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How To Set Your Kitten Up For Success

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Spring is the time for new beginnings, flowers, sunshine, and kittens. Yes, kittens. Spring and summer are known as kitten season, for good reason. It’s the time of year that the tiny cats-to-be are born and, at the appropriate age, go to their new homes. Before you bring one of these cute kittens home, learn […]

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Fostering the Fearful Kitten

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The photo on social media shows a box of young kittens. The text says, “Kittens abandoned. Fosters needed.” You look up the rescue group and find they are local to you. Fingers poised over the keyboard, you ask yourself, should I foster? Having fostered kittens for a number of years, I’ve faced this scenario more […]

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How To Adopt A Shelter Cat: 6 Tips For Success

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Who doesn’t love a kitten? Kittens are cute, cuddly and funny. Most people who are thinking of adopting a cat usually have a kitten in mind, but we at Fear Free have a proposition for you to consider: An adult cat can be a better bet. When you bring home an adult cat, the acronym […]

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Adopting A Shelter Dog: 5 Tips For Success

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Animal shelters can be scary places for a dog. Noisy, and filled with strange sights and smells, shelters can be intimidating for even the bravest canine soul. Timid dogs and those who haven’t been well socialized can become downright terrified when placed in a shelter environment. Candy was one such dog. A 6-year-old Australian Shepherd […]

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Nurseries And Foster Homes Give Kittens A Head Start

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Young kittens are so adorable that it’s hard to imagine they are the animals at greatest risk in shelters. Kittens found outdoors and relinquished to shelters often face a bleak, short future. In fact, they’re usually considered unadoptable. That’s because it takes 24/7 hands-on care to help these tiny, fragile fuzzballs to survive until they […]

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What To Do When You Adopt a Fearful Dog

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Reading Time: 3 minutes You love your new family member, but you notice that she seems hand-shy or that she cowers whenever she encounters something that didn’t faze your previous dog. It’s common to assume that dogs like this must have been abused in their previous home, but that’s not necessarily the case. It is more likely that she […]

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Help Kittens Have Happy Vet Visits

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Starting life with a kitten is an adventure for both of you. And the first big hurdle the two of you may face as you navigate your life together is the visit to the veterinarian. How it goes can determine the path of your new pet’s health care throughout her life. The goal of Fear […]

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Help Newly Adopted Kittens Overcome Fear

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Many an owner of a newly adopted kitten has become concerned when the new family member is found hiding under the sofa rather than coming out to play. This is especially true if the kitten seemed bold, social, and playful at the shelter, foster’s home, or the home where she was born. The Causes of […]