Blog Entries ( Awareness )

Bernie Sanders believes all animals deserve humane treatment

March 15th, 2016
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Did you know that Bernie Sanders is the only candidate running for president who is an advocate of animal welfare? He strongly believes that animals and their humane treatment deserve the support of our nation’s leader. To prove this point, Sanders’ record shows that he cosponsored the following animal rights legislation during 2014: Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act, which would make breeders and pet stores ...

How to Prepare Your Home for a New Dog

September 12th, 2014
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For many animal lovers, bringing home a new dog is akin to welcoming a new member into their family. They look forward to getting to know it, play with it, watch it perform playful antics, and generally enjoy its friendly company. When we welcomed our new mutt Junior home, I realized that keeping it healthy and happy would require the same kind of adjustments to ...

How to Make Your Rescue Dog Feel at Home

August 20th, 2014
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Kudos on bringing home a rescue dog! It certainly takes a lot of will and determination to rescue a dog from a pet shelter instead of purchasing one. You should be proud of yourself for taking the first step to saving a life despite knowing that you might not have a smooth road ahead. Some rescue dogs may have a behavioral problem. When we brought Collie ...

Gus Kenworthy Literally Flips for Pet Adoption at Petco Park

July 31st, 2014

Olympic silver medalist, Gus Kenworthy, literally flipped out tonight trying to raise awareness for pet adoption at the San Diego Padres game. Gus was in San Diego to throw out the first pitch along side Tucker, an adorable pup up for adoption from the San Diego Humane Society. And he flipped out! Not only did he nail the first pitch, but he wowed the crowd ...

Six health benefits of pets

January 16th, 2013
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Getting a pet for your family might seem like an added chore for mom and dad. Though pets do require an investment of time, money, and care, research suggests that the health benefits of pets are more than worth it. A family pet can get you and your kids to be more physically active, improve everyone’s health, and help buffer the effects of stress, not ...