The Marvels of Adopting Mature Cats
~by Nomi Berger How many times have we humans heard the expression, “You’re only as old as you feel”? And why is it that some days, despite our actual age, we feel younger than we are, while other days, we feel older, much older? So it is with our older feline friends, starting at the age of eight. But if, with age comes wisdom,
BE SPECIAL: ADOPT A SPECIAL NEEDS CAT
by Nomi Berger Their bodies may be imperfect, but their spirit remains intact. So it is said about the special needs cat. Although caring for one can be challenging, more and more people are opening their hearts and their homes and adopting them. For this reason, more and more cats that might otherwise be euthanized are being given a new lease on life. Experts
THE MANY WHYS OF RESCUE
By Nomi Berger Why adopt a rescue pup or dog? Why not buy one from an ad on the Internet or from a pet store? Why not buy one from a breeder? There are many reasons — all of them humane. The growth of the Internet has spurred the growth of ads selling pets. But it also provides anonymity to a more insidious growth:
WHEN CHOOSING A DOG, CHOOSE WISELY!
By Nomi Berger Truer words were never spoken, because being an informed owner truly means being that dog’s true, best friend. An alarming number of dogs are abandoned, surrendered, and euthanized each year in this country. The reasons are many, but one of the greatest contributing factors is the failure of too many potential owners to educate themselves fully BEFORE acquiring a dog. The
INTRODUCING YOUR NEW DOG TO YOUR OTHER PETS
By Nomi Berger Imagine handing out treats and name tags at the front door of your home for your new dog and your resident pets. Imagine happy munches and friendly woofs (and/or meows) as they blend and bond instantly and forever. Then blink twice and remember that you are living in the world of reality and not in an ideal parallel universe. But armed
FOREVER HOME: NOW WHAT?
By Nomi Berger Be an informed adopter and make your new dog’s entry into your world as pleasurable as possible. If this is your first dog, establish yourself with a vet or register your new dog with your established vet. Then apply for the appropriate licenses, etc., required in your area. Remember that a dog’s true personality may not reveal itself for several weeks.
A YEAR OF RESCUE RESOLUTIONS
By Nomi Berger Have you thought of adding some new and different resolutions to your traditional New Year’s list? Have you ever thought of getting involved in the world of rescue, but didn’t quite know how? Here then, are twelve different ways – one for each month of the year – for you to resolve to make a difference in the lives of rescue
Adopt a Senior Pet Month is Here!
(All pets pictured above are available for adoption and are classified as “seniors”) By Nomi Berger Psst! Spread the word. Now is the time. Time to brighten the darkening days of November. Time to warm the cooling nights of November. Time to think snuggles and slippers and cookies and cuddles. Want a hint? There’s nothing more satisfying, more contenting or more comforting than curling
OCTOBER IS ADOPT-A-DOG MONTH
By Nomi Berger For decades now, designated months have been devoted to an increasing number of awareness-raising issues. And for more than a decade, raising awareness about the crucial issue of animal adoption has been no different. Their designated month is October. So with that in mind, we wanted to take time to remind our supporters of the vital, life-affirming roles dogs play in
Meet Sassy! She’s a fun, energetic girl who loves, loves, LOVES attention. She is approximately 6 years old and is very friendly with people and dogs. She has already played up at the TAGS park with some other canines, big and little, and had a great time! Sassy’s situation has become dire and she urgently needs a new home. Sassy’s family has gone through