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Choosing the Right Bed for Your Pet

Anyone that has spent the night on a futon or an old fold out sofa bed knows how important a comfortable, supportive bed is for a good night’s sleep. Without it, you’re in for a sore back and a cranky disposition. Whi...

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Take Your Pet to Work Week

Take Your Pet to Work Week kicks off the week of June 18-22 with Take Your Cat to Work Day on Monday the 18th and closes out with the original celebration of Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday June 22nd. This fun pet...

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Tips for Choosing Your Pet’s Name

As a dog or cat owner, one of your critical responsibilities, beyond food & shelter is naming your pet. It can be quite a challenge to agree upon a name and to ensure it’s a suitable name for your new family addit...

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How to Clean Your Dog's Ears

A dog’s ears can come in all shapes and sizes. Some stand at attention, some may flop over and some hang down almost to the ground. The one thing they all have in common is they collect dirt and wax, just like human e...

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How Smart is Your Dog?

In the last few years, we have seen several dog intelligence tests introduced as a fun way to measure how smart your dog is. Most of these tests employ simple games designed to measure your dog’s intelligence, and som...

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5 Reasons to Microchip Your Pet

One of the most effective means of protecting your dog or cat from being lost or stolen is microchipping them. The month of May is “Chip Your Pet Month” so we wanted to write about the benefits of protecting your pet ...

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How Pet Shelters and Rescues Work

Animal shelters as we know them today evolved from animal pounds which were used in colonial times to house unclaimed, loose livestock. There wasn’t very much control over the treatment of the animals in these facilit...

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Should I Get My Pet a Valentine?

You’ve probably noticed all the red hearts, cupids and candy adorning the aisles of your local stores. The Christmas decorations come down and the Valentine’s Day hearts and cupids go up. The history of St. Valentine'...