Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Bowie and Toby

July 22, 2021

Bowie and Toby are adorable 1-year-old brothers who began their lives with an elderly family member who loved them very much but could no longer care for them, and now they are looking for a new home to call their …

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Summer Safety Tips from Dr. Zetwo

July 15, 2021

By Dr. Amanda Zetwo, Medical Director of Clinic Services As the summer weather continues to heat up over the next couple of months, you may be wondering how you can keep your pets healthy and safe. Here are some tips …

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Helping Your Dog Cope with Noise Sensitivity

July 8, 2021

By Veronica Rigatti, Canine Behavior Specialist You see a light flash and a big boom follows seconds later, and suddenly your dog is running for cover! A thunderstorm is rolling in and your dog is shaking with fear. The Fourth …

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Muffin Tin Games

June 24, 2021

By Suzanne Denk, Dip FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist Boredom can be a contributor to many common behavior challenges and trying a new activity for enrichment can provide variety to your pet’s daily routine. Enrichment is an opportunity for your pet …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Jenkins

June 17, 2021

Jenkins is a sweet and loving 5-year-old boy who found his way to our front porch just as the winter months arrived. His fur was terribly matted, his leg was injured and in need of medical attention. We took him …

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Keeping Pets at Home

June 16, 2021

Animal Friends’ Commitment to Pet Retention By Liz Moser, Community Resource Coordinator At Animal Friends, we have always recognized that the amount of love a family has for their pets is not defined by their income. In times of financial …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Timber

June 9, 2021

Timber began her life as a stray, but now she’s looking for a home and family to call her own. She is very sweet, but a bit timid around new people. Timber will come up to you once she feels …

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Who Should You Call for Humane Help?

June 9, 2021

By Krista Koontz, Humane Society Police Officer There is often some confusion about the various roles of Humane Society Police Officers (HSPOs), State Dog Wardens and Animal Control Officers when it comes to enforcing laws that protect animals. While all …

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Returning to Normal: How to Help Your Dog Adjust to More Alone Time

June 3, 2021

By Veronica Rigatti, Canine Behavior Specialist During the pandemic, you likely fell into one of two categories: those who enjoyed being home or those who went a little stir crazy. Whichever category you fall into, your pets certainly enjoyed all …

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Let’s Go for a Ride

May 24, 2021

By Suzanne Denk, Dip. FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist. “Let’s go for a ride” is a phrase that may bring your dog running. But, you may notice that your feline friends don’t share that same enthusiasm. Being placed into a cat …

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Doing What Comes Naturally

May 13, 2021

By Suzanne Denk, Dip. FBST, Animal Enrichment Specialist We all want our pets to have the very best quality of life. Even if we don’t know it, what we really want is for them to fulfill their species-typical behaviors. In …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Bandit

May 12, 2021

Meet Bandit! This sweet guy was found abandoned on the streets and now is looking for a home and family of his own. Bandit is four years old, neutered, updated on all vaccinations and microchipped. He is a very sweet …

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Home-to-Home Adoption Program: Moose

May 12, 2021

Meet Moose – who also goes by Moo Moo! – a fun and active 8-year-old cat who’s looking for a new home. He would like to be your one and only pet and in return he’ll offer you lots of …

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Whatever it Takes

May 5, 2021

By Katie Vecchi, Director of Care & Placement Services Homeless pets come to Animal Friends for many reasons and from all different backgrounds. Each one has a story to tell of their own unique journey. Sometimes, these animals arrive with …

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

April 28, 2021

A Monthly Gift to Animal Friends By Cody Hoellerman, Chief Community Engagement Officer Take a minute to think about some of the charges that appear on your credit card statement each month. A streaming service (or two, or three!) to …

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Best Buddies: Hercules and Calliope

April 22, 2021

By Katie Vecchi, Director of Care & Placement Services  Everyone needs a friend to be by their side and animals are no different. Sometimes pets come to Animal Friends with their best friend and we call these duos bonded pairs. …

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Remembering Eula Houston

March 31, 2021

By Kathleen Beaver, President & CEO If you think about it, our lives are the ongoing construction of a big patchwork quilt. Each patch or square is a dream, a friendship, a moment or a joy that, woven together, tells …

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Our Roadmap for Every Animal Friend

March 25, 2021

By Kathleen Beaver, President & CEO Animal Friends does so much for so many. In our quest to engage, improve and save lives, we reach in to so many communities, meet so may people and animals and develop an understanding …

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Kitten Season: How You Can Help

March 24, 2021

By Ann Ensminger, Senior Director of Impact & Programs It’s spring – my favorite time of the year – when the weather gets warmer, the sun shines brighter and the days become longer! And at Animal Friends, and many other …

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Spring has Sprung! Refresh Your Pet’s Healthcare Routine

March 22, 2021

By Dr. Donald Consla, Lead Wellness Veterinarian As the flowers begin to bloom and the sun is shining again, it is the perfect time to take a closer look at how we can give our pets’ healthcare a refresh. Consistent …

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