6 Ethical and Sustainable Pet Products You and Your Furry Friend Will Adore

Today, three-quarters of U.S. households own pets, which resulted in more than $100 billion of pet spending in 2020 alone. Thanks to the ever-growing impact economy, pet parents don’t have to choose between meeting their furry friends’ needs and protecting the planet while staying true to their values. By selecting sustainable pet products, a hefty chunk of that $100 billion can go toward options that treat people and the planet more gently. Between snacks, healthcare products, toys, beds, and the occasional trendy clothing item, the opportunities to ethically provide for our pet friends are practically endless.

The ethical and sustainable

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Orange County Animal Services, a kill shelter, is overflowing with dogs

If you’ve been on the fence about inviting a new pet into your life, now is the time to leap. Orange County Animal Services is near capacity, which means many dogs are facing down euthanasia at the county kill shelter.

The shelter recently shared a video of its kennels, each of which have at least one and frequently up to three dogs in them. They asked that locals consider adoption, donations, volunteering or fostering animals.

“There are almost two hundred dogs currently in our care. Even under the best of conditions, this is not

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He got a second ‘Chance’ and now he could become top dog

He got a second chance at life, a chance to save lives, and now Chance has a chance to be a national top dog. The cur mix breed, that was once severely abused, rescued and became a deputy dog, is now one three semi-finalists in the shelter dog category of the 2021 American Humane Hero Dog Awards.

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Chance was found roaming around a Lehigh Acres neighborhood in February 2019 bleeding, dehydrated and bound with red electrical tape around his mouth. Officers described him then as being near death. They believe

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Augusta’s Pet Pantry Is Now Open Once A Month

Did you there is a pet pantry in Augusta? Yes, the Amy Buxton Pet Pantry runs out of the South Parish Church at 9 Church Street in Augusta. 

For the summer months, the Amy Buxton Pet Pantry will only be open on the second Saturday of each month. Keep up to date on the exact date and times on the Amy Buxton Pet Pantry Facebook page.  

The Amy Buxton Pet Pantry has a Facebook page to help you keep up to day on their hours and other important information about services and information for pet owners in central Maine that

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A catio, or cat patio, is now the latest rage among pet parents

Brenda Thompson’s yard in northeastern Los Angeles is an avian paradise. Hummingbirds, goldfinches, juncos, and crows, among other bird varieties, splash in her fountain, guzzling sugar-water and nibbling the seeds she sets out. Now and then a neighbourhood cat strolls along, and tries to go after and grab at the birds. Luckily, Thompson’s own cats, Cooper and Fizz, have no blood on their paws. That’s largely because Thompson has built them a $10,000 “catio” — a cat patio.

The wood-and-wire enclosure opens off Thompson’s dining room and loops around the back of her house, allowing Cooper and Fizz to get

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