Author Archives: Jim Tedford

Why should you adopt a shelter pet?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances For most of us, the “holiday season” begins in November and continues through till New Year’s Day. But for the tens of thousands of dogs waiting for new homes in … Continue reading

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Breed All About It: Terriers

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances In the world of animal lovers we tend to divide ourselves into very distinct “groups”. Perhaps most obviously, we sort ourselves into “dog people” or “cat people”. There is, without … Continue reading

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Can a ride save a life?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances The atmosphere is electric with the anticipation of 30+ volunteers, half of whom are PetSafe associates, waiting to see who will be on the next truck coming in from New … Continue reading

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The Story that Never Ends: Pet Property Damage

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances I am betting that since you’re reading the PetSafe blog, you have an above average interest in pets. Yep, not much gets past this razor-sharp mind! Having dedicated my entire life … Continue reading

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Do you need a dog park?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances If someone told you there is a place other than a gym where you can get healthier and happier, you would get there as quickly as possible, right? In many communities … Continue reading

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Here kitty, kitty: Adopt a Shelter Cat in June

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances For most people, the onset of spring and the anticipation of summer bring thoughts of flowers, festivals and outdoor fun. For those who work in the animal sheltering field, however, the … Continue reading

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How safe is your pet in a parked car?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances I grew up in the South where heat and humidity are a way of life. Back in those days, many cars came equipped with snazzy vinyl upholstery. It looked good (at … Continue reading

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Can I see your ID?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances Many years ago, a friend and colleague in animal welfare shared with me information on a promotional campaign encouraging pet owners to put identification on their pets. I don’t recall all … Continue reading

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Does your community take care of its animals?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi Cruelty to animals is a crime. In fact, … Continue reading

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5 Most Common Dog Behavior Problems: Chasing

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances While it may not be the nicest way to think of our dogs, we share our lives and our homes with predators! Thankfully, most are far enough removed from their wild … Continue reading

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