Meet Miley from Shillington, Pennsylvania!
She was the best grand-dog ever!
Today, we celebrate Miley’s paws!
Introducing Miss Beedles!
Miss Beedles was rescued from her mom's street a year and a half ago. She was sick and thin, but her mom took her to the vet and nursed her back to health. Now, she's spoiled rotten!
She loves to go for walks with her mom in their enclosed yard, and loves to play fetch.
She loves to cuddle and watch TV.
Her story is a happy ending!
We celebrate her PAWS today!
Meet Harley from NW, Indiana!
Some of her favorite things to do is to eat, sleep, and play fetch!
She looks very sleepy in this picture!
We are glad to celebrate her paws today!
Please meet Rusty and Mumba from Jennings, Louisiana!
These two are the best of friends and are part of their family's outside cat gang!
They both love chasing (but not catching) the multitude of squirrels in their yard!
They also love taking their naps together too!
We are happy to celebrate Rusty's and Mumba's paws!
Meet Jose from East Moline, IL.
Here are some fun facts about Jose!
He loves to eat, so watching his weight is something his mom and dad have to watch.
He has a girlfriend, Nuggett, and loves to play with his toys!
When it's time to go to bed, he likes to sleep long wise in the his parent's bed,
and he even has his own pillow!
We're glad to celebrate Jose's paws!
Carmel from Old Bridge, New Jersey, is enjoying his Celebrate PAWS flag (it looks
like he's laying on a mouse with a very long tail!)
Thank you Arielle for joining the Celebration of PAWS movement to raise awareness
about the importance of animal welfare and the essential work being done
by animal shelters and rescues!
Today we are celebrating Adobe's very zen paws.
He was from Mt. Penn, Pennsylvania, and loved to relax in his cozy corner of the recliner.
A Celebrate Shelter PAWS flag is flying in his honor.
Teaching a cat to use the litter box is very different from house training a dog. “Cats are naturally inclined to eliminate waste by pawing through a sand-like substance in a private location.” Most problems people experience when litter training a cat are caused by human-error.
Here are some reasons why your cat might be avoiding its litter box:
Wherever you choose to put the litter box (or multiple boxes), be sure it can be reached easily and quickly. You may want the box out of sight (and smell); however, your cat needs to be able to access it. The best place for a litter box is a “clean, quiet, and low-traffic area where the cat feels it has privacy.”
“In order to fit into and be accepted by society, dogs are expected to behave in a certain way.” Training your dog might not be easy, but it’s certainly necessary. In order to successfully train your dog, it’s important for you to figure out how a dog thinks and acts. Get to know their “normal.” Dogs are people-pleasers, so be clear with commands so they know what you are asking so they can react accordingly. It’s imperative to have the right mix of rewards, commands, and body language.
Whether you just brought home a new puppy or saved a dog from a local rescue, training should start immediately. If you let them get away with bad behavior initially, they may begin to think it’s acceptable, making it harder to train them later on. For example, if you allow a new puppy to sleep in your room for the first few nights because he is crying, containing him to a room later on in life will only cause a night full of barking. Create ground rules and stick to them!
The training process will take patience and a quiet room for concentration to ensure a strong and healthy bond.
Grooming isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. If you neglect to groom your pet on a regular basis, serious side effects can occur, leading to expensive vet bills and possible behavioral problems. Make sure to address the following issues to keep your pet happy and healthy.
Be sure to stay on top of your pet’s grooming schedule. Aside from them looking and smelling nice, your pet’s physical and mental well-being will thank you.
Protect your furry friends from disruptive fleas and ticks by using preventive flea and tick treatment, such as FRONTLINE or K9 Advantix. While you may not be able to see these pesky creatures, that doesn’t mean they’re not harmful to your pet. Here are some facts about fleas and ticks so you can better protect your animal.
Guinness (Guinea Pigs, or Pigs for short) and Suvi are enjoying their
Celebrate PAWS bumper stickers. Pigs likes his a bit more than Suvi,
but that's ok, they both support the cause!
Olive was just rescued by Donna and Tammy last week in Bethlehem, PA.
Olive will now have the best life ever, and she loves her PAWS flag to
snuggle with in bed. Olive has a lot to celebrate this Christmas!
Chayce, a diehard Phillies fan from Philadelphia, PA, is enjoying her PAWS flag this Christmas! Thank you, Debbie and Paul, for wanting to celebrate Chayce's paws!
There are still a few days left to get your Celebrate PAWS flag
just in time for Christmas and enjoy free shipping on us!
Toys are essential to the well-being of your pet. Toys are useful for a variety of reasons: they can help fight boredom when you’re away at work, they can provide comfort when your pet is nervous, and they can prevent your pet from developing certain behavioral problems, such as chewing on furniture and nipping house guests. While cats can be picky when it comes to choosing a toy, dogs are more than willing to play with most objects.
When choosing a safe toy for your pet, make sure to take into consideration their size, activity level, preferences, and the environment where they spend the most time. One of the first things to remember is to buy toys that are appropriate for your animal’s size. Toys that are too small can easily be swallowed or become stuck in your pet’s throat. Also, avoid or alter any toys that aren’t “dog proof” by removing any strings, ribbons, eyes, or other small parts that can be ingested. It’s important to remember that soft toys are not indestructible, but some are sturdier than others.
Here are some recommended toys for your pet:
Having trouble deciding what pet food is best for your dog/cat? The array of options in the pet food aisle can feel overwhelming when they’re all claiming to be the best on the market for your animal. Follow these tips to make sure you’re choosing something that is healthy, affordable, and animal-approved.
For more information, feel free to click on the links above to
learn more about which pet food is right for your furry friend!
Check out these cute kitties! Mary and Martha from Reading, PA
will soon be enjoying their own Celebration of PAWS Rescue flag!
Looking for tips on how to potty train your dog? We have the answers! According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), there are three tried-and-true methods for training any dog. These include: crate training, frequent trips outdoors, and paper training. Depending on your daily schedule, one of these methods is sure to fit your lifestyle.
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