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Build An Outdoor Misting System in 15 Minutes

You can lower the outdoor air temperature 10 to 20 degrees with a simple misting system. It's a scorcher out in the Valley! We understand that not all dogs (or livestock) can be brought inside when the temps reach over 100 outside, but they can still suffer from heatstroke or even perish if they don't have shade and plenty of fresh water.  Misting systems are CHEAP and EASY to install on a side yard or back patio t

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Thinking of Adopting?

We're thrilled when someone comes forward to adopt one of our pups. Most often it means a long and happy life with their forever family, but sometimes adoptive families choose a dog that just isn't a good fit for their household. For the Sake of Dogs asks every adoptive family to sign a petition that promises the safe, and healthy return of any dog that doesn't work out. Regardless of the reason, we offer all our dog

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Toxic Plants for Dogs

It's surprising how many common landscaping plants and flowers are toxic to our canine kids. While you can do everything possible to keep Fido from harm in your own yard, wind can blow leaves into your dog's area, or they can pick something up while visiting a friend's house or on a nature adventure.  Know the signs of plant poisoning in your dog (or cat) and call the Pet Poison Helpline at 888-289-0358 in an emerge

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Hot Asphalt Hurts!

Taking your dog on a walk is always good, but be aware that crossing the road or even walking on the pavement can lead to permanent damage to your dog's paws. Asphalt, in particular, can heat up to nearly twice the air temperature, and skin can be damaged within 60 seconds of exposure. So, enjoy those walks but try to stick to the grass or landscaped areas whenever possible!

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Be Prepared in an Emergency!

You never know when the next earthquake, flood, wildfire or natural disaster may strike. Events like these are traumatic for anyone, but they can also be traumatic for our pets. That's why it's important to make sure you and your family are ready for a disaster and have a disaster -preparedness kit ready to go that includes supplies for your furry family members. Here are some basic items to include.  A 5-gallon bin

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Find The Perfect Pet for Seniors

Of course we're partial to dogs, but they aren't for every household.  If you're considering adding a furry companion to your life, be sure you understand the individual needs of the animal. Active seniors may enjoy adding a dog to keep them active and engaged, but cats can be more suited for seniors who travel or need lower maintenance companionship. We're happy to discuss your needs with you before you decide t

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Keep Your Dog Cool During Extreme Heat

We're in the midst of another brutal summer with temps well over 100 degrees. It's important that you find ways to keep your dog cool when excessive heat hits. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are very real threats for dogs. If you don't take the proper precautions, the summer heat could do actual damage or even kill your pet. Just think, would you like to be outside during the summer months for hours at a time wit

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Keeping Dogs Calm During 4th of July Fireworks

Dogs are often afraid of loud noises like thunder or fireworks. These sounds are often a source of great distress, fear and anxiety for our pets, and for a good reason. Turns out recent studies found that fear of noises in dogs maybe related to muscoloskeletal pain. While you can simply avoid fireworks in some cases, in other situations, like when the Fourth of July rolls around soon, it may be impossible to do it.

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