Congratulations, you've got a new family pet. You've got a puppy. What a joy, what fun - what work. Are you ready? To be a responsible dog owner, you must put in a lot of time and effort. You've done the first step and decided on a new family member. After arriving at home, what next? This addition to your family needs more than good food, vet care and house training. House Training Of course first comes house training so life with puppy is, well - cleaner. A good way to start is with a ... Continue Reading
Getting a puppy isn’t the end of the decision making you must deal with when deciding to get a dog. You must do more.
Learn the pitfalls of buying a puppy, and instead consider adopting from a foster home.
So you want to buy a puppy. It's a good way to teach responsibility to the kids, you'll always have a buddy, they're so cute, I always had one growing up. There are as many reasons for wanting a puppy (or kitten) as there are people wanting one. Now you've decided that adding a furry companion to your family is exactly what you want to do. What next? There are several options. There are pet stores - they have puppies, and they are so cute. There are also breeders. Read the local newspaper, ... Continue Reading
Parents can make the difference in responsible or irresponsible behavior in their kids. Read 5 common causes for your child acting out.
Winston Churchill once said, “The price of greatness is responsibility.” The benefits of responsible behavior will help your child throughout her life. From good grades to successful romantic relationships, responsibility can positively impact virtually every area of your child’s life. So what’s a parent to do with an irresponsible child? There are several common causes of irresponsible behavior among children. If your child frequently exhibits behavior that is more irresponsible than ... Continue Reading
Learn about the great rewards of fostering a pet. Considerations to take when thinking of giving a pet as a gift. Enrich your life while saving another.
The holidays are coming! Lots of moms (and dads) buy their children a puppy or kitten for the holidays. As an animal rescuer,I would ask you to rethink that choice. Sure, pets are cut, cuddly, and fun. But, who is going to care for them? Who will housebreak them? Who will clean up their messes? Who will socialize and train them? Your child/ren? Doubtful. We often see these same pets back in shelters shortly after holidays like Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Pets are not property and ... Continue Reading