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Hot Times in the City

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Hot Times in the City

Hot summer weather is always welcome after a long, cold winter, but we need to take precautions with our pets. Flat faced animals, such as bulldogs, pugs, Pekingese and Persians are much more susceptible to overheating than other breeds. Keep these simple tips in mind: 1. Always provide fresh water, and shady place to get out of the sun. Keep them indoors in extreme heat. 2. Exercise them early in the morning or in the evening when it’s cooler. 3. Never leave your animals in a parked vehicle. 4. Consider giving your long-haired pet a...

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Adopt a Cat Celebration!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Adopt a Cat Celebration!

Thinking about adopting a cat or kitten? Consider taking home two – cats require exercise, mental stimulation and social interaction and two cats can provide this for each other. Now at One of A Kind Pet Rescue, adopt an adult cat, bring home a second adult cat free! Or adopt a kitten, and bring home a second kitten from the same litter for 50% off! (Limited time offer) Here are some tips to help you make a successful adoption: – Find a cat whose personality meshes with yours. Just as we each have our own personality, so do cats. Our...

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Take Your Pet to Work Week!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Take Your Pet to Work Week!

Across the country many companies have opened their doors to allowing pets in the office. In fact, businesses have seen that dogs in the workplace can lower stress and absenteeism while increasing employee productivity. Want to bring your dog to the office, or to encourage co-workers to try? Consider these steps for a calm and successful day: 1. If possible, send out a simple “dog rules” memo to all your co-workers. The memo should address protocol for the day. Outline where dogs are allowed and where they are not, and specify what to do...

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National Pet Appreciation Week!

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

National Pet Appreciation Week!

How are you planning on celebrating your pet this week? Here are a few ideas for you: – Add couple of extra minutes into your dog’s walk several times a week, it’s good for you as well as your dog! – Visit a dog park with your dog and make new friends – Spoil your cat or dog with a nice, new treat – Show your pet you care by having them microchipped – Treat your cat to some catnip – Book an appointment with the groomer to remove mats, clean hair, skin and ears, trim nails – Play Frisbee or throw...

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National Hug Your Cat Day

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

National Hug Your Cat Day

June 4th is National Hug Your Cat day and we think everyone should celebrate! Whether or not you are the proud housemate of a purring kitty, Hug Your Cat Day is the perfect excuse to put a bit of warmth and companionship into your life. No matter what’s going on around you, no matter how bad or troubling things get, you can always count on your furry friend to be there for you. If you are not able to add a cat to your household at this time, feel free to adjust the celebration and come in and Hug A Shelter Cat. Our felines appreciate...

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Dog Bite Prevention Week

You see that adorable fluff of fur, and you just want to reach out and give that pup a squeeze. But there are situations when it’s just a bad idea, whether it’s a friend’s, or a stranger’s dog, or even your own. The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends avoiding these ten scenarios to prevent a dog bite:  If the dog is loose and not with his owner.  If the dog is with his owner, but the owner does not give permission to pet the dog.  If the dog is on the other side of a fence, don’t reach through or over it to...

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Flea & Tick Season

Posted by on May 15, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Flea & Tick Season

Flea and tick prevention is an important step to keep your pet healthy. Your pet won’t have flea bites that cause itching and flea allergy dermatitis, and they will be protected against Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. Mid-May through July is peak tick season, so you should use caution when in wooded or brushy areas (perfect for the blacklegged tick) or grassy or wooded areas (a favorite of the American dog tick). People who spend time at cabins or on heavily wooded property can reduce the risk by: Keeping lawns and trails...

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National Pet Week

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

National Pet Week

The first week of May is National Pet Week, and even though deep down as adults we know that owning a pet can be a lot of work, the unconditional love a pet shares makes them well worth it. If you are a parent trying to decide if now is the time to bring a new pet into the home, consider these reasons for adding a new furry family member: 1. Children who grow up in homes with pets have less risk of developing common allergies and asthma. 2. Kids with pets get outside more—to go for walks, run and play—and enjoy all the associated health...

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National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is April 30th, giving you the perfect excuse to add a new furry family member to your home! We would be happy to help you find the right pet for your family. If you are at your limit for furry family members, there are still many ways to support One of A Kind Pet Rescue. Sign Up As A Volunteer – Why not sign up to attend the training so that you can help walk the dogs, interact with cats, clean up the shelter, or help with administrative tasks? We can always use an extra pair of hands! Host A Fund-Raising...

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Would you like to save a life?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Would you like to save a life?

The Foster program at One of A Kind Pet Rescue plays an important role each year, especially during kitten season. Foster care volunteers provide temporary care for a mom and her kittens during the first eight weeks of their lives. Foster families provide quiet, stress-free, and loving environments, allowing every pet that is fostered through our program a better chance at a happier and healthier life with a forever family. Without our Foster families, our ability to rescue homeless kittens would be limited by the capacity of our Adoption...

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