Why Having A Pet Makes Kids (And Families) Stronger + How To Introduce Your Baby To Animals

Article by Caitlin Ultimo | Found on MindBodyGreen

A child who gets to grow up with a pet by their side is sure to enjoy countless hours of true companionship—and they may learn a few lessons in responsibility, too. But a new University of Alberta study showed that the benefits of growing up with . . . → Read More: Why Having A Pet Makes Kids (And Families) Stronger + How To Introduce Your Baby To Animals

Genes Underlying Dogs’ Social Ability Revealed

Article Featured on ScienceDaily | Originally Published by Linköping University

The social ability of dogs is affected by genes that also seems to influence human behaviour, according to a new study from Linköping University in Sweden. The scientists have found a relationship between five different genes and the ability of dogs to . . . → Read More: Genes Underlying Dogs’ Social Ability Revealed

Introducing Your New Cat to Your Dog

Article featured on Paws

It’s important to have realistic expectations when introducing a new pet to a resident pet. Some cats are more social than other cats. For example, an eight-year-old cat that has never been around other animals may never learn to share her territory (and her people) with other pets in the household. . . . → Read More: Introducing Your New Cat to Your Dog

Is There a Best Time to Get a Puppy?

Article by Mariana Peeva | Featured on Daily Treat

When is the best time to get a puppy? You’ll want to consider:

The season Your schedule Your puppy’s temperament

Most dog owners and dog sitters agree that spring or summer are the optimal seasons for obtaining your four-legged friend. Warmer months are ideal times . . . → Read More: Is There a Best Time to Get a Puppy?

10 Different Dog Personalities

Article Featured on Care.com | By Nicole Leigh Shaw

These 10 dog personalities might remind you of a few people you know.

Have you ever stopped to think about your dog’s personality? Well, you should! Your pet has unique quirks and characteristics, just like you do. In fact, some canines can remind you quite . . . → Read More: 10 Different Dog Personalities

Adopting? A Senior Pet May Be The Perfect Fit

Article by Maureen Blaney Flietner | Featured on AHAA.org

If you’re ready to adopt, don’t limit your choices to puppies or kittens. Consider opening your heart to a senior pet instead. According to many who have, the experience has been a life changer.

Too often, senior pets are euthanized or live out their final . . . → Read More: Adopting? A Senior Pet May Be The Perfect Fit

The Best Pets for Apartment Living

by David F. Kramer | Featured on PetMD

Apartment living certainly has its advantages, such as not having to mow the lawn or take care of a myriad other home maintenance projects that might be needed if you owned your home. According to a 2014 National Realtor’s Survey (1), 39% of those polled do . . . → Read More: The Best Pets for Apartment Living

June is the American Humane Society’s Adopt-A-Cat Month®!

Article Featured on American Humane Society

ADOPT-A-CAT MONTH® Brought to you in June by American Humane Association

Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, . . . → Read More: June is the American Humane Society’s Adopt-A-Cat Month®!

Do You Recognize the Symptoms of BOAS?

by Dr. Jennifer Coates | Featured on PetMD

When I first met Apollo, my family’s boxer, I have to admit I was reluctant to consider adopting him. Not only was he very sick at the time, but he was (and still is) a boxer — a breed with more than their fair share of . . . → Read More: Do You Recognize the Symptoms of BOAS?

10 Reasons Adopted Senior Dogs and Cats are Great for Kids

Why Senior Pets are the Best

By Jessica Remitz | Featured on PetMD

Adopting a dog or cat is an exciting time for every member of the family — especially for the kids. While they may want to take home a puppy or kitten (who can resist those little faces?), there are a lot . . . → Read More: 10 Reasons Adopted Senior Dogs and Cats are Great for Kids