Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dealing with Pet Death: Planning a Pet Funeral

If you are a pet lover, then you have probably experienced the loss of a loved pet.  There are lots of different ways to memorialize your pet, everything from planting a tree, writing a song or poem, to a pet funeral complete with casket and headstone.

Every person deals with the loss of a pet differently.  There is no right or wrong way to memorialize your pet.  Just do what gives you the most comfort - now and for the future.  

Dealing with Pet Death: Planning a Pet Funeral - Page 1

Monday, July 21, 2014

2014 International Assistance Dog Week

International Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations.  In addition to honoring assistance dogs during their special week, one of the goals is to raise awareness about these very special and highly trained animals. This year International Assistance Dog Week is August 3-9.

Assistance Dogs transform the lives of their human partners with debilitating physical and mental disabilities by serving as their devoted companion, helper, aide, best friend and close member of their family. Assistance dogs include Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Hearing Alert Dogs, Seizure Alert/Response Dogs and Medical Alert/Response Dogs.

International Assistance Dog Week was established due to the efforts of Marcie Davis, a paraplegic for over 35 years and CEO of Davis Innovations, a consulting firm based in Santa Fe, NM. Davis is the author of Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook, a resource book that captures personal stories, checklists and practical tips to provide the reader with an A-Z guide about service dogs and she is the host of the Internet radio program, Working Like Dogs, at As a member of a service dog team, she founded Working Like Dogs to honor assistance dogs around the world.

More information about International Assistance Dog week can be found at

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Keep Pets Calm During Fireworks

This is the time of year when it is really important to protect your pets - thunder storms, fireworks, etc.  Check out this article by the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for some holiday safety tips for your pets.  

Keep Pets Calm During Fireworks : Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando