International Golden Retriever Day is today, February 3!

International Golden Retriever Day is today, February 3!

February 3 – A day to celebrate Golden Retrievers, the 3rd most popular breed It is somewhat fitting that today is February 3 and the Golden Retriever is the 3rd most popular dog breed according to the American Kennel Club.  In case you’re wondering, Labrador Retrievers top the list at #1 and German Shepherds are not far behind at #2. The International Golden Retriever day is a mere 7 years old (1 year in dog years!) and was started after a young woman named Kristen realized there was not an official day to celebrate her favorite dog Quincy.  There seemed […]
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How to answer your cat’s questions on national answer your cat’s questions day!

How to answer your cat’s questions on national answer your cat’s questions day!

January 22 – National answer your cat’s questions day For 364 days of the year you get to tell your cat what to do (or more likely what NOT) to do without having to answer their questions. But today is their day.  Today is answer your cat’s questions day so you need to turn the tables on yourself and answer what’s on their mind. A fun day created by our friends at WellCat.com We love it when people create random, fun days to celebrate the quirks our pets (and us) have.  Today is the day to answer all of the […]
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It’s national hugging day! – Do dogs or cats give the best hugs?

It’s national hugging day! – Do dogs or cats give the best hugs?

January 21 is National Hugging Day Today is national hugging day and so you have an excuse to hug everyone you meet.  Just make sure you tell them why.  So we were wondering whether dogs or cats or maybe some other animal give the best hugs.  Care to weigh in? Dogs give the best hugs Before we show you pictures of dogs hugging, we should make sure to mention that not all dogs are down with this form of engagement.  Remember that dogs are great runners for a reason.  In the wild they can quickly get away from situations that […]
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National dress up your pet day is here – Time for cat hats!

National dress up your pet day is here – Time for cat hats!

January 14 is National Dress up your pet day No other day (well except Halloween maybe) provides you the opportunity and the excuse to dress up your pets.  Try on some new outfits.  Give them a new personality.  Just remember to keep it safe and don’t stress them out if they’re not into it.  National Dress up your pet day is the day to showcase the personality in your pet. What is national dress up your pet day all about? National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige.  […]
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National Save the Eagles day – Will you join us in making a difference?

National Save the Eagles day – Will you join us in making a difference?

January 10 is National Save the Eagles day. We love animals and we look forward to any excuse to celebrate a day inspired by one.  So welcome to January and the National Save the Eagles day.  Don’t confuse this with the sister-like day back in June for National American Eagle day.  But even if you do, there’s still reason to celebrate these majestic birds of prey. More than 60 different species of eagles to celebrate today For those of you in the U.S., you likely thought of the Bald Eagle or Golden Eagle when we mentioned the focus of today’s day.  […]
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It’s National Cuddle up Day – Which furry friend are you cuddled with?

It’s National Cuddle up Day – Which furry friend are you cuddled with?

January 6 is National Cuddle Up Day If you’re like us, you don’t need someone to establish a national day just to tell you to cuddle up with your favorite furry friend.  Whether you’re cuddling your dog on your couch, or snuggling in with your cats in your bed, there are a lot of good reasons to cherish this day and make it a weekly thing instead of an annual one. Cuddling reduces stress – both for you and your animals! A quick google search will tell you all you need to know about the benefits of cuddling with your […]
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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues get paid for saving animals

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues get paid for saving animals

Animal rescues are dedicated volunteers with a passion for animals. We are going to round out our year with a common misconception that has plagued animal rescuers far and wide for many decades.  We’re not sure why but somehow there is a myth out there that local animal rescue organizations pay their volunteers for what they do. Myth: Animal rescuers get paid for saving animals We have explained before the difference between animal rescue organizations and your local animal shelter, and likely this is where this myth originated.   Most, but not all, animal shelters have paid staff that help […]
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December 21: Celebrate National Underdog Day

December 21: Celebrate National Underdog Day

Your local animal shelter has plenty of underdogs It’s getting closer to Christmas and time to celebrate national underdog day. Established by Peter Moeller in 1976, Underdog Day was originally designed to celebrate unlikely and unsung heroes of movies, sports, and of course anyone in life that felt they were…well and underdog.   But we think that today is a great day to celebrate the often-overlooked underdogs.  Those dogs that are stuck in animal shelters across the country without a loving, caring, forever home to care for them. Shelter dogs are the national underdogs While the numbers are not perfectly […]
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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues are professionally trained

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues are professionally trained

Animal rescues are volunteers with a passion for animals We’ve talked before about the amazing people that make up animal rescue organizations across the country.  These rescuers are passionate about animals and ingenious about finding new ways to stretch a dollar. But a common misconception is that the volunteers that work for and make up animal rescue organizations have professional training and resources to be up to speed on the latest best practices and that’s not usually the case. Myth: Animal Rescue organizations receive training for their operations We’ll start this out with our normal disclaimer that we are not […]
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December 15 – Cat Herders’ Day

December 15 – Cat Herders’ Day

Does your job feel like you’re herding cats?  Maybe you should be in animal rescue! Welcome to mid-December.  We’re in the midst of holiday parties and office parties as everyone gears up to celebrate their respective holidays at this time of the year. It’s a great time to stop and celebrate Cat Herders’ Day.  While the day was originally founded to recognize those difficult job professions like project managers, where people feel like they are herding cats all the time, this holiday reminds us how we can put our cat herding skills to good use. TNR is a great way […]
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