pets

16,000-square-foot pet boarding facility with an outdoor swimming pool for dogs opens tomorrow

Pet Palace will open its 7th location on Wilkinson Boulevard tomorrow, August 21. Located at 2320 Wilkinson Boulevard, the 16,000-square-foot facility markets...

Going on vacation? Here are 7 pet sitters who will have a sleepover with your pet

It’s not easy finding an overnight pet sitter. Last year I met a girl who was going to keep my dog at her house. During the interview, the girl’s Chihuahua...

Meet the Charlottean who wants to draw your dog

Austin Light is a Charlotte author, illustrator and character designer whose newest endeavor is drawing dogs. Big dogs, little dogs, happy dogs, grumpy dogs...

I bought my dog from a breeder, and that’s OK

Rescuing a pet is a wonderful, rewarding thing. And I didn’t do it. Let me back up. Four years ago, I began my search for the perfect pup. This search...

Mark the calendar and grab the leash: 5 must-do dog-centered events in August

The weather’s great and you just want to be out and about with your dog? I get that. Here are five events neither of you should miss, sorted chronologically...

How do North Carolina’s pets rank in health?

We all like to think that our pets are pretty healthy. But a recent report shows that our home state has some serious health issues affecting our animal...

How a former funeral pro is applying her human end-of-life expertise to the final care of Charlotte pets

Nobody wants to think about losing their pet. But the truth is, someday, whether it’s today or twenty-five years from now, your pet’s last day will come....

Confessions of Charlotte’s doggy daycare workers

I learned three things after writing an article about my top picks for doggy daycares in Charlotte: 1. People are crazy passionate about their preferred doggy...

A comprehensive list of the 6 best doggy daycares in Charlotte

There comes a time in every dog-mom’s life when she needs to put her pup in doggy daycare. Esther is spoiled and comes to the office with me most days, but...

70% of Charlotteans don’t license their pets. Are you one of them?

As you all know, I got the most adorable puppy in the world and her name is Esther. Esther recently finished up her vaccinations and now that she’s protected...

11 special needs rescue pets in Charlotte that will rip your heart to shreds and then cuddle you back to life

Given that I’m not in the market for another pet adoption (I have three right now), I spend an inordinate amount of time perusing listings on Petfinder....

What to do if you lose your dog in Charlotte? My experience losing and finding Penny.

Even after my Penny was returned, it took me a day to stop shaking. I was oddly calm during her three-hour field trip; it wasn’t until I found out she had...