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Organization helps develop better skills for local pet owners

Organization helps develop better skills for local pet owners

K-9 Obedience Club of Jacksonville offers unique programs, training and exercise On an August Sunday morning at K-9 Obedience Club of Jacksonville’s covered outdoor pavilion, five excited young dogs mostly focused on their owners’ faces. Those owners, two men, two women and one couple, came from all over Northeast Florida to attend their sixth in […]

ANIMAL TEACHERS

ANIMAL TEACHERS

When schools open in August, students will be welcomed back by more than just teachers, administrators and staff. In some school classrooms, a variety of friendly classroom pets and animal reading companions will enrich and expand traditional learning, according to longtime educators Ana Andenmatten and Laurie Wilbur. Both women are teachers and mothers with decades […]

Pet Domestic Rabbits

Pet Domestic Rabbits

Inspired by the Story of Luke’s Sugar Bunny “There’s something out in the yard!” an excited four-year-old announced to family members gathered for a cookout. With so much food and conversation, it was pure luck that anyone noticed the small, mostly white and chocolate-spotted animal lounging in full view of resident hawks.  It was a […]

Seresto Flea & Tick Collars Safety Alert

Seresto Flea & Tick Collars Safety Alert

In late April, both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Congressional House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, opened investigations into the safety of Seresto Flea and Tick Collars. They called upon manufacturer Elanco, to temporarily recall the collars for the duration of their investigations into adverse reaction and pet death reports. They […]

Ceremonial White Dove Releases

Ceremonial White Dove Releases

When ceremonial white doves lift up and soar off into the sky, it is a mesmerizing, achingly beautiful sight that momentarily stops time. Throughout history, pristine white doves have symbolically and visually embodied the deepest human emotions, whether of sorrow and loss, joyful celebration or religious significance. However, those lifetime memories inspired by white doves […]

Pet reptiles & amphibians: Instant Wow factor

Pet reptiles & amphibians: Instant Wow factor

They may not be furry or cuddly, but legal pet herptiles (reptiles and amphibians), are fascinating pets. They have unique skin, scales or shells, odd physical features, unexpected colors and mesmerizing behavior. Their striking appearance or almost-alien, “wow factor”, immediately attracts attention. They include common pet reptiles like lizards, snakes, turtles or tortoises, and amphibian […]

SENIOR PET ADOPTION

SENIOR PET ADOPTION

Animal rescuers are continuously amazed when mistreated or homeless animals, express  unconditional willingness to embrace and deeply bond with adopters, despite past traumatic experiences.  When a senior homeless pet catches the attention of a potential adopter, physically and emotionally they radiate joy if given another chance to spend their golden years safe and loved with […]

Giving the ‘purr-fect’ present

Giving the ‘purr-fect’ present

Few sights evoke heart-warming holiday sentiments as perfectly as images of a puppy, kitten, dog, or cat with a festive bow. Perhaps the furry creature is being hugged by a delighted child under a Christmas tree, or peeking out from inside of a beautifully wrapped gift box. The question of whether to give a live […]

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