Tag: Dog

Gifts That Give Back

Tis the Season to support the animals! If you have pet lovers in your circle of family and friends, consider giving gifts that give back to the animals of the VBSPCA.  Make a donation to the VBSPCA Miracle… Read More

Why Senior Pets Make Great Companions

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, which offers a great opportunity to shed light on why senior pets make GREAT pets. If you are considering adopting a furry family member, here are some reasons to consider… Read More

Healing a Broken Heart — How You Can Help Save Heartworm Positive Dogs

Justice’s Story Heartworm disease affects over one million dogs in the United States, and we see many of these dogs come to our shelter in hopes of getting a second chance. Such was the case with Justice, who… Read More

Baby, It’s Cold Outside — Tips to Keep Your Four-Legged Friends Safe During The Winter

Although the winter months mean playing in the snow, ice skating, and hot chocolate, this time of year can also present some dangerous situations for our four-legged friends. Just like humans, pets can easily be affected by the… Read More

Manners Matter — Teaching Your Dog Polite Greetings

At some point, everyone has been greeted by an excited, jumping dog. This can happen with an overzealous puppy who may have forgotten their manners, and it can even happen with older dogs who are simply excited to… Read More

Questions That You Should Be Asking When You Adopt

You did it! You decided to save a life and adopt. You’re now at your local shelter — with no idea where to start. Adopting from a shelter is a great decision and one that saves thousands of… Read More

Learning About Leashes — The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Finding a good leash, collar or harness for your dog can be extremely challenging. There are a variety of different tools to choose from, and some are better than others. One of our experienced trainers, Shana Ness, gave… Read More

10 Tips to Run With Your Dog

Running is a great form of exercise and an enjoyable way to get outside and explore! While running can be fun alone, it is always better with a four-legged friend by your side. But before you can take… Read More

Prepping Your Pup: How to Get Your New Friend Ready For Class

It is a common misconception that there are age limitations to training our canine family members. A dog is never too young or too old to learn a new trick. But, before you get started, here are a… Read More