The loss of a pet can bring as much grief as the loss of some human friends and family members. This makes sense when you consider the role our animal companions play in our everyday lives. You cared for your pet’s every need and, because they could not speak, you learned to communicate in other ways. Such caring builds intimacy similar to that found between a parent and their infant; love without conflict, jealousy, or any of the other complications found in most relationships. So when a pet … [Read more...] about Coping With The Death Of A Pet
Adopting a Cat There are many things that get better with age, and a feline friend is one of them! If you’re thinking about adopting a kitten or know someone who is, ask that they consider a senior cat instead. Sure, kittens are cute, but adult cats have a great deal going for them. Read and share this list of why adopting a senior cat might be right for you! Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior cat you’re literally saving a life! This is a … [Read more...] about Thinking about adopting a cat? Read this first.
It’s hard to deny the love a pet owner has for their furry companion. From an endless supply of treats to belly rubs and a basket full of toys, our “fur babies” are spoiled. But it’s not always a walk in the park – there’s the shedding, the “picking up” and the trips to the vet. That’s why, it’s time to celebrate National Pet Owner’s Day – a day that honours all of the loving and dedicated pet parents out there. If you’re a loyal and loving pet parent to a Fido or Fluffy, here are a few … [Read more...] about Celebrate National Pet Owners Day April 30th
My husband and I brought home our shih-poo, Leaf, nearly 13 years ago when I was expecting my daughter and caring for a toddler and a pre-teen. We chose him because he is one of the breeds that are considered hypo-allergenic but also because he's a small dog. With young children in the house, it was important to me that they weren't be knocked down by their dog. I wanted my 12 year old son to be able to walk him easily, and I wanted smaller messes in the yard than we would get with a big … [Read more...] about Win a prize pack for your small dog #SpringForSmallDogs
The holidays bring friends and family together with love undoubtedly in the air. It’s not surprising, then, that cat adoptions spike over the holiday season! If you’ve recently welcomed a new feline friend to your family, here are some great tips to help your furry family member feel comfortable in his or her new forever home. Let them hide: Cats love to sneak away to a favourite spot, especially when they are still weary of their new surroundings. Creating areas for your new cat to hide out … [Read more...] about Give your furry family member the best home possible
Our dog, Leaf, joined our family in December 2003 when he was just a puppy. He became a quick companion for my sons Eric and Kellen, and a few months later he welcomed Avery into the family. He has been a loving and very tolerant member of our family, particularly when Griffin came along and loved to hug, grab and hold Leaf. I can't imagine our family without him. There are a lot of great reasons to adopt a dog into your family. Whether it is just you or a house full of children, a dog … [Read more...] about Reasons to adopt a dog, there are a few #ShedHappens