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Best in Show

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Now that the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is over, we know a beagle won “Best in Show”.  What happens next?  People often turn to websites and pet stores to find this preferred breed.  The problem is most pet stores and websites get their supply from puppy mills.  And it can be difficult to know when a dog is supplied by a puppy mill.  Puppy purchases can be...

Choosing a Pet – 5 Key Questions

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recommends that you first consider these important questions before you adopt a pet: 1. Is this pet right for my family members? A strong, active pet may be too much for a young child or elderly person to handle.  Small pets may be too delicate for rough play with children.  Always make sure that everyone in the household agrees to adopting a pet and that no one...