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Top 5 Pet New Year's Resolutions for 2014

Top 5 Pet New Year's Resolutions for 2014

The New Year is upon us.  It's time to reflect upon the past year and determine what we want to achieve, change or do better in 2014.   This applies to all aspects of our lives - including our pets.  TripsWithPets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions they've made for 2014 pertaining to their pets.  

Here are the top five pet New Year's resolutions.

1 - More Walks:  Whether it's a stroll around the neighborhood or a brisk walk through some hiking trails, a whopping 56% of pet parents surveyed made this their #1 pet resolution for this year.  Most of those respondents have a goal of 2 walks per day! They sited exercise, maintaining their pack leader status, and bonding as their motivation for walking Fido more often.  

Local Dog Treat Company Donates to the SPCA

Local Dog Treat Company Donates to the SPCA

 

Cheektowaga-based Fetch! Dog Treats made the holiday season a lot more enjoyable for some four-legged friends by making a sizable donation of homemade, natural dog treats to the SPCA Serving Erie County. The company also made a cash donation to the 2013 SPCA Radiothon to help fund day-to-day operations at the local humane organization. 

Company owner Jackie Lovern has also pledged to make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter for every package of Fetch! treats sold during the 2013 holiday season.

Talkin’ Turkey and Pet Safety

Talkin’ Turkey and Pet Safety
Four Tips for a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving Celebration

 Holidays can be extremely fun for humans, but are often a dreadful experience for pets. The culprits of the top Thanksgiving pet emergencies involve guests and food. Pet Sitters International (PSI) offers pet owners four tips to ensure everyone remains thankful this year.

 Keep Medication Out of Paw’s Reach. One of the most common pet-related holiday emergencies is the consumption of human pharmaceuticals. If company’s coming, be sure that all guests safely store their medicine.

PSI’s Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive Sponsored by Laura's Critter Care, LLC

 PSI’s Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive Sponsored by Laura's Critter Care, LLC
Please help Laura’s Critter Care, LLC collect pet food donations for Buffalo Companion Animal Network (CAN)!

As a member of Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters, I will be participating in PSI’s Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive.

This drive is an international effort to collect pet food for shelters everywhere as PSI members organize local pet food drives, December 1-12, to benefit their communities’ animal shelters and pet-rescue organizations.

Pet food collected in Laura’s Critter Care, LLC’s local Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive will be donated to Buffalo Companion Animal Network Food Bank (CAN).

We appreciate any pet food donations (dog and cat) you can provide to any of the collection sites listed below.

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

 

Fetch! Dog Treats, a local business offering healthy and delicious treats made with all natural and organic ingredients, is busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. A variety of snowflake- and Christmas tree-shaped treats are currently being baked and packaged for local markets. And for every package of treats sold during the 2013 holiday season, owner Jackie Lovern will make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter.

Western New York: First Annual Day of Caring For Pets

Western New York: First Annual Day of Caring For Pets

 

For the first time, Western New York is coming together in a massive way during the holidays to assist those who are already doing above and beyond to help our animals. Below are the shelters that have submitted their info to WNY Lost & Found Pets. If you wish to support, just contact the shelter directly and if you are a shelter in need, contact WNY Lost & Found Pets.

The Facebook Event Page is HERE

All of the shelters in need are below in the order they responded for our help. If you are unable to donate items or time, monetary donations are always accepted yet not required. Please contact the rescue you want to work with and spread some hope during this season!

Tips to Keep Your Dog Behaving His Holiday Best

Tips to Keep Your Dog Behaving His Holiday Best

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

The holidays are here and what better gift to give yourself than a well-mannered dog? Trainer Julian Bronk of PetSmart shares the following tips to make sure your furry friend is well-behaved: