Puppy Mill Awareness Day: Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Since 2004, the 3rd Saturday of September is National Puppy Mill Awareness Day!  Cities throughout the United States will be hosting events on September 21st highlighting the critical need to end all inhumane commercial dog breeding facilities known as puppy mills or puppy farms.  The Ugly Facts According to The Humane Society of the United States Read More >

7 Reasons to Clear the Shelters in Fairfax Virginia!

Join the nationwide pet adoption campaign to “Clear the Shelters” this Saturday, August 17th! Each year, approximately 6 million cats and dogs (including purebreds) enter American shelters according to PETA. Most of these animals are not “bad” animals, they’ve just had “bad luck.” Clear the Shelters: The Success Rate Over the past 5 years, rescues Read More >

How to dress your dog for winter

dog wearing coat

Dogs’ wild ancestors, wolves, are perfectly adapted to their climate. Their fur is so well insulated, the snowflakes don’t even melt on their backs. Their legs are long and powerful, and they effortlessly run through the deepest snow. However, not all modern dogs were fortunate enough to inherit such snow-proof genes, and some could use Read More >

Why pregnancy and kitty litter don’t mix

woman and cat

You may have heard the common wisdom that proclaims, “Pregnant woman should not scoop the litter box,” but have you ever wondered why that is? It all has to do with an illness caused by certain single-celled organism, which is known as toxoplasmosis. What is toxoplasmosis? The parasite that causes toxoplasmosis is scientifically known as Read More >

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