San Francisco SPCA
Sunday marked the beginning of National Dog Bite Prevention Week.
Animal Shelters across California are overflowing with Chihuahuas—that’s right, the smart and lovable breed is in trouble. Hundreds of these guys and gals are in need of rescue.
Researchers have begun to pinpoint the evolution of dogs from wolves by using genetic sequencing.
Each year, we talk about kitten season – when shelters become full of orphaned or otherwise surrendered cats.
It’s not uncommon for people to think of some pets as expert mimics – birds, for instance. But according to a recently published report, there is evidence to suggest other pets do it, too.
After the recent Connecticut school shooting, a team of dogs was sent to comfort the grieving, driving home the point that therapy dogs can greatly benefit those in emotional distress.
A judge recently ruled that pet “foster parents” can tax deduct expenses such as food and medicine.
Strange but true, dogs’ scenting abilities can help humans with medical needs.
A number of dog-friendly San Francisco companies favor a positive view of dogs in the workplace. Some businesses have set rules to keep workers healthy and safe, while others take a more idealistic approach and simply request good behavior.
More and more states are starting to include pets in domestic violence protection orders, which raises the question – are pets often abused in homes with domestic violence problems?