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How to Choose a Responsible Breeder

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes If you choose to purchase a puppy from a breeder, it’s critical that you work with a responsible breeder so that the mother dog (dam) and her puppies are raised in a Fear Free environment. When you buy a puppy from a pet store, the internet, or other unknown source, it is very difficult to […]

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Cats New Pets

Fear Free Kitten Socialization Bingo

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Do you have a brand-new adopted kitten or are you fostering a litter of kittens? Either way, socialization is key to help ensure that kittens are friendly and open to new experiences. Our handout shares 25 ways to help kittens learn and thrive when it comes to meeting new people or having everyday experiences.

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Fear Free Puppy Socialization Bingo

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Do you have a brand-new puppy or are you fostering a puppy or litter of puppies? Either way, socialization is key to help ensure that puppies are friendly and open to new experiences. Our handout shares 25 ways to help puppies learn and thrive when it comes to meeting new people or having everyday experiences.

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Dogs Life at Home New Pets

Bringing Home a New Puppy? Ways to Lose the Stress, Add Success

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Your new puppy’s first few days can have a big impact on the rest of your lives together.

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Looking for a Lizard? Think Skink

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Northern blue tongue skinks have advantages: they’re not too large, they don’t require insects in their diet, and they can have long lifespans.

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Special-Needs Pets Conquer Hearts and Homes

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Special-needs pets often surprise adopters with their ability to overcome challenges. Meet seven dogs and cats who don’t let anything stand in their way. “If the ball of fur you bonded with has three legs, only one eye, or needs a wheelchair, he may not be physically perfect, but he just might be perfect for […]

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Cats Life at Home New Pets Senior Pets

Adopting a Senior Cat? Help Them Feel at Home

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Reading Time: 3 minutes When senior cats end up in shelters, it’s often because their elderly owners have passed away and there’s no one to care for them. The good news is that they are ideal housemates for everyone: millennial singles, empty nesters, and of course, human seniors. November is Adopt a Senior Pet month. Give a senior cat […]

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Before You Get Your New Pet: Plan for Success

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Successful pre-pet planning begins with a little foresight and preparation for the first few days together. Set yourself and your new pet up for success from the get-go and begin to foster a strong relationship built on trust and empathy. Before you get your pet, take the following steps: Puppy- or Kitten-Proof the Home Before […]

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Get Your Goat: It’s Time for Yoga

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Reading Time: 3 minutes An unusual form of animal-assisted therapy sprang from tough times. In 2016, Oregon resident Lainey Morse was coping with an autoimmune disease and a divorce while working a demanding corporate job. Her saving grace: sitting in the barn or fields on her ranch and spending time with her pet goats, including a Nigerian Dwarf goat […]

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Leopard Geckos for Beginners

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Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’ve never had a pet reptile before, the leopard gecko is a good place to start. These little lizards are charming and easier to care for than many other species. “Leopard geckos are beautiful, with lovely colors and markings, huge bright eyes and sweet faces. They are delightful to watch, curiously exploring their environment […]