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When tragedy strikes, all we want is a hug, right? A warm body to be near to tell us everything is going to be okay. This is why many Americans are turning to pet adoption during the COVID-19 crisis. It's not only okay to adopt pets during the Coronavirus, but encouraged. Here's why.
People are struggling to bond right now and are looking for creative ways to stay connected to people, places and things. It's no wonder why people are getting depressed, stuck in quarantine all alone; but with a new dog or cat, people won't feel so lonely. Pets offer that warm body we want to hug. They offer smiles and affection. And, they offer us an excuse to get outside and play and exercise.
Pet adoption during the virus is encouraged to help animals in need. Animal shelters re overwhelmed with the amount of domestic pets inside shelters; and they are short staffed. They are asking pet enthusiasts for temporary foster placement or pet adoption.
Considering pet adoption is great for all the right reasons; but once the global pandemic is over, a pet will still need love, compassion and care. Make sure you are ready to provide them with basic needs such as shelter; healthy pet foods; exercise; companionship; and of course, toys!
The first full week of November is declared to be National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, a dedicated week to thank the hardworking staff at animal rescues that care for stray and abandoned companion animals. This week is in conjunction with ASPCA's Adopt a Senior Dog Month to urge prospective pet owners to adopt older dogs [...]
Sixty-Eight percent of American households own a pet; and it's no wonder why. Most pets, such as dogs, are great with children; playful with other animals; and loving among owners. We may think that we are in the era of lap dogs; but the results are in; and Americans prefer bigger dogs to smaller purse [...]
Many people have heard of the tick-borne illness, Lyme Disease; but pet owners are often surprised to learn that their pets can get the disease. Lyme Disease is just one of many tick diseases that dogs can get including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, commonly contracted from an American Dog Tick bite. In 2018, over 5.5 million [...]
A recent news video shows a coyote and dog "playing" in a quiet neighborhood in Tempe, Arizona. The video sparked different reactions causing people to wonder "Are they actually enjoying each other's company; or, does the coyote have a hidden agenda?" This led to coyote experts finally answering the question; and here is what they have decided [...]
Across the Mid-Atlantic region, and New England, northern's are experiencing chilly temperatures and a bit of snow after the weekend's arctic blast. This is a good time to go over pet safety tips during cold weather. While dogs like to play out in the fenced-in backyard, pet owners need to understand that pets should not be outside [...]
Want a dog for Christmas or Hanukkah?The 'Home For the Holidays' is a national pet adoption event that helps unite prospective pet owners with dogs and cats. Animal shelters and humane societies across the country are participating in this national call to action to get pets out of shelters and into loving homes.Pet owners bringing home [...]
As great of a season as Spring is, it's also a nerve wrecking time of the year. Deer movement heightens and deer eat everything. They visit lawns and gardens frequently in search of food; and they drop deer ticks along the way. This is a concern not just for you, the homeowner, but for your [...]
The American Veterinary Medical Association declares October to be National Pet Wellness Month, a time for pet owners to educate themselves about the importance of disease prevention and check-ups for cats and dogs. "We firmly believe that this program can have a dramatic impact on the health, quality of life, and longevity of America's pets," [...]