Monday, August 25, 2014

National Dog Day ~ August 26th

National Dog Day (Also known as: International Dog Day & National Dog Appreciation Day) is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

NAPPS Emergency Planning Guide for Pet Owners

If disaster strikes - be prepared! 

NAPPS has developed a detailed disaster plan for pet parents to use in the event of an emergency or evacuation. 

  • How can you be prepared for hurricanes, fires, floods and blizzards? 
  • What supplies should you always have on hand just in case?
  • What will you need for your pets in the event of an evacuation?
Nobody expects disaster to strike, which is all the more reason you want to expect the unexpected, to be prepared in case of emergency. Download this FREE emergency planning guide to ensure that if there is an emergency, your pets have every advantage in making it through safe and sound. And be sure to discuss your emergency plan with your pet sitter. 

Click the link ( on the right under Our Favorite Websites) for
The National Association Of Professional Pet Sitters for the free download.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

4th Annual New Jersey Week For The Animals

Mark your calendars for 4th Annual New Jersey Week for the Animals!
Aug 16, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Asbury Park, New Jersey
Admission: free
Benefiting: animals
Animal World USA is pleased to announce the 4th New Jersey Week for the Animals will kick off Saturday, August 16th and run through Sunday, August 24, 2014. The exciting governor-supported celebration will turn the spotlight on and recognize the unique and life-changing role that animals play in the lives of citizens through all walks of life. The week will be highlighting animal shelters, humane organizations, sanctuaries, animal-friendly businesses, youth, community leaders, decision makers and caring citizens in an action-packed compassionate week of community activities for the animals! This extraordinary week will feature a multitude of awesome fun-filled pet adoption events, events for farm animals, festivals and blessing of the animals, wildlife activities, library activities, free and low cost spay/neuter, pet food donations, vegetarian get-togethers, a salute to the military and so very much more! Precious lives will be saved and communities strengthened during this special week. New Jersey Week for the Animals will build relationships that will assist all our efforts to help them. Visit the official website for complete contact info and see growing calendar at


Friday, August 1, 2014

National Association Of Professional Pet Sitters Charity

Recognizing the tremendous need for service dogs among veterans of the United States military, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) has selected Paws and Stripes as its official charity.

Paws and Stripes was founded by Lindsey Stanek, whose husband was sent home from his third tour in Iraq for injuries he received on deployment. After nine months in treatment at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, Lindsey’s husband, Jim, discovered that the most comfort and relief he found was in the presence of therapy dogs. In May of 2010, Lindsey and Jim tried to obtain a trainer for their rescue dog, Sarge, and soon discovered the difficulty and expenses associated with this process. After being either turned down or unable to pay for service dogs from multiple organizations, Lindsey and Jim decided to start their own organization for veterans, and incorporated the organization in June 2010. To learn more about Paws and Stripes, please visit