National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day Today is National Hamburger Day!  There is nothing quite like a hot summer barbecue with big, juicy hamburgers sizzling on the grill.  On average, Americans eat almost 50 billion burgers a year- now that’s a lot of burgers!  Whether you love beef burgers, turkey burgers, salmon burgers or veggie burgers, everyone loves to enjoy a burger in some form or another- and this doesn’t only apply to humans.  Dogs are often found begging for a bite of their owner’s tasty grilled treat.  The good news?  You can make burgers for your dog to enjoy right beside you! […]

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Episode 93 – Dr. Nellie Goetz

Episode 93 – Dr. Nellie Goetz

Dr. Nellie Goetz has held several positions across the animal welfare industry and learned from some of the best. She has found her passion and enjoys teaching students. She is dedicated to not only the animals but people as well. She and her husband share their lives with an assortment of cats, dogs, and two guinea pigs named Grace Potter and Jean Luc Picard. She enjoys traveling with her husband, cooking, gardening, and identifying the various Arizona desert wildlife that live in the backyard.

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Best breeds of dog to have if you have allergies

Best breeds of dog to have if you have allergies

Animal Fact: Bichons, Portuguese Water Dogs, Kerry Blue Terriers, Maltese, and Poodles are all good choices if you have allergies since they shed less than other breeds. Ever feel left out of the “pet club” or miss out on being a “fur mama” because of allergies? Here are some great breeds of dogs that would be good for people with allergies because they shed less than other breeds. A lot of times the main reason for pet allergies is all the pet hair, so less hair equals better allergy relief.

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National Wine Day

National Wine Day

National Wine Day National Wine Day, not to be mistaken for National Drink Wine Day, is celebrated annually on May 25th.  The alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes has influenced religion, relationships, and even played a significant role in history.  We know how tempting it can be to want to share a glass with your pet after a long day, but we would like to highlight the important issue of alcohol toxicity in animals and offer a fun and safe-solution.  So whether you prefer white, red, rose, or champagne, get your wine glasses out because today is the day to […]

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Largest Rat-Free Populated Area

Largest Rat-Free Populated Area

Animal Fact: Alberta, Canada is the largest rat-free populated area in the world   Did you know that Alberta, Canada is the first place in the world to banish rats? Completely. Not a single rat resides in that area. This war on the rats wasn’t optional: The province’s Agricultural Pests Act made it an offense for property owners not to immediately eradicate every rat they encountered.  

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 18 – Oregon Humane Society in Oregon

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 18 – Oregon Humane Society in Oregon

The Oregon Humane Society just celebrated its 150th birthday. They are not only helping the animals in Portland but reaching out to surrounding communities and states. Always looking for ways to innovate their existing programs and learn from the communities within Portland. Their volunteers and employees feel empowered to provide feedback and ideas and they work together as a team. Making everyone feel a part of the team is crucial for them and they couldn’t survive without the wonderful support from those around them.

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