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Household Tips

Household Tips

  • Foster cats enjoy a new catio!

    Welcome to my foster cat house & catios! Have you ever dreamed of moving to the country where you could have lots of animals? Or wished you had more room so you could foster more pets? I found out that I didn’t have to wait till I lived on my fantasy 100-acre animal sanctuary to make [...]

  • Lifetime planning for your pet

    Thank you to Amy Shever, Director of 2nd Chance 4 Pets, for writing this informative guest blog article! Have you thought about what would happen to your pets should something happen to you? More than half a million companion animals are surrendered to US shelters each year simply because their human passed away or became ill [...]

  • Pet Food Banks – keeping pets and in homes

    Free pet food pantries are popping in cities and towns across the nation by people concerned about the recession’s effect on pets. We’ve all seen it or read the stories about people having to give up their animals due to financial trouble. Many people don’t know that most states and many cities have pet food banks available [...]

  • Traveling With Your Pet Tips

    Thanks to our friend at the Animal League for sharing these helpful tips for traveling with your furry friend! Some pets really enjoy traveling with their families on vacation – we’ve seen quite a menagerie of pets happily ensconced in their RV rolling down the highway! Other pets need their owner’s help to not get [...]

  • Windows and Pets – Keep Them Safe!

    It may not be something we think about too often, but it is important to pay special attention to keeping pet safe around your home windows. As the temperature rises for summertime, many people begin leaving their windows open for ventilation not realizing their animals can actually fall out. What if Fido sees another dog [...]

  • How You Can Love Both Your Puppy and Your Rug!

    Puppies. They’re incredibly cute and silly. We all love them, but puppies can be quite a challenge if you also happen to like the nice rug in your living room. When my best friend, Jamie, decided to adopt a sweet puppy from her local shelter, she was over the moon with excitement. She couldn’t stop [...]

  • Animal Control’s Tips to Prevent Dog Bites

    The number one way dog bites can be prevented? Spay and neuter! You might not be aware of what a huge connection there is between dog bites and unaltered pets, but statistics kept by Animal Control agencies across North America show that unaltered dogs are responsible for almost ALL of the dog bites which are [...]

  • Life-Saving Tip: Best Way to Get Your Pets Rescued From a House Fire

    For all of us who adore our pets, the prospect of our homes catching fire while we’re away is truly horrifying. Many of us rely on the window/door stickers that say something along the lines of “Firefighter—Save my pets!” to alert firefighters to the presence of pets in the house. But do those really work? [...]

  • Tax Time – Deductions for Furry Dependents

    This is no April Fools joke: your furry friends – and helping nonprofit rescues and shelters – can save you money come tax time! As Uncle Sam comes-a-callin’ this time of year, Adopt-a-Pet.com spokesperson and MarthaStewart.com Daily Wag contributor Dr. Pia Salk consulted with her accountant and fellow animal lover Mary Tonden. Mary shared some [...]

  • How dog and cat owners can save money

    Most good dog or cat owners know that owning a pet is never a cost-free commitment! While adopting an awesome new family friend from the shelter may not be expensive, you do need to budget for future spending. A good pet owner knows that pets require a lifetime of care, including vet costs, food, toys, [...]

 
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