Feature Stories

Interviews, Reports, Tips from Industry Experts & Staff Favorites

El Corte - Craftsmen with Care
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
I used to think that the old-school mentality of a traditional haircut had been lost by the wayside in our fast-paced, hyper-connected, internet-...
Red Table Meat Co. - The Minnesota Marriage of Flavor and Respect.
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Image: Red Table Meat Co. (source) There was a time in all-too-recent history when beige, watery, and flavorless bologna was considered an accept...
I See Me! - If My Dog Could Talk
by Scott Smith
For centuries, people have wondered what their dogs are thinking. Sure, we can all translate when our dogs’ tails are wagging -- it means they're...
Historic Heat Wave Brings Scorching Temperatures to These 25 Cities
by William Slusser
According to NASA, 2017 is on pace to be the second warmest year on record, surpassed only by El Niño-amplified 2016. This summer, in particular,...
Rita Earl Blackwell - A Life Saving Photographer
by Scott Smith
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. That still holds true. In the digital age, pictures also save lives. Renowned photographer, Rita Earl...
Pest Control Horror Story
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Below you'll find a story concerning one of the worst cockroach infestations in modern Western history. Audio Story: "The Worst Roach Infestation...
Home Security Horror Story
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Below you'll find a story concerning a mother protecting her newborn child when home invaders threaten her home. Audio File: "My Wife Saved Us" I...
Chicago Design State of Mind
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Image: Revolution Brewery Tap Room We all move through moods as the day transitions from morning to night. I wake up like a small child, approach...
Sweet Land of Liberty
by Scott Smith
The Fourth of July in 2017 marks the 241st anniversary since the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Thirteen colonies...
BlogPaws - The Circle of Giving
by Scott Smith
On January 25th, 2017, I became the Community and Pet Editor for ConsumersAdvocate.org. I had never heard of BlogPaws. It wasn't until around mid...
Red Roof Inn - You Stay Happy, Pets Stay Free
by Scott Smith
Red Roof Inn just gets it, if you provide your customers with a clean, comfortable and modern room at an affordable price, they will come. Founde...
Bayer - Paws: Share the Story
by Scott Smith
I recently attended the BlogPaws pet and social media conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. When I saw the Bayer company at the conference,...
Kathleen Gage - Practical, Actionable and Compassionate
by Scott Smith
I recently met Kathleen Gage at BlogPaws, a pet and social media conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She's a motivational and inspiration...
Service Dogs Vs Therapy Dogs
by Scott Smith
Have you ever asked yourself what therapy dogs are all about? Maybe you followed that question with what are service dogs? Today, I hope to shed ...
Calmz Anxiety Relief System - A Better Life
by Scott Smith
I recently attended the BlogPaws pet and social media conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Between all the bloggers, pets, sponsors and ve...
Newfoundland, Leroy - A BlogPaws Highlight
by Scott Smith
I recently attended the BlogPaws pet and social media conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As many of you know, I'm a human dad to six dog...
Memorial Day - 2017
by Scott Smith
In observance of Memorial Day, we pay our respects to those who have sacrificed their lives defending our freedom. Although many have come to con...
Senior Dogs - Diamonds in the Ruff
by Scott Smith
Today I'd like to share this is a very special feature on the plight of abandoned senior dogs in need of re-homing. As I was researching this iss...
Pit Bulls - Straight from the Heart
by Scott Smith
Pit Bull, Bentley of My Pit Bull Friend. Bentley will be featured later in the story. Hello friends.  We have a very special feature today about ...
No Dog Left Behind
by Scott Smith
PAART's plane and a passengers looking out at the City of Pittsburgh. Good morning friends. We have a very special feature today. Say hello to th...
Muffin's Halo - A bridge back to life for blind dogs
by Scott Smith
Muffin and Silvie bordeaux. Muffin was given the ultimate "Second Chance"  We are thrilled to feature Muffin's Halo guide for blind dogs. The wor...
Brian Davies - A Tireless Animal Welfare Activist
by Scott Smith
Good morning, friends. We have a very special feature today. This is Mr. Brian Davies. Many of you have probably already heard of him—Mr. Davies ...