With pet-friendly hotels and restaurants becoming more commonplace, people are taking their pets along to enjoy the fun when they travel. Once you’ve decided to take your pet along for a car ride; think safety, first.
Happy Fourth of July! Remember to keep your pets safe during firecracker “season”. More pets are lost during this time of year than any other. If possible, bring your pups and kitties indoors. It’s common for dogs to escape from backyards due to fear of fireworks, so if bringing your pets indoors is not an option, please make sure they are microchipped and wearing their pet ID tags.
Nothing like the feeling of peace, tranquility and warmth of sitting in front of a roaring fire sipping your favorite beverage before retiring for the evening. With the first really cold weather of the season bearing down on us, folks are cranking up the fireplace for the first time of the season.
Now that hurricane season is bearing down on us here along the Gulf Coast, we begin to talk preparedness. That means not only do we humans need to batten down the hatches, we need to think about our four-legged family members as well. Pet owners should have an emergency plan for their pets.
More than 358 million pets reside in 63 percent of American households. According to a Zogby International poll, 61 percent of pet owners will not evacuate if they cannot bring their pets with them. However, more and more hotels are becoming pet friendly. And, in disaster situations, others will relax their no pets allowed policy.