Ask a Master Gardener: Plant toxicity and pets

Philodendrons and other houseplants are toxic to puppies, so need to be placed out of reach with a gentle reminder not to touch. photo / Jodi Larison In their book, “How to be your Dog’s Best Friend,” the Monks of New Skete suggest that for many people, dogs and houseplants are the only readily available touchstones with the natural world. They also say that owners must reflect on their canine’s environment and make it as healthy as possible. I recently brought a new member into my pack, Betty, a nine-week- … (read more)

Affordable spay and neuter services available in Middlebury

Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is expanding PetFIX, the shelter’s affordable spay/neuter program.

It’s pet dental health month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association wants to remind pet owners that dental disease affects dogs and cats much the same as humans.

Get your pet a microchip

Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, will offer their 2023 Rabies and Microchip Clinics again this year.

Pets feel pain; learn how to manage it

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Pain comes in many forms: arthritis, cancer, post-surgery, acute injuries, and chronic injuries.

Adopted pets get new gear

Starting last week, all dogs, cats and small animals adopted from Homeward Bound Addison County’s Humane Society will be provided with “Going Home” gear courtesy of IPJ Real Estate.

New Haven man doubles Homeward Bound fundraiser with big check

WVTK’s Ca$h for Paws fundraiser got a surprise call that netted a big donations for animal aid.

Lessons from loss: healing after a beloved pet dies

Don Glauber led a discussion about healing journeys from the loss of a beloved pet.

Our family animals: Goodbye, Kitty

I never imagined I’d be a full-grown woman, weeping in my car over the death of my cat. But here I am. Kitty (real name: Haley) was 22. An ancient wonder-creature. A magical cuddle-beast. The runtiest one-eyed fur-angel that ever skulked the earth. We ado … (read more)

Get the picture, help support the artists

Middlebury Studio School is gearing up for the launch of its third annual spring fundraiser: Get the Picture. Again this year, community members can submit photos of their pets along with a minimum donation of $50 and receive a custom portrait of their pe … (read more)

Homeward Bound’s first adoption of 2022

Callie, a five year-old female calico cat weighing 9 pounds, 7 ounces was adopted Jan. 4, at 11:46 a.m., by Brie Heath of Vergennes.

Year in Review: 15 adopted pets

Here are just 15 of 1,210 animals Homeward Bound served in 2021.

Pet of the Week: Meet Rosco

This is Rosco, he is almost 7 years old. He lives as the man of the house with his two girls, Halle and Michelle, in Lincoln. Rosco loves to sleep, but when he is not sleeping you can find him sun bathing in the window or eating, which he also enjoys. One … (read more)

Faith Gong: Dog Days

It’s that time of year again.Our family has now logged in eight straight weeks of summer vacation. We have spent countless sultry days at the lake, eaten gallons of ice cream, lit sparklers, chased fireflies. Our annual trip to the Maine coast has come an … (read more)

Is your pet a trickster? Enter this contest

The American Kennel Club (AKC), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, announced the 2021 AKC Trick Dog National Competition earlier this week. The event will once again be virtual allowing trick dogs everyw … (read more)