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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt an Animal Today

Itís difficult not to fawn over pet-shop puppies and kittens while holiday shopping at the mall. Fuzzy faces with doe eyes and wet noses stare out at passersby. But playing ďHow much is that doggie in…

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10 Signs You’re a Responsible Pet Parent

Anyone who is lucky enough to have the unconditional love of a dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, goldfish, horse, iguana, or any kind of pet, knows that animals deserve our best even if we canít give it to th…

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3 Ways to Help Animals in Need

Have you ever watched a story on your local news about the discovery of an abused dog, or come across an article reporting how the local animal shelter is overflowing with unwanted kittens,†and wonder…

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10 Tips to Prevent Costly Vet Bills

While many of us have to get creative when money is tight, itís hard to deny our pets the care they need regardless of the cost. Letís face itĖveterinarian care can get pricey, especially without†pet …

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What to Do When You Encounter a Wild Animal

Even if you live in an urban environment, encounters with wildlife are common. Peopleóanimal lovers in particularówho come across what looks like an abandoned or hurt wild animal are often compelled…

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What to Say (& Not Say) to Someone Who Lost a Pet

As too many of us know, the death of a pet is devastating. Our pets are more than just animals; they are integral parts of our families, they are our confidants, our best friends, and our biggest fans…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy When You’re Away

Much to their chagrin, our pets canít be with us all the time. And unfortunately, they tend to express this disappointment through destructive behaviors like shredding the couch, munching on a tasty s…

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5 Games You Should Play with Your Puppy

Having a new puppy is quite an experience; they get into everything, and they love to play. Encouraging active play early on will help your puppy build crucial behavioral skills and it's great for bon…

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9 Cool Dog Tips For Hot Summers

Imagine itís a scorching 90 degrees with humidity pushing 100, and youíre slogging around wearing a (banish the thought) fur coat. Itís just insane, right? Now, consider dogs. They might shed more in …

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7 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe All Summer Long

Rising summertime temperatures and blue skies are as freeing for Scooter and Spot as they are for you and me. However, while summer beckons pets and people alike to get out there and play, this freewh…

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about TAILS

TAILS is an interactive website, online community, and print magazine that celebrates the relationship between pets and their people. TAILS features expert knowledge, advice, pet product reviews, local resource guides, community event listings, and fun contests to promote and encourage people to live responsibly with their pets.

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Joe Baker, Care2

Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

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