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Tag Archives: adoption

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June 01, 2015

Adopting a pet, particularly a cat, is never a decision that should be made “on the run.” Generally speaking, dogs are more outgoing than cats, thus it’s much easier to get a snapshot of their personalities in a shelter environment. Cats, by nature, are often shy with strangers in a shelter environment and this tends to make them more reticent. Because June is Adopt a…  

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Let’s Celebrate the Human-Animal Bond: It’s National Pet Month!

May 06, 2015

I’m fairly certain I am preaching to the choir when I say that our lives change forever when a pet enters our home. We can also see the joy that pets express when they are with their loving owners. National Pet Month is observed in May in the U.S. (and April in the U.K.) to highlight the prosperous relationship that humans have with pets and…  

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The Five Best Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet

October 13, 2014

So, you’re thinking about adding a new dog or cat to your family? Do you find a breeder, visit a pet store or visit your local animal shelter? As the adoptive “pet parent” of three rescue dogs, here are my top-five reasons to consider adopting from a shelter or rescue group: What you see is what you get: If you choose to adopt an adult dog or cat,…  

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Five Ways to Make Your New Dog Feel at Home

October 09, 2014

Just like any other family member, dogs have special needs to make them feel comfortable and very much part of the family. Here are five ways to make a new puppy or adopted canine feel at home. By nature, all dogs have a “denning” instinct and a crate simulates this basic trait and allows your dog to have its own personal space. These days there are…  

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