How to best house-train your puppy
Then, take them outside gently and offer praise or a reward when they do their business outside. Take the puppy outside first thing in the morning, last thing at night before bed and every 30 minutes to an hour during the day. Make sure the puppy does its business in the same spot outside, as their scent will prompt them to go. Stay with the puppy outside until they are house-trained. Give the puppy a treat or praise when they use the bathroom outside.
Dog reunited with family thanks to ACS Facebook volunteers; here’s how you can help other lost pets
SAN ANTONIO – Animal Care Services announced a new program on Monday to help reunite pet owners with lost animals by using the power of social media. ACS officials are calling the effort “The ACS Lost & Found Pet Network,” a closed Facebook group that reviews digital flyers of pets brought into the municipal shelter and cross-referenced with the pets in the care of ACS staff. Gypsy’s family was able to send the group a message and was reunited with her, marking the group’s first successful reunion. Ad“Gypsy is our first official reunion and we’re thrilled, said Lisa Norwood, ACS’ public relations and outreach manager. Currently, the group has close to 100 members, however, the group is always looking for new partners.
Joe Rogan’s dog has an Instagram and it’s adorable
AUSTIN – Marshall Mae Rogan. That’s Joe Rogan’s dog’s name and he has an Instagram that would make any human influencer jealous. Since moving to Texas, Marshall has made sure to keep his adoring fans up to date and focused on the paw-sitive things in life, like chasing squirrels. His buddy, and increasingly popular podcaster, Joe, is never too far behind. Thanks to this friendship, Marshall has gotten to meet celebrities from UFC champions to notable politicians.
Dogs have a love language too, survey says -- what’s your pet’s preference?
Much like humans do, based on the book “The Five Love Languages,” by Gary Chapman, dogs also have certain love languages they enjoy more than others. Rover conducted a survey for pet owners about what the most popular love languages are for dogs, but first, here’s a brief description of the love languages. 21% said quality time was their dog’s favorite love language. 11% said words of affirmation was their dog’s favorite love language. 8% said acts of service was their dog’s favorite love language.
7 tips for the perfect holiday pet pics
SAN ANTONIO – The holidays are a perfect time for family photos, but sometimes the furry family members won’t cooperate. Toys & treats - Depending on what grabs your pets attention and plenty of treats and squeak toys on-hand. They might be what you need to get them to sit still long enough for that one perfect shot. Just keep shooting - Your pets will move around a lot, so you’ll need lots of choices to choose from. If you still need help or maybe just want the best photos possible Petography S.A. would love to book a session with you.
Dog hit by car, shot with 70 shotgun pellets, finds her forever home
SAN ANTONIO – A 9-month-old Retriever that captured the hearts of many in San Antonio has officially found her forever home, just in time for the holidays. Tammi was adopted Thursday, Dec. 10, according to the San Antonio Humane Society. Veterinarians found 70 shotgun pellets in Tammi’s body and found that she had injuries consistent with being struck by a car. “We’re just so happy she has found a loving family in time for the holidays!” the humane society said in a statement. RELATED: Dog hit by car, shot with 70 shotgun pellets, needs a forever home
Dog hit by car, shot with 70 shotgun pellets, needs a forever home
SAN ANTONIO – Tammi, a 9-month-old Retriever, has been through a lot in her short life. When she arrived at the San Antonio Humane Society in November, veterinarians discovered 70 shotgun pellets in her body and injuries consistent with being struck by a car. After a surgery and a month of recovery, the shelter is seeking a forever home for Tammi as the holidays approach. While Tammi is feeling much better, she would need a family that can focus on her rehab, which would include short leash walks and stretches. If you think Tammi would make a great Christmas gift for your family, you can submit an adoption application online.
Sit, stay, crack open a cold one? Busch’s latest brew let’s dogs do just that
The bone broth is made for a dog’s refined palate, but you can take a swig. There is no alcohol or hops added to the Busch Dog Brew. The company said alcohol and hops are toxic for dogs, which is why they created the special bone broth. Dog Brew will only be sold online, but can be shipped to all states in the country. For more information and to purchase your own pack of Dog Brew by Busch, click here.
