Give Your New Pets Time

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society Newly adopted dogs and cats need time to adjust to their new homes; it’s important to be prepared for what can sometimes be a time-consuming and stressful process. It’s a good idea to research ways to help them adjust; don’t expect them to immediately feel at home. … Read More…

Make Sure Kitty Stays Hydrated in Summer

Today’s domestic cats are descended from desert felines who evolved to get much of their hydration from food. Many, though, have instinctual suspicion of still water and run to any faucet they can get to. Cats need to drink about 3.5 to 4.5 ounces of water daily per 5 pounds if they aren’t eating wet … Read More…

Training Your Dog Makes Everything Easier

by Blake Herzog Your dog is a member of your family, someone you want to take out with you as much as possible and share as much of your life with as you can. Your loyal companion deserves to be by your side. But most pups will need a little bit of training before eating … Read More…

Safeguard Your Dog from Summer Heat

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society Here are tips to keep your four-legged family member safe and healthy this summer: Give appropriate care during the hot summer months: proper grooming, sun protection and precautions to prevent heat stroke. Learn signs of heatstroke. Symptoms include elevated body temperature, vigorous panting, unsteady gait, physical depression … Read More…

Help Your Pets Make the Most Out of Summer

by Blake Herzog Summer days seem like they’re made for frolicking outside with your dog, especially when you’re in the Prescott area with its wealth of pet-friendly patios and bonanza of outdoor recreation opportunities. But it can be easy to forget that while our summers are much less brutal than those in the desert to … Read More…

Making Your Garden BARKworthy

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society It’s that time of year when we look forward to being outside and getting our yard or garden going! What makes it even more fun is being with your fur friend in the fresh air and sunshine as you build a garden containing dog-friendly plants high in … Read More…

Choosing the Right Pet Benefits Everyone

by Blake Herzog It’s hard not to idealize our pets, whichever form they take in our lives — furry, feathery, slick or scaly. They’re the sweet souls that stick by us whether we’re happy or sad, the devoted denizens of our homes who know and love us better than we do ourselves.  We have a … Read More…

Keep Your Pups Pumped and Healthy

by Blake Herzog The paths of dogs and humans have converged so much over the years that many dogs face some of the same preventable health risks as their people — obesity, sedentary lifestyles and poor diet.  These can lead to joint problems, heart disease, cancer and other ailments you never want to see your … Read More…

Giddy-up! Ride on These Happy Trails

by Blake Herzog If you’re lucky enough to own a horse, you know you have more than a pet — you’ve got a partner.  You experience your horseback adventures together and commune by just sitting or standing. Your horse may give you a higher vantage point, but you always know who’s really calling the shots.  … Read More…

Pets Contribute to Well-being

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society We’re officially into 2021. How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming along? I made only two resolutions this year, and I am finding that my pets are the key to keeping them.  One was to be more active and get outdoors more. My dog, Cassidy Roo, makes … Read More…