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An Adventure for Your Bucket List with Fido

By Monday, July 21, 2014 Permalink

Nothing cleanses the soul more than a day of hiking in an ancient forest with only yourself and your best four-legged friend as company. Spending time in beautiful places reminds us to appreciate nature and the simple things in life.

While you may have hiked alone before, there’s no better way to bond with your dog than on a two-footed and four-footed adventure. For safety, choose your trail carefully, carry a GPS tracker, and let others know exactly where you’re going and when you plan to return.

Hiking with dogs requires only slightly more planning. Rules and regulations vary according to trailhead and park areas, so be sure to contact your local forest ranger station before taking your pets along. Start slowly and work into more intense trailheads or you may find yourself carrying an exhausted dog out in your pack.

Employee Productivity to Improve, Friday, June 20

By Monday, July 21, 2014 Permalink

Work can be stressful. Pets reduce stress. Why not put the two together?

Instead of working like a dog, businesses and professionals around the world are encouraged to work with a dog on Take Your Dog To Work Day, held Friday, June 20th. The event, designed to help better the lives of shelter dogs everywhere will mark Take Your Dog to Work Day’s 15th annual celebration.

This workday-for-dogs was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1999 to celebrate canine companionship and to demonstrate to dog-less co-workers the joy pets can bring to their lives. PSI believes that through TYDTWD, people without dogs will see the loving bond their co-workers have with their pets and will consider adopting orphaned pets for their own.

Time to Adopt America’s Most Popular Pet

By Monday, July 21, 2014 Permalink

June is National Adopt A Cat Month

Among rescue workers, this time of year is not-so-affectionately known as “kitten season.” That’s because right now most shelters are bursting at the seams with the adorable little fuzzballs, in addition to millions of adult cats needing homes.

To bring awareness to this issue and help save lives, the American Humane Association teamed up with Petfinder.com and the CATalyst Council to designate June as “Adopt-A-Cat Month.” So if you’ve ever considered adding a tortie, tabby or tuxie to your family, now is the perfect time!