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Winter Tails

A selection of books that can inform, and even delight, you and your furry family members. Many of these books can be found at your local bookseller, as well as in digital format for most eReaders. The Grace of Dogs: A Boy, a Black Lab, and Father’s Search for the Canine Soul, by Dr. Read More

By |2017-08-31T11:29:55+00:00January 25th, 2017|

What Your Dog Needs on a “Three-Dog-Night”

Some say it originated in the Australian Outback. Others point to Alaska or Siberia as the source. No matter where it came from, the expression “three-dog-night” means a night so bitterly cold you’d need three dogs in bed with you to keep you warm. But what about our beloved dogs? They’re always there for Read More

By |2018-01-11T16:14:26+00:00December 5th, 2016|

Cold Weather Tips to Protect Your Pet

Dogs and cats can withstand cooler weather when certain conditions are met. Some breeds are even known to develop heavier coats for colder climates. There are however, some breeds that are not equipped to handle drastic changes in temperatures. Pet owners need to use common sense in order to protect their pets during colder Read More

By |2018-02-15T09:45:20+00:00November 6th, 2016|

Pet Safety During and After a Disaster

Natural disasters and emergencies happen quickly and oftentimes we are not fully prepared. Being properly equipped to meet the needs of your family – and pet(s) – when an emergency does strike, is crucial. Think ahead and follow these pet safety steps now to be “pet prepared”. You’ll feel better knowing that you’ve planned what Read More

By |2018-08-23T13:32:56+00:00October 7th, 2016|

Adopting the Right Dog

Every dog in the shelter can provide you with endless love and companionship, and every dog deserves a loving, responsible home. But some dogs are better for you and your lifestyle than others. That's why you should take the time to make a thoughtful choice. After all, you're choosing your new best friend, who'll Read More

By |2017-07-18T20:11:25+00:00November 29th, 2015|

Protecting Your Dog from Heartworm

Puppy mill rescues highlight the importance of preventative measures for this common (but potentially fatal) parasite. Puppy mills are notorious for their inhumane conditions, housing dogs in tiny wire cages and providing them with little if any medical care. As a result, the dogs that we rescue from these mills often have various medical Read More

By |2018-01-17T17:18:51+00:00August 17th, 2015|

Why Adopt? Adoption vs. Pet Store

With Pet Adoption, You Find Your New Best Friend and You Save a Life. Tragically, 2,000,000 animals are destroyed each year in the U.S.  That’s a shocking and little-known statistic. As the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, we continuously take animals out of harm’s way—whether it’s rescuing them from other shelters Read More

By |2018-04-03T10:45:36+00:00April 28th, 2015|

How to Introduce Your New Dog To Your Other Pets

Thinking of adopting a dog or puppy? There’s nothing better than rescuing a Mutt-i-gree®, one of the wonderful companion animals available at shelters. But if you already have a pet or pets as part of your household, it’s important to know the best way to introduce your new canine to his housemates. Making the Read More

By |2017-06-23T16:21:22+00:00March 29th, 2015|

Kids and Pet Safety Rules

Children and pets make best friends for life, but keep them both safe with some tips from our trainers Thinking of adding a furry member to your family? That’s great news, especially if you have kids. The benefits to children of having a pet are vast: increases in self-esteem, nurturing skills, cooperation and, best Read More

By |2017-08-11T21:32:46+00:00January 19th, 2015|