I’ve seen lots of home potty systems in the stores and online. They seem like a good idea – the pee pads and potty trays. But I had my doubts that it would work for my dog Darby. She’s an Irish Setter who is used to going outside, and is more than twice the size <... >
A few years ago, we met up with effervescent J Mikel Sacher, who left her career in the beauty industry to launch her own line of dog products FUR (http://www.furdogsnyc.com). She was inspired to strike out on her own by her love for Zak, her sweet West Highland Terrier. Zak’s silhouette even became her logo. <... >
Makeover an item in your home that is a little bit of an eyesore, no matter how hard you try to tuck it into a corner – the cat litter box, that is!
Cats love to sleep everywhere – on low sofas, high shelves and even on our mid-section tummies. And in small NY apartments having a chic sleeping place for your cat can prove a challenge.
In a city that never sleeps with millions of people whizzing past each day, bumping into you on the street and on the subway, it is amazing how difficult it is to meet someone.
St Patrick’s Day is March 17th, a day for all things Irish and green. In New York City the St Patrick’s Day Parade starts on 5th Avenue at 44th Street at 11am. It marches past St. Patrick’s Cathedral (of course!) past the American the Irish Historical Society at 83rd, where the Parade ends, about 3pm. <... >
As the weather stays cold and we yearn for the sunny days of summer again, go ahead and enjoy these events in New York that will keep a stray animal warm.
One of my favorite online sites for picking up truly unique gifts is http://www.etsy.com which a beautiful site for finding handmade treasures.
On February 14th, down in Chinatown, rather than wishing others a Happy Valentine’s Day, we’ll be hearing Gung Hay Fat Choy!
I always like to shop for products that support a cause, especially for gifts. And one of the best pet charities that I support is right in our own backyard – the North Shore Animal League (http://www.nsalamerica.org) just outside of the city. It’s the largest no-kill shelter in the world that helps critters from all <... >
Jonathan Adler’s name is synonymous with great design. So it should come to no surprise to his many fans that he has a great dog bed in his line. Years ago, Adler adopted a Norwich terrier named Liberace, and the designer is also obsessed with needlepoint, so he included fabulously well-crafted needlepoint pet beds in <... >
Your pet has always been very social, liking to make new friends all the time, whether it’s a stranger on the street, or your neighbor next door that steals your newspaper. So perhaps it’s time for Fido or Kitty to become a pet activist and put those furry social skills to good use. You and <... >
When I think of pet fashion, I usually envision a teacup pooch, beautifully groomed and dressed up in a carefully purchased frilly outfit. If you’ve visited a pet store, you’ll know that most pet fashion is geared towards dogs. But there is no reason why cat owners and their kitties shouldn’t be sporting something fashionable <... >
Bespoke furniture, custom Saville suits and limited edition designer handbags are what you live for. So why do you buy off the rack when it comes to your pet’s fashion accessories? How do you get her something completely unique that only she has, specifically designed for your pet? By you becoming the designer yourself, what <... >
Celebrate the North Shore Animal League America’s 2009 DogCatemy Celebrity Gala on November 5th, 2009 (http://www.nsalamerica.org). You and your well behaved dog can rub shoulders and paws with the rich and famous. The Gala’s Master of Ceremonies will be Geraldo Rivera. Rivera and his family visited the Animal League and they immediately fell in love <... >
World Animal Day will be celebrated around the world on October 4th, a day for us to pause and think about our fellow creatures. And the 1st New York Week for the Animals will take place October 10th to 18th, 2009. Here are some of the events you and your pet can enjoy, and if <... >
We love to play with our pets. But sometimes, I just wish my dog could keep herself amused, especially when I have a looming deadline and can’t spare the time to play with her. The problem is to keep her interested in the toy, without any interaction from me. The Unpredictable Moving Dog Ball is <... >
Sadly, millions of people have suffered from the effects of cancer, and it is one of the most common health problems in the world. Even more tragic is that there is no cure for it right now. The only way to fight cancer is to find a cure through research. Collars for Cures is making <... >
Most cat owners use clumping or clay litter in their cat’s boxes. It used to be that clay litter got a bad rap in the past, but recent regulations have made the mining process more environmentally friendly than it used to be. However, if you do decide to switch to alternatives, there are a myriad <... >
It never fails to amaze me how much a tourist destination the city of New York can be. People all over the world descend upon it every day, no matter the time of year, or time of day. They want to discover what New York habitués know already, that there is always something new to <... >