Good Pets for the Classroom
There are a handful of animals with the right temperament for a classroom environment. Here are some key factors to consider when choosing a classroom pet.
Pet First Aid Tips
As a pet owner, thinking of your pet in a health crisis is no fun - but we have to! Here are some things to know so that you can be prepared for anything.
Service Animals
We've all heard of service animals, but what does it really mean? Here are some of the important facts when considering the amazing working animals that enrich so many lives.
When Your Pet Goes Missing
Have you or anyone you know ever lost a pet? Here's what you should do if you lose your fur baby as well as tips on how to prevent it from happening again!
Teacher Feature: Amy Williams and the Portland Montessori School
The Portland Montessori School knows a thing or two about class pets. With over half a dozen class pets, ranging from birds to small animals, and even a dog, the students of Portland Montessori interact with animals on a daily basis.
Dog Trick: BANG!
Happy Go Lucky is one of the best training centers in Portland. We have worked with them for years and highly recommend checking them out!
Helping Wild Animals Through Winter
Fallen branches, sticks, and leaves provide shelter and places to hide, and much of it will be used as nesting material in the spring. Learn about yard upkeep and other ways you can help wild animals survive the winter.
How Cat Poop Affects Marine Animals
The Toxoplasmosis gondii parasite found in cat feces is killing many of the ocean’s highly endangered sea otters along with dolphins, whales, manatees, walruses, sea lions, and seals. Find out how you can avoid contributing to the problem.
Our Heroes: Blood Donor Animals
Blood donor animals save the lives of countless beloved pets that need a blood transfusion to survive an injury or surgery.
Greyhound Rescue - How You Can Help
In the quest for the fastest, thousands of greyhounds are unnecessarily bred every single year, and most of them are subjected to horrendous conditions at some point in their lives. Find out how you can help.
Preparing For a Disaster
Natural disasters and power outages aren't something we usually plan for, but maybe it's time we start. As a pet parent, there are some things to keep in mind that you may not have thought of!
Spay and Neuter Your Pets
What is the point of spaying or neutering your dog or cat? Find out why this option is better for their health, safety, and the stray pet population.