It is amazing how many different sports there are out there for dogs. And how popular they’ve become with people and their dogs. Dog sports range from being entertaining to fiercely competitive. And they vary from requiring a handler with the dog to dog only events. If this sounds like something fun that you would … Continue reading Dog Sports
Every June is Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month. It seems like every day is a “holiday” now and every month is some “special” month as well. It can get overwhelming. So instead of another article about how you should adopt a cat and save a life and how many cats get euthanized (between 860,000 and 1.4 million) … Continue reading June is Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month – My Stories
Be Prepared to Care for Your Pets in a Disaster – National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day is May 12
Prior to 2005, not much official consideration had been given to the needs of pets in a disaster situation. But when more than 150,000 pets perished in Hurricane Katrina, largely as a result of there being no provisions for the rescue of animals, this critical concern was brought to national awareness. In addition to legal … Continue reading Be Prepared to Care for Your Pets in a Disaster – National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day is May 12
With Responsible Animal Guardian Month, Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and Chip Your Pet Month, the month of May is here to remind you to be more aware of your pet’s health, surroundings and happiness. And it is also to help people understand that we are not just “owners” of our pets but rather “guardians” of … Continue reading Responsible Animal Guardian Month
On National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (April 30, 2018), Hale Pet Door salutes the pet parents who have chosen to open their hearts and homes to pets in need through adoption. With 6.5 million animals entering shelters every year across the US, overcrowding of shelters is one of the most pressing issues in animal … Continue reading Help Us Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
It’s National Kids and Pets Day! Send us a picture and/or short story of your kids and their pets. What’s not to love about kids and their pets? The bond between a child and their pet is almost magical, bringing love, laughter and happiness to all who are around them. But having a pet(s) brings … Continue reading National Kids & Pets Day
In April, pet organizations nationwide work to bring attention to the prevention of Heartworm Disease during National Heartworm Awareness Month. What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease that affects dogs and cats, as well as other mammals, and it is spread by mosquitoes. When a mosquito bites an infected animal, it … Continue reading Heartworm Awareness Month
April 8-14, 2018 is Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week, do something special for your ACOs this week. Send them balloons, flowers or a nice card, letting them know that you appreciate all they do for their and your community. Do you know all that they do and are responsible for? Here are some highlights: … Continue reading Be sure to Thank your local Animal Care & Control Officers this week!
While some areas of the country are still experiencing Nor’easters, others parts are already welcoming crocus and daffodils as the first signs of spring. We have “sprung ahead” into daylight savings time in most areas and are looking forward to longer, warmer days spent outdoors. This is also the time of year that many people … Continue reading Spring is Just Around the Corner – Are You and Your Pet Ready?
March 18-24, 2018 is National Poison Prevention Week Remember your furry friends this week and always. There are a lot of different things (plants, medicines, people food, household products, etc) that can make your animals sick or even kill them. TIPS TO PREVENT POISONINGS Be prepared for an emergency. Keep the ASPCA Animal Poison Control … Continue reading National Poison Prevention Week