Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

Black Hills of South Dakota – It’s worth the drive with your dog

Monday, August 26th, 2013

When you think of the most pet-friendly states places like California, Oregon or Florida may come to mind. You may not think of South Dakota. However, the Black Hills Region of South Dakota takes a back seat to no one as far as a vacation paradise for your four legged friend. The main catch is it’s far from most places. If you are driving cross country on Interstate 90 you will pass right through the region. You should stop and spend a few days.

Mt Rushmore

Thursday on Katie Couric – An Entire Show Dedicated to our Canine Companions

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

“Katie” has gone to the dogs – for one day, that is! On Thursday December 13, Katie Couric dedicates her show to our canine companions. Dog lover Carrie Ann Inaba stops by to talk about the animal cause close to her heart, you’ll meet some hero dogs and the people they’ve helped, plus an organization that helps shelter dogs gets an amazing surprise from Pedigree.

New Jersey Requires Seat Belts for Dogs

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

New Jersey has become the first state to require that all dogs and cats be buckled in. Fines from $250 to $1000 can be levied. Dogs may be seat belted with a special dog harness available through various pet stores or may be in a carrier. Cats will probably have to be in a carrier as they are not so keen on harnesses. However, either approach will do. Ray Martinez of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission says that the purpose of this law is to prevent distraction of the driver. It is aimed first and foremost at the people who drive with dogs in their laps. However, it goes beyond that to all animals in the car. If the car is involved in an accident, or even if the driver breaks quickly, dogs can be thrown as projectiles into seats or the windshield to obvious harm. Or they can hit people as well. We at have encouraged people to seatbelt their dogs in for a long time; we’re not so sure that this should be a law, but it’s a good idea anyway for the safety of the dog and people in the car.