National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Every first week in November, the Humane Society of the United States celebrates National Animal Shelter Appreciation week. This week gives us the opportunity to raise awareness on behalf of the 3,500 shelters across the nation and the 7.6 million animals they serve...

What You Should Know about Guide Dogs and Service Dogs

The old saying “dog is a man’s (and woman’s) best friend” rings true, but for some pups, their purpose in life extends beyond providing friendly companionship to their human. For instance, some dogs are trained to be K-9 dogs to assist police forces with...

8 Ways to be a Responsible Dog Owner

The Humane Society encourages anyone who loves dogs to become a dog owner, but only if you will commit to being a responsible owner. One of the main reasons our shelter stays filled with homeless pups is because their original owner did not want to shoulder the...
How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

Cat experts agree that keeping cats indoors improves their health and increases life longevity while also eliminating problems like being a nuisance to your neighbors and wildlife around your home. Though you may choose to keep your cat indoors for their sake, they...

How to Protect Your Pets During a Housefire

When you discover a fire in your home, the most important thing in that moment is getting everyone in your family out of the house safely. Our pets are members of our families, too, but unfortunately they often get left behind during a tragedy. An estimated 40,000...
Is It Healthy to Share Your Bed With Your Pets?

Is It Healthy to Share Your Bed With Your Pets?

More and more people are letting Fido and Sassy cuddle up with them at night in their bed. It’s estimated that 79% of pet owners co-sleep with their pets.   Pets provide companionship and extra warmth on cold nights. They can also evoke a sense of security, help...