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Thank you for checking out the Paw Prints in the Sand blog, with news and information about all animal-related topics, from health, nutrition and behavior, to tips and tricks, and the animal welfare issues that our mission serves.

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Caring for a Senior Pet

Caring for a Senior Pet

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month! Here at PPITS, we love our senior pets. We even created a program called Murray's Purpose for at-risk senior shelter pets. If you've been thinking about adding a senior pet to your home, or if your current pet is starting...

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How to Deal with the Loss of a Pet

How to Deal with the Loss of a Pet

They say our pets are like family. I say, they’re not “like” family; they are family, and when you lose one, it’s a like a part of your heart and soul gets ripped out and taken with them. As the co-founder of PPITS, I’ve seen my fair share of pet loss. It is...

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How to Handle Your Pets’ Stress During a Crisis

How to Handle Your Pets’ Stress During a Crisis

In times of crisis, there is no better companion than a pet. There are countless articles and research showing the mental and health benefits that come with caring for a pet. Pets are wonderful at helping us cope with stress, and there is no better time for the...

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How to Reduce Separation Anxiety in Your Dog

How to Reduce Separation Anxiety in Your Dog

Written by: Duncan Kingori, AuthenticDogs Like humans, our pets also experience separation anxiety. In dogs, separation anxiety is characterized by agitation, upset, and even destructive behavior. These behaviors are exhibited by dogs when they are separated from...

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Tips for Crate Training Your Dog

Tips for Crate Training Your Dog

Crate training is in an important part of dog ownership. Many think that it is mean or cruel to crate a dog. That is only true if the crate is used as a form of punishment. However, that is not what creating dogs was meant for.  A crate should NEVER be used as...

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4 Tips to Help Your Cat and Dog Get Along Better

4 Tips to Help Your Cat and Dog Get Along Better

Sponsored by AlliVet Having multiple furry friends in your home can be fun and fulfilling. However, if you have animals of different species -- like dogs and cats -- it can also be challenging. Many dogs and cats don't naturally react well to one another, which means...

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Four Common Cleaning Chemicals That Are Toxic to Pets

Four Common Cleaning Chemicals That Are Toxic to Pets

By: James Hall, Freelance Writer and Home Cleaning Expert, @Spotless_Vacuum It’s no secret that many household cleaning products are toxic to humans. A quick glance at a label shows just how careful we need to be when cleaning our homes. These chemicals are even more...

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October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month What Can An Adopted Dog Bring To Your Life? For millions of dogs, there’s something special about the month of October. No, it’s not holiday sweaters or Halloween treats. It’s the promise of a better life. You see, October is Adopt a Shelter...

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4TH OF JULY PET SAFETY TIPS

4TH OF JULY PET SAFETY TIPS

The 4th of July holiday is upon us, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with friends and family. You’ll want to include your pet too. With heat, sun, lots of greasy food, alcohol and fireworks, you need to ensure your pet’s safety and well-being. Paw Prints in...

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April is National Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

April is National Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

Even though Paw Prints in the Sand works year-round to prevent and bring awareness to cruelty to animals, April is special because it is officially the ASPCA’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month! We are asking supporters to celebrate by joining us in raising...

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Special Needs, Special Deeds

Special Needs, Special Deeds

“Special needs pets need special people!” This is a phrase that we hear frequently from rescues encouraging people to adopt special needs pets. But why is that? Is it because of the sacrifice we are willing to give and the extra...

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A Rescuer’s Insight on Breed Specific Legislation

A Rescuer’s Insight on Breed Specific Legislation

The following guest post was originally posted by the Paw Prints in the Sand Co-Founder and President in Pet Rescue Report What is BSL? BSL stands for Breed Specific Legislation, which essentially makes certain dog breeds illegal based on their looks or breed. The...

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Happy World Cat Day

Happy World Cat Day

Happy World Cat Day from all of us at Paw Prints in the Sand! It has been 4,000 years since cats were domesticated and became members of our homes and families. The ancient Egyptians were the first to bring cats into their homes to control pests and vermin. Cats were...

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‘Tis the Season for Pet Allergies

‘Tis the Season for Pet Allergies

Think only humans suffer from seasonal allergies? Think again!  Like humans, pets can experience the negative effects of allergies. The most common pet allergies are fleas and seasonal allergies due to environmental elements such as grass and pollen. Symptoms of...

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Today Marks National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

Today Marks National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

Dog fighting is one of the worst acts of animal abuse that exists today. The Humane Society estimates that there are over 40,000 "professional" dog fighters in U.S., and there could be an additional 100,000 "street" dog fighters. It is a cruel and inhumane money...

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PATIENCE, LOVE AND DETERMINATION

PATIENCE, LOVE AND DETERMINATION

Patience, Love and Determination.  These are the three words that come to my mind when I think of animal rescue.  My name is Angel Salazar. I am a volunteer with Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue and this is what I have learned so far from volunteering with them. I...

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

HOW TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa… No matter what you celebrate, your holidays are filled with celebration. But, that doesn’t always mean you have to include your pets in the festivities. Funny pet videos, gifts for pets, and even trying to make them a part of the holiday...

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Interested in Fostering? Here’s How!

Interested in Fostering? Here’s How!

When you decide to foster a rescue pet, you are giving that pet a second chance at life. To set aside time and energy to help save a homeless pet; It is the most selfless thing you can do to! We believe pets belong in a home and not stuck in some boarding facility....

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