The Pet Issue

A love letter to our faithful companions and local animals in need

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click to enlarge Holland lop kits Jabba, R2-D2 and Chewie, available for adoption through the Ohio Pet Sanctuary. - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Holland lop kits Jabba, R2-D2 and Chewie, available for adoption through the Ohio Pet Sanctuary.
Nineteenth-century humorist and lecturer Josh Billings provided one of the best-known quotes to date about the relationship between humans and animals: “A dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” Those words ring true not only for dogs, but for all manner of companion animals we share our homes and offices with: birds, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, reptiles, cats (OK, maybe that last one is stretching it a little).

This week’s issue is a celebration of the pets that spend their days contentedly playing, working and lounging by our sides — who are always happy to see us, no matter how crappy our day was or how irritable we may be. In the following pages, you’ll be introduced to local shop pets that diligently accompany their owners at work, discover a New York-style cat café preparing to open in Mason and learn more about My Furry Valentine, the largest adoption event in the Cincinnati area. You’ll also find a compilation of pet-minded vendors and a list of local shelters, events and veterinarian services to help you find your perfect pet and keep him or her in tip-top shape. 

So whether you’re in the market for a new furry family member or are one step away from “crazy cat lady” status, read on to uncover more about Cincinnati’s furry underbelly.

— Emily Begley, Project Manager

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