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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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Say Cheese!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Say Cheese!

Face it, we all love to brag about our pets. Chances are, if someone asks you about your pet, before you know it you will have your phone out to show them pictures too. In honor of All American Pet Photo day, here are a few tips to help you get the best photos of your furry family member! Use natural light. With animals, using a flash almost always results in red-eye, or closed or squinting eyes. Using your flash can also frighten some animals, which will make your photo session almost impossible. Set your camera to shoot in bursts. We all...

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Holiday Road

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Holiday Road

Family vacations, now more than ever, include more than a well packed suitcase. According to a study by AAA and Best Western International, more than half of U.S. pet owners take their cats and dogs with them when they travel.  If you plan to travel with your pets, here are a few tips to make it easier on all involved: Buckle up! AAA reports that more than 30,000 accidents a year are caused by unrestrained dogs in the front seat. Help your pet to travel safely with a pet barrier, pet seat belt, car seat, or travel crate. Travel with water,...

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Will your pet enjoy the 4th of July?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Will your pet enjoy the 4th of July?

While Americans are busy celebrating our nation’s founding, many animals find themselves scared, or worse, lost.  Summer celebrations often end with a lost pet, one that snuck out the door when an unknowing guest was looking the wrong way, or one that ran away scared by the sound of fireworks.  Even inside a home many pets are terrified by fireworks and become very anxious. One popular option for dealing with stress and anxiety is the ThunderShirt.  The tight, wrapping nature of the shirt helps relieve anxiety in dogs and helps them to...

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Take Your Dog To Work Day!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Take Your Dog To Work Day!

Why dogs? Probably because who ever heard of working like a cat?! Take Your Dog to Work Week was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) to celebrate dogs as great companions, and to promote the adoption of shelter dogs. This event encourages employers to experience the joys of pets in the workplace for one day, and it helps to support and build awareness in the local pet community. PSI feels that through this event non-pet owners can witness firsthand the special bond their coworkers have with their pets, and be encouraged to adopt a new...

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Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

The summer forecast for One of A Kind is cats, cats, and more cats! We are in the heart of kitten season right now, and kittens being rescued from backyards, garages, parks, porches and more are being brought to our doors every day. Resources at rescues such as ours are stretched very thin at this time of year – the need for kitten milk replacement formula (KMR) and kitten fosters is a constant struggle. What can you do to help? Here are a few ideas to get you started – Donate! Kitten Milk Replacement formula (KMR), heating pads (new or...

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Use Your Social Media Account for a Good Cause!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Use Your Social Media Account for a Good Cause!

June is Social “Petworking” month, which is a chance for you to use your social networks for more than funny cat videos or passing on your favorite memes. During June, visit our website at www.oneofakindpets.com  to search for pets that are up for adoption. Click on a specific pet and share their information on your social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Anyone who is part of your network will see these posts, and if they “like” or share these posts, more and more people will see them and learn about our...

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Learn more about Trap-Neuter-Return!

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

Learn more about Trap-Neuter-Return!

Many people assume that all outdoor cats are feral cats, but that is not the case. Outdoor cats generally fall into two categories – stray or feral. Generally speaking, a stray cat is a cat who has been socialized with people at some point in their life, but has left or lost their home. A feral cat is not likely to ever become a lap cat or enjoy living indoors. Stray cats can generally readjust to living with people and can be rescued and adopted as companions. Adult feral cats are not socialized with people, so they cannot be brought into...

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Have you hugged your cat today?

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Have you hugged your cat today?

Yes, believe it or not, there is a holiday that revolves around an act that most cats probably hate. A quick peek on the internet would show that cats are not likely to put hugging on their “Top 10 Things to Do” list. Cats have never been fans of the tight hug, or at least not long enough to allow their owners time to shoot a selfie. But International Hug a Cat day does help to remind us that our feline friends, no matter how independent they want to seem, do need attention and affection from their owners. Cats like to be the boss, and...

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in the United States, it shouldn’t be a surprise that millions of people are bitten by dogs every year. But this doesn’t have to happen! The number of recorded dog bite injuries is significantly higher in children than adults. Surprisingly, most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs. Most these bites could have been prevented by following some simple tips: Don’t run past a dog. Dogs naturally love to chase and...

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