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How does it work to adopt a pet?

Posted by Jennifer on March 9th, 2015

how-to-adopt-dog-cat-bunnyIf you’ve never adopted a pet before, you may be wondering, how does the process work? You can see so many adorable pets for adoption on our website, but what’s the first step, and then what happens next? This article will help give you an overview of how it works to adopt a pet, so you know what to expect, and can have a better overall pet adoption experience. Read More

Do cat-proof curtains exist?

Posted by Jennifer on March 2nd, 2015

cat-proof-curtainsCurtains and blinds make great cat toys… said no cat owner, ever! Plenty of cats and kittens do find the swaying curtain pulls, shimmering sheers, and horizontal mini-blinds not only irresistible for hiding, pouncing, and batting, but they also are clearly thinking, “Why does my human keep putting them in the way of my view of the fascinating things going on outside?” Finding “kitten-proof” window treatments that will work for what you want them to do on your windows and not have your cats destroy them can take compromise and detective work. We present you with example number one, in the photo above. In the photo you see James, my 8-month old foster kitten, who has not only managed to wrap himself up in the sheer curtain, but figured out its a great way to make batting at the almost-cat-proof plastic plant even more fun. I managed to snap the photo just before he executed a perfect jelly roll move that took him and the tension curtain rod tumbling to the ground. Mini blinds seem to suffer the worst, with the metal slats being so easily bent and plenty of cloth cords to be chewed on too! So are there cat-proof curtains? Yes! Read on for some ideas. Read More

Stop cat meowing at night

Posted by Jennifer on February 26th, 2015

stop-cat-meowingCats meow to communicate. Most often domestic cats are meowing to try to tell their humans something. Usually humans appreciate these vocal requests, being such vocally communicative creatures ourselves. But when a cat is meowing at night when we (and our neighbors) are trying to sleep, that’s not usually appreciated! Cats are naturally nocturnal beings. If you have a cat that is meowing at night and you want him to stop, it typically involves a bit of detective work and trial-and-error figuring out what will be a happy resolution to what is causing the meowing and making him stop. The first step is to try to figuring out why he is meowing. Here are some things a cat’s meow at night could be trying to tell you: Read More

Quick Storage Solutions for Potentially Dangerous Foods

Posted by Guest Author on February 23rd, 2015

Happy Beginnings: Max Becomes a Star!

Posted by Dana on February 19th, 2015

Today, we have a very special Happy Beginnings story to share with you. It’s one filled with the glitter of the Hollywood lights and even a red carpet! The story starts off pretty sad, with little Max abandoned and alone. He was found as a stray in a field and then brought to an animal shelter in a part of California where animal homelessness is not uncommon. But what is uncommon is Max’s amazing turn-around. We’re talking a story fit for the big screen. You see, little Max not only found love when he was adopted by Kelly – an advertising executive at Siltanen & Partners, a firm that works with Coldwell Banker. He also found himself starring in a commercial for Coldwell Banker’s newest passion project, Homes for Dogs, which will make its television debut this Sunday, February 22nd during the Academy Awards! Yes, that’s right – Max will be starring in a commercial during the Oscars! How’s that for awesome? Kelly and Max 04
Here’s what Kelly has to say about her loving relationship with Max: Read More

Coldwell Banker® kicks off Homes for Dogs Project

Posted by Dana on February 15th, 2015

CB-AAP-blogIt’s no surprise that we believe that every loving animal should have a loving family and a warm, snuggly place to call home. But we’re not the only ones! Our friends at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, the home experts with 108 years of experience helping people find their homes, are doing something really special to make that a reality for the shelter pets on Adopt-a-Pet.com. Starting this week is the Coldwell Banker Homes for Dogs Project, a national campaign that aims to help 20,000 dogs find loving homes to call their own! To kick off the challenge, Coldwell Banker has released a fun new commercial that makes its debut during the Oscars onSunday February 22nd and shows the joys of coming home to your dog. Check out our sneak peek of the commercial, called “Home’s Best Friend,” and show Coldwell Banker some love for their support of this awesome cause by using #HomeRocks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Read More

The Great American Pooch Smooch and Kitty Kiss is Back!

Posted by Dana on February 12th, 2015

pooch-smoochTo celebrate the season of love and to help more people realize that true love awaits them at their local animal shelter, Adopt-a-Pet.com is hosting the 3rd Annual Great American Pooch Smooch & Kitty Kiss, kicking off on Saturday, February 14th - Valentine’s Day!  To join in and help influence others to adopt a pet from their local animal shelter: Read More

A dog’s kiss

Posted by Dana on February 9th, 2015

a-dogs-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. Read More

Bulldog puppy and dog tips

Posted by Jennifer on February 4th, 2015

Bulldog-pupBulldog puppies are so cute with their wrinkled little faces! You can find Bulldog puppies and dogs for adoption across the US and Canada on  Adopt-a-Pet.com here. Like Pugsley in the photo, who’s for adoption as of the posting of this article. He’s 16 weeks old, super sweet and super smush face! Finding a purebred Bulldog puppy might take a bit of searching and patience, especially one local to you. The good news is Bulldogs are super cute at any age! Plus if you adopt a young or adult Bully instead of a puppy, you’ll be more likely to know what kind of personality and health issues you’re getting, which you can’t see fully or at all in a puppy. Plus you won’t have to worry about puppy messes, puppy training, and puppy chewed up shoes! Bulldog-puppy-chewing-shoesBulldog mix puppies are super cute too! So what should you know about Bulldogs before you adopt them? Read More

Take flight with Pilots N Paws

Posted by Guest Author on February 2nd, 2015

Pilot-n-paws-dogPilots N Paws is a pet rescue support organization that works with private pilots who volunteer their time and planes to fly animals in need to their fur-ever homes! Russ Landau is a pet owner and pilot from Los Angeles, CA, and Kate Quinn is the Executive Director of Pilots N Paws. Purina’s Petcentric caught up with both of them to find out more about how these volunteers make a life-changing difference for rescue animals. Click here to learn all about Pilots N Paws and how and why they to help fly animals from overcrowded shelters to new homes and families in other states. Read More

 
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