Here are some samples of my work about pets, wildlife and conservation for the Associated Press, Mongabay, and elsewhere.



One dog year equals 7 people years? Not so fast...

On breed labelling of shelter dogs - The Bark

The right fit: shelters choosing more open adoption procedures

Fostering  *  Think outside the bowl *   Tales from dog-friendly inns   


Conservation and wildlife

Bowling for Rhinos: a grassroots effort with global reach

The struggle to breed Sumatran rhinos in captivity

Orangutan culture and conservation

Fireflies    *  Salamanders   *   Year of the frog  

Critters in the City

Coyotes  *  Snakes  *  Funky Bird Nests  *  Wildlife-friendly Backyards  *  Wildlife Babies  *  Lights Out for Birds   



Kittengarten  *  Training cats   *  Cat agility   *  Feline-ality


Our cold-blooded friends

Captive bred fish: easier to keep and easier on the wild

Roaches make great pets!   *  Green tree pythons   *  Dart frogs

Hermit crabs   *  Native bees


Other furries

Pigs can make great pets, but are not for everyone

Rats!   *  No bunnies for Easter  * World's Largest Rodent Pet  *  Ferrets

Just for fun

Gifts for the dog who has everything    *   Cat toys for hard times  *  The history of poop-scooping



Racing pigeons   *  The pardoned Thanksgiving turkeys: where are they now?  *  Pigeon War Heroes


Adoption and Rescue

Certified Pre-Owned Cats  *  Pinups for Pitbulls  *  Rescue Waggin'  *  Pug Rescue


Pets and Kids

Can I pet your dog?   *  Your cat and your new baby 

Pet health

Is your pet fat?   *  Spay Day    *  Coping with vet bills