October 20, 2017

Breed Profile: Yorkshire Terrier

Breed Profile: Yorkshire Terrier

by Lauren R. Tharp Known as “Yorkies” to those who love them, the Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire, England (how appropriate, no?) where they were originally used to catch rats in clothing mills. Perky, fun, and utterly adorable, this toy breed was first recognized by the AKC in 1885 and currently reigns as the third […]

Happy Hannah

Happy Hannah

Many of Bradenton’s local animal rescues and shelters are at maximum capacity. Bishop SPCA Animal Shelter is hoping you can open your heart and home to a homeless animal in need of a forever home. Meet one such pup named Hannah. Hannah here is gorgeous female Australian Shepherd.  She is just 5 1/2 years old […]

Breed Profile: Siberian Husky

One of the oldest breed of dogs in the world, Siberian Huskies originate from Siberia, where they were bred to pull heavy loads across harsh, freezing conditions. Once they made it to Alaska during the Gold Nome Rush, Huskies became famous for their dog sledding abilities, but did you know that their outgoing and gentle […]

Breed Profile: Coton de Tulear

Breed Profile: Coton de Tulear

With a name like Coton de Tulear you would expect a dog as fancy as their name, and they are! Favored by the royals and wealthy upper-class of Madagascar, Coton de Tulears, or “Cotons”, have been living lives of luxury in France and Madagascar since the 16th century. They are known as the “Royal Dog […]

Breed Profile: Great Dane

Known as the “Apollo of all dogs,” Great Danes are a very old breed dating back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese. Drawings of dogs resembling the Great Dane appear on Egyptian monuments and currency from 3000 B.C., and descriptions a similar dog can be found in Chinese literature from 1121 B.C. With their huge […]

Celebrate International Homeless Animals’ Day!

Celebrate International Homeless Animals' Day!

Tomorrow, August 18th has been designated as International Homeless Animals’ Day. Celebrate the day with your rescued pooch or head down to Bishop Animal Shelter and adopt a new furry family member to commemorate the day. Check out one of Bishop’s current residents: Daisy. Daisy here is a small female Dachshund and spaniel mix. She […]

Breed Profile: Boston Terrier

By Alisha Corsi With their refined personalities and dapper tuxedo markings, Boston Terriers are known as the “American Gentlemen” of dog breeds. Originating in the stables of Boston (where else would they?), Boston Terriers were the first US breed to be recognized by the American Kennel Club, making them the all-American dog! Physical Traits Size […]

April 25th: Pet Parents Day!

April 25th:  Pet Parents Day!

For all the poop they’ve scooped and the treats they’ve given, Pet Parent’s Day on Sunday, April 25, celebrates those who lovingly consider their pets part of the family. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, commemorates the occasion by offering free customizable Pet Parent’s Day e-cards […]

Meet Emmett

Meet Emmett

Today is March 23rd which means it is National Puppy Day! Do you need another reason to consider pet adoption today? If adopting a new furry animal isn’t in your immediate plans, please visit one of the many local Bradenton animal shelters or rescues and give these homeless animals some desperately needed attention. One dog […]

Breed Profile: German Shepherd

Breed Profile: German Shepherd

by Lauren R. Tharp The fourth most popular breed in the United States, the German Shepherd has long been known for its heroic exploits and loyalty as a family pet. First recognized by the AKC in 1908, the German Shepherd is the leading police, military, and guard dog breed in the world…and is also known […]