Wanted, cat whisperer: the job ad that went viral

Wanted, cat whisperer: the job ad that went viral

When Joan Bowell, founder of God’s Little People Cat Rescue, posted her job offer on the shelter’s Facebook page last month, she asked for others to share the post “far and wide”.

How to Calm a Nervous Dog

How to Calm a Nervous Dog

No pet parent wants to see their dog in distress, but sometimes animals become nervous or fearful, especially when faced with loud noises, new people or a events, such as Halloween.

How This Cool Kitty Cafe Helps Humans Find Purr-fect Pets

How This Cool Kitty Cafe Helps Humans Find Purr-fect Pets

So much so, in fact, that the feline-adoring social entrepreneurs co-founded a unique small business in Lower Manhattan in New York City dedicated to helping homeless kitties find forever homes.

‘Pawternity’ leave? Company offers paid leave for pet care

‘Pawternity’ leave? Company offers paid leave for pet care

Company offers paid leave for pet care copied! A new type of paid time off is all about caring for a different family member: the animal! NBC’s Savannah Sellers meets with employees at mParticle, a New York City-based tech company that offers special perks to its staff, including leave for pet owners.

Love our pup with a purpose? Deck out your dog with Sunny's TODAY gear!

Love our pup with a purpose? Deck out your dog with Sunny's TODAY gear!

For those fans hoping to deepen their ties with TODAY, here's a friendly reminder: You can buy some of your favorite items that you see on the show through the NBC store's website. Kathie Lee and Hoda Wine Glass Set, $35, NBC Store

Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters

Electric cars go like clockwork for me | Brief letters

We test-drive the future, 28 August; Letters, 1 August) as I was driving a Nissan Leaf from Northumberland to Dorset and back. • Clockwork cars may be a wind-up for some (Letters, 6 August), but here in North Yorkshire they are for real. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

• I’m pleased that Arwa Mahdawi doesn’t think it appropriate to call dogs Alan (There’s no debate: you don’t call dogs ‘Alan’, G2, 8 August), but the name doesn’t just suit retired footballers.

New Hope for People and Pets Affected by Domestic Violence

New Hope for People and Pets Affected by Domestic Violence

Marie Philip, deputy commissioner of the Office for Domestic Violence, New York City Human Resources Administration said, “We are in need of innovative programs to give people whatever helps to encourage them to leave an abusive situation, and URIPALS does just that.”