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Adopt a Senior Pet!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Adopt a Senior Pet!

Many adopters shy away from looking at senior animals, preferring younger pets or kittens and puppies. But senior animals are still able to offer a lot of life and love to any household, and there are many advantages to adopting a senior pet.  To begin with, senior animals are already full-grown, so you don’t have the guessing game about their final size.  Many senior animals already know commands, and most have already been housetrained.  Seniors can be more laid back, and less likely to cause mischief or to chew or destroy household...

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Show Your Love!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Show Your Love!

The first full week of November is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. There are approximately 3,500 animal shelters across the United States, who try to serve the estimated 6-8 million homeless animals in our country. Shelters serve many purposes – not only are they a great place to find a new family pet, but they also work to reunite lost pets with their families, they teach kids to care about animals, and they provide services and educate about the importance of spay/neuter procedures and vaccines. How can you help? Here are some...

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Pit Bull Awareness Day

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Pit Bull Awareness Day

Pit Bull Awareness Day is celebrated in an effort to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier. For anyone who has shared their life with a pit bull, the need for a national day of awareness for these misunderstood dogs is clear.  Constant negative media attention and the sensationalized hype that surrounds pit bulls has the breed in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Many pit bull owners and advocates change minds and educate others about the breed every day, (and most don’t even know they’re...

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How will you celebrate National Cat Day?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

How will you celebrate National Cat Day?

National Cat Day is just around the corner – how do you plan to celebrate? Here are some great ideas to share your love of felines: Adopt a cat from your local shelter. Every life you save makes room so that we can save another! When adopting kittens, consider getting two – that way they have a friend to play with in the middle of the night so that you can get some sleep! Make a commitment to your cat’s health and buy them high quality, grain free food. Is it time for their annual checkup or vaccines? Remember, cats can hide...

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Is your dog deaf?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Is your dog deaf?

Some pets are born deaf, others become this way as they age. Not too long ago deaf dogs were considered untrainable! Today, however, you can find deaf dogs in all levels of dog sports, including agility. What causes a dog to lose its hearing? Many of the same things that cause hearing loss in humans. Genetic defects can cause a dog to be born deaf, or it can lose its hearing due to an ear infection, injury, or old age. The most common cause of deafness is pigment related. If the unpigmented (pink) skin is in the inner ear, the nerve endings...

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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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