Finding A Pet-Friendly Rental

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In many areas, pet parents struggle to find a rental home that will accomodate their entire family, both humans and pets. The current rental market has forced more apartment complexes and private property owners to open … Read More

HR 669 and How It Might Affect You and Your Pets

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Regular readers know that I tend to avoid political topics in this blog. They’re too contentious, and there are many sides to every issue. However, there is a bill currently being considered by the United States … Read More

Petsitter or Boarding Kennel? Part Two

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Petsitters and boarding kennels each have advantages and disadvantages for pets staying behind while owners travel. Yesterday we examined the pros and cons of choosing a boarding facility. Today, we’ll do the same for petsitters. Some petsitters … Read More

Petsitter or Boarding Kennel? Part One.

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When vacationing without pets, one must often choose between a petsitter or sending pets to a boarding kennel. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Personally, I hate to leave my dog for even a single night, so I … Read More

Getting Kids Involved in Volunteering to Help Shelter Pets

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Volunteering at an animal shelter is a great way for children to learn responsibility and prepare for adopting a family pet. However, it can be tough to find organizations and activities that are child-friendly, particularly if … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Liability and Renting as a Dog Owner

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag … What can a renter do when owning a dog to prevent the landlord from having any liability with regards to the dog’s behavior? Essentially, the law states that a landlord can be … Read More

The Ethical Pet Shop: Part 2 — Employees are Key

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Earlier this week, I talked about two traits of an ethical pet shop. But, of course, the full picture could never fit in a single post; so, today, we’ll look at one more very important feature of an ethical … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Stung by a Bad Breeder

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag, I recently bought a registered Yorkie from a breeder and after 3 weeks and about $1,000.00 vet bill, we have found out that the puppy died of liver failure he was born with. The … Read More

Help, There's a Feral Cat Colony in My Yard!

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If you’ve been glimpsing the yellow-green glint of cat eyes when you step outside at night, or a flash of tabby bolting out of your yard when you go out in the morning, you may have … Read More

Dog Owners Beware

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Dog Owners Beware By Thomas R. Smith Recently, a New Jersey Superior Court in Mercer County awarded $100,000 in damages to a UPS driver for injuries he suffered while trying to deliver a package. The homeowners’ … Read More

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