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Just in from the Associated Press, Michael Vick surrenders to Federal Marshals three weeks before his expected sentencing for federal dogfighting charges. 

The order filed in U.S. District Court said Vick was taken into custody Monday “based solely on his desire to begin his period of incarceration prior to his sentencing hearing and not because of violation of any condition of his bond.”   

The Federal guidelines suggest a sentence of a year to 18 months.  However, Vick, who has admitted bankrolling the Bad Newz Kennels, is instead looking at a maximum of five years.

You can read the full story here.

DogChannel.com tells us about how actress Kate Bosworth fell in love with a new best friend while recently shooting a movie in Mexico and how, with a little help from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, she brought her newly adopted puppy home. 

“They helped me get the dog home,” said Bosworth to Vanity Fair at a party in Los Angeles honoring the nonprofit rescue group. “It’s difficult sometimes to bring them from another country to the United States, so they came to help me out.”

Read the full story here.

The beautiful hand painted oil paintings on canvas, by Florida artist Linda Relis, comes from her love of nature, and concern for the fast disappearing habitats of animals. 

This magnificent artist now has many pet portraits on her site for you to browse through, like this one titled “Are We There Yet”.

Linda also features many beautiful still life, portraits, landscapes and wildlife paintings. 

Linda is a native New Yorker, and is now living in Port St. Lucie Florida, where she maintains her working and teaching studio.

You can also see Linda’s work as part of the permanent collection of the State of Florida’s Art in Public Places Program as well as numerous private and corporate collections.

For more information about how you can see your pet on canvas, please visit www.relisart.com

You have heard of home parties for everything from the old fashioned Tupperware classics to jewelry to candles.  Now it’s time to party with your pets.

As Americans continue to shell out billions of dollars a year on their four-legged friends, those in the pet industry expect pet parties to grow in popularity, particularly among boomers.

The Arizona Republic has the full story.

Get ready to party with your pooch!  One of the world’s largest pet parades, with 8,000 pets strutting their stuff in colorful Mardi Gras-inspired costumes will be in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, January 27th 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. located at the corner of Menard and Allen in Soulard. 

The event is free to attend, and a $10 registration donation will benefit animal welfare organizations like Open Door Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill animal shelter just outside of St. Louis.

From a study by The University of California, Davis it has been found that two chemicals that were present in recalled pet food during spring 2007 are relatively harmless on their own but, if combined, create a deadly mix when consumed by cats.

“The results of this study demonstrate that a single oral exposure of cats to melamine and cyanuric acid can result in acute kidney failure”

Read the full Press Release here.

Celebrities keep pets “cool” with proceeds benefiting the ASPCA.   A Press Release from ASPCA.com tells you more about Komfort Pets, the company who brought the first ever climate-controlled pet carrier, and their plans to auction off a celebrity signed pet carrier on eBay.     Read the rest of this entry »

Many pet shelters across the country are celebrating November’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month.  Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus Ohio, and part of The Pet Realty Network’s LUCKY DAY Campaign, bring to you the Top 10 Reasons of adopting a senior pet into your home.

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