Help Your Critters Beat the Heat

If you’re in the PNW, you’re likely still in shock over those 100+ degree days in late June.  We aren’t built for those here!  As humans, we can take a number of steps to increase our comfort on hot days, but let’s be sure to remember our furry friends.  Cats and dogs (and bunnies too)…

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Walk the dog day

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February 22nd is National Walk the Dog Day!  Although, when the shutdown first began early last year, nearly every pup everywhere thought it was National Walk the Dog Day every day.  Workers shifted to home offices, and families were starting to feel a little stir-crazy.   Here are some reasons to celebrate this day, rain or…

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April Showers are Bringing May Flowers

With increased time at home, perhaps you’ve had the chance to plant that garden that has been on the home improvement list for some time now.  If you have pets at home, it’s important to know that while beautiful, not all plants are safe for all pets. The weather has turned sunny and warm, and…

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How COVID-19 is actually HELPING animals

What a weird concept, right?  How could this international pandemic and the feelings of social isolation turn out to be a good thing?  We are experiencing something like nothing we’ve experienced before, and the restrictions on our daily activities seem endless.  And with all of the chaos and uncertainty, a little glimmer of hope for…

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Adjustments related to COVID-19

COVID-19 is creating new needs, while putting enormous financial pressure on all nonprofits of all kinds. From medical and public health needs related to the response to economic uncertainty impacting vulnerable populations, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating unmet needs above and beyond the usual. The nonprofits working directly to meet those needs require more resources…

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COVD-19 and pets

At the beginning of 2020, we hadn’t known the word COVID-19 would become a regular part of our vernacular, but here we are.  In the digital age that we are a part of, there is an overwhelming amount of information about every single topic imaginable, and it is up to us to sift through it…

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Today Seems like a Good Time to Talk About Rabies

WA State rule 246-100-197 states, “An owner of a dog, cat, or ferret shall have it vaccinated against rabies and revaccinated following veterinary and vaccine manufacturer instructions. An owner is any person legally responsible for the care and actions of a pet animal”. All dogs, cats, and ferrets in Washington must have up-to-date rabies vaccines. Rabies…

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Prescription: One Furry Friend and Call Me in the Morning

Most pet owners are clear about the immediate joys that come with sharing their lives with companion animals. However, many of us remain unaware of the physical and mental health benefits that can also accompany the pleasure of snuggling up to a furry friend. It’s only recently that studies have begun to scientifically explore the…

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