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Pet Etiquette: Training Your Pet

As parents, we set boundaries for our children to ensure they remain safe. Our animals also need guidelines. Animals who come into contact with people on a regular basis, such as dogs on a walk, need strict ground rules implemented by Mommy and Daddy. Pet Etiquette is not only flattering to you and your pet; it helps demonstrate respect for the strangers you will meet. As with all dog training, it is best to start training at a young age. […]

Helping Animals Through Adoption, Not Shopping

Pet Shopping? Here’s what you should know before you buy (accidentally or intentionally) your next pet from a “puppy mill”. Where do you go when you are looking to add a four-legged friend to your family? There are thousands of unwanted, stray animals that deserve a chance at a loving, forever home. Your local Humane Society, County and rescue groups are bombarded with abandoned or unwanted pets daily! Even your local Petsmart or Petco work with shelters and groups to match rescued furry friends with compatible owners. […]

July 4th Pet Safety

July 4th is a widely recognized holiday enjoyed by families across the USA.  Who doesn't love backyard barbecues, family gatherings and patriotic celebrations?   As Americans, we prepare in advance by hanging flags, decorating, menu planning and determining which firework displays we will attend.  July 4th festivities and loud fireworks can be terrifying for your pets. Consider some advance planning for [...]

Keeping your Pet Summer Safe in Arizona

Summer is a time for outdoor enjoyment and fun, but the season can hold potential dangers for your pets.  In The Valley of the Sun, the dangers of high temperatures should not be underestimated.  By following a few basic tips you can maintain good health and safety for your pets. While at home, ensure that your dog has adequate shade, ventilation and fresh cool water available when outside. For larger dog breeds, a well-cleaned five-gallon paint bucket filled with cool water will prevent the dog from tipping over the water. […]