Pets


  • Comfort Dogs and Community Policing are Working!

    You may have seen stories about community policing and working comfort dogs. Working together as amazing K9 duo’s breaking down barriers and spreading peace, comfort and joy. Here, you’ll meet just a few of the many teams already making change in our state. Sergeant Cheney and Officer Tildy from the...

    November 15, 2021 / Pets
  • Hopelessly Devoted to Piglet

    A passion for caring born in childhood has inspired the life and work of Connecticut’s Melissa Shapiro. She’s a veterinarian, pet foster and loving pet parent who with her husband Warren has created an unlikely social media star—Piglet, a deaf, blind pink puppy—who has nearly 260 thousand followers on Instagram...

    September 10, 2021 / Pets
  • Feeling Lucky

    The New Hosts of CBS’ ‘Lucky Dog’ Offer Advice to Pet Owners By Renee DiNino When the CBS show Lucky Dog kicked off its eighth season in January, it did so with two new hosts at the helm: husband and wife team Eric and Rashi Khanna Wiese. The duo knew...

    June 7, 2021 / Pets
  • For The Love Of Buck

    A couple’s devotion expands to include a rescue pup By Renee DiNino This couple questions everything – including life, love, politics, and pets. Amid all the questioning, there is one answer that seems consistently clear: all paths lead them to each other. I found myself absolutely fascinated by these two....

    March 15, 2021 / Pets
  • Full House

    This home is filled with love … and pets By Renee DiNino Paul Shipman, who is senior director of marketing, communications, and government relations at Connecticut Food Bank, met Thomas Lee, a professional storyteller and arts educator, a little more than 10 years ago. “Ours is a love story,” says...

    November 6, 2020 / Pets
  • Will You Love Me Forever?

    When adopting or fostering a pet, there’s a lot to consider By Renee DiNino When we’re kinder to animals, we’re kinder to people. I cannot take credit for that phrase, but I say it every single day. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, things were “normal” in the animal world. Shelters were...

    September 18, 2020 / Pets
  • The Pom Pack

    For Paul Florez, puppy love brings confidence, compassion, and unconditional adoration By Renee DiNino  /  Photography courtesy of Paul Florez Imet Paul Florez at a charity event a year ago and we instantly connected over people watching, Hollywood and glamour, and pets. Florez was the auctioneer at the event and he not...

    June 10, 2020 / Pets
  • Warm, Fuzzy Feelings

    Jim Bozzi and Steve Albert share a deep love for each other – and their pets By Renee DiNino / Photography by Todd Fairchild Jim Bozzi is vice president of marketing at Live Nation Connecticut and his husband, Steve Albert, is a vice president of a high-end window manufacturing company....

    November 9, 2019 / Pets
  • A Passion for PAWS

    By Renee DiNino / Photography by Todd Fairchild Sherry DeGenova and Susan Levy met at a Tea Dance on a Saturday night in July 2007, at a bar in Ogunquit, Maine called Mainestreet. Neither was looking for a relationship; it just happened. As Levy puts it, “I was on the...

    September 10, 2019 / Pets
  • The Pet Dad

    Noted playwright Jacques Lamarre  is a lifelong animal lover  By Renee DiNino  /  Photography by Todd Fairchild   Meet my friend Jacques Lamarre. At 50, he is married to the love of his life, Arthur Galinat, and the two are a busy duo. Lamarre is director of client services at BuzzEngine Marketing &...

    May 27, 2019 / Pets

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