Month: January 2021

The best dogs, cats, possums, racist parrots, and more who ever lived in the White House, and beyond.

After four long years, we finally have a new president and, more importantly, new presidential pets. Usually the thrill of pets arriving at the White House is tempered by the sting of old presidential pets leaving the White House, but this year is different: Donald Trump is the first president in more than 100 years not to have a pet of any kind, so we can say goodbye to his rotten administration without stray sympathy for any blameless dogs, cats, or possums getting evicted alongside their captors.

This also means that the incoming presidential pets—the Bidens have two German shepherds

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Where Duchess Meghan Is Finding Immense “Support” During the Pandemic

Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo – Getty Images

From Delish

Despite their move to the United States, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their patronages in the United Kingdom.

An organization particularly close to Meghan Markle’s heart is Mayhew, which is dedicated to the welfare of dogs and cats in London and beyond. The charity also works hard to make sure homeless people can keep their pets, which they often rely on for emotional support. And it would seem that, even during the pandemic, Meghan is keeping in close contact with Mayhew, and has opened up about her

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Ten Lives Club searching for ‘Sweetest Valentine’s Pets’ with photo contest

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Ten Lives Club is asking Western New Yorkers to share pictures of their furry valentines in a new photo contest.

The Sweetest Valentine’s Pet Photo Contest encourages pet owners to show off their animals, while raising money for a good cause.

Participants will also have a chance to win a variety of prizes, such as a year of pizza from Just Pizza in Amherst, a $50 gift certificate to Empower Boutique, PetSmart gift cards, Chewy gift cards, a dozen cookies with your pet’s face on them and more.


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Dakin Humane Society: Why there are fewer shelter pets

People have always loved having pets, but now it’s harder than ever to find companion animals, especially dogs, here in New England. We hear about shelters in southern states like Texas or Georgia that are overcrowded with animals and may use euthanasia to control their population. So why can’t we get more of these pets transported up north to solve both problems?

Unfortunately, we can’t just rely on transports to meet the demand for pets here. New England has been able to curb its pet population in part because people are proud to bring shelter pets into their homes. Another

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Erie families welcome more pets to their homes during pandemic

Heather Cass
 |  For Lake Erie LifeStyle

In a deeply divided country, there’s one thing most of us can all agree on: 2020 was among the worst years ever. But there’s one group of “family member” for which 2020 was one of the greatest years of their lives — pets.

“The animals are thriving in 2020,” said Kimberly Morrow of Erie, who adopted Kylo

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