Preparing for a Natural Disaster | National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May is a month of renewal in nature…a time for budding flowers to blossom and the next generation of wildlife to take their first tentative steps out into the world. Along with the beauty, however, the season also brings destruction, with tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather events reminding us of the fragility of our […]

National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day April 30

A day to shine a spotlight on the estimated 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats who find themselves in the U.S. shelter system each year, April 30th has been declared National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Many shelters are marking the pet holiday with lowered adoption fees, so if you are pondering the possibility […]

April is National Adopt-a-Greyhound Month

April is National Adopt-a-Greyhound Month— a time to appreciate the beauty of a breed of dog that can sprint at a speed of 45 miles per hour…and race right into the heart of a potential pet parent. Worshipped as a god by the ancient Egyptians, the Greyhound is revered by dog lovers today for their […]

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, and, by protecting our dogs, we as pet parents can also protect ourselves from the heartache that can come from the loss of a canine companion or the expensive and difficult treatment due to this preventable health issue. Established in 1974, the American Heartworm Society strives to stop the […]

#GetTough on National Dog Fighting Awareness Day | #Giveaway

The star of the iconic sci-fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation is urging this generation to engage in the struggle to end dog fighting by taking part in the ASPCA’s annual National Dog Fighting Awareness Day campaign, which takes place on April 8th. An English actor known by TV viewers as Captain Jen-Luc Picard […]

Seeing Eye Guide Dog Anniversary Celebrated January 29th

He may have been blinded by childhood accidents, but Morris Frank nevertheless possessed an inner vision to help the sight impaired through the vital work of guide dogs. Mr. Frank’s foresight into a better tomorrow is celebrated each year on January 29th– the anniversary of the world’s oldest existing guide dog school, The Seeing Eye. […]

8 Reasons to Walk Your Dog!

As we take our first tentative steps into the new year, many of us may already find ourselves struggling with our resolution to exercise more. One way to go that extra mile in order to keep your commitment to keep fit is to enjoy a daily dog walk (or two!) January is National Walk Your […]

National Pet Travel Safety Day – Jan. 2nd

As the start of a new year is the traditional time to make resolutions, January 2nd has been deemed National Pet Travel Safety Day— a day created by celebrity pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige in order to heightened awareness of our tail-wagging chum’s traveling needs. If you are a pet parent for whom […]

World Rabies Day: September 28

Each year approximately 59,000 people in developing countries lose their lives to rabies contracted by canines– that’s 160 people every day, many of them children.  Our four-legged friends are also victims, with 20,000,000 culled each year out of fear of the transmission of a viral disease which can easily be prevented through vaccination. To turn the […]

Remember Me Thursday Pays Tribute to Homeless Pets #RememberMeThursday

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” On Remember Me Thursday, animal lovers around the globe take the words of this popular quote to heart, serving as a beacon to light the way for a better tomorrow for homeless dogs and cats. Launched by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in 2013, […]