During the holidays, there is a lot more visiting, and guests are likely to include friends’ and families’’ dogs. We have tips to help things go more smoothly for the canine and human family members when new dogs arrive at your home. Keep in mind that when dogs meet other dogs...
Cats are often stereotyped as “independent” and some people adopt cats because “they can take care of themselves.” This just isn’t true. They depend on us to for food, shelter, medical care and love. Oftentimes, people will say [...]
Reunited in Wisconsin "We got our beloved Pug Zena back! Thank you for your help in this matter. I was working, had no access to technology & [you contacted] my mom and my daughter. Thank you again & I REALLY appreciate your service, it's WONDERFUL!" – Tammy H, Neenah, WI
AKC Pet Disaster Relief Rolls Out Help for Pets in Orangeburg County, SC Orangeburg County, SC is now equipped with an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer that will be available to dispatch to any disaster scene that needs assistance sheltering pets. AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program that is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in response to natural or civil disasters, joined forces with local American Kennel Club dog clubs and [...]
Introducing Cats and Dogs By Dr. Bethany Richards, The Catnip Times Adding to your fur family is an exciting time, however, it can also be nerve-wracking predicting how your current pets will react to a new arrival. The key to introducing a new pet to your current fur babies is to take it slow. Many rescues will test dogs to ensure that they are friendly towards cats; and test cats to see if they [...]
Are you making big plans for holiday meals and family get-togethers? Deciding on the menu, shopping for gifts, and getting the house in tip-top shape for company are big jobs. But if you want your dog to be a welcome part of the festivities, don’t forget to add training...
AKC Reunite Pitches in to HelpHurricane Michael Evacuees and Their Pets Our hearts and prayers go out to the many people and pets in the Florida panhandle and surrounding areas that were in the path of Hurricane Michael and its aftermath. The magnitude of the devastation from this storm is unimaginable and AKC Reunite®, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service is here to contribute to relief efforts. In support of the many [...]
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Moving with CatsBy Angela Pearse, The Catnip TimesRelocating to a new home, even within the same city, can be more difficult if you’re moving with cats. Even if your feline friend is usually docile, he may become extremely stressed if uprooted from his cozy home environment and his familiar territory. We’ve put together some of the most common moving pet mistakes, so you’ll know what to avoid when it comes [...]
Reunited in Alabama When Anilee B. from Decatur, Alabama realized her calico cat Malala was missing, she immediately called AKC Reunite to report her as lost. “She always sits on the counter and watches me do my makeup… When she wasn’t in there, something didn’t feel right and we started looking around the house for her but couldn’t find her. This is when I called AKC to report her as missing.” [...]
Does your dog look for any opportunity to sneak a dash into the big exciting world? It may be exciting for him, but dangerous – and terrifying for you. If this sounds like your dog, you need to take extra precautions to keep him safe. Recall is a must for your dog’s ultimate safety...