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Holiday Safety for Pets

Holidays can be a dangerous and nerve-wracking time for household pets, with the food, guests, and excitement of the time of year. Please take efforts to be vigilant and keep an eye on your pets during the stressful holiday seasons. Guests Frequently Opened Front Door - With the constant coming...

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Do Rabbits And Dogs Get Along

By: Melissa Kauffman Other than felines, dogs and rabbits are the two most common types of pets in households. According to the 2019-20 National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), nearly 85 million American households have a beloved pet, among which 63.4 million...

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Spreading Awareness this ‘Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week’

By: Melissa Kauffman In 2009, Petfinder established Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week to raise awareness of the need to recognize and adopt pets that seem to be frequently overlooked. The week falls in the third week of September, and it's celebrated annually. This year, the week falls between 21st...

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A Simple Idea Has a Huge Impact

How do we reach our most vulnerable populations when COVID-19 prevents Pet Therapy teams from visiting? Therapaws Pet Therapy team member, Tricia Eastmond, had an idea. Tricia and her therapy dog, Heidi, a Golden Retriever, loved visiting residents of senior living and memory care facilities. She...

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Adopting a Senior Pet

Many potential adopters come into the shelter with the desire to go home with a brand new puppy or kitten. However, puppies and kittens are not the only adoptable pets we have available. There always seems to be at least one pair of old eyes with a graying muzzle looking up at you from the kennel....

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