March Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

March is here and spring is in the air! We’re moving into Daylight Saving Time, looking forward to longer sunny days, and spending time with our furry family members outside.

All month long learn how to keep your pets safe from poison around the house, and celebrate a very special day, K-9 Veterans Day on March 13.

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February Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

February is a month right in the heart of winter. This month we’re celebrating how to train your dog, dental health for pets, and responsible pet ownership.

The biggest highlight of the month is the Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The shows runs from February 10 and 11.

Another cool thing about the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is that each breed has an associated rescue group. Be there in person if you can, but the event will also be televised.

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January Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

Welcome to 2020! January is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s a month to walk your dog, change a pet’s life and rescue a bird.

All month long you can train your pet and celebrate a special anniversary for Seeing Eye Guide Dogs on January 29.

A list of January animal awareness days include:

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Holiday Heroes: Build, Climb, Fly and Work to Save Animals 😊

Greetings and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! This week, Dr. Pet Mom is taking a break from conducting interviews. I discovered some organizations that help homeless pets in different ways.

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Holiday Heroes Interviews: Bark And Roll Rescue Companions 🐢

Happy holidays to everyone! I’m happy to share a project that has come full circle. And just in time for the holidays! You may recall my Quilting For Rescue Pets blog about my small kennel quilts to fit pet carriers for cats and small dogs.

This year, I sent quilts to several animal rescue groups that save the lives of pets in disaster areas. To celebrate the holidays, I decided to conduct interviews with some of the rescue groups.

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Pets For Life in Pet Service Deserts 🐱 🐢 πŸ‡ 🦜

Have you ever heard of a pet service desert? It’s a community where services for pets are not available or affordable. Families in pet service deserts live in low-income areas. But the Humane Society of the US (HSUS) Pets For Life (PFL) program is working to close the gap in pet wellness services.

Poverty creates barriers in access to health care, quality food and veterinary care. One source noted and that the “extreme lack of access to pet resources is a national crisis” that is often ignored.

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Writing For Pets: How Am I Doing? πŸ€”

Animals are Mother Nature’s gift to the world. Animals bring us joy, make us laugh, cry, and feel human. They help us survive – giving is in their DNA.

For many reasons, I’m happy to discover my alter ego, Dr. Pet Mom. Behind the scenes, I’m reticent about my life. But when it comes to animals, I come out of the shadows.

My face lights up with an easy smile. It’s my natural reaction to animals. Coming out of the shadows also means writing a book to help animals. So how am I doing?

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Why I Love My Cat, Oscar 😊

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I am open about my anxiety and depression. This week my spouse Dr. Pet Mom, is away in β€˜Frostbite Falls’ Minnesota doing some academic stuff.

Enter my cat, Oscar! He’s been great! He is very empathetic, knows when to purr and sit by my side. Thanks Oscar!

The story behind how we got Oscar is quite amazing: He is the result of some sad circumstances and God’s kindness…

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Volunteering For Pets 🐱 🦜 🐢

In a few weeks, it will be time to change the clocks again. Changing the time reminds me that the holiday season is right around the corner! It’s only October. But if you love shopping, you can find Black Friday and shop-early-for-Christmas sales in the stores this month.

I’m also thinking of other ways to make the holidays meaningful for my animal friends and pet parent community.

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September Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

September is a good month for cooler weather and promoting animal awareness events. September awareness events encourage pet adoptions for less-popular animals.

Supporters can use creative social media to help special needs pets gain attention. The month ends with a day to remember homeless animals around the world.

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