Read the original story here. Budgies are small birds that can light up a home with their bright colors and cheerful chattering. The formal name of these sweet little birds is “budgerigar,” which has been shortened to “budgie.” Although they are sometimes called parakeets, “budgie” is the term for the common pet bird, while “parakeet” […]Read More 10 Cool Facts About Budgies
When you hear the word “pet,” an image of a dog or a cat most likely pops into your head. But what about adopting a capybara or taking your chimpanzee for a ride in your car? These animals are considered exotic pets and are becoming more popular. According to therichest.com, more than 20 million Americans […]Read More What to know before getting an exotic pet
We’ve all heard the horror stories: a family dog, despite having no history of aggression, snaps suddenly and bites a child. This can be extremely traumatic for everyone involved. Fortunately, there is protocol in place that can make the legal aspects of a dog bite’s aftermath go smoothly. According to the ASPCA, more than 4.7 […]Read More What should you do if your dog bites a child that’s not your own?
According to http://www.kshb.com, a summer camp in Merriam, Kansas encourages kids to read to animals at a no-kill shelter. Kids between the ages of 8 and 12 who signed up for a week of Young Heroes For Pets Summer Camp at the Great Plains SPCA in June or July spend their days doing a series […]Read More SPCA summer camp benefits kids and homeless pets
Dogs can’t use words to express themselves the way people can, but that doesn’t mean they don’t communicate. Dogs use their body language to tell us how they’re feeling and what they need. The most commonly known form of dog body language is a wagging tail. This is often interpreted to mean that the dog […]Read More How dogs communicate
According to http://www.post-gazette.com, an animal shelter is giving children in a Chicago hospital the chance to play with kittens and puppies in a way similar to playing video games. Wright-Way Rescue in Morton Grove, Illinois paired a live video feed with Internet-accessible interactivity features to create a virtual experience for kids at downtown Lurie Children’s […]Read More Kids at hospital will be able to play with shelter pets
Read the original story here. When the ASTRO Foundation, an Oakdale, Calif. animal shelter, first opened its doors, it was faced with the need for many volunteers. Board members decided to try something unusual: enlist a volunteer force primarily made up of local teenagers. It turns out, their idea has paid off more than they could […]Read More Shelter Enlists Teens to Help Homeless Pets Get Adopted