Barks and Bubbles: Pet Grooming at Springbrook Animal Care Center

poodle (2)A well-groomed pet is a happy pet. And a healthier pet. As a pet owner, keeping your pet groomed should be a regular part of your pet care routine.

Pet grooming is about more than just keeping your pet looking and smelling good. A well-groomed pet is less likely to suffer from dermatological health issues. It is also easier for your pet to regulate his or her body temperature  if the coat is kept clean and free of mats and dreadlocks.

Pet Grooming At Home

While many pets love one-on-one time with you during grooming, others may not enjoy at-home grooming sessions. With either type of pet, it’s important to make pet grooming as enjoyable as possible for your four-legged friend. Continue…

Getting Paid in Tail-Wags: Volunteering at Your Local Animal Shelter

woman working in animal shelterThere are very few experiences in life that are quite as fulfilling as those done from the heart. Volunteering encourages personal happiness and well-being, provides valuable services that might not otherwise get done, and increases the impact of meaningful mission-based organizations.

In the United States, 2,000 to 3,000 puppies and kittens are born every hour. That averages out to more than 30 million animals a year. Sadly, only one in ten of these animals will find a forever home.

Animal rescues and shelters are overwhelmed by the sheer number of animals requiring shelter and veterinary care. This is why they depend on volunteers to assist in a wide range of roles, including educating the public about the importance of spaying/neutering their pets and the benefits of adopting vs. buying a pet. Continue…