new generation consoles, but it still doesn’t stand up to the seemingly professionally doctored demo from E3 2012. What we saw two years ago was a game that looked more stunning than just about anything else on the market — the reality wasn’t quite as impressive. Now, just two months after the game’s release, PC modder Federico Rojas (aka TheWorst) has released the final version of his graphics mod for Watch Dogs on the PC, bringing the retail release up to speed with the pipe dream from the original demo. “This is going to be the last version,” Rojas wrote in the 1.0 release


Elephants Can Outsniff Rats and Dogs

Elephants Can Outsniff Rats and Dogs Elephants are known for their impressively long trunks, but perhaps less well known is the large number of genes that code for their sense smell. "Rats had the record for the largest number of [these] genes," said the study's lead researcher Yoshiihito Niimura, a researcher of molecular evolution at The University of Tokyo in Japan. The findings support other research on the pachyderm's superior sense of smell. African elephants can smell the difference between two tribes living in Kenya: the Maasai, whose young men prove their virility by spearing elephants, and the Kamba, farmers who usually leave elephants alone, reported a 2007 study published in the journal Current Biology.


Elephants possess 'superior' sense of smell

An African elephant eats in the Kruger Game Park, South Africa on December 10, 2009 Elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists out Tuesday. The African elephant's genome contains the largest number of olfactory receptor (OR) genes -- nearly 2,000 -- said the study in the journal Genome Research. Olfactory receptors detect odors in the environment. "Apparently, an elephant's nose is not only long but also superior," said lead study author Yoshihito Niimura of the University of Tokyo.


Only Zoo Keepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed)

Only Zoo Keepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed) Nora Beirne, a senior keeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  When I went to The College of New Jersey, I was an English major, but I took several pre-med classes. Then, in my senior year, Pat Thomas — associate director of the Bronx Zoo and vice president and general curator for the Wildlife Conservation Society — gave a talk to the biology department. In six years as a zoo keeper, I've trained red pandas for injections, fed black bears jelly off a spoon and held a komodo dragon.  


Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide

FILE - In this May 9 2005, file photo, shows snow geese and Canada geese preparing to land on marsh at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge near Merrill, Ore. National wildlife refuges in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Hawaii are phasing out pesticides from the group known as neonicotinoids because they pose a danger to bees and other pollinators. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File) GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.


Summer Heat Increases Risk for Dehydration in Pets, Warns Veterinarian

OCALA, Fla. -- With the Florida summer in full swing, pet owners need to be vigilant about protecting their pets from the heat, warns Ocala veterinarian Dr. Kelly Culbertson. Dehydration and heat stroke ...

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

FILE - In this April 22, 2010 file image from video provided by the United States Humane Society, a Hallmark Meat Packing slaughter plant worker is shown attempting to force a "downed" cow onto its feet by ramming it with the blades of a forklift in Chino, Calif. The yearslong battle between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving to federal courts as ag-gag laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. Opponents of the law point to the Chino video and the investigation that followed, which led to the largest meat recall in U.S. history, saying the secrecy puts consumers at higher risk of food safety problems and animals at higher risk of abuse. (AP Photo/Humane Society of the United States, File) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.


Bald eagles found on California island for first time in 50 years

A bald eagle takes off as U.S. marathon runner Keflezighi trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Mammoth Lakes, California A pair of nesting bald eagles have been found on San Clemente Island off the Southern California coast for the first time in more than 50 years, the National Park Service said on Thursday, marking the latest step in their comeback from near extinction. The discovery means that bald eagles, which vanished from the Channel Islands in the early 1960s due to DDT poisoning and once were listed as an endangered species, have now returned to five of the eight islands in the chain. "This news is very gratifying," Peter Sharpe of the nonprofit Institute for Wildlife Studies said in a statement released by the park service. "I expect to see bald eagles return to all eight of the Channel Islands within a few years, which will mark yet another milestone in their successful recovery." No chicks have yet been seen in the San Clemente Island nest, which was established by two birds that came from two other islands in the chain, the park service said.


Correction: Pets-Sweet Dog Suites story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story July 16 about pet suites being offered in some of its new homes, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of home communities being built by Standard Pacific Homes. It is 190, not 27. The story also reported erroneously the starting price of the homes. They start at $1.3 million, not $710,000.

Zoo Elephants' Big Threat: Too Much Junk in the Trunk

A female African Elephant, eats at the Milwaukee County Zoo African elephants in captivity are packing on the pounds, and experts warn that the rise in obesity is contributing to infertility, which could be detrimental to the survival of the species in zoos. To get a handle on the problem, one group of researchers in Alabama is looking for a better way to measure body fat on the already huge animals. Just like humans, elephants with excess fat are more likely to develop heart disease, arthritis and infertility, Daniella Chusyd, a graduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said in a statement. Previous studies have shown an alarming number of African elephants in zoos have irregular or no ovarian cycles.  [Elephants Images: The Biggest Land Animal]


Dams Imperil Pakistan's Endangered River Dolphins

The Indus River dolphin's habitat is shrinking because of irrigation dams that divide up the river into sections, new research suggests. "It is river habitat fragmentation by dams, and removal of river water for irrigation, that has caused the massive range decline of the Indus River freshwater dolphin," Gill Braulik, a cetacean specialist at the Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania and lead author of the new study, said in a statement. Around the world, there are several species of river dolphins, which evolved similar features independently, according to a 2012 paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. River dolphins have longer snouts than those of their ocean-dwelling counterparts, but they can't see as well as marine dolphins, probably because good eyesight wasn't needed in the dim, cloudy river water where they live, according to the World Wild Fund for Nature.

Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

This May 13, 2014 photo provided by A.G. Photography shows a Standard Pacific Home's interior view of a dog-friendly home. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling 27 new home communities from Florida to California and billing them as the first to offer pet paradise as an option in every one. (AP Photo/ Standard Pacific Homes, A.G. Photography, Anthony Gomez) LOS ANGELES (AP) — These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs.


macys.com $16.95 A Day Rental Cars from CarRentals.com