Have You Prepared for Your Pets?

September is National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. While there’s a lot of things that you can do to prepare you and your family for an emergency, don’t forget a plan for your pets. Do you … Continue reading

The First Family’s Second Dog

Rescue and shelter workers agree that any time a homeless animal will be a good match for a family, we want to make that match happen. Finding homes for animals in need directly reduces euthanasia of healthy, friendly animals. But … Continue reading

And the Photo Contest Winners Are…

We want to send out a huge “thank you” to everyone who participated in our Shelter Sweethearts Photo Contest! We’ve chosen 6 winners and are preparing to send checks totaling $8,000 to shelters and rescues. Whether you submitted a photo or simply voted, … Continue reading

Photo Contest Deadline Extended

Due to a large amount of traffic and participation in our photo contest, our servers have not been able to keep up with the demand and our website (and photo contest) have been going on-and offline over the past 48 hours. … Continue reading

Have You Protected Your Pet from Heartworm?

April is Heartworm Prevention Month. In the spring, ice on ponds recedes, allowing small frogs and mosquitoes to move in. As aggravating as “skeeters” are to humans, they pose a real health risk to dogs and on rare occasions cats. … Continue reading

Battling Pet Obesity in a Shelter Setting

Do shelters have to worry about obesity in adoptable pets? Absolutely. We either admit pets with a pre-existing weight problem or we create one by keeping animals in small enclosures and showering them with love in the form of delicious … Continue reading

Is Your Pet Ready for Swimsuit Season?

Spring Break is coming and many of us are concerned about our bathing suit readiness. We are not alone. Our companion animals, particularly dogs, cats and horses, are weathering the same winter storm. Nutritionists have made it clear that fat … Continue reading

Obesity: Not Just a People Problem

Obesity is a major epidemic in the United States. Everywhere you turn there’s a new story out about just how fat we, as a nation, have become, and what we need to do to reverse this disturbing trend. Many public … Continue reading

Love is Fur Ever

It’s that time of year when your sweetheart is bound to be wondering whether you’ll make a commitment. We hope you do. And we also hope your intended is homeless! Many shelters offer wonderful Valentine’s Day adoption promotions, so this … Continue reading

Shelter Dogs on the Rise!

Recently the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) released the results of their extensive study of U.S. pet ownership and demographics for 2012. This study, which covers everything from statistics on the most pet-loving states to the percentage of people who … Continue reading