Jun 15, 2012

Pet Blogs: Sit, Stay, Read This

This week my focus is on pet blogs. Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, everyone can agree that animals are pretty important to our lives.  They act as companions and friends. In some cases, they even provide vital services. And in nearly every case, they are loved tremendously by a loyal legion of people.  As you may imagine, there are a great many blogs out there dedicated to them.  Admittedly, a lot of them are just silly pictures of animals (including my own internet contribution), but there are also some serious blogs dedicated to animal friends.  So with that in mind, let’s clean out the litter box, take the dog out once more, and enjoy this brief tour of some of the best pet blogs I’ve seen.

Pets in Italy is the story of an English woman living in Italy. It’s also the story of many pets. Now, again, this is just her story. But, the complications and considerations of living abroad with an animal are more than likely relatable to, well, anyone who has ever tried it. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with pets living abroad. Stories about traveling with animals might also work. Check out the full review here.

Animal Law Coalition is a blog dedicated to using the legal system to protecting animals from cruelty, mismanagement and neglect. Sadly, this is a cause that needs championing. Some of the things reported on this blog might be tough to stomach, but the cause is one worth broadcasting far and wide. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories having to do with animals rights as well as anything to do with animals and the legal process, up to and including lawsuits and legislation. Check out the full review here.

Pet News and Views is a blog dedicated to the world of animals. Some blogs focus on one animal or another. (See below.) This is not one of those blogs. The site publishes useful information and other resources for pet owners, all while keeping a good sense of humor. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with any kind of animal. Check out the full review here.

I’m not sure how else to say this, but Modern Cat is for cat people, but not for “crazy” cat people. They love their cats. But, they also love elegant design.  They want to have cats without having all the corny accessories. There’s a middle ground out there. And it’s found on this site. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with cats or cat owners. Maybe don’t try to  get them to review frilly cat accoutrement, however. Check out the full review here.

Fidose of Reality is clearly a wonderful blog, because it deals with dogs. And dogs, as you all must know, are the best! Ok, clearly I’m a dog person. But, so are the people who run this site. It may be their job, but it’s also clearly their love. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with dogs or dog owners. Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.

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