Local Pet Rescues We Highly Recommend
Local Pet Rescues We Highly Recommend

Are you considering adopting a new family member? Pet ownership can contribute to a healthy and happy life -- we encourage you to go rescue a furry friend today! Here in the Portland, Oregon area, there are many amazing organizations and rescues and we know it can be difficult navigating the various shelters, rescues and other pet adoption agencies. So, we've highlighted our favorite organizations here.

How to Choose a Safe and Healthy Holiday Gift for Your Pet
How to Choose a Safe and Healthy Holiday Gift for Your Pet
It's time to start Christmas shopping for everyone on your list—including your furry, scaly, or feathered friends! While it's fun to stock up on Christmas gifts and treats, do some research before buying—many holiday-themed treats and toys at big-box stores are unhealthy or filled with harsh chemicals. 
Reminders on Proper Habitat & Enclosure Temperatures
Reminders on Proper Habitat & Enclosure Temperatures
It is getting cooler outside which means it is time to check your temperatures. Reptiles, small animals, fish, even our dogs, and cats are likely to be impacted by the change in season so check out our latest blog on proper habitat temperatures to ensure your pet is comfortable all winter long!
Animal Charities in Portland Oregon
Animal Charities in Portland Oregon
Did you know there are many ways to get connected with animal charities in Portland? Here's a look!
Keeping Your Reptile
Keeping Your Reptile "Cool" In The Summer Heat
Reptiles are some of the most rewarding pets to own, but housing them safely with fluctuating natural temperatures can be a challenge. Check out this handy guide for adjusting your reptile's habitat to keep their temperature stable when summer hits.
The Health Benefits of Owning a Pet
The Health Benefits of Owning a Pet
Over two-thirds of households in the US own pets, up from just over half of households. When considering pet ownership, it is easy to see just how much joy pets can bring to our lives. Here are a few health benefits of owning pets.
Trimming your Small Animal's Nails
Trimming your Small Animal's Nails
Small animals are some of the most rewarding pets you can have -- but trimming their nails can be a necessary and challenging process. Click to read more.
Caring for Pets in the Classroom
Caring for Pets in the Classroom
Pets in the classroom for children can be a great educational experience, as well as a lot of fun! Here are some things to know before making a decision.
Good Pets for the Classroom
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.
New Pet Checklist
New Pet Checklist
When you are ready to add a new member to your family, you are making a lifetime commitment to that animal, their health, and wellbeing. Here's how you can start off on the right foot.
Feeder Insect: The Dubia Roach
Feeder Insect: The Dubia Roach
We've all heard of feeding crickets to our reptiles, but what about the more nutritious and hearty dubia roach? Here's all you need to know about them.
Caring for Your Bearded Dragon
Caring for Your Bearded Dragon
Caring for a bearded dragon is fun and relatively easy. Bearded dragons are one of the friendliest and most interactive reptile pets. Read this article to learn how to properly care for these adorable critters!