Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

The holidays are fast approaching! With Thanksgiving coming up we can’t wait to see family and friends, but it is important to know how the holidays can affect our pets.  Thanksgiving traditions can carry hazards to our pets so follow these tips and keep your furry friend safe. We all know Thanksgiving calls for eating unimaginable amounts of food (that may even be unhealthy) but it is also a risk to pets. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation gives us these food safety tips: Keep the feast on the table—not under it.  Eating turkey or turkey skin – sometimes even a […]

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Ready to travel with an animal?

Ready to travel with an animal?

If you do any type of travel with your pets, you’ll want to make sure you have the appropriate documentation for intrastate, interstate or international travel.  But paperwork is only one piece of ensuring you are prepared.  You need to understand the rules and laws around how to secure the animals.  Let’s break this down for you. First, we highly recommend checking out the awesome resources on Doobert.com for import requirements by each U.S. state (State Resources Map).  This is a great place to start to see what is required to transport animals into each state in the U.S. Next, […]

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Simple rules to teach kids about animals

Simple rules to teach kids about animals

There’s nothing cuter than kids and animals playing together.  But it’s important to teach kids how to interact with animals and how to treat them with care and respect to avoid any challenging situations.  Kids of all ages can learn how to care for and treat animals just like they learn how to treat other kids.  The key is positive reinforcement and understanding. We know that complex rules or instructions are often hard for younger kids to remember so we’ve tried to slim these down into easy to remember rules for kids: Ask nicely – Many people teach their children […]

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4 creative ways to fund your animal rescue

4 creative ways to fund your animal rescue

You know it and we know it.  Finding sustainable sources of revenue to support your animal rescue operations is hard work.  But if you’re reliant solely on adoption fees, you’ll quickly realize that your model is unsustainable and you’ll quickly be looking for new ideas to keep the funding flowing in.  So you’ve gotta think creatively and work collaboratively to get some other sources to support your life-saving operations. Here are some ideas to spark your thinking and we’d love to hear your ideas! Partner up – You’ve probably noticed the trend lately is going pet friendly. So jump on […]

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Top tips for creating an adoptive animal profile

Top tips for creating an adoptive animal profile

Let’s face it.  It’s hard to create compelling profiles on sites like Petfinder or Adopt-a-pet for animals that need to be adopted.  And depending on the volume of profiles you’re looking to create, you may find yourself cutting corners and skimping on the details in order to get done faster. We know we don’t have to tell you how important getting these profiles done right is so we’re not going to lecture you but rather give you our tips and tricks for how to create profiles that grab attention and feature your adoptees properly. I oughta be in pictures – Ok […]

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Pit Bulls are More Than Their Stereotypes

Pit Bulls are More Than Their Stereotypes

In past years, Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds, and Rottweilers have out-ranked all other dog breeds as being the “most dangerous dogs.” These breeds are often misunderstood due to their large size, strength, and instincts to protect. Whenever there is a headline about one of these breeds, it is almost always negative; the news highlights child attacks and abuses the most. This forges a scary image of these dogs of having a short temper. Today, Pit Bulls have taken the number one slot on the hierarchy, resulting in about 800,000 to 1 million dogs of the breed being euthanized out of […]

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