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Amber is a 14 year old female short hair cat, available for adoption at the Humane Society Naples.  

She loves to be around people and is most comfortable in busy environments. Amber likes to dress up for parties as long as she is the center of attention. She isn’t a lap cat, but does enjoy attention and being petted. Her adoption fee is $35 and includes current vaccinations, sterilization, ID microchip, and 30 days of free pet health insurance.   Read the rest of this entry »


Thanks to Best Friends Animal Network for this story.

As Nike and Reebok are stopping production of Vick merchandise, two sports trading card companies, Donruss and Upper Deck, are also ending their relationships with the Atlanta Falcons quarterback indicted on charges of illegal dogfighting

For Donruss, that means ending an autograph deal that runs into the tens of thousands of dollars.    Read the rest of this entry »

If you haven’t already guessed, it’s now official.  American’s are CRAZY about their pets.  And when Business Week picks up on the trends, you know the numbers are worth talking about. 

From $900-a-pair Neuticles – allowing people to restore their pets to “anatomical preciseness”, to “hotels” instead of boarding kennels and even braces to fix crooked teeth, Business Week has the latest  in pet trends covered.  Read the rest of this entry »

Photo courtesy of Pet Realty Network Member, The Gebhardt Group, Atlanta GA.

For the past two years, Maura Gebhardt has hosted a summertime barbeque in the summer for friends, family and past clients called Hot Dogs for Homeless Dogs (and Cats!) to support the Atlanta Humane Society, a participating shelter of The Pet Realty Network’s LUCKY DAY Campaign to help reduce the number of pets surrendered to shelters due to residential pet restrictions or when moving.  

Guests bring donations for the animals and enjoy a fun summer afternoon cookout.    Maura is busy planning this year’s cookout, that is sure to be a great success. 

It’s creative marketing at it’s finest – and all for a very good cause! 

Many thanks to Maura and the Pet Friendly Real Estate Gebhardt Group! 

Photo courtesy of Marvin Groberman, Pet Realty Network Member from Rancho Mirage, CA

Marvin has 3 wonderful pets, one dog and 2 cats whose names are Tai Chi, Lenny and Pumpkin.

Do you think they like each other? 



Noone can say for sure if Jake, a 12 year old black Labrador, developed the cancer because of his heroic efforts during the days and weeks following 9/11.   Cancer is common in dogs his age.   Scientists have been studying the effects of exposure to harmful smoke and debris in animals used in the 9/11 rescue efforts, and have found no sign of illness directly related to their work at ground zero.   Read the rest of this entry »

In our recent post, Britney Spears uses the express lane when puppy shopping, we told you about how Britney purchased a puppy in 30 minutes from an ultra hip pet store in Beverly Hills in mid July causing concern from animal welfare organizations claiming that Spears is creating a damaging example to the public. 

Obviously Hollywood stars don’t care about the negative publicity Britney generated (do they ever?) and Paris Hilton followed Britney’s example and purchased a male Chihuahua at the same store this past week.     Read the rest of this entry »

The Pet Realty Network is proud to support The Humane Society of Central Illinois, located 423 Kays Drive in Normal.  

As part of the LUCKY DAY campaign, the Pet Realty Network will donate $5.00 to the Humane Society of Central Illinois for each Pet Realty Network Real Estate Registration in McLean county as well as surrounding Livingston, Ford, Champaign, Piatt, DeWitt, Logan, Tazewell and Woodford counties.   

You can join Laurie Heggie and others in supporting The Humane Society of Central Illinois and The LUCKY DAY Campaign and help  make it a LUCKY DAY for a homeless pet waiting for a new home. 

Please visit the Humane Society of Central Illinois for more information. 


There is a new way to help animals in Missouri, with the state’s new “Pet Friendly” license plate! 

The Pet Friendly plate is $25 a year and $20 from the sale of each plate is deposited into a fund that will pay for spay and neuter services for dogs and cats statewide.   Read the rest of this entry »

From CNN today, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick pleaded not guilty just hours ago to federal charges related to dogfighting.

A trial was set for November 26.

“Not guilty.”  Two simple words.  Words that those poor innocent dogs were unable to use to defend themselves.  They were the ones that were not guilty here. But they were still sentenced regardless – in the courtroom of Michael Vick –  and in ways too appalling to mention…

From the pages of London’s Daily Mail, comes a strange case of an award winning dog’s identity theft.    The conman was not so smart, however.  He tried to pass off the purebred male dog as a female that just had puppies.    Read the rest of this entry »

Oscar, a 2-year-old cat that was adopted as a kitten and grew up in a third-floor dementia unit at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, does his rounds each day just as the doctors. 

But Oscar can sense something the doctors cannot.  Read the rest of this entry »

Gwinnett County firefighters used their brand new animal oxygen masks in May 2007, when responding to a fire at the Animal Care Center in Suwanee, Georgia.   Read the rest of this entry »

Monica Shigenaga, a Hawaii Kai woman, designs dog clothes with a Hawaiian flair capturing the attention of socialites from Japan to Hollywood.  In a news report from KHNL,  Shigenaga explains how her she was inspired to create dog fashions with a tropical flare:  Read the rest of this entry »

An update for all those who are following the horrific story about Michael Vick, who was indicted on charges of competitive dogfighting on July 17th, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback has been ordered to stay away from training camp, until the league reviews the dogfighting charges against him.  Read the rest of this entry »

Photo courtesy of Linda Lamb, Pet Realty Network Member of Chicago, IL.

It’s just one more reason pets love Chicago!  

This Sunday’s Chicago Tribune ran a great article about The Pet Realty Network and Pet Friendly Agents in Chicago.  

What’s the draw to Pet Friendly niche marketing for Real Estate Agents? 

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Mistake #1.  A building marked “K-9 training facility” was burglarized by three not-so-smart criminals Wednesday, giving the K-9’s in training their first real life lesson in police workRead the rest of this entry »

This is a picture of our office building after Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. 

Thankfully, no pets or people were injured.  But this picture reminds us that we need to do everything possible to be prepared for Hurricane season, and here are a few steps to take to help you do just that. 

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The Pet Realty Network™ welcomes its newest Georgia Pet Friendly Professional,  Wilma Hine to the growing list of Pet Friendly Real Estate Agents ready to help Pet Friendly people looking for Pet Friendly Real Estate.  

And in conjunction with The Pet Realty Network’s Lucky Day Campaign, Wilma’s registration generated a donation to the Atlanta Humane Society.

“Paws Up” to you, Wilma!  And welcome to the Network. 

To see all of The Pet Realty Network’s Pet Friendly  Agents in Georgia, please visit

At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty and even a certain justice manifested within that cruelty.    

The alligator, one of the oldest and ultimate predators, normally considered the “apex predator”, can still fall victim to implemented ‘team work’ strategy made possible due to the tight knit social structure and ‘survival pack mentality’ bred into canines.  

See the remarkable photograph below, courtesy of Nature Magazine. 

Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the gator, while another dog has a hold on the tail, and the third dog attaks the soft underbelly of the gator. 

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