The dog days of summer are here and we humans aren’t the only ones suffering. For our canine best friends, long hot summer days in a house without air conditioning or a backyard without shade can be misery.
Did you know this is peak season for runaway dogs?
Independence Day celebrations can last for a week or longer, and the fireworks and firecrackers associated with the fun can cause dogs to hide or run away trying to escape the noise. As pet owners, we need to take some extra precautions to keep our pets safely at home.
Friday, June 21 is “Take Your Dog to Work” Day. The annual celebration has come a long way since the inaugural event in 1999. A growing number of companies allow pets in the workplace for this special occasion.
The task facing the Oklahoma animal welfare community is massive: not only are there lost pets who must be rescued and cared for until they can be reunited with their family, but many families have no way to care for their pets now that they have lost their homes.
We all know of the heroism of our K9's in the military, here is a story of Tuesday, a very special service dog working with disabled hero Louis Carlos Montalvan.
The devastating tornadoes that left hundreds homeless in the Oklahoma City metro area Monday also separated many families from their beloved pets.
Best Friends Pet Care is collecting donations to help The Central Oklahoma Humane Society in its efforts to save pets lost during the storm and reunite them with their families. Pet lovers are invited to make a donation by stopping into or calling any Best Friends Pet Care center nationwide.
The medical community has long stated that owning a pet will reduce stress in your life. That comes as no surprise to us! Just last week, the American Heart association came out with a report stating that pet owners actually live longer than non pet owners!
The month of May marks the beginning of summer for many of us. May also is “National Pet Month”, a special time for celebrating our relationship with the pets in our lives.
Pet ownership has many benefits. It’s well documented that having a pet improves both our physical health and emotional well-being. In exchange, we have a responsibility to give our pets attention and care.
Now that spring has sprung, you and your dog are looking forward to getting outdoors for walks, runs and visits to the dog park.
But, say Best Friends trainers Kim Mandel and Jamie Ianello, they often hear from clients that their dogs seem to be less obedient in the spring -- as though they’ve forgotten all their training and the “rules” of public behavior.