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Animals and children have a special connection.  They teach each other about trust, communication, safety, and caring for others.   Children are naturally drawn to animals and animals often form quick bonds with children.  We have seen it happen many times when a family comes in to adopt that a child and pet bond almost instantly. …

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For many households with pets, the stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 outbreak meant one thing for the animals: more time and attention from humans.  Maybe it meant more cuddle time on the couch, or regular sessions of fetch in the backyard. For some families, frequent dog walks around the neighborhood became a necessary respite.  Some…

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The sweltering heat of summertime is not only uncomfortable for our furry friends—it can be doggone dangerous as well! Here are some handy tips that we’ve compiled to help you keep your pets cool and safe throughout the sizzling summer months: Parasites, such as fleas and ticks, are everywhere this time of year and carry…

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Fireworks

Independence Day festivities can be an extremely stressful time for pets, and more pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other holiday. Here are some helpful tips to help keep your pet safe, secure and as calm as possible during the noisy celebrations: Keep your pets indoors. When taking your dog out,…

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