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"My Dog Is SCARED of Fireworks!" Tips for Surviving Fourth of July

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"My Dog Is SCARED of Fireworks!" Tips for Surviving Fourth of July

Post written by Jordan Kendrick, dog trainer.    With the Fourth of July fast approaching, those with nervous dogs are probably getting nervous as well. Dogs becoming lost during fireworks amounts to 30% and July 5th is the busiest day for animal control shelters. Of this 30% of dogs who are lost, only around 14% are actually reunited with their owners. Here are some ways to make the fireworks more tolerable for your dog, some ways to reduce the risk of your dog becoming part of that 30% of lost dogs, some ways to improve the chances of being reunited...

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Cute Pets Celebrating Pride!

Posted by Erik McManus on

Cute Pets Celebrating Pride!

Happy Pride Month everyone! We are super excited to have this month to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and all the people in it. And our pups want to celebrate too by showing off their pride! Get ready for some cuteness overload. This black lab is ready to strut their stuff through the parade!   (Image by RubyThePuppy on reddit) Then we have this well behaved cutie who is being very patient. Here is Jasper and they sure are fabulous! Check out Jasper's Instagram to see more. This pooch is part of the Woof the North movement which is an Instagram...

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Kids in the Family? Consider These Things Before Adopting a Dog!

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Kids in the Family? Consider These Things Before Adopting a Dog!

Post written by Jordan Kendrick, Dog Trainer When deciding if adding a dog to your family is the right choice, there are several features of your family and the prospective dog which need to be kept in mind. It is possible to make the adoption work in most cases but seeking out the best match will make the process so much smoother. Child How old is the child? How mature is the child? With an infant, do you have the time and support to take care of a dog? You are essentially going to have a second infant for a...

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5 Books Every Pit Bull Lover Should Read

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5 Books Every Pit Bull Lover Should Read

In case you didn't notice, we love pit bulls over here at Forever Home Friends! They are such an underrated dog breed and we like to talk about them and share any information we can to help bring them into the spotlight. So we have curated a nice little list of books we think are essential for pit pull lovers to read! 1. Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about Pit Bulls (image from Goodreads) Are Pit Bulls the vicious people-eaters the media portrays them to be? The stories submitted by loving families who have adopted and rehabilitated Pit Bulls in Lost...

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Interview with a Pet Portrait Artist!

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Interview with a Pet Portrait Artist!

Do you love your pets? How much do you love them? Enough to get a portrait done of them? In that case, you should meet Brittany!  We sat down with Brittany from B Thrasher Studio and talked to her about her pet portrait art that she turned into a small side hustle! She was great and here is our interview with her! First off, tell us a little bit about yourself! Here are some fun facts about me: I was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, and I absolutely love living here. Growing up we always had pet cats,...

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