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Should I Get My Pet Spayed or Neutered?

By Tony Johnson

This simple surgical procedure keeps our pets happier and healthier and helps bring the cycle of pet overpopulation to an end once and for all.

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5 Myths About Shelter Pets

By Audrey Pavia

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 7.6 millions pets find themselves in animal shelters each year. Because of this staggering number of pets needing homes, animal lovers are being encouraged to adopt pets from shelters. But don't shelter animals come with a host of disadvantages? Not so! Here are five common myths about shelter pets and the truth behind them.

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10 Ways to Help Homeless Pets

By Stacy Hackett

In honor of International Homeless Animals Day, held on the 3rd  Saturday of August every year, here are 10 ways you can help homeless animals in your community.

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How Microchips & I.D. Tags Save Lives

By Tony Johnson

Have you ever had a pet go missing? Each year, millions of pets get lost or separated from their owners and homes. Some manage to get back home, while for others, their fate remains a mystery to their loving families. I'd like to share a few tips and pointers about microchips that may help reunite you with a lost pet. I'll also provide some tips for steps to take if your pet does become lost.

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Should You Pet That Cat? How to Tell If a Cat Is Feral

By Meredith Stepita

We've all seen cats living outside that look just like our pet cats. Some of these cats may have owners, but others are what we started calling feral long ago. Feral cats are the same domestic cats that live in our homes, but they aren't socialized to humans or have lost that socialization over time by either being born outdoors or abandoned. Wondering how to tell if a cat is feral and what you can do to help her?

How Can Your Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Help Shelter Pets?

By Jessie McDowell

Still have a few gifts left on your shopping list? We've got the perfect gift ideas for the pets and pet lovers left on your list. The best part? You'll be helping spread some holiday cheer to pets in need. For every gift purchased from our Naughty or Nice Pet Present Guide, we'll donate a toy to an animal shelter.

How to Enrich Shelter Pets’ Lives

By Toni Mark

If you ask the staff here at PetSafe® brand what their favorite part of their job is, you’ll find that just about everyone incorporates their passion for dogs and cats. The desire to help the pet population runs deep within the company—even on a global level! PetSafe brand runs several programs where the sole mission is to help those pets that aren’t yet in their forever home.