How to Prepare to Evacuate With Pets in Case of Emergency

Emergency Situation: How to Be Prepared in Evacuating Your Pets

From devastating earthquakes to floods, wildfires and all other manner of disasters, some of the most vulnerable victims can be our pets. Many times, residents are expected to evacuate with little to no notice. Are you prepared to evacuate with your pet in the event of an emergency? Have you ever thought of items you will need? Some of the items you’ll include may vary, depending on whether you are evacuating to a shelter, the home of a relative or a hotel. A relative may not require you to crate your pet, while many shelters and hotels do. Know where … Continue reading

What Does It Mean to Be a Responsible Pet Owner?

Responsible Pet Owners for Proper Parenting

With February being Responsible Pet Owner Month, it got me thinking… What does it mean to be a responsible pet owner? What does it mean to me, what does it mean to you, and finally, what does it mean in society’s eyes? Is a responsible pet owner the same thing as being a responsible parent? Today, I’m going to share some things which I think make someone a responsible pet owner. In my humble opinion, a responsible pet owner does so much more than just feed and water their pets. I think this is very similar to being the parent of … Continue reading

National Pet Wellness Month #NPWM

National Pet Wellness Month for Dogs

October is National Pet Wellness Month. That means, this would be a great time for you to consider the care of your pet. Every year, or even more, it’s good to take a step back and think about any appointments your dog or cat may have had, or any that they may need. You might be thinking, “well, I think about those things often, why do I need to do it once a year?” Perk up your ears, and we will go through some common thoughts pet parents have in common, and some questions we should all be asking ourselves. … Continue reading

Want to Adopt a Dog? 3 Strategies to Ensure Household Harmony!

Adopt a Dog and Pet Parenting

First, congratulations on your decision to adopt! At this moment, there are millions of dogs waiting in shelters, rescues and foster homes for that perfect someone to walk into their lives. While these strategies may not make you perfect, they will help put you and your new dog on the path to a beautiful, lasting relationship. 1. Lifestyle Assessment Before you walk into the shelter and fall for the first cute pooch you lock eyes with, think about your lifestyle. Whether this is your first dog, or you’re a veteran dog parent, the most important question to ask yourself and … Continue reading