Traveling Dog Lady: July 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Pet Adoption: The Numbers Behind the Need #PetAdoption #Petfinder

Doesn't the dog in the photo look like Charlie? I did a double-take. Same markings. The only difference is that bushy tail! What are your thoughts on the numbers behind the need? Does your state have a "no-kill" shelter policy (like we do in Massachusetts, for the most part)? Or is there a high-surrender, high-kill rate? Tell me in the comments below. Pet Adoption: The Numbers Behind the Need

Pet Adoption: The Numbers Behind the Need: Developed by Orvis.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

How to Keep Canines Safe For 4th of July Fireworks Infographic

Re-posting for 

4th of July is nearly upon us, and while everyone is excited about backyard BBQs and patriotic parties, many pet owners across the country are worried as well, wondering how their dogs will handle this year’s fireworks.

For many pets, the 4th of July is a frightening time. Dogs and cats will sometimes even bolt from home and take off in fear of fireworks. This is why July 5th is oftentimes the busiest day of the year for animal shelters, who work to locate wandering lost pets and reunite them with their families.

Lost pets can actually increase as much as 30% during July 4-6, all thanks to fireworks pandemonium.

K9 of Mine has recently released a new infographic on 4th of July fireworks safety for dogs, in hopes that this information can help owners keep their dogs safe and happy during this year’s fireworks!

Keep these tips in mind for the holiday, and have a happy 4th !