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Tag: Dog

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

Gifts That Give Back

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Animals! Whether giving gifts that support the pups, joining us for our Holiday Lighting and Open House, participating in our Holiday Elf program, or scheduling a visit from the brand new Paws… 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

Getting Better with Age: Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

If you’re interested in adopting a new furry family member, here are a few reasons why you should consider a senior pet: Being at a shelter does not imply an older animal is problematic: Older pets are surrendered… 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. The VBSPCA Pet Academy is ready to help… Read More