Pets

Yelling At Dogs Can Cause Them Long-Term Trauma, Study Says

Losing your cool when training your pup is not only mean, but it can also affect your pet. A distressing new study asserts that screaming at your dog and other types of negative reinforcement can leave lasting adverse effects on their mental health, reported People . Yelling at Dogs Has Negative,...
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Tips to Keeping Your Pets Safe on Halloween

Halloween may be scary fun for people, but it can be just plain scary for pets. And not only that. It can actually be dangerous. Between unfamiliar noises including strangers coming to the door, even the most chilled out of animals can become frightened and behave atypically. In fact, both...
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The Netherlands Has Eliminated Their Stray Dog Problem

The Netherlands used to have a big problem with stray dogs; but not anymore. Before you jump to conclusions, you should know they've done it without the use of euthanasia. So how was this accomplished? Many cities imposed massive taxes on store-bought dogs. This, in turn, caused people to adopt...
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Callie Is Purrfect!

Callie is a very sweet 5 year old who loves to play! Her favorite game with humans is standing on someone’s chest and licking their nose! Her favorite cat game is hide and seek with her best kitty friend. She’s gentle, curious and a great combination of social and independent. She loves being...
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Smokey Will Melt Your Heart

Smokey is a unique mix of Chocolate Lab and Akita! While he has much of the looks of Akita, he has much of the demeanor of the Lab. He loves tug toys, Frisbee, and of course, squeaky toys!! At 2 years old, he has always lived with his sister but as they come into adulthood they are having sibling...
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Our Companions October Pets of the Month

Susan Linker visited with Allan, Mike & MAry with an alternative to blankets for the Winter... let's meet them! Our Companions Molly is a sweet little Chihuahua looking for a new home. She is 8 years old in good health and weighs 9 lbs. She has been with her current owners since she was a puppy...
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This Boy Will Make You Wonder How U Lived Without Him!

If you’re looking for a polite, well-mannered companion, Bubba might be the boy for you! This 10 year old pitbull/boxer mix loves people and hopes to find a new family who will be home often to keep him company. He wants to go walking with you, play with his plush toys, and be your very best friend...
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Our Companions September Pets of the Month

Susan Linker from Our Companions popped in with two pets looking for forever homes. Let's meet them! Priscilla is so friendly and affectionate and what a sunny outlook on life! She is a social girl who loves to be around people, play with her toys and is loving no longer braving the elements...
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Blind Beagle Boy Still Smiling

Meet 12-year old Henry! A petite senior beagle at Our Companions who loves to lounge and be adored. He may be blind, but he knows how to follow his nose for alluring scents on shorter walks, and easily gets around in his pet stroller for those longer excursions. This gentleman's favorite pastime is...
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Taking Your Dog For A Ride Is Just Another Distraction

A new study conducted by Volvo found that having your dog in the car, and not restrained, is yet another cause for concern when it comes to distracted driving. Allowing pets to roam unrestrained while driving led to significantly more unsafe driving behaviors, more time distracted and increased...
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