• Will ‘Back-to-School’ Make Your Best Friend Blue?

    A sudden change of schedule can lead to stress in your dog or cat and can cause behavioral problems. Extra attention and/or a new friend may be the solution. After a summer of playing ball, swimming, catching fireflies and getting lots of attention from his favorite boy or girl, your dog or cat may not [...]

  • Prepping Your Home for Your Newly Adopted Cat

    Adopting a shelter cat is a wonderful experience. But, bringing home a new feline friend requires a great deal of preparation. Most shelter cats need to adjust to a new home. The following tips will help your new kitty feel more comfortable as a house cat.   #1 Create a private area. Animal shelters can [...]

  • Keeping Your Pet Happy in Winter

    While providing your pet an indoor sanctuary is an obvious solution to avoiding chilly weather, losing out on some of the season’s fun outdoor time can make for a bored little friend. To keep your pet happy (and their less-than-savory habits to a minimum), here are a few tips to help you create a comfy [...]

  • Learn to Speak Dog

    Given that a well-trained dog can learn to differentiate between, and respond appropriately to, hundreds of verbal commands from her human family, it is only right that
we should make an effort to understand what our canine companions are trying to say to us. We all know that a growl is a warning, and a yelp [...]

  • Teach your dog to come when called, and be the envy of the dog park!

    Recall, or coming when called, is an incredibly useful skill for all dogs to have. While it’s often used to keep your pup safe when exploring off-leash, you can also use it when your dog is playing with other dogs to keep the play relaxed and fun! As you can imagine, being able to have [...]

  • You can’t buy love but you can rescue it

    SO true! Love cannot be bought. But, boy oh boy, can it be rescued!!!  The beauty seen here is Fanny, an awesome dog who was available for adoption in Hollywood, California from The Mutt Scouts – she’s been adopted, yay! You can see her ADOPTED  profile and other cuties who are still available for adoption at The Mutt Scouts here. If [...]

  • A dog’s kiss

     Their love heals us in the most amazing ways, doesn’t it? Click the cartoon above to view and SHARE this cartoon on Facebook.

  • The road to my heart is paved with pawprints.
  • What are your pets thankful for?

    What are you and your pets thankful for this Thanksgiving? Love Kindness Generosity Charity Tell us and share a photo of your pet on our Adopt-a-Pet.com Facebook page! Check out our previous Thanksgiving and Black Friday articles too: This Black Friday adopt a black pet! Traveling with your Pet Thanksgiving Day? Pet Travel Tips for [...]

  • Why do dogs chew?

    Our friends over at Purina created this simple graphic to help you understand some of the key reasons that puppies and dogs often like to chew. It’s important to give your puppy or dog appropriate chew toys and treats so they can have relieve pent up stress and energy… and have some fun! It’s also [...]