Campaign pups throughout the years: These 11 photos will make you crack a smile
We found the following 11 photos from Getty Images, and we thought they were worth a share. (Getty Images)Pierre, a 5-year-old basset hound, apparently is a loyal fan of then-President Johnson -- and was happy to pose with a campaign button. (Getty Images)A dog wears a campaign sticker for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign stop at the Buttercup diner on March 3, 2020 in Oakland, California. This photo was taken in front of the White House as the pups wore campaign buttons for Lyndon B. Johnson for President. (Getty Images)In Honolulu, Hawaiian women are seen casting their votes during a presidential election -- and even a dog doesn't dare peek.
Doggie makeover right to your door
Mobile dog groomer gives advice to pet parents – The calls and texts have doubled, some days tripled at Pup Town Spaw since the start of the pandemic. With people staying indoors, a mobile dog groomer is exactly what many pet parents in the San Antonio area are looking for. Pup Town Spaw isn’t just dog groomers, they’re dog lovers and want the best for your pets whether it’s with them or at home. The best thing is to have a special skunk shampoo on hand. If your not prepared, there is an at-home remedy or Pup Town Spaw is ready to tackle your stinky problem.
Chicago veterinarians refuse CDC’s request to deport 15 French bulldog puppies abandoned in O’Hare warehouse
The dogs were discovered at O’Hare International Airport after they were shipped to the United States from Russia in August, and federal officials say their paperwork was forged to get around limits on the number of dogs any one person can import. They’ve been in the care of Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, which is fighting their being sent back abroad.chicagotribune.com
US congressman Mike Quigley joins effort to halt deportation of French bulldogs found abandoned in O’Hare warehouse
When questioned why the sick dogs were required to be shipped back to Jordan, Hubbard said, "Dogs that are imported into the United States must be vaccinated against rabies at 12 weeks of age or older and must wait 28 days after initial vaccination before entering the country. Dogs coming from countries and political units with a high risk of rabies need a valid rabies vaccination certificate. "chicagotribune.com
What’s Up South Texas!: Woman rescues shelter dogs to train as service dogs for vets with PTSD
San Antonio – A South Texas woman has dedicated her life to helping veterans overcome Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by training shelter dogs to become service animals. Our job is to train a dog to alleviate those symptoms.”AdShe said they look for five things in a potential service dog. “The thing with shelter dogs is that they have a shelter way of being,” Jenkins said. “The main obstacle is the misinformation and education lacking for service dogs and service dog training,” Jenkins said. The main issue I would say is the service dog registries which are fake and not real nor is it associated with anything.
This Texas animal shelter is using tiny homes instead of kennels to house dogs in need
AUSTIN, Texas – One Texas animal shelter is giving dogs a new place to call home outside of just the standard kennels as they wait for their forever family. tiny homes! These cottages will double as comfortable and quiet housing for the most in-need dogs and... Posted by Austin Pets Alive! Dogs that are assigned to these tiny homes will move in permanently until they are fostered or an adoptive home is found for them, according to the shelter. The first pups that will use the tiny homes are expected to move in by October, shelter officials said.
Help build new cottage for senior dogs
The Texas Chihuahua Rescue is one of the great organizations you can help during this huge fundraiser for South Texas nonprofits. The incredible growth at the Texas Chihuahua Rescue has allowed them to save more dogs every year. Theyve expanded to a second kennel, a second transport truck, and now the next big project is their Senior Care Cottage. Heres a link to give directly to the Texas Chihuahua Rescue through The Big Give. And give any time to the Texas Chihuahua Rescue here.
National Dog Day: Helping dogs cope with new normal'
Adjusting to the mask:If your dogs doesnt like the mask, then start slow. If you know youre headed back to work, start planning early. If you dog is typically crated when youre not at home, start putting them in the crate while you are at home. When you notice your dog is getting stressed thats when you need to do the work. National Dog Day: South Side San Antonio Dog Boutique
Could dogs help in the detection of COVID-19? Studies suggest its possible
According to a couple of recent studies, there is substantial evidence that dogs could detect a person infected by COVID-19 by sniffing out his or her odor. Dogs, by nature, have this superpower, if you will, to use their sense of smell in unique ways. Having said that, its not a total shock that dogs could possibly sniff out and detect COVID-19 in someone, but still, really cool, right? Three different types of detection dogs were used, including explosive-detection dogs, search-and-rescue dogs and colon cancer-detection dogs. Its important to note that, researchers were not aiming to provide evidence that all dogs are able to detect COVID-19, rather that well-trained dogs might be capable.
Largest pup patio in San Antonio
San Antonio The Rustic, a restaurant, bar and live music venue, has opened the fun up to your furry friends. They now boast the largest outdoor patio for your pups. The next one is on August 26 for Retrievers, which also happens to be National Dog Day. If thats not enough fun for you, The Rustic also offers $5 frozen drinks all day, every day, throughout the summer and ending on September 1st. The Rustic is located at The Rim shopping center in north west San Antonio.
5 Pet fire safety tips
SAN ANTONIO July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety day. Pets should never be left alone around things like candlesThe stove- Do you leave food on the stove? A different family member should be assigned to each pet making sure they get out safely. Always keep your leashes by the door for a quick grab, and make sure all the pets are easy to grab and go. Be sure they are easy to find and grab, so its easy for rescuers to get them out in time.
12+ items, crafts, games to make your family camping trip easier
Flea and tick spray, ear wipes, dog poop bags, puppy pads and wet towels to keep them cool. The basics, like dog food and water bowls, bags for their food and a first aid kit. Pencil box containing little things they can color. Kids and pets can take it out of you, but with a little patience and the right planning, you’ll have a great trip! Related:- Fun, crafty outdoor games for your staycation- 4th of July decorations you can make on a budget- Head back to school in style
5 Benefits of having a furry coworker
SAN ANTONIO Dr. Danielle Bernal, global veterinarian with Wellness Natural Pet Food shares 5 benfits of having a furry coworker. Dog owners are 31% less likely to die from a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular condition than people who dont own dogs, according to new Harvard study. Less anxiety : Research from the Human Animal Bond Research Institute has shown that relationships between pets and pet parents decrease anxiety and depression. Less loneliness : Perhaps the most important in the era of social distancing80% of dog owners report that they feel less lonely because of their pets, according to HABRI. Share your pics of working with your pets on SA Lives Facebook page.
The must-have summer essentials for your dog
The shop pretty much has everything - toys, clothes, skin care, and their homemade treats and dog food. Cooling bandanas - soak it in water and the bandana will retain the water and help keep your pet cool. It will keep away the mosquitos but is safe enough for your dog to lick and a Lavender/Peppermint Shampoo for when they get stinky. Stay cool out there. Get Your Dog Ready for Your Return to the Office - click here
Advice: Getting your dog ready for your return to the office
SAN ANTONIO Its been one of those bright spots in the pandemic - every day is take your dog to work day. Unfortunately for some of us, we will have to return to the office at some point. Now that your dog has gotten used to the extra walks and bonus quality time, they have to prepare for another new normal. Heres a few tips from our friends at Dog Friendly San Antonio. Dog Friendly San Antonio has lots of advice and help for pet parents, just check out their website.
Bomb-sniffing dogs are helping to speed up security lines
The U.S. bomb sniffing dogs spiked after the 9/11 attacks - there are currently about 1,000 working in the U.S. The K-9s are specially selected, trained for nearly a year, and then serve for about 8 years. The demand around the world has increased, U.S. law enforcement has seen the market for available dogs tighten. Kris Van Cleave has more.cbsnews.com