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petbook-cover-smThe Pet Lover’s Guide to Finding Your Own Home is the only veterinarian and realtor approved home-buying guide for pet lovers. This customizable Action Plan begins with 20 easy, free things you can do in the next 30 days to get ready to buy, even if you’re starting from scratch! Compact, color workbook includes:

 

· checklists,

· worksheets,

· top quality links,

· a practical timeline,

· personal stories,

· step-by-step reminders,

· tons-o-tips,

· 50 color photos and more!

 

Called “the Suze Orman for people with pets” by Arden Moore, editor of Catnip (Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University), this award-winning author believes all pets deserve a good home, and so do all pet lovers!

 

Get the E-book for pet lovers or the full color printed book especially for cat lovers on www.FindingYourOwnHome.com and on Amazon. Dan Poynter, author of The Older Cat, says, “You could be carrying your cat across the threshold of your new home much sooner than you think!

 

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Travel sickness? Anxiety or Fear? Insect Bites? Sadness or Grieving? If you pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, PediGREEN can offer you a natural holistic remedies for these any many other symptoms that pets can experience.

PediGREEN is a brand of pure, safe and effective homeopathic and natural products designed for animals, available over-the-counter.  Using PediGreen, veterinarians and pet owners can now choose gentle, natural and chemical-free products that reinforce and stimulate the body’s own healing abilities.  The PediGREEN line consists of 12 products marked for individual sale and 3 QuickCare Kits, each of which contains 5 products designed for the different stages of a pet’s life: First Years, Active and Senior Care.

Visit Pedigreen’s website www.pedigreen.us for more information!

If you are moving with your pets, you want to be sure you keep them happy and safe during your travels.  Remember to check with your Veterinarian to be sure that your pet is prepared for long trips either by car or airplane.  If you can’t bring your pet along with you, be sure to hire a specialist to transport your pet safely. 

Action Pet Express provides 24 hr Over the Road Door to Door Pet Transport for pet owners throughout the States of: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Southern New Jersey; and Washington D.C.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Action Pet Express Toll Free: (866) 648-9031or visit their website www.actionpetexpress.com  

 

Naples, Florida – In conjunction with THE LUCKY DAY Campaign, The Pet Realty Network®, a Naples Florida based company, offering the single most informative online source of Pet Friendly Resources, is pleased to announce the recent partnership with the Kent Animal Shelter

THE LUCKY DAY Campaign is The Pet Realty Network’s online campaign to help Humane Societies make it a LUCKY DAY for one of the millions of pets in shelters across the country waiting for a loving home.  To celebrate this exciting partnership, The Pet Realty Network® will donate $5.00 to the Kent Animal Shelter for each Pet Realty Network® Real Estate Agent registration or Pet Resource Directory membership in Suffolk county, New York.

Read the full Press Release here.

The Valley River Humane Society, serving Cherokee, Clay, Graham and Swain counties North Carolina, is out of funds, and desperately in need of donations and support.

It appears as though recent mismanagement of funds has caused the shelter to be facing its darkest times. 

The organization is funded by donations, revenue from the humane society’s thrift store and money each of the four counties provide for animal control. If proper funding is not raised, shelter operations could be passed onto the Sheriff’s office.

Donations can be mailed to Valley River Humane Society, P.O. Box 658, Murphy, NC 28906. The society is also in need of more volunteers to help keep shelter operations open and available to the public.

We hope to spread the word by bringing this tragic situation to the attention of our pet friendly members and visitors to help the homeless pets affected by this situation.

The beautiful hand painted oil paintings on canvas, by Florida artist Linda Relis, comes from her love of nature, and concern for the fast disappearing habitats of animals. 

This magnificent artist now has many pet portraits on her site for you to browse through, like this one titled “Are We There Yet”.

Linda also features many beautiful still life, portraits, landscapes and wildlife paintings. 

Linda is a native New Yorker, and is now living in Port St. Lucie Florida, where she maintains her working and teaching studio.

You can also see Linda’s work as part of the permanent collection of the State of Florida’s Art in Public Places Program as well as numerous private and corporate collections.

For more information about how you can see your pet on canvas, please visit www.relisart.com

Get ready to party with your pooch!  One of the world’s largest pet parades, with 8,000 pets strutting their stuff in colorful Mardi Gras-inspired costumes will be in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, January 27th 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. located at the corner of Menard and Allen in Soulard. 

The event is free to attend, and a $10 registration donation will benefit animal welfare organizations like Open Door Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill animal shelter just outside of St. Louis.

From a study by The University of California, Davis it has been found that two chemicals that were present in recalled pet food during spring 2007 are relatively harmless on their own but, if combined, create a deadly mix when consumed by cats.

“The results of this study demonstrate that a single oral exposure of cats to melamine and cyanuric acid can result in acute kidney failure”

Read the full Press Release here.

