• Get to Know Your Pet from Head-to-Tail

    Cindy couldn’t exist without pets in her life, but working a 40-hour week to pay for her small apartment, made it difficult to share her life with an animal who would depend on her, so…Cindy decided to become a professional pet sitter, a job she found to be more pleasure than work.  She joined an [...]

  • Pet Insurance 101: How It Works, What to Look For and Why You Need It

    The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan.   Pets are increasingly part of the household (they are certainly the easiest to get along with!), and like the rest of our family, they need [...]

  • The Happy Healthy Pet Guide

      The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan.     As a pet parent, taking care of four-legged friends is your number one priority—and keeping pets fed, watered, exercised and happy is just [...]

  • Pet First-Aid & CPCR Saves Lives!

    Has your pup’s tail ever been closed in a door, or have you discovered ticks on your gorgeous long-haired cat?  What would you do if you found a dog in a parked car on a warm day (anything above 70°F is considered too warm to living an animal in)? How about if your terrier looks [...]

  • Prepare your Pets for 4th of July

    Did you know that more pets are lost in the USA on the 4th of July than any other day of the year? Combine fireworks with friends and family gatherings with their comings and goings accidentally leaving doors and gates open, and even the most sedate well-behaved pet can freak out or get disoriented and [...]

  • Don’t leave your pet in the car – infographic to share!

    Dogs can really enjoy a ride a car, but just like it’s now illegal in many states to leave a child in a car even for a moment, leaving pets in cars is NOT a good idea! Check out the infographic above created by the caring and knowledgable folks at the ASPCA. Even if it [...]

  • Pets and Halloween

    Do you like to dress up your pets for howl-o-ween? In year’s past we’ve shared our 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips as well as some Pet Costume Safety Tips, and we’ve copied below for easy reference. Thinking of pet costumes? In our experience, most pets don’t really like wearing costumes. So we only ask that our pets [...]

  • Do You Know the Truth About Heartworm Disease?

    Heartworm disease is a very serious – and potentially fatal – condition that is caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals (heartwormsociety.org). Scary stuff, isn’t it? But perhaps the scariest fact isn’t about what [...]

  • Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Summer

    We love Summer! With warm temperatures, sunshine on our faces, and social events galore this season has a lot of great things to offer, but there are also some potential dangers lurking for pets in warmer months. Do you know how to keep your pets safe? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Our mini [...]

  • Fourth of July – keep your pets safe!

      Fireworks are no fun for pets! Keep your pets inside so they’ll be safe this 4th of July. You can read the many pet safety tips we’ve posted over the years to help you and your pets handle the fireworks week and weekend here: http://www.adoptapet.com/blog/?s=fireworks&submit=Search