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Be Nice #ForTheAnimals

From The Publisher A great actor had a character, “Dalton,” who once gave great advice for deescalating and changing a situation: “If somebody gets in your face and calls you a c–k—ker, I want you to be nice.” He gave…

Ideas to Celebrate your Pet’s Birthday!

By Buddy Blouin It’s Pawrty Time! Birthdays are a celebration of life, filled with good food, great times, and friends. Personally, if given the opportunity, I’m always down to throw a party! We throw them for our friends, family, and…

The Perfect Foster Puppy Set-Up

You have finally decided to open up your heart and home to a puppy and/or puppies in need, but are probably wondering what it is that you need to be ready for when you pick them up and bring them…

Letting go of your Foster

How to say bye to your Foster animal One of the things I noticed as the Foster-Rescue Coordinator at BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions in Houston, Texas is that people did not want to foster an animal because they were…

Fun Ways to Exercise your Cat

By Buddy Blouin They can be reclusive at times, love their independence, unresponsive to our commands despite knowing better, and impossible to truly control. I’m talking about toddlers of course. All jokes aside, despite their typical stereotypes, cats are wonderful…

5 Tips for traveling with your Pet!

By Buddy Blouin Traveling with your family has been a long time goal. You grew-up camping and the time is now to pass the tradition down to the next generation. There’s just one problem, what do you do about your…

Wagging Seniors: Why adopting a Senior dog may be a better fit for you!

Are you dying to have a dog but are not sure you have enough time to take care of him? Do you live in a small apartment that does not have a yard? Or are you still living with your…

How to Instagram your Pet

By Buddy Blouin If you’ve spent any time on social media at all, you’ll know these truths: politics are turning it into a wasteland, you know every meal your aunt has had for the last 4 years, and people love…

Pets never lie about love

Recently heartbroken, my animal-lover-self entered the store “Bow wow & Kity Too!” in San Francisco, and found a colorful work of art featuring a German Shepherd with the statement: “Dogs never lie about love”. I felt a little pain in…

Opinion needed: is there a better way?

Opinion needed: is there a better way? I am writing a couple of articles for www.best4pets.org about heartworm treatment, prevention, costs, etc. and came across some interesting information. I want to ask those of you who work with animals every…