Adopting

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Why Black Cat Appreciation Day Is Important

August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day.  Why a holiday just for black cats?  Because for centuries, they’ve had a really bad rap.  In the Middle Ages, people thought that black cats were the evil companions of witches.  Even today, some people think that black cats bring bad luck if they cross the street in […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Pet for You

There are thousands and thousands of dogs and cats in the U.S. looking for forever homes. This means if you’re looking to adopt a new best friend, narrowing the choice down to one can be overwhelming! Adopting a pet is an exciting experience but it’s a huge commitment in terms of your time and money. […]

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Adopting Senior Dogs: Why Their Love is Special

Puppies and young dogs love everyone. And who can resist their sloppy, friendly kisses and not love them in return? That’s one of the reasons most people decide to adopt a furry youngster from a shelter or rescue group. But what about senior dogs? Well if you adopt a senior dog, you’ll find they have […]

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Important Documents You Need for Your Pet

Here’s a question for you. If your pooch or kitty escapes and ends up at the animal shelter, do you have the documents and photos to prove they’re your furball? Seriously—if you don’t have the correct paperwork you might not be able to bail out your pet. This is just one scenario where having your […]

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Tips for New Pet Parents, Part 3: Kittens

In the final article in our series about bringing home a new puppy or kitten, we’re focusing on kittens. If you’re about to welcome a new kitten into your home, you may find these tips helpful: Get them potty trained You knew we’d come to the pee and poop part at some point, didn’t you? […]

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Tips for New Pet Parents, Part 2: Puppies

In the first article in our series about bringing home a new puppy or kitten, we offered some basic tips for new pet parents. In this article, we’re going to offer some more specific tips—this time for pet parents who are welcoming a puppy into their home: Get them potty trained Puppies usually want to go potty about 30 […]

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Tips For New Pet Parents, Part 1: The Very Basics

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is equal parts exciting, heartwarming and terrifying. Taking care of any newborn can be intimidating, let alone one that isn’t human. There are some huge responsibilities that come with the sheer cuteness of our little furballs. But don’t panic! We’ve compiled some of the best pet parent tips around for first-time […]

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Show Your Appreciation for Animal Shelters This Holiday Season

This is a guest post by Kristen Levine. She is a pet living expert, author and speaker. She believes we need pets as much as they need us, and thus founded the Kristen Levine Pet Living blog, where she shows people how to live happier, healthier lives through pets. Kristen lives in Florida with her […]

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6 Ways to Participate in Responsible Pet Owners Month

February 1st marked the beginning of Responsible Pet Owners Month, an annual holiday that celebrates responsible pet parents who keep their pets healthy, happy and safe. At Live The Pet Life, our goal is to make being a responsible pet parent easy. We know that responsibility isn’t exactly the most glamorous part of pet parenthood, but […]

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Infographic: Vet Advice For Bringing Home A New Puppy

Welcoming a new puppy into your family is extremely rewarding—but it can also be a challenge. If you’re preparing to adopt, rescue or purchase a new puppy, kitty, dog or cat, read this do’s and don’t’s list to help you prepare. Do’s Before you adopt, make sure you’ve asked yourself: Am I prepared for the time […]

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