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Preparing your Pet for Photos with Santa

You’ve decided to take your pet to get  photos with Santa.  Great!  We’re here to help.  Whether this is your first time, or you’re just hoping to improve upon past experiences, here are some steps MIGHT help.   STEP ONE:  Adjust your expectations While all of your pets are equally adorable, ask yourself: is [...]

Beware of Thanksgiving Trickery

Thanksgiving is a great time to gather with your family, and that includes family pets.  Just be careful that you don’t end up in a sticky situation.  Dare to say no to their shenanigans and cuteness because in the end, the best thing you can do for your pet is have their best interest [...]

Love is Ageless – By Lori Fusaro

[caption id="attachment_8505" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sunny and her sister Gabby[/caption] I’m a professional pet photographer and have been photographing pampered pets for over a decade. I am blessed to have a job that allows me to combine my two passions—animals and photography. But part of me felt like I could be giving more to the [...]

Great Ones Shelter Winner – Animal Services City of Huntsville

The Humane Society estimates that animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year in the United States, leaving shelters over populated, understaffed and in desperate need of funding.  While we can all do our part in helping to lower these numbers by spaying and neutering our pets, we can also assist [...]

Meet Brent Morgan and the Two Best Decisions He Ever Made

[caption id="attachment_8335" align="alignleft" width="198"] Brent and Charlie[/caption] Brent Morgan and his family are the $50,000 Grand Prize Winners of the Petco Great Ones contest.  We were lucky enough to fly out to Madison, Alabama, where we presented  them with the check and got to know them a little better. Upon his return to San [...]

Things to Consider if You Plan on Bringing Home a Rabbit This Easter

[caption id="attachment_8027" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Mr. Wilson"][/caption] Spring has officially begun, which means Easter is just around the corner.  If you are thinking of gifting or bringing home a live bunny, here are a few facts you might want to consider first: Temperament and personality vary from rabbit to rabbit, meaning not all rabbits want [...]

A Christmas Reunion

[caption id="attachment_7844" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A Christmas miracle: Kane the husky is reunited with Leanne Saunders and her son on Dec. 22nd."][/caption] You may have seen this wonderful holiday story  of the husky Kane being reunited with his family after nine long months. We know this story very well because this holiday the Petco Social [...]

#DearPetco Grants Holiday Wishes

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The Holidays are here again, and Petco is here to help make them extra special. What’s your pet’s holiday wish? Tweet it to us with the hashtag #DearPetco. Or add it to the comments here. Does your senior pet need an orthopedic bed to rest comfortably? Is your cat wishing for a new catnip [...]

Thanks for Giving — And Adopting

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As our National Adoption Weekend ends, we want to say Thanks-for-Giving a shelter pet a  home! This past October, pet lovers across the nation helped us save the lives of 4,654 shelter animals during our Second Annual National Adoption Reunion. Here’s why our National Adoption Weekends are so important to us: – Approximately 5 [...]

The Story of Blue

[caption id="attachment_7620" align="alignleft" width="450" caption="Photo credit:"][/caption] This is the story of Blue, a sweet 16-year-old pit bull who found himself at the Lancaster Animal Shelter back in March.  He came to the shelter as an owner surrender with a laundry list of issues such as deafness, difficulty walking possibly due to tumors on [...]