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Monday Mentions: Travel Tails & Celebrity Rescues

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7-16 seren & suitcase 2

Seren hates travel, but wants to help pack.

Are you enjoying your holiday weekend? I confess to not getting NEARLY as much work done as planned–we did get Magical-Dawg bathed, and a start on weed wacking the garden. Yep, we stayed home but I know lots of folks planned to travel. Did you take the fur-kids along with you to visit Uncle Zeke and Aunt Ethel? Car rides aren’t a problem for Magic (it’s HIS car, after all!) but reluctant furry puppy travelers may benefit from these car ride training tips.

My colleague Carol Bryant has all the must-knows on traveling with your pet. For eleven years her FIDO Friendly magazine has provided the very latest hotel and destination reviews along with health and wellness topics, dog training advice, rescue and feel-good stories, contests, and the latest pooch products to hit the market.


The AKC Companion Animal Recovery ( AKC CAR) Canine Support and Relief Fund recently awarded more than $340,000 in grants, the majority to K-9 Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. Among other things, grants fund training seminars, GPS Units, Cooling vests, safety vests & repelling harnesses, disaster agility equipment, and radios, kennels, crates, leashes & toys.

Check out the first episode of a new web series, Lifestyles of Celebrity Pets, with my colleagues Nikki Moustaki (featured interview) and series pet expert consultant Darlene Arden. Fun stuff!

 If you’re like me, you love horses–and although I don’t currently have one I am scared and anguished over the recent devastating outbreak of equine herpes. Learn more about the condition and what you can do.
The latest Pet Peeves Radio Show features the book Caring for Special Needs Pets, don’t miss it!
Best-selling thriller author James Rollins fund raiser book promo supports THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF AMERICA  to help save pet lives (nope, it’s different than HSUS). His Sigma Force saves puppies and kittens, too
This fun video puts people in the “paws” of pets for a quirky look at pet adoption–I love this! Just don’t tell Magical-Dawg about it, or he’ll swipe my car keys . . .

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About amyshojai

Amy Shojai, CABC is a certified animal behavior consultant (dogs/cats), award winning author of 30+ pet care titles and thrillers, and spokesperson to the pet industry.

One response »

  1. That’s quite a video! LOVE it, of course especially the message at the end. Dogs–and many cats–are our best friends.


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