How to Choose the Right Dog Trainer

How to Choose the Right Dog Trainer

Whether you are looking to sign your dog up for puppy classes to learn basic obedience or seeking help in dealing with your dog’s behavioral issues, finding a trainer can be a daunting task. But don’t rush right in. Take time to do research and speak with a...
Every Donation Counts

Every Donation Counts

Animal shelters, whether nonprofit organizations or municipal shelters, rely on donations to provide for the animals in their care. When you donate, it is important to know what you are donating to. Also, it is essential to realize that a shelter that looks a little...
Human Canine Connection

Human Canine Connection

Donna Thomas will never forget the day she decided to take 120lb rottweiler Roamin into her home after he survived a near fatal heart attack.  Roamin, a two-year-old rottweiler was found on route 95 leaning up against the guard rail, shaking and waiting for help when...
What To Do if You Find an Injured Bird

What To Do if You Find an Injured Bird

Coming across young birds triggers empathy and compassion in those who care about wildlife, but human intervention is not always the best thing for the young bird. The key is knowing when to intervene, when to let nature be, or when to call a licensed wildlife...
How to Care for Your Bird

How to Care for Your Bird

Birds are intelligent creatures that require a significant amount of care to ensure that they live long and fulfilling lives. Failure to provide them with the enrichment they need can lead to a damaging mental state including depression, pulling out their own...
Understanding Canine Communication

Understanding Canine Communication

Our dogs are constantly communicating information on how they feel just as we communicate information with our body language, tone of voice, and actions. Dogs feel stress just like we do, and sometimes that stress can accumulate and express itself as reactivity....
Why Puppy Socialization is Vital

Why Puppy Socialization is Vital

According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, one of the biggest reasons for canine-owner conflict is due to issues in behavior, usually leading to the owner needing to rehome their dog. A dog’s mental health is just as important as physical health....
Why Declawing Is Not Just a Nail Trim

Why Declawing Is Not Just a Nail Trim

Cats scratch in an effort to mark their territory, shed their nail husks, and stretch. This is a normal and natural behavior, and from an animal welfare perspective, animals who are able to express natural behaviors lead happier and more wholesome lives. This behavior...
Training Begins with Understanding

Training Begins with Understanding

We are alive during a time where we want the absolute best for our animals. We get them the highest quality food, we spoil them with treats and toys, and our pets truly are an integral part of our families. Our dogs are great at understanding how we communicate. They...
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