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Deciding to welcome a dog into your home is an amazing choice with numerous benefits. But choosing where to get your new Fido might pose some indecision. While buying a dog from a breeder may seem like the better option, shelter dogs are by far a much better choice. Understanding the reasons why you should […]

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    We have all been moved to tears by Sarah McLaughlin’s ASPCA commercials. Her tear-jerking ballad coupled with the knowledge that 2.7 million shelter dogs are euthanized each year can be heart-wrenching. So much so, that we’ve made it our personal mission to save every animal we come across. This hero mentality, while noble, […]

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  When it comes to choosing which breed of dog to bring into your family, the choices are unlimited. Add to those options the decision of whether to choose a full breed or a mutt and you can easily become confused. With all the myths and misinformation regarding both full breeds and mutts, it’s easy […]

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  August 15th is National Check the Chip Day! While no one wants to think about losing their beloved furry family members, it’s important to plan ahead. Every pet parent has heard of the amazing pet-locating technology called microchipping. Deciding whether it’s a life-saving option or just another waste is a matter of getting the […]

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    Let’s face it, there is no AARP card that comes in the mail notifying you of your dog’s impending age. But the signs are there all the same. Whether you’ve had your dog for years and noticed him aging, or you’ve decided to adopt an older dog, it’s important to know how to […]

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June is the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Pet Month!  According to their latest statistics, “Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats). Approximately 2.7 million […]

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Perhaps you’re moving somewhere new; maybe you’ve discovered you are allergic to fur; or, you have had a new baby; unfortunately, you have to give up your beloved four-legged friend. There are many reasons people choose to give up their pet after all other options have been exhausted. While giving away your furry friend will […]

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Spaying and neutering are procedures every pet owner knows. The decision to do so is both helpful and beneficial to your pet, you, and even your community. Since we don’t have Bob Barker* to drive the point home, here are some smart reasons to spay or neuter your pet in case you’ve been having doubts. […]

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    Whether it’s the constant pleading from your children or the hints from your spouse, at some point, you’ll give in and bring a dog into your home. Deciding how to go about it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some foolproof tips for choosing a child-friendly dog. Deciding If the Time for […]

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  For those of you who decided to adopt a pet to celebrate National Dog Day, congratulations!  The choice to add a family member is not only good for you, but also for your new four-legged friend.  You will want to ensure that your new pet feels at home. Here are some tips to make […]

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