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7 Reasons NOT to Give a Bunny as an Easter Present

Easter RabbitThinking of Purchasing a Bunny for Easter?

Are you on a quest to give a bunny as an Easter present? Think again. While bunnies are synonymous with spring and Easter cheer, they are many reasons why you should not give a bunny as an Easter present.  Bunnies are a huge commitment and they can make wonderful pets, but they are not something that should be casually purchased and given as a gift, especially to a child.

Bunnies are high maintenance creatures. 

Contrary to popular belief, bunnies need a lot of attention. If you think that you can engage a bunny on a whim and keep him in his cage for most of his life, you’re sadly mistaken. Bunnies need human interaction. After all, they’re social creatures.   In fact, bunnies need just as much socialization and interaction as dogs and cats.  On top of the socialization, bunnies require at least 30 hours per week of exercise to maintain good social, emotional and physical health. [Read more…]

National Puppy Day 2019

National Puppy Day 2019National Puppy Day

Did you know that National Puppy Day is March 23rd? While celebrating the “magic” of puppies can happen any day, there is one day each year that focuses on saving orphaned puppies across the globe.  It also is a day that is in existence to help bring to the light the “horrors” of puppy mills. 

Who created National Puppy Day?

Colleen Paige, founder of National Dog day and National Cat Day, has made it her mission to create days that help recognize and improve the lives of animals and the people that love them. Colleen is a celebrity Pet & Home Lifestyle Expert and Author.  She carries many titles and her advice is highly sought after.  She is known as an animal behaviorist, writer, interior designer, photographer and more.  [Read more…]

A New Puppy for Christmas

a new puppy for Christmas

Havanese puppy, Bailey

While pet experts agree that a new puppy for Christmas isn’t usually ideal, the fact remains that a new dog or cat often tops the Christmas list for children and adults.

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten can be an exciting time, but having a pet is a commitment that requires research, preparation, and consideration not just of the humans in your household, but your other pets as well.

The New Dog
Step 1: Research

This begins with research. Breed choice matters, even if you are adopting from a shelter instead of buying from what we hope will be a reputable breeder if you go that route.

Dogs are loveable, but they are not all alike. They are bred to exhibit certain traits and behaviors, and prospective owners should not go by looks alone. The beautiful Border Collie you see on television is intelligent and good at tricks, but as a herding breed, it will also be a high energy dog with a high prey drive. Those pugs you like are adorable with their expressive, smushed in faces, but if you enjoy hiking in the summer, that flat face will make it more prone to hyperventilation in the heat. [Read more…]