Maui Humane Society is facing an unprecedented dog population that continues to push the boundaries of the shelter’s capacity. The main reason for surrender is the inability for owners to afford the high cost of veterinary bills, followed by a lack of pet friendly housing throughout the island. Dogs Trust USA, an organization which aims to help as many dogs as possible in the United States, committed $25,000 to assist financially disadvantaged dog owners receive access to low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter services and medical assistance.
Set yourself and your new pet up for success from the get-go and begin to foster a strong relationship built on trust and empathy.
Create an enriched home life for your dog, whether it’s at mealtime, while they are home alone, or while they are with you.
You have the dog. You have the leash. Are you ready for a great walk for both of you? Use these tips to avoid common problems, pick the best location for walking your dog, and figure out how long and how often your dog needs to be walked. Watch the video and then get walking!
Nail trims are a common source of stress for pets and owners alike, but there are many things you can do to set yourself and your pet up for success with at-home nail care.
Many times when pet owners try to solve a behavior issue, we end up unintentionally making it worse. While there are no miracle cures, and we recommend consulting with your veterinarian and/or a behavior consultant for any serious issues, you can get started on the right paw with some scientifically sound advice!
A pet with separation anxiety shows distress when separated from family members. Find out what steps to take to help prevent separation anxiety before it starts as well as activities you can do together that will turn down the anxiety when you’re not there.
Keep your pet safe from fireworks this July 4. Due to COVID, there will likely be more frequent displays of fireworks all over the island. That means there will likely be fireworks closer to your home if you’re not having them yourself. Read tips and advice to keep your pet safe.
One of the fastest ways to train an animal is with “clicker training.” This type of positive reinforcement training involves using a marker sound, in this case a “click,” to communicate that an animal is doing something you want her to do.
What better time to explore new ways to bond with your cat? These simple training steps from The Jackson Galaxy Project’s Cat Pawsitive Program can help you build a deeper connection with your cat while doing something cool to keep boredom at bay.