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Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is dedicated to celebrating the lives of dogs who have survived a horrible experience, and to recognize those people and organizations that dedicate their time, energy, and resources to reducing abuse and neglect that is associated with the commercialization of dog breeding. Though most are inhumane, the truth is that puppy mills are legal. Puppy mills, which breed about 2 million puppies a year, tend to be clustered in Midwestern states and regulated by state legislatures friendly to agribusiness.  About half of...

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Chase Your Tail 5k Event – Time to Sign up!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Chase Your Tail 5k Event – Time to Sign up!

We are less than one month away from our fourth annual race event, the Chase Your Tail 5k, on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Voted one of the top 2 races in Summit County, you and your family don’t want to miss it! You can participate in the 5k run, the 5k walk, or a 1-mile non-timed walk, and your pet is welcome to participate in all the races! The race route is nearly half waterfront on the Towpath, and is timed by RS Racing Systems as part of the Ohio Challenge Series. It is on the roads and Towpath, and begins and ends at Summit Lake...

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Stop, and Take Another Look!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Stop, and Take Another Look!

Did you know that in September we celebrate “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet” week? When adopters come in to find that new furry family member, the cute puppy or fluffy kitten is hard to resist, meaning many senior or special needs pets are often overlooked. But that doesn’t make them any less lovable or worthy of rescue! Why adopt an older or senior pet? Older pets are more likely to be housetrained, and they may have already received some basic training. That means less destruction and fewer messes and frustration for you! In addition, it...

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Time to Check the Chip!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Time to Check the Chip!

Oh no! My pet got loose and she wasn’t wearing a collar – what do I do now? Every pet owner fears this moment, as they worry about the safety of their lost loved one. Collars are not always worn, or can fall off or break. But there is an option that will always be with your pet, and that is a microchip. A microchip is the size of a grain of rice, and it is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades at the base of the neck. It does not have GPS tracking abilities, but once scanned, will connect to the owner’s registered contact...

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Time to see the doctor!

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Time to see the doctor!

Kids go to the pediatrician once a year, and you visit the dentist every 6 months, so why aren’t people taking their cats to the veterinarian for routine care? According to the American Humane Society, cats go the veterinarian half as often as dogs, and many people only take their cat to the vet when their cat is visibly sick. In August, we celebrate Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, which is a great reminder to make an appointment with your veterinarian.  An annual exam should include three important steps: A physical exam to check for signs...

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Black is the new Black!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Black is the new Black!

We love our black cats and kittens, and on Black Cat Appreciation Day we want to give them some special attention! Due to myths and superstitions, black cats have long been linked to bad luck. Sometime in the Middle Ages, Europeans got the idea that black cats were associated with witchcraft. Women who fed and cared for stray cats during that time were misidentified as witches, and the cats as their conspirators. But in most of England and Ireland, a black cat crossing someone’s path is thought of as good luck. We know our black cats and...

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How do you spoil your dog?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

How do you spoil your dog?

This week is National Dog Day, and to celebrate here are a few ideas! Treats are always a favorite for any dog. Take this opportunity to treat your pet to a special meal. How about an adventure? Does your dog like to ride in the car? Put the windows down, secure your pet to the seat, and take a scenic drive. Would they rather walk? Head to the nearest trail and take a stroll. Get social! Make a trip to the dog park so that they can spend time with other furry friends. Surprise your pet with a gift! A new toy or fashion accessory can be lots...

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Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Summer is in full swing, and when it’s hot, nothing sounds better than a nice dip in the pool, or perhaps heading out on the water in a boat. While these activities can be fun for both you and your dog, you need to make sure your pet is protected. Most people think that dogs are natural swimmers, (doggie-paddle anyone?) but that isn’t always the case. Some dogs simply hate the water. Other dogs may have medical or other problems that affect their strength, stamina or mobility, making effective and potentially prolonged swimming difficult....

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It’s a Howlin’ Summer Celebration!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

It’s a Howlin’ Summer Celebration!

One of A Kind Pet Rescue will host a Howlin’ Summer Celebration on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Road in Bath. C’mon down and enjoy barbeque and vegetarian dinners and dessert, accompanied by beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages. Activities will include live music by Kevin Conaway, a silent auction and raffle, games, hayrides (weather permitting) and more. All proceeds from this event will benefit One of A Kind Pet Rescue. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person,...

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Why wait for the bite?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Why wait for the bite?

Dog lovers know – you will do anything to protect your best friend. At One of A Kind Pet Rescue that means using Vectra 3D®, a powerful and broad spectrum parasite control to rid your pet of fleas and ticks. For a healthy and happy dog, it’s not enough to just kill the parasites, it’s important to repel them so they never get a chance to bite and transmit diseases. There are a lot of parasite control products out there – but fast-acting, long-lasting Vectra 3D® repels six types of dangerous parasites (fleas, ticks,...

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