Celebrities keep pets “cool” with proceeds benefiting the ASPCA.   A Press Release from ASPCA.com tells you more about Komfort Pets, the company who brought the first ever climate-controlled pet carrier, and their plans to auction off a celebrity signed pet carrier on eBay.     Read the rest of this entry »

Many pet shelters across the country are celebrating November’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month.  Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus Ohio, and part of The Pet Realty Network’s LUCKY DAY Campaign, bring to you the Top 10 Reasons of adopting a senior pet into your home.

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As the California fires continue to burn, two deaths have already been reported and more than three dozen have been injured including 18 firefighters. 

President Bush has declared a state of emergency for much of California and authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief.

So, what are California pet owners doing to keep their pets safe?  And how can pet owners everywhere prepare for future natural disasters? 

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After recently losing my 11 year old Rottweiler, Brook, to cancer I found this article interesting and informative to share.    Brook’s abdominal cancer came as a great surprise, and very fast.  In about 6 weeks, we lost her.  

 MSNBC reports today about Tails of Hope Foundation, Inc. (“Tails of Hope”) a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the field of veterinary medicine and helping to eradicate cancer and other life-threatening diseases affecting companion animals.  

As in human cancer, detection is the first step to recovery. Knowing what to look for could save your companion animal’s life. including what to look for and what to expect if your pet is diagnosed with cancer. 

The full article describes what to look for as common signs of cancer in your pet, and what to expect if you pet is diagnosed with cancer.    Thankfully there are organizations out there like Tails of Hope that can help with the research, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in our beloved pets. 

I miss you, big girl!

SPECIAL NOTE:  Please remember to check our special lost pets section of Your Pet Friendly Community.  We have recently had an increase in reports of lost and even found pets and we want to do everything possible to help return lost pets to their worried owners.  It just takes a minute of your time, and you could help save a lost pet.  Thanks for doing your part! 

Cesar Millan posts a few tips on Yahoo Pets about how to choose the best kennel for your pet if you are traveling and can’t bring your pet along.   When leaving your pet in the hands of another person, such as a pet sitter or boarding kennel, it is important to visit the facility, ask questions, get a tour, and get recommendations from friends and neighbors.  And as Cesar points out:

Above all, trust your instincts. If something just doesn’t feel right, find another venue. You always want to leave your pet in a place where you feel confident about her safety and comfort. Remember, your pet can’t call you on the pay phone and complain if she’s not happy. She’s counting on you and your knowledge of her needs to make the right decision.

You can read the full story here.

A Pet Animal Protection Act proposal has been presented for review, and hopefully to be placed on the November 2008 ballot, to help protect shelter pets in California. 

From PetConnection’s blog, a summary of the proposal’s goal is that: 

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Columbus, OH – Join The Capital Area Humane Society, a participating shelter of The Pet Realty Network’s Lucky Day Campaign, at Easton for the 9th annual Halloween Pet Parade on Sunday, October 28 from 1pm-3pm, for a fun filled afternoon of scary ghosts, brawny superheroes and even pretty princesses, as they parade around the Town Square of Easton Town Center and compete to win fabulous prizes.

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CNN.com Living reports 60 percent of pets in the United States are overweight, but almost half of the owners of overweight pets rated their pets as having the “ideal” body condition.

Pet obesity can be a sensitive issue, says Susan Davis, a pet nutritionist based in Lake Forest, California, who has helped many pets trim down. Because some owners treat their pets like their children, people can take it personally when you tell them they have an overweight animal.

If you show your pets love by giving them a lot of food and snacks, read more about how overweight pets can suffer from numerous medical conditions and early death

A few weeks ago,  we told you about how pets can become depressed during this time of year when kids are returning back to school, or going away to college.    Today, MSNBC’s Kim Campbell Thornton also tells us about Dog’s Back to School Blues, and offers some tips and advice about how to help your pet’s deal with your children returning to school. 

USA WEEKEND gives some advice if thinking of flying with your pets:

  • Consult with your vet to assess your pet’s ability to travel, based on his age and health.
  • All of your pet’s vaccinations should be up to date, and you should plan to travel with current health and rabies certificates issued within 10 days of your trip. These documents may be required for air travel and can be useful in the event that your pet needs medical attention on the road.

Follow this link for the full article, and to read more tips!

With its water fountains, low lighting and quiet music, the 31 deluxe guest rooms at Pets Inn Suites is a place where dogs and cats are pampered guests.  Each room has a television, a basket of toys.  $40 per day gives your pet, the executive suite with cherry sleigh beds, leaded glass doors, televisions and wall murals.  For $21 a day your pet will receive round-the-clock access to an outdoor dog run secure from the elements.

“We treat people’s animals the way we would want ours to be treated,” said Angie Peevy. “These pets are part of families.”

Read the full Atlanta Journal Constitution article for more information.