Traveling With Your Dog this Summer? Adventure Girl and Nature’s Recipe Make it Easier

Adventure Girl Stefanie Michaels has been all over the world, but one thing she loves to do is travel with her dogs. After all, they make everything fun! Now, she has partnered with Nature’s Recipe pet food to make doggie travel a lot easier. Nature’s Recipe knows what pet owners worry about most — finding the right hotel and making sure the dog is fed … Continue reading Traveling With Your Dog this Summer? Adventure Girl and Nature’s Recipe Make it Easier

12 Things Allison Argo Learned from Filming THE LAST PIG

For more than 20 years, Allison Argo has worked on the front lines fighting for the just treatment of endangered and abused animals. She has produced, directed, written, and often narrated films, broadcast by PBS and National Geographic, reaching audiences worldwide. THE LAST PIG, releasing next Spring, continues Argo’s mission to speak out for those without a  voice. This thought provoking documentary chronicles the journey … Continue reading 12 Things Allison Argo Learned from Filming THE LAST PIG

Open Letter to Walter Palmer, Murderer of Cecil the Lion

Dear Walter, I didn’t know who Cecil was until his beautiful, majestic face appeared all over the Internet following the callous and sadistic manner by which you ended his precious life in Zimbabwe. My heart was broken. This beloved lion was simply living among his pride when you lured him out of the sanctuary, shot him with your bow and arrow and made him suffer … Continue reading Open Letter to Walter Palmer, Murderer of Cecil the Lion

Costa Rican Rainforest Getaway: Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Reserve

The central Pacific coast of Costa Rica is home to the smallest, yet most bio-diverse, national park in the country: Manuel Antonio National Park. I was both excited and eager to explore the magical rainforests when traveling alone in the Central America for the first time. After a short cab ride from my hotel Costa Verde, I arrived at the park’s entrance where my naturalist … Continue reading Costa Rican Rainforest Getaway: Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Reserve

10 Reasons Why You Should Never Ride Elephants

There was a time when I dreamed of going on an elephant safari in Nepal. I imagined sitting atop a gentle giant, gliding through a dense forest searching for wildlife. I photographed elephants in all their decorated grandeur when I came upon them begging on the outskirts of Delhi. I added Thailand’s elephant festival to my bucket list. Then I learned the awful truth about … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Never Ride Elephants

One Woman’s Year Around the World for Wildlife

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drop everything and take off a year to help endangered wildlife? After the loss of two close relatives in the same year, Jane Stanfield — a Colorado resident in her 40s — chose to live life to fullest while she still could. Animal lovers dream of what Jane accomplished on her year-long volunteer journey around the … Continue reading One Woman’s Year Around the World for Wildlife

Meet the Animals that Inspired THE BLESSINGS OF THE ANIMALS by Katrina Kittle

This article was previously published on NBC Petside.com Of all the novels I’ve read involving furry friends, The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle is by far my favorite. There’s the dancing goat Muriel, a three-legged cat named Gerald, and Moonshot, a beautiful rescued horse among others, brought to life with vivid detail and charming personalities. The novel is about veterinarian Cami Anderson and … Continue reading Meet the Animals that Inspired THE BLESSINGS OF THE ANIMALS by Katrina Kittle

Taking Refuge in Australia’s Kindness

The other night, I awoke from a deep sleep to silence. There was no cacophony of frogs, no giggling kookaburras, no pitter-patter of possums on the roof, and no cows marching across the lawn throwing water bowls around. There were definitely no wallabies clucking for their babies. These were the sounds of the bush, where I spent nine amazing, life-affirming days on my recent trip … Continue reading Taking Refuge in Australia’s Kindness

Brooklyn’s Sean Casey Animal Rescue Helps All Unwanted Animals, Including the Most Difficult Dogs

As soon as the call came—a small Poodle was spotted curled up near the Prospect Expressway—Sean Casey of Sean Casey Animal Rescue (SCAR) was on his way. Thankfully, help came before the dog was hit by any cars. When I arrived to interview Sean for this article, he was at the vet getting the dog checked. During the hour I spent with Sean, the animal’s … Continue reading Brooklyn’s Sean Casey Animal Rescue Helps All Unwanted Animals, Including the Most Difficult Dogs