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Archive for 'Young Pets'

How Spaying and Neutering Prevent Pet Euthanasia

April 09, 2013

None of us like to think of cats and dogs in shelters being euthanized simply because no one comes for them. We don’t like to think about innocent animals – loving, adorable, healthy animals – being put down. We would all prefer America to be a No-Kill Nation. Here’s the good news: there is a way to get there. This month, February, is National Prevent A Litter Month. Preventing…  

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Oh MOMMY! Can I have a PUPPY?

December 14, 2012

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 Holiday time finds us looking for “just the right gift” for our family and friends – and many of us feel a live animal is the answer. Who can resist a cute puppy or kitten up for adoption or purchase? Their sweet little faces look up at us and their eyes plead with us “take me home!” But impulse pet purchase…  

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Why Pets Don’t Make Great Gifts

December 12, 2012

This is the season for giving. But it’s NOT the season for giving pets as gifts! A pet is a huge responsibility and one that should never be undertaken lightly. In the case of a dog or cat, you are possibly signing on for anything between 10 and 20 years (Yes, pets are living longer!) So whether the puppy or kitten is supposed to be…  

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When ‘Free’ Isn’t Really Free

May 31, 2012

There’s no such thing as a “free lunch” … or a “free pet.” If you’re anything like me, walking past a kid with a box marked “free puppies” nearly rips my heart out. After all, is there anything cuter than a puppy (or kitten)? Knowing they need a home makes it even more gut-wrenching. Nine years ago, my daughter and I fell under the spell…  

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