Posts made in November, 2013

Back in Black

Back in Black

Back in Black November is the month to create awareness that black pets are just as desirable as their lighter-colored kennel mates with the Back in Black Campaign.  This is a national campaign sponsored by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and is supported by rescues and shelters across the United States. This campaign is dedicated to finding forever homes for black dogs and cats, an unfortunate group of less-adoptable animals. “In a recent survey, Petfinder member shelter and rescue groups reported that most pets are listed for 12.5 weeks on Petfinder, whereas, less-adoptable pets (such as black, senior, and special needs pets) spend almost four times as long on Petfinder.”  Also known as Black Dog Syndrome (BDS), this may be the result of unclear facial features, dimly lit kennels, “genericness” of black pets and the negative portrayals throughout history and in popular media of black animals. It is time we created awareness about BDS and encouraged others not to overlook these pets in their search for a new pet. It is important to pay attention more to personality and whether or not a pet is the right fit for your family, and pay less attention to colorful coats. Throughout November, rescues and shelters will host adoption events showcasing their loveable black pets and many also provide a 50% discount on all black pet adoption fees. A few tips from Petfinder.com: Encourage friends to look past their first impressions of a black pet. Tell people about BDS! It’s generally an unconscious prejudice and most people will move past it once they’re aware. Remind people that their parents were right: personality is more important than appearance. It’s just as true for pets as for people! Click here to learn more about Back in Black. Please also take the time to visit the Animal Rescue of the Rockies website, a rescue we support, to browse their adoptable pets. For the month of November, you can adopt a black dog or cat for ½ off their regular adoption fee. Click here for more details. To view pets across all of Colorado, use Petfinder.com. Thank you for taking the time to Paws’n’Reflect with me! –...

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Look No Further!

Look No Further!

Now you no longer need to worry about the health and happiness of your pets OR imposing on busy friends, family, or neighbors while on vacation or working long hours away from home! PAW TENDERS provides loving pet care services in your own home for a reasonable “per-visit” rate.  We understand how much caring pet owners, like you, do for your precious pets.  But you can’t always take Fluffy with you on trips or to the workplace.  However, with Paw Tenders, you can keep your pets together in their own comfortable, clean and safe home while knowing they are being cared for the same as you would care for...

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Save Time and Be Worry Free

Save Time and Be Worry Free

PAW TENDERS provides: Detailed, thorough pet care including written status logs, emails, pictures, etc. Injections/Sub Q, medicating, and care for your sick pet.  We also provide: Puppy care Mid-day dog walks Pet taxi and supplies delivery Lawn...

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Advantages For You

Advantages For You

* Free initial consultation where you will meet your actual pet sitter and we will discuss your pets needs and go over the completed paperwork and your home care instructions.

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Advantages For Your Pets

Advantages For Your Pets

*Reduced stress because your pet stays where he feels most comfortable and secure. Having familiar sights, sounds, smells, and routines, your pet can relax and follow his normal schedule.

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