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*Cleaning products can also pose a risk to your pet. We recommend using a mixture of vinegar and water to clean up after your companion animals. Vinegar-water is a safe and effective cleaner that you can use all over your house. You'll be providing a safe environment for your pet and helping the environment at the same time....and it will save you lots of money that you would otherwise spend on expensive store bought cleaning solutions!
TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) & Spay/Neuter
Find the right breed of dog or cat for you and your home. It is important to know what you are getting into when it comes to a new animal in your life. Understanding your breeds characteristics is a great way to start! Among MANY other factors you should consider the temperament, energy level, size, and natural lifespan of your dog when adopting.
The truth about pit-bulls
A harness for your small dog
Caring for a special-needs pet
Caring for your special needs pet does not have to be a burden; instead it can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both you and your pet!
Click here to learn much of what you need to know when caring for pets with special needs.
Black dog (and cat) syndrome
Black dogs and cats are often the last to be adopted from an animal shelter or rescue.
The general public is likely not aware of how doomed black dogs and cats are when they are brought to the average animal shelter. Black dogs, particularly large black dogs like Labs, Lab mixes or Pit mixes, have a very difficult time getting adopted, and are euthanized at a staggering rate at many animal control facilities throughout the country. The sad truth is, they are overlooked in favor of lighter colored dogs that are deemed to be more “unique” looking.
Some of the reasons given by would-be adopters are that it is more difficult to see and connect with a black dog in a poorly-lit kennel, that they don’t photograph as well - and thus are passed-over by Internet viewers, or that they are perceived as menacing. There are even those who believe black dogs will bring them bad luck.
There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the position that color has any bearing whatsoever on temperament, health, or overall quality of any dog, regardless of breed!
If you are thinking about adopting a dog please don’t overlook black dogs. They are every bit as wonderful as lighter-colored dogs, and make just as loving and faithful companions!
Remember that there is also Black Cat Syndrome and these wonderful cats are also overlooked by would-be adopters for the same reason.
Save a life….adopt a black rescue cat or dog today!
Learn from the experts and help make your rescue dog a happy, healthy, and well trained member of the family!