Adopting My First Cat & Helpful Tips

A couple months ago, I adopted my first cat, Guster / Gus, from Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo, CA. My roommates and I never owned a cat before and we were thinking about getting one for quite a while. When we went to our local shelter to see what cats were available, we immediately fell in love with Gus. He was incredibly shy when we met him but he was so responsive to our pets. We were able to bring him home the day after. Follow his journey through his Instagram (@ThugsterGuster)!

It can be pretty overwhelming to be responsible for another life so preparation is key. Here are some tips that I found helpful when adopting my first cat. Continue reading

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

Initiating a discussion with a pet-lover can be daunting sometimes as the conversation may turn either favorable or hostile. Apart from the minor proportion of people that don’t like pets, our society is mainly categorized into 2 sections, i.e. one having an inclination for dogs and the other having a preference for kitties. According to Sam Gosling, the ideal way to gauge someone’s personality depends on whether they like dogs or cats.

Does being a dog person or a cat person really unveil your character? Let’s find out:

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Top Pet Charities in the United States

These are the Best Pet Charities in the Country

In the face of hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, many organizations rose up to the challenge of relocating displaced animals and reuniting pets with their owners. You might wonder which of these charities are the best ones to donate to and which ones do a better job at actually using the money you donate for their main causes. We wanted to recommend charities you could feel confident donating to, while providing some information about them  and the reasons why we chose them. Continue reading

Insert a pet door directly in your sliding glass for optimum convenience!

In the Glass Pet Doors

What are my Glass Door Options?

There are a couple of different ways you can install dog doors for glass doors in conjunction with a sliding glass door, window, or fixed panel glass door. The most temporary, simple installation of a dog door in your sliding glass door or window is with a pet door insert, which will sit just in the track of your door or window.    Continue reading

Windbreak Your Home: Guide to Weather Protection

Windbreak Your Home: Guide to Weather Protection

Your home’s protection is critical. There are many environmental factors that   happy living situations. Today, we are starting the conversation about windbreaks., natural and artificial. Find out more information on how you can conserve energy and fight climate change at the same time!

Continue reading California Higher Education Scholarship California Higher Education Scholarship Program

Mikey, a dog belonging to a team member, posing for the 2017 California Higher Education scholarship which requires only an essay and video to apply. is proud to sponsor a scholarship for California current and future college students to help further their education and give back to the community. We want to reward hardworking students who are active in their community and who appreciate pets as much as we do. Read how to apply below.

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Keep Your Pets Safe This Independence Day

4th of July is upon us once again! This week’s celebrations will be filled with family and friends, food and drinks, and plenty of elaborate fireworks displays to honor our nation’s independence. We scoured the web (along with having some of our own experiences as pet owners) finding the best tips for having a safe holiday. This time of the year is notorious for the high numbers of runaway pets who become overwhelmed with panic due to fireworks. Before celebrating this July 4th, keep the following in mind to ensure the best holiday for both you and your pets:

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Adding a Timer to an Electronic Pet Door

Are you looking for a pet door with a timer feature? It will allow you to control exactly what time you want your dog or cat to be able to use their electronic pet door. Some pet doors, like this SureFlap Microchip Pet Door, already has a timer built in. But if you have a medium or larger sized dog, there are currently no pre-installed timer options available.

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Dealing with Grief

Crossing the Bridge

What happens to us when our furry friends get their wings? All of a sudden our loved ones are farther from us than ever before. We hear a lot of incredible stories between humans and their pets. Our pet door experts gathered the best questions and concerns pet parents have after a loss. Continue reading

War Dogs: what you need to know about dogs in the military

Dogs are used all over the military. Since the beginning of war, humans have used dogs in their military for their superior sight and smell abilities. These four-legged heroes not only help in detection and attack, they play an even larger role in boosting morale and providing therapy to the troops.German Shepherd used in the United States Military

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