• Wisdom of the Elderly – Adopt a Senior Pet!

    Adopting a senior pet is one of the most wonderful things you can do – not only for them, but for you! Western society often doesn’t have a lot of respect for older things or beings. With our culture’s focus on how “important” it is to have the latest car, computer, or gadget, sometimes we […]

  • Do Bunnies Make Good Easter Gifts?

    Before you bring home an adorable baby bunny, duck, or chick, a good pet parent will do research into the lifetime of care these pets require. Stuffed toy animals are often the best choice of a holiday gift, but if you’re considering adopting a real-life bunny, Adopt-a-Pet.com Spokesperson and expert on the human-animal bond Dr. […]

  • How To Care for an Adopted Bunny

    Before you bring home an adorable baby bunny, duck, or chick, a good pet parent will do research into the lifetime of care these pets require. Stuffed toy animals are often the best choice of a holiday gift, but if you’re considering adopting a real-life bunny, our friend Pia has some thoughtful insights after speaking with […]

  • What is Wrong with the Step Up Command for Parrots

    This post comes from Barbara Heidenreich, whose experience includes consulting on animal training in zoos and other animal related facilities. Barbara has also written several books on training parrots and has an excellent website (www.goodbirdinc.com) with content on how to live a healthy life with your pet parrot. You can read many FAQ on tips […]

  • Are you ready for a rabbit?

    Rabbits make wonderful companions! Rather than buying a rabbit for sale at a pet store or rabbit breeder, adopting a rabbit from an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a rabbit to your family. Today’s rabbits are indoor, spayed/neutered and litter box trained. But how do you know if your […]

  • What To Do If Your Flighted Parrot Escapes

    This post comes from Barbara Heidenreich, whose experience includes consulting on animal training in zoos and other animal related facilities. Barbara has written several books on training parrots and has an excellent website (www.goodbirdinc.com) with content on how to live a healthy life with your pet parrot. One of the worst fears most bird owners […]

  • Pet Adoption Teaches Good Parenting

    Adopting a companion animal provides a fertile opportunity to teach important values to children. The decision to devote your resources and care to an animal in need sends a very clear message about the identity of a family and its underlying values. It is a great time to explore who you are as a family […]

  • How to prepare for your pet’s vet costs

    One way to be a responsible pet owner is to be prepared for your pet’s expected and possible emergency vet care costs. So far, there isn’t any discussion of pet medicare or a nationalized pet heath care plan! It’s up to you to take care of your  pets medical costs. Even the healthiest, indoor-only, most […]

  • 10 Reasons Pets Are Good For Kids

    There are so many benefits that pets provide for kids! It’s easy for kids to get wrapped up in the idea of owning a new pet, but its up to their parents to make sure the experience is a positive one, and that the pet receives the care he or she needs for their entire […]

  • Find a pet-friendly rental

    Finding a rental house, condo or apartment that will accept pets can be a bit of a challenge. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about finding dog and cat-friendly accommodations from “cozy” studio apartments, to lovely guest houses, luxury doorman buildings, and everything in between. It did take time and patience, but in the […]