Choosing a dog

Choosing a Pet -- 11 Steps to a Good Match

Thinking of adding a pet to your family?  Be sure you and your family take the time to consider what it will mean for all of you to add another member to your household! And one with very particular needs at that. Here are some questions that will help you decide if you’re ready for a pet and, if so, which one is right for you.

Dr. Seuss for Pet Lovers

Our beloved Dr. Seuss is back. Posthumously, of course. Thanks to the release of a long-lost manuscript, What Pet Should I Get? will be published by Random House in July. Dr. Seuss devotees will do a dance, and pet lovers in particular will feel doubly blessed. 

8 Must-Have Pet Apps (well, maybe 7)

8 Must-Have Pet Apps (well, maybe 7)

Several years ago, our Corgi, Bedford, devoured an entire box of chocolate truffles when my back was turned. In those pre-Internet days, my only options were to (a) dig out my book on pet first aid (if I had had one and if I knew where it was), (b) scoop him up and rush to the closest veterinary clinic (which wasn't close at all), or (c) call the poison control hotline. Fast forward to the age of mobile apps. Wherever you are, you pretty much have whatever pet info you need. . . .