First came Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, flooding Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Then wildfire, fanned by vicious Diablo winds, swept over Santa Rosa and the California wine country, displacing thousands of humans and their pets and destroying complete neighborhoods.
Because most emergency shelters for humans are unable to house animals, many beloved pets required temporary placement in animal shelters. With shelters closest to the fires filled beyond capacity, surrounding agencies sprang into action, taking in hundreds (if not thousands) of displaced pets.
There are many ways you can help, but the best gift you can give is cash. It may seem like a nice gesture to donate food... Read More
Intelligent and energetic, Border collies are champion herders — but they aren’t for everyone when it comes to ideal dogs. Here are ten things you may not have known about them.
All modern Border collies originate from one dog, Old Hemp, who was born in 1893 and sired over 200 offspring. The name comes right from their origins: The border part comes from where they were initially bred in Northumberland, on the border of Scotland and England; the collie part comes from the Celtic word colley, meaning useful or faithful.
Herding dogs originated with the Romans, who brought them to the British Isles, but since the original dogs were from Northern Africa, they couldn’t handle the... Read More