• 3 Tips for Giving the Gift of a Pet

    You may not know that giving a pet as a gift is a hot topic of debate in the animal sheltering and rescue community! Some folks feel very strongly that pets should never be given as gifts in any circumstance, while others think giving pets as gifts is great no matter what… and then there […]

  • Halloween pet costume fun!

    Does your pet like being dressed up in silly costumes and making you smile? I know my dogs do! They might not be thrilled with the process of getting the costume on and perfectly adjusted, but once the velcro straps are secure, you should see how they strut around! They especially love the “treat” part […]

  • Prepare Your Dog for a New Baby

    What does your dog expect when you’re expecting? We’ve heard stories of dogs curling around pregnant bellies, stealing baby toys, and many other silly and wonderful stories from our pregnant friends and family about their dogs behavior when a human baby is on the way!  Our friends over at Bark Busters —the world’s largest dog training company—offers […]

  • I Love Animals, but They’re Destroying My Yard!

    We all love adorable animals, whether they’re our own pets or the cute little rabbits and squirrels that are scurrying around our neighborhoods. But what happens when those cute critters start destroying your yard? Winter is prime time for a variety of animals to be digging through your trash or tearing up your shrubs. A general […]

  • 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Dog Walker or Pet Sitter

    We want to thank Whiskers And Leo for sending over this great write-up so that we could share it with you! Thinking of going away this holiday season? Work long hours and need a dog walker or pet sitter? On top of providing high quality, in-home pet care services on the East Coast, Whiskers And Leo are […]

  • Prepare Your Cat For Your New Baby

    Getting ready for a new member of the family? Congratulations! Having a baby is an exciting time that also brings about a lot of change, and not just for you and the other people in your home, but also for your four-legged companions. You can get your feline friend prepared for the arrival of a […]

  • If A Dog Were the Teacher – Dogs Healing People

    Who wakes you in the morning with a silly wide-eyed grin and greets you upon arriving back home? You know who! And it’s a wonderful feeling isn’t it? The stress and angst of the day quickly melt away when greeted by your canine friend. You change your clothes and escape together for some play time. […]

  • 4 Earth Day Tips for Your Pets

    Earth Day comes around every April 22 and it’s a great time to remind ourselves of all the things we can do to help the Earth. Every year more and more events are held on Earth Day worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. So what can you do if you’re […]

  • 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 […]