Sat 10.05.13

Sunday, Oct 13  
10:00 - 11:30AM

Muttville Headquarters
Community Room
255 Alabama St. (corner of 16th)
San Francisco map

Muttville is incredibly excited and proud to announce their new workshop designed to teach animal guardians the best way to plan for the care of their animals when unforeseen circumstances arise. If you live in San Francisco, please make an effort to attend Muttville’s wonderful host Louise Thanos for a morning full... Read more

Fri 10.04.13

October is filled with excitement and adventure for our furry friends.  It’s a time of year when new smells, experiences and Fall adventures abound. The leaves are falling, the cooler weather makes for wonderful strolls and… pumpkins abound!   

Pumpkin isn’t just for people -- it’s great for dogs, too.  Not only do dogs find them yummy, but they help alleviate a variety of common canine health problems as well.

The Top 3 Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs

... Read more
Fri 09.13.13

Photo Credit: Karen Arnold

If you’ve ever lost your dog for even a second, you know just how nerve-wracking it can be. There’s searching followed by waiting and even a period of time that worst case scenarios run through your mind. Hours, days, and weeks may go by without word of where your furry friend has gone to.

Many people will admit that losing a pet is akin to losing a child. The frustration felt... Read more

Sat 08.24.13

Pets and fun are synonymous.  That’s why it’s interesting to see what types of events are being offered in your local community for you and your furry friends. The month of September has a lot to offer pets and their guardians.  In fact, you’re likely to be out and about a lot during the fall because there is so much to celebrate!

Some of the events that are happening across the country are:

Second Sunday: National Pet Memorial Day

While this one... Read more

Fri 07.19.13

It’s summer time again and you know what that means!  It’s time to get outdoors with your dog and have some good old fashioned fun!  Nothing is more exciting than spending quality time with your pet. 

With August, National Dog Month on the way, we have turned our focus to that huggable, loveable, wagging four-legged friend we all enjoy every day of the year.  The warmer weather means that we can do so much more with our pooches outdoors. 

Here are 5 ways... Read more

Sat 06.08.13

Before you grab your next bottle of drinking water, consider the plastic bottle it comes in. How was the bottle produced and transported?  What is it made of?  And, more importantly, what happens to it once it becomes empty?

How It Was Produced/What It Is Made Of

Bottled water comes in a variety of colorful bottles with good looking labels. Surely the benefits of the drinking water must be greatly increased by the magical waters contained in bottles... Read more

Fri 05.17.13

It’s a grim subject, but one you need to consider as a pet guardian.  What would your beloved pet do without you?  Although most people take the precautions necessary to prepare their families for death, few realize how important it is to include their pets in their plans. 

Do you know what would happen to your precious companion if something were to happen to you?  Have you appointed a pet-loving friend or family member as the person to care for them?  If you... Read more

Tue 05.07.13

May 14th is Animal Disaster Preparedness Day.  Do you have a plan in place?  If you’d like your pets to fare as well as possible in the event of a disaster, read on! I'm about to share some important safety tips for protecting you and your furry family members from danger.

Get a free Rescue Alert sticker from the ASPCA.  Fill out the online form and wait 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.  The Rescue Alert sticker has three types of information on it.  First, it refers... Read more
Sat 04.13.13

April is a busy month.  Not only is it National Poetry Month, it is also Community Service Month, Stress Awareness Month, Pets are Wonderful Month and it’s the topic of my blog today, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.  I love that all of these causes coincide, because pets can be celebrated with all of them!  You and your pet can serve the community by bringing joy to Senior Citizens, young patients in a children's hospital, or at a special needs group home. We... Read more

Tue 04.02.13

April is National Pet Month! The annual celebration highlights the benefits of pet ownership. It also supports pet adoption, increases public awareness of the different products and services provided to pets by professionals that work with animals, and increases awareness of the role played by companion animals. If you want to make this year’s month-long celebration extra special this year, why follow these ten tips:

Adopt a shelter pet. Give an animal a new lease... Read more