- Matthew Thorsen | Diane Sullivan
Clearly, life is better with furry friends. Or feathered, or scaly. Pets inspire this annual issue, but so do stories about wildlife (“nuisance” bears) and barnyard beasts (an egg-delivering donkey — yes, really). In these pages we learn about two social-media endeavors in Burlington: the RAD Girls Club, which finds homes for adoptable pups; and marketing firm Sniff & Barkens, which creates dog-centric content for clients. We check out Happy Tails Pet Resort and Spa for the latest in pampering, and visit a women’s shelter that takes in pets, too. We tag along for a K-9 search-and-rescue training session, find out why artist Corrina Thurston draws animals, and ask about the theme of this year’s giant corn maze in Danville. (Spoiler: It’s teddy bears.) Paws what you’re doing and read ’em all!