Tag Archives: companion animal safety

Say Hello, Home Depot

Last week I discussed one pattern I noticed while conducting our annual census on St. Croix. Well, as the census progressed a new pattern made me put on my breaks (literally): so many dogs with homes are walking around free. … Continue reading

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If This Doghouse Could Talk

This week I began the Final Fix Project’s second annual census on St. Croix. Last year, I kicked off my move to St. Croix by counting the number of dogs and cats that I could see in 5 randomly chosen … Continue reading

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July 4th Animal Safety

I’ll never forget having to coax my childhood dog, Betsy, out from under the bed after a raging thunderstorm. And forget Fourth of July. Living so near the historic area in Virginia, the nearly thirty minute-long show had her under … Continue reading

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Are You—and Your Pets—Prepared?

April’s tornados that tore through the south, May’s floods along the Mississippi Delta…do you have your pet prepared for natural disasters? Having a well-organized disaster plan that includes your companion animals can prevent your companion from becoming a heart-breaking statistic. … Continue reading

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Calling All Tattletales

The weather is finally warming up in our part of the world. As much as we’re enjoying it, it’s hard to believe that this perfect weather could be dangerous to our pets in any way. For dog lovers who travel … Continue reading

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Happy Don’t Feed Your Dog Chocolate Day!

My favorite dog-in-trouble story involves one of the smartest black labs I’ve ever met and a double chocolate birthday cake that sat on the very back of the counter, supposedly out of her reach. Standing on her hind legs and … Continue reading

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When Cute, Fluffy Coats Just Aren’t Enough…

“Mommy, I hate the cold.” Yep, my youngest takes after me for sure. Unless I have a winter activity planned, skiing, tubing etc., I’ll take that 95 degree Virginia summer heat any day over this stuff. And yet there’s Scooter, … Continue reading

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