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Florida Studio 'Painting With a Twist' Provides Pet Portrait Classes

Have a passion for art and animals? If so, there is a class catered to you! Lakeland, Florida, has a new art studio called Painting With a Twist, which is part of national chain, and it is taking the pretension out of art — and adding puppies — with a new class created to help pet owner create portraits…

Dogs Help Celebrate Senior Citizens Day

Today is Senior Citizens Day, a time to celebrate everyone over 60. But let's be honest: 60 is still pretty young. A lot of seniors still have years and even decades ahead of them. What better way to enjoy the golden years than with a canine companion?  A MATRIARCH'S BEST FRIEND At 97, this grandmother…

Dog-Friendly Summer Dates

August means the summer vacation season is winding down, and although the weather will be getting cold and you and your sweetheart will be getting cozy in front of the fireplace before you know it, there still are plenty of warm-weather days ahead for you to get out and enjoy the fresh air together. Why not bring the dogs along…

Expert Q & A: Are Pets Treated Like Kids?

What is the nature of our relationship to our pets? In the past, and sometimes still today, pets served practical purposes as well as companionship, like hunting dogs, or barn cats who killed vermin. But more and more all the time, people are growing to consider pets to be family members. Certified animal behavior consultant…

Fun and Safe July 4th Activities for You and Your Dog

Your pooch can't wait to be a patriotic party animal with you this Fourth of July weekend! Amp up the festivities by inviting your friends to bring their canines to join in the fun. Not only is it a great way to spend quality time with your pups, but they have a doggone good time with you, too! …

How to Introduce Your Baby to Your Pets

Welcoming a baby into the family can be one of the most exciting and joyous moments in your life. At the same time, it can be very stressful, especially for those who have dogs or cats living in the house already. But Pet Whisperer Kim Baker says it’s much easier than you may think to introduce your pets to a new…