The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sponsors this event to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters. If you are thinking of acquiring a dog, please consider adoption!
We’re in Chicago to attend the Backer Total Pet Expo! If you are in Chicago or are attending, be sure to stop by our booth (Booth #812) and say hello!
Break out the party hats because it’s National Dog Day! Founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige, this day is also known as International Dog Day or National Dog Appreciation Day and is celebrated annually. National Dog Day serves to help the public recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, as well as to acknowledge family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.
How to Celebrate:
Many people find joy in rescuing or adopting pets, but what about pet fostering? Pet fostering gives a pet the opportunity to live in a home environment instead of in a shelter and helps transition them to their “forever” home. Pet fostering is very rewarding, but comes with many responsibilities. Make sure you consider all points of pet fostering before making the commitment. Below are some tips if you are considering fostering a pet.
You never know what you will get out of an experience by helping pets in need and each foster experience has their own unique story. If you are interested in fostering a pet, contact your local shelter to find out more information.
Does your pet seem to be acting up more than usual? Are you seeing destructive or attention-grabbing behaviors? Well it could be that your pet is itching for more exercise. Why not take advantage of your pet’s need to stretch his legs and join him?
As we know, there are many benefits of exercising, but think of how many excuses we make to get out of it. Pets are a great incentive to helping us stay in shape. Here are some ideas to make it fun!
As your pet gets older, you may have to change their exercise routine. Keep an eye on your pet after long walks or strenuous activity. Just like humans, dogs can get blisters on their paw pads. No dog is the same, so find the best workout routine for you and your dog. Check with your vet if you have any concerns before or after exercising with your pet.
A few weeks ago we attended SuperZoo, the national show for pet retailers, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The show was a huge success and we had a great turnout at our booth. We re-launched our Precise Naturals products at the show and the product line was well received by all who attended.
Not only did our products earn praise, but so did our staff.
After the show, we received an email from a retailer highlighting our sales team’s commitment to customer service. During her visit, she misplaced her purse and our sales team made every effort to return it to her. Here is what she had to say:
“My name is Debra Manfield, and I’m the owner of Four Paws Pantry & Spa. I attended SuperZoo, a great show by the way, and visited the Precise booth late Wednesday. I wanted to learn more about your new grain free formulation and the staff there was very attentive and gave me the information I needed. In my haste to wrap up a vendor appointment and leave the show, I l realized I misplaced my purse filled with everything I needed to survive the show, the city of Las Vegas and the plane ride back home. I didn’t realize the loss until several minutes after the show had ended.
Frantically I retraced my steps, my associate in tow, and came up empty. We quickly made our way to the exit, hoping I would find a security guard and equally hopeful that someone had turned in my purse. Racing by the exit I noticed a group of people from, you guessed it, the Precise booth. All of them had been waiting by the main exit hoping I would appear so they could give me back my purse. Mind you this is after being on their feet from at least 9 that morning until 5 that afternoon! They all took time from their “time off” to help a woman who, with out their commitment, would be facing several unpleasant outcomes.
I cannot thank them enough. Your organization should feel proud that you have such dedicated employees, but then you probably already know that!”
If you own a pet, there is a strong likelihood that you’ve had to deal with tricky stains at some point. While there are a number of cleaning products found in pet and grocery stores alike, some owners struggle with the use of chemicals in areas their pets frequent.
Creating natural stain fighters is often easier and cheaper than running out and purchasing a bottle whenever your cat or dog has an accident. Many of these items you may even already have in your home!
Cleaning up after a pet accident doesn’t have to be stressful. By using the above items, you can rest assured your pets and your home will be protected from harmful cleaning chemicals.
Thinking of bringing a second dog into your family? There are a number of benefits in doing so. Whether your family dog is young or old, introducing a canine companion can help with a wide range of health and emotional issues.
Introducing a second pup to your family should be done with the same amount of dedication and thoughtfulness as bringing home your first. With patience, training and care, two dogs can double the happiness, support and love a pet brings.
Some apartment residents find themselves having reservations surrounding the thought of sharing their rented space with a dog. From neighbors to pet fees and restrictions, the thought of having a four-legged roommate can be intimidating. While certain breeds work better with the unique challenges apartments deliver, bringing a dog home doesn’t have to be ruled out because of an owner’s living arrangement.
Sharing a small space doesn’t have to be difficult. With proper planning and patience, a four-legged roommate can be the most enjoyable of them all!