National Pet Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of May. That’s from May 3rd to the 9th in 2020. Here are seven ways you can say thanks to dogs during National Pet Week while being a responsible pet parent.
Fostering helped us decide if George was ready for a fur sibling, and we’re so happy we did it. There’s never been a better time than now to foster! Here’s our story, and I hope it can help you decide to test the multi-dog home life by fostering too!
Animal lovers are likely feeling a little helpless because their usual methods of supporting shelters, like volunteering or going to shelter events, are on pause. And some of us just don’t have the resources to foster or adopt. Here are a few ways you can help animal shelters instead during the pandemic!
There are so many reputable rescues and shelters, many of which may specialize in certain breeds, ages, or regions. Finding the perfect rescue for you might seem like a daunting task. Here are a few tips.
Spaying and neutering are considered part of being a responsible pet owner today, but that wasn’t always true. We’ve made positive strides in the last few decades. In honor of Spay & Neuter Awareness Month, learn more about the history of this important practice.
On January 24th, we celebrate Change A Pet’s Life Day. This special day is for encouraging people to adopt pets from shelters and raise awareness about animals in need. You don’t have to adopt a dog every year to make a positive impact. Here are eight ways you can change a dog’s life for the better!
If helping dogs, cats, and other animals at your local animal shelter interests you, you’ll have plenty to consider. Don’t worry, though, as there are plenty of opportunities to help out at shelters. There’s bound to be a volunteer position that fits your capabilities.
It’s tempting to surprise someone, especially children, with a fluffy puppy, bunny, hamster, or kitty. While you’re imagining the squeals of delight, consider how tragic the situation could become. A poor match could mean the animal ends up in a shelter, feels lonely, or even suffers abuse or neglect.
A trained PTSD service dog can provide a sense of security and have a calming effect on veterans, help with episodes of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, and they can also be loving companions. Additionally, organizations train them to respond to PTSD episodes and help bring their humans back to a relaxed state.
After serving our country and doing active military duty, many young men and women have a difficult time returning to civilian life. That’s where K9s For Warriors comes in. They provide service dogs to veterans struggling with issues that arise from their time in the service as they return to society.
We’re thrilled that November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and if you are considering adopting a four-legged friend, you should be, too! Here’s my senior dog adoption story, along with a few a few myths about senior dogs that need to be busted. Spread the word and give a sweet senior a chance in November!
Senior dog sanctuaries are so important. They give old dogs the love and care they deserve at the end of their lives. All the sanctuaries on this list are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that you can donate to and get a tax write off if you’re interested in helping them in their missions.
The first full week of November is Animal Shelter Appreciation week. This week is designated to recognize all of the organizations who help stray and abandoned animals. Here are some of the ways your local animal shelter helps dogs, cats, rabbits, and a variety of other animals.
Puppy raising is an important part of the process for the Guide Dogs Of America. Training one guide dog is costly and rigorous, so volunteer puppy raisers play an integral role. That’s where people like Mary come in. Mary raises puppies so they can grow up to be well-behaved, socialized guide dogs.
October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month–hooray! It’s a month to celebrate Pit Bull type dogs, bust myths about these breeds, and promote adoption of Pit Bulls. Here’s how you can celebrate!
For National Black Dog Day, lets all take a closer look at black dogs and make sure that next time we are in a shelter or rescue, we aren’t passing up those beautiful black coats unintentionally. Here are 30 beautiful black dogs on Instagram!
Some shelter dogs have harder times finding forever homes than others. Rescues and shelters use calendar events like Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week to raise awareness, but you can help less adoptable dogs all year long with these actions. Here’s how you can help.
The last full week in September is Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week, a time to shine a spotlight on those less adoptable furry friends.Help us share these pups’ stories.Maybe we can inspire others to give a chance to dogs who normally get overlooked at the shelter!
Brachycephalic dogs are adorable. That’s hard to deny. So why should it be a problem when breeders continue to produce these dogs to meet demand? Well, those cute, smushed faces come at a price, and not just in terms of how much money it costs to buy a dog from a breeder.
Animal hoarding is not only dangerous to the animals in the hoarding situation, but also to the hoarder, themselves. Here is what you should know about animal hoarding and what to do if you see the signs of an animal hoarder.
One of the most preventable causes of deadly heat stroke and dehydration in dogs is being left in hot cars. Here are seven of the best window smashing to save dogs from hot cars caught on video.