Organization that helps stray animals hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic

Only wicked pet

There are so many people and organizations in Kansas City doing such great things to help stray animals but just like many businesses struggling in the pandemic, so are many charities.”So this dog right here is JoJo,” said Michelle Cole, of KC PAWS. “We spent months working with her.”It’s a wall of pictures that continues to grow — success stories of abandoned and unadopted dogs that came to KC PAWS and then found forever homes.”She was adopted and is now a completely happy healthy dog,” Cole said.Cole said she worries that future stories might not be so bright. She said … Read the rest

Wags & Whiskers offer a daycare for the dogs | Pets

Only wicked pet

Pet owners can opt for daycare while boarding their pets at Wags & Whiskers or do overnight boarding without daycare. Others bring their dogs specifically for daycare, dropping them off and picking them up after a few hours or the whole day. Dogs are grouped in daycare based on size and temperament. At the end of the day, pet owners receive a report card on how their pet did, any issues that came up and if they made any friends during playtime.

Janna Enfinger takes her dog, a Weimaraner-mix named Paisley, to Wags & Whiskers for daycare about twice a

Read the rest

Parrots can be great pets, but they’re not for everyone

Only wicked pet

Dear Heloise: During the quarantine, I’ve seen lots of people touting the merits of parrots! Parrots are marvelous, intelligent animals, but they are not good pets for everyone, for many reasons.

Chief among them, these guys can live for 50 years or more! You must make a contingency plan for the bird in the event of your death. They require specialized and potentially expensive veterinary care, they must be cleaned up after constantly, they can be loud and destructive (by chewing), they are social animals (they need interaction with people), they need exposure to sunlight, and the list goes on.

Read the rest

Bay Area rescue group helps the homeless care for pet companions

Only wicked pet

Three years ago a rescue group saw an increasing need within the homeless community to provide food for their animal companions. 

“The Community Pet Project started in June of 2017 as a division of a local rescue,” explained Rhonda Eldridge, president of Community Pet Project.

Local food banks saw an increase in homeless people they were serving arriving with furry friends, and volunteers noticed that their clients were feeding the donated food to their pets instead of eating.

That’s where Community

Read the rest

Latest Pets Up For Adoption At Greater Alexandria Area Shelters

Only wicked pet

Do you want to add a new member to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s finally time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home in Virginia — and many are located in your area. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for a lovable new friend is at Pra Pet Rescue

Read the rest