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Black Tie & Tails Gala Raises $45,000 for Canine Cancer Research

By David Haworth

A Night to Remember

Knoxville put its “best paw forward” on Saturday, August 8, when PetSafe held its 4th annual Black Tie and Tails Gala benefiting Morris Animal Foundation’s fight against canine cancer.

The event, one of the top charitable galas in Knoxville, is organized, promoted, and staffed entirely by PetSafe employees. With nearly 200 attendees of the two-legged and four-legged variety, the event raised $45,000 through silent and live auctions, with all proceeds donated to Morris Animal Foundation.

Canine cancer is a significant problem in our pet dog population. Studies suggest that 1 in 4 dogs will develop cancer in their lifetime, and cancer is a leading cause of death in dogs over 10 years of age. Nearly 6 million cases of canine cancer are diagnosed each year.

PetSafe employees decided they wanted to change these statistics, and joined together to create two fundraising events. The result of this hard work and dedication is the Black Tie and Tails Gala and the Knoxville K9...

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How Well Do You Know Your Dog?

By Justin Young

We often rely on our dog's body, ears, and tail to interpret how he's feeling. But a smile or wagging tail does not always mean your dog's happy. Knowing how your dog communicates will keep you and your family safe and lower your dog’s stress.

Water Is a Must for Every Dog

By Mike Shafer

At last, summer is in full swing! Lake days, vacations, and day trips with the kids are all now the norm. And the best part is that so many places are now dog friendly so you can bring Fido along. With all of this extra time, activity, and heat we must keep one thing in mind: hydration. This goes for both two and four legged family members.

Stop Your Cat from Being a Bully

By Suzanne Hetts

Conflicts among family cats, in my experience, are second only to litter box problems as the most common behavior problem in cats. Sometimes the two are related. Understand your cats' behavior and needs to help your kitties get along better.

Black Cat Syndrome: Fact or Myth?

By Stacy Hackett

Do black cats and dogs get passed over at animal shelters in favor of their more colorful counterparts? It's a theory based on anecdotal evidence, a phenomenon vouched for by veteran shelter staff, and the impetus for special "black cat" and "black dog" adoption events. But is it true?

Your Puppy’s Age Matters

By Caryl Wolff

Puppies go through developmental stages just like children do. When your puppy is 6 months old, that's the equivalent of 12 years in a human life. Because of their rapid developmental periods, you can go to bed with one puppy and wake up the next morning with an entirely different puppy. What does your puppy learn how to do at each stage?

Basic Instinct: Dogs and Chewing

By Tony Johnson

Your dog may chew things you wish he'd leave alone: shoes, furniture, even parts of your house. And sometimes chewing leads to health problems for dogs. Here are 5 expert-recommended ways for your dog to get his chew on while you still have something to wear to work in the morning.