Take Your Dog To Work Day Contest by Bil-Jac

Posted by SusanStokes on May 22, 2013

I’ve written about the Bil-Jac brand of dog food in the past. It’s a solid, family owned company that offers quality dog food products and lots of good advice for dog owners through newsletters and social media. They have launched a “Take Your Dog To Work” contest running now through May 30 where dog lovers across the country have the opportunity to win dog treats and food coupons by sharing a photo of their dog at work. It is a celebration of “National Take Your Dog To Work Day” on June 21 with a very special campaign celebrating the spirit of the American office dog.

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Help Comes to Oklahoma Tornado Victims through Social Media

Posted by SusanStokes on May 21, 2013

Helping pets and people in the aftermath of Oklahoma tornadoes...

Once again, I sat glued to the news on television and on the internet, hardly believing my eyes.  The total destruction of Moore, Oklahoma by a super tornado was something out of the Twilight Zone.  How can the same town get hit twice, with even more destruction the second time?  We turn now to helping those people and pets in the aftermath.  Social media once again plays a big part.

It’s International Migratory Bird Day

Posted by SusanStokes on May 4, 2013

Today is a day to celebrate that bird lover in you.  May 4 is International Migratory Bird Day, and we’ve checked in with Naples Zoo, one of our favorite animal habitats, for some information on how we can help birds at home.

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Make smart choices with your pet’s food…

National Pet Day is April 11, and I would like to share with you a pet food coupon and a few adorable videos that remind us of how important it is to raise pets responsibly with smart food. Take a look at what Wellness Natural Pet Food has to offer.

Earth Day Party for the Planet™ at Naples Zoo

Posted by SusanStokes on April 5, 2013

Start your Earth Day 2013 celebration at the zoo…

I have always been a big fan of zoos.  Where else can you see so many amazing creatures up close and personal?  There’s a party going on at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens on Saturday, April 6, 2013 in celebration of Earth Day. Maybe some of you that live in the area might want to attend.

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March is National Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

Posted by SusanStokes on March 19, 2013

Consider adopting a Guinea Pig of your very own

The first National Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month was celebrated in March of 2002.  It was designated by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) as a way to raise awareness about guinea pigs waiting in shelters for their new forever homes.  It is also a month to help people learn more about their proper care.

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Shelter animals at risk with NJ Assembly Bill 3825

Posted by SusanStokes on March 11, 2013

New Jersey Assembly Bill 3825 withdrawn

On March 4, Alley Cat Allies, the national advocacy organization for cats, put out an alert that the New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee was considering a bill that would put cats’ lives (and all shelter animals for that matter) at risk.

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Pet Food Stamps Program Helps Low-Income Families Feed Pets

Posted by SusanStokes on February 26, 2013

Now low-income families with pets have special assistance...

There is a new program that made national headlines recently called Pet Food Stamps.  Designed to help low-income families and those already on food stamp assistance, the program helps people feed their pets who otherwise may no longer be able to afford to keep their pet at home.  What a great idea.  With shelters already overflowing, more pets may be able to stay with their owners.

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Happy Nyan Nyan Nyan Day!

Posted by SusanStokes on February 22, 2013

Celebrating Japan’s 27th Annual Cat Day

How many of you knew that today, February 22, was Japan’s 27th Annual Cat Day?  I ran across details about this Japanese celebration in the Washington Post blog and had to bring it to everyone’s attention here.  There are some interesting facts noted in the blog about cats in Japan where they are especially popular.

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A few words from Bo on this President’s Day

Posted by SusanStokes on February 18, 2013

Who is the real boss of Bo?

In light of President’s Day, I thought I would pay some tribute to our First Dog, Bo, a male Portuguese Water Dog and a breed less prone to arousing allergic reactions in humans. He was given as a gift to the Obamas by Senator Ted Kennedy. The Obamas in turn made a donation to the Humane Society of Washington, D.C. to help shelter pets.