Southwest Airlines - Service Animals

Southwest Airlines LUVS its pets and is known as being the pet friendliest airline. Recently, Southwest Airlines announced a change in its policies for trained service and emotional support animals. Customer service is at the airline’s core and they want to make sure their guidelines are clear and easy to understand, while providing customers and employees a comfortable and safe experience.

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A Whole Different Animal

12,000 pets saved from abuse

A dog tied up in a backyard without access to food and water. Dozens of birds living in their own filth and feces, hoarded in a tiny apartment. A family cat experiencing prolonged suffering from a lack of veterinary care. 

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Volunteering with Your Pet

Four Ways to Give Back Together 

Giving back and spending time with your pet do not have to be mutually exclusive. Find a rewarding way to volunteer with your pet by choosing a method, or two, that best suit your personalities:

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Caring For Rabbits

More Than an Easter Toy 

It is important to remember that bunny rabbits are not just for Easter or spring time, you should be prepared to make them a permanent member of your family. While they may seem like good companions for your child, they are not low maintenance and you will need to teach your child how to care for the family’s new pet. 

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Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter for The Vet + Pet West Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by FOMO Bones. Pet owners and their furry, feathered, hooved, feathered and scaled companions were invited to don their favorite costumes. 

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Doggie Gras

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Doggie Gras 5K & Dog Parade was fun for the whole family. Runners walked and strolled around the beautiful bay and afterwards, enjoyed the colorful Doggie Gras Parade where they cheered on people and pooches in impressive costumes.

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Bow Wow Brunch Cruise

Dogs were invited to a Bow Wow Buffet! The 6th Annual Hornblower Cruises Bow Wow Brunch Cruise helping raise money for Helen Woodward Animal Center. This cruise includes champagne, a brunch spread for humans, and a delightful doggie buffet for the pups all for a good cause.  

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Cute Pets Spring 2019

Our Readers' Cute Pets - Spring 2019.

a Pet's Life Magazine readers share photos of their pets!


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A New Leash on Life for America’s Heroes

Thirteen years ago, the inspiration for Freedom Dogs came to founder Beth Russell while on an airplane back East with founding Freedom Dog Charlie. A fellow passenger began discussing the needs for alternative therapies to help wounded warriors returning from combat with the hidden injuries of Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. Beth’s seatmate was convinced that specialty trained service dogs could make a huge contribution to their recovery - Beth was hooked and Freedom Dogs was born!

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Pet Parents

As part of your household, it is inevitable that pets contribute to the mess. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to address the fur, stains and occasional odors.

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FOMO Bones

CBD Dog Treats Can Transform Your Dog’s Life 

Any pet owner understands the desire to make their four-legged friend’s life as comfortable and happy as possible. 

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Pilots N Paws

Saving Pets One Flight at a Time

Pilots N Paws is dedicated to its mission to bring together volunteers who can help rescue, shelter and adopt animals. Through their discussion board site, the organization serves as a platform where volunteers can work together to pull off a miracle for animals in need. So far, Pilots N Paws has saved over 150,000 animals and it all started with a pup named Brock who needed help getting to a forever home in South Carolina. Generously, a Southwest Airlines pilot friend transported him from Florida to South Carolina to bring them together and Pilots N Paws was born.

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