The annual event held by the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas in partnership with the city attracts plenty of animal lovers to the park that will play host to the carnival for both pooches and children.
In these times of social distancing and self-quarantining, many nonprofits are relying on their social media platforms to stay connected with their followers by offering virtual educational programming, fundraisers and other ways to help the community.
DUNEDIN — Suncoast Animal League will host the 14th annual Mutt Madness event Saturday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin.
When puppies and kittens are born, they do not have a fully functional immune system and they are very susceptible to disease. Luckily, their gastrointestinal tracts are able to absorb things in the first few days of life that they can never absorb again as they age.
PINELLAS PARK — VIP Petcare, a PetIQ subsidiary, recently opened a permanent wellness center within Pet Supplies Plus, 7331 Park Blvd. N., Pinellas Park.
GULFPORT — The 16th annual Get Rescued street fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Beach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport.
Many people make New Year’s resolutions to incorporate healthy changes into their lives. Pet owners can also resolve to start new habits to make 2020 their pets’ happiest, healthiest year yet.
Have your finances ever restricted veterinary care decisions? Our pets look to us for everything and when finances prevent us from giving them the very best medical care, the result can be heart breaking. Pet insurance is a helpful option when confronting the cost of a veterinary bill. I hav…
Keeping your pet healthy is one of the best ways to show them you care. Part of overall health is maintaining an appropriate weight. Overweight pets are at higher risk for conditions such as arthritis, liver disease, diabetes, and premature death. Older pets are at a greater risk for these i…
LARGO — Five years ago, Tristen Gratz was working as a customer service rep, her twin college history degrees not exactly paving the way to wealth and career satisfaction.
Many pet owners select a pet food based on the ingredient list. Unfortunately, this is the most useless piece of information on the pet food label. It is best to learn as much as you can about how to read pet food labels and how to choose a reputable pet food company. This information should…
Kimmy Chandler and her family have always been animal lovers. She's parlayed that love into her work, creating Fluff Animal Rescue, which is is celebrating the grand opening of Fluff’s Stuff Re-Tail for Rescue, a thrift and consignment store Saturday, Oct. 12.
A group of Pinellas County animal rescue organizations are working together to find homes for 14 dogs and cats rescued from the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm that devastated the commonwealth early last month.
Compassion Kind, a St. Petersburg organization dedicated to global relief work that helps both humans and animals, is spearheading the project.
The last thing any of us want is to be in the path of a hurricane. But living in the Sunshine State, it is a part of our lives and a scary reality. If the time comes to evacuate, it can be hard to keep thoughts straight and try not to panic, which is even more of a reason to prepare ahead of…
Saving more feral cats while better controlling their population is the aim of a proposed county program, which will be the subject of a series of public input meetings scheduled in August and September.
Most pet owners don’t realize that cats need an annual checkup and regular visits. People mistakenly believe that cats aren’t exposed to dangers and diseases since they live mainly indoors.
DUNEDIN — A meet-and-greet event featuring Florida English Bulldog Rescue will take place Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Dunedin Pet Supply, 1045 Main St., Dunedin.
ST. PETERSBURG — SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center recently announced it received a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, a leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts in Pinellas County.
LARGO — If you love cats and kittens, Pinellas County Animals Services needs you. Forty-fifty kittens a week are arriving at the shelter right now in need of temporary foster care.
LARGO — The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas will present its 13th annual Pawfest on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Largo Central Park.
LARGO — Fees will be waived on St. Pitties and Kitties Day, set for Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo.
Like humans, dental care is an important aspect of pets’ overall health. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, which is a perfect time to schedule your pet’s dental health checkup and annual oral health cleaning.
For 15 years, Gulfport’s Get Rescued, an animal rescue street festival, has supported dogs, cats and other creatures in need by collecting pet food and encouraging people to adopt (rather than shop for) their next fuzzy (or feathered or scaly) friend.
TIERRE VERDE — As a precautionary measure, Pinellas County Animal Services is advising pet owners to refrain from bringing puppies, senior dogs, unvaccinated dogs or dogs that may have compromised immune systems to Ft. De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., St. Petersburg, until further notice.
LARGO – Pinellas County Animal Services will celebrate the holiday season by offering pet photos with Santa Claus and Captain Barky on Thursday, Dec. 6; and Thursday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
In the spirit of the holidays, even furry, four-legged family members receive gifts. As you’re doing your holiday shopping this year for loved ones, don’t forget about your four-legged pets.
Save Our Strays Inc. is celebrating Black Friday through Dec. 8 by offering a reduced adoption fee of $40 for black and mostly black cats and kittens, ages 4 months and older.
PALM HARBOR – A puppy found on the side of the road hurt and scared, wondering where its next meal will come from or where he will sleep tonight. Terrified and alone, he tries to find a warm place to sleep.
It didn’t take long for Ruby the dog to make herself at home at Palm Harbor’s Fire Station 65. “My first experience with Ruby was the gift she left me on the carpet in my office,” Craig Maciuba, the fire chief, said. “But I guess that’s what puppies do.” Ruby has made up for that accident, to say the least. Not only was she adopted by Palm Harbor Fire Rescue in September, she received her badge during an oath-of-office ceremony on Oct. 12 that featured her offering up a paw print to seal the deal.
Like humans, a healthy lifestyle is a critical component of pet health and a key to longevity. Pets can experience age-related health issues, but with proper care, owners can maintain their pets’ quality of life.
GULFPORT – The inaugural Woofstock Gulfminster Pup Crawl will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 to 7 p.m., in Gulfport’s historic waterfront arts district.