Reunited in Tennessee When Jake the Australian Shepherd disappeared from his backyard one day in June his owner, Lisa C. from Idaho, immediately began her search for him. Unbeknownst to her, Jake was now in the possession of a hitchhiker who had changed out Jake’s collar tags with new contact information. A truck driver later picked up the pair and Jake’s cross-country road trip from Idaho ended in Memphis, Tennessee -- [...]
Weather Winter Walking January is National Walk Your Dog Month. Follow our temperature guide for tips on how to best weather cold winter walks together this season. Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet! Cold Weather Walking Tips Limit walks to 15 minutes if it is below 20 degrees, being mindful of your dog’s coat type. Keep your pet's toe hair clipped to keep ice from accumulating in between [...]
Tips to Help Cats Stay Warm in Winter By Kristi Davis, Pet Wellness Advisor, The Catnip Times Cats have remarkable survival skills. Over thousands and thousands of years, cats in the wild developed skills that have enabled them to not just survive, but to thrive. From desert plains to wild forests, rural backwoods to urban centers, they seem to find a way. Sometimes, however, they need a little help from their humans, especially in [...]
At some point, no matter how diligent you are, your puppy or dog will have a housetraining accident. We all get distracted sometimes or fail to take them outside often enough. How should you clean it up? Is it okay for the puppy to see you clean it up? Should you scold him?
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
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 [...]