I admit I very seldom ever check out other areas here.
As I already said I find the home page too cluttered .....it would be much nicer to visit if the information on the left hand side of the page was done with tabs and drop down menus.
I also don't like the large advertising at the top of the page ...it should be at the bottom.
And, I'm probably getting picky now but I think the bulletin board should be called the pet forum imo.
Was I brutal enough?