Into the Wild: Where to see animals you can’t keep as pets

Written by Abi Safago | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:55 |

Not all animals are meant to be kept in your home — there’s a reason why an “elephant in the room” isn’t considered a good thing. Luckily, zoos take in those animals that are in need or in danger of extinction and allow us to get a look without having to find room for a giraffe in the backyard. West Michigan has plenty of zoos, sanctuaries and animal parks to check out, you just have to know where to look.

 

Puppy Playplace: Dog parks across West Michigan create community

Written by Elma Talundzic | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:50 |

Downtown Grand Rapids is making space for pups to run, play and socialize. 

Pet Parties: Where to live it up with your beloved critters

Written by Abi Safago | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:44 |

Paint, drink, eat, play games, do yoga and more, all with four-legged friends around you. 

Creature Comforts: Where to shop for your furry friends

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:39 |

Buying a new toy, leash or dog sweater is a treat for owner and pet alike.

The best pet shops make spoiling your furry friends fun, with a welcoming atmosphere and unique, locally made choices. Luckily, no matter where you live in West Michigan, we’ve got you covered. 

Doggy Date: Where to take your dog for a special day

Written by Kelly Brown | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:30 |

Dating can often get in the way of relationships with the ones who have always been there for you, loving you unconditionally. We’re talking about Fido, of course, the beloved doggo who is always excited to see you (even if you just saw them five minutes ago). Don’t leave your fur baby lounging on the couch all day with pent-up energy while you browse through Bumble for the sixth time. Grab that leash, pack a bag of treats and hit the ground running for a full day of dog-friendly adventure in Grand Rapids, or wherever you live!

Sit, Stay, Pose: Local pet photographers help you capture that special moment

Written by Elma Talundzic | Monday, 24 June 2019 15:11 |

We all know the struggle — you look over at your canine or feline companion sitting in the most adorable pose, but as soon as you go to snap a photo, they scurry away. It takes an eye for detail and a quick hand to capture those priceless memories. If you’re looking to get some professional prints of your favorite furry family members, you’re in luck — Revue sat down with some of our favorite local pet photographers to get some tips and tricks on how to prepare.

How to Save a Life: Adopting pets responsibly is good for the soul

Written by Michaela Stock | Monday, 24 June 2019 14:48 |

There’s nothing better than coming home from a long day at work to an excited, fluffy friend waiting for you at your front door. Just about everyone who has adopted an animal can attest to how uplifting living with a pet is. Adopting a pet adds life to your home, makes you healthier and enriches communities. 

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