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Bird-Watching for Beginners

Starting with a bird feeder, binoculars and app, we can thrill to the medley of birds in our backyards and wildlife refuges.

Choosing the Perfect Pet

Will it be a mischievous shelter puppy or adult feline? When picking a pet to share our love with, it’s wise to consider its size, temperament, needs and costs.

Animal Talk

Animals continually communicate, and by quieting our minds, we can tune into what they’re saying.

Purr-fect Pet Sitters

When you’re away from home, a professionally-trained pet sitter that knows your pet’s breed and habits may be an all-around happier choice of care.

Lifesaving Acts

Practical approaches can help out injured and neglected animals in our community and save overhunted and endangered animals around the world.

When Your Pet Passes

Pets give us unstinting love, but their short life spans means they usually die ahead of us -- and then the grieving can be as deep as with a human.

Pet Bed-Buddies

Having Fido or Kitty in our bed comforts many of us, but can sometimes cost a good night’s rest.

Playful Pet Gifts

Simple, inexpensive holiday gifts can easily delight a pet—especially if they mean spending more time with us.

The Great Classroom Pet Debate

What are the best ways for students to learn about caring for other species?

Water Doggies

Beginners require a life jacket at first, but many dogs soon love to lunge into the water for balls, stand on paddleboards and even synchronize swim with their person.
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