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A Valentine Just FUR You!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

A Valentine Just FUR You!

Love is in the air for Valentines Day, and our rescue dogs (and cats!) have their heart set on finding the perfect match. Until they do, won’t you be their Valentine? Show them the love by sending $1 along with a special Valentine to one of our many, lonely dogs or cats. Help us to continue to give them the love that so many were deprived of before they came into our care while they wait for their forever home. Mail all Valentines and donations to 1929 West Market Street, Akron OH 44313. Visit us online to find your perfect Valentine at...

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National Train Your Dog Month

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

National Train Your Dog Month

January is National Train Your Dog month – have you been training your pet? Training goes beyond teaching your dog a cute trick, it teaches your dog how to live in our world safely. Studies have shown that most dogs are turned in to shelters for common behavior and training issues that could easily be solved with the assistance of a professional. Research has also found that training and socializing dogs when they’re young can reduce or even eliminate behavior problems in the future. Dogs are always hoping to get a reward from their...

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National Change a Pet’s Life Day

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

National Change a Pet’s Life Day

On January 24th we will be celebrating National Change a Pet’s Life day. This is a great opportunity to pause and think about the wonderful furry friends in your life. Pets make our lives complete, and they offer us the gift of unconditional love with each purr, tail wag or sloppy kiss. Celebrate with your pet by taking a special walk, playing with them, bringing them a new toy or treat, or just spending some extra cuddle time. If you were thinking of adding a new pet to your family, now is the perfect time! Stop in and let us help you find...

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Winter Grooming

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Adoption | 0 comments

Winter Grooming

Many pet owners tend to discount the importance of grooming during the winter months. For double coated outdoor breeds, when a dog is outside playing in the snow their undercoat may get matted and stay wet. In turn, this actually keeps the dog colder, not warmer. So, by keeping your dog brushed and mat free, you actually help them stay warmer. If you traditionally take your dog to a groomer for a short haircut, you can still clip it short if it is more comfortable for you and your pet. If you would rather, in the winter the groomer can leave...

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National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

Posted by on Jan 9, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

National Dress Up Your Pet Day is January 14th, and for some that conjures up visions of dogs in sparkly tutu’s or a variety of other costumes. Pet clothing doesn’t always have to be theatrical, it can be practical too! Smaller, light bodied breeds, toy breeds, and breeds that naturally have very short or thin hair coats can benefit from a warm dog sweater for when they need to go outside. Dogs that have hair that is groomed short — in order to avoid matting — should also be given a sweater to protect them from very low...

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Happy Cat!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Happy Cat!

Most indoor cats lead a cushy life with food they don’t have to catch, soft beds, and warm laps. Still, it’s not always easy for indoor kitties, whose instincts are still telling them to hunt, stalk, and scratch. Here are some tips to keep your indoor cat happy: – Bring the outdoors in. Plant a few pots of cat grass and catnip in a sunny window. Mount bird and squirrel feeders outside a few windows to keep your cat entertained.  Offer lots of perches by windows, on shelves, and via cat trees so they can keep an eye on the...

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Animals as Gifts

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Animals as Gifts

The holidays are always a popular time for welcoming a new furry friend into your family. There may not be a greater gift for homeless animals than to open your heart and home to them! As we do year-round, One of A Kind Pet Rescue has many wonderful companions available for adoption. But whether you are considering a new friend for you or someone else, remember that choosing an animal is a big decision. Instead of bringing home an animal on your own, consider putting together and wrapping an “adoption kit.” Fill a box with toys, a...

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Holiday Travel

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Holiday Travel

The holidays are upon us, and for many people that involves traveling to see friends or family. Here are some tips to help make your car trip safer for both you and your pets: 1. Never drive with a pet on your lap. The driver’s air bag would immediately kill any animal small enough to fit on your lap. The animal could also slip onto the floor because of bumpy roads or a sudden maneuver. Keep your pet in a crate or carrier for their protection. 2. Don’t let your dog stick its head out the window. Even a grain of sand or leaf could...

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Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

Through no fault of their own, many senior pets end up at shelters when their owners can no longer care for them or pass away. These sweet, low-key dogs and cats understand well living in a home, and adjusting to shelter life can be hard. Senior animals are routinely overlooked by adopters who want a pet with more years left to live, not realizing what amazing love and caring these animals can share with you right now. Here are some reasons to adopt a senior pet:  A senior pet’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or...

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National Cat Day

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

National Cat Day

Celebrate National Cat Day on October 29th in style by choosing one of our fun ideas:  Adopt a cat from your local shelter or cat rescue.  Make a commitment to your cat’s health and buy them high quality food.  Donate blankets, food and toys to your favorite rescue.  Bake some cat shaped cookies for your kids, friends or office and bake some tuna cookies for your cat.  Buy your cat a fun new toy, condo, bed or treats!  Make a window perch for your cat to lay in the sun.  Brush your cat to eliminate excess fur and...

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