It’s time to get prepared: Winter is in full swing, and it brings the dangers of severe cold weather, snow, ice and even power outages. It’s a good idea to prepare a disaster/emergency kit and include your pet in those preparations. Be sure to have enough non-perishable food, water and any … [Read more...] about Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
The holidays are in full swing, and our days are full of celebrations with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on the year and remember all we accomplished and everything we are thankful for. All of us at Yavapai Humane Society are thankful for you, and we are proud and honored to be a part … [Read more...] about Thankful for Community Support in Sheltering Animals
We live in a time where we are living stressful lives. Between our jobs or perhaps being out of work, our families, struggling with finances, health issues, the never-ending bad news on TV and all the time spent on our computers and social media, it’s important we take time for ourselves! We need to … [Read more...] about Having a Pet Will Do Your Heart and Mind Good
Every dog could benefit from some basic training. And every dog owner could benefit from some basic training. The Behavior Team at Yavapai Humane Society not only works with our dogs helping them with any behavior issues they may be having but, they also provide Behavior Training Classes to YHS … [Read more...] about Training Dogs and Their Humans
Don’t feel like going for a walk? Easy fix: get a dog! I’ve said it many times: I am not a fan of exercise, and it wasn’t really a big part of my life until I adopted Cassidy Roo. Now, there’s a minimum of an hour walking per day. I love it and, more importantly, Roo loves it, too! The Mayo Clinic … [Read more...] about Time for a Walk (and THE Walk)
Guess what? Dogs never wake up one day and decide they don’t love you or want you anymore. Apparently, some humans do, and we see it more often than you’d think. Like the family that had their dog its whole life but then found it didn’t get along with their new puppy, so they surrendered the one … [Read more...] about Giving Shelter Dogs a Second Look
Summer in Arizona is very hot, and heat can be a pet killer. As temperatures rise, it’s important to take extra safeguards to keep our four-legged family members safe. At 77 degrees outside, the temperature of the pavement is 125 degrees, and at 87 degrees, the temperature of the pavement is a … [Read more...] about Protecting Your Pet from Heatstroke
We’ve all seen the pictures and heard the stories about dogs tightly chained to a tree in the heat of summer or the frigid cold of winter – the dog shivering outside in the cold hoping to be brought inside to the warmth of a home and its family, the dog that is driven out to a remote area and dumped … [Read more...] about We Can All Play a Role in Caring for Dogs
As locals are well aware, late spring and summer mean fire season in Northern Arizona, and wildfires can spread very quickly. Our monsoons also pose potential threats with flooding. We never know when an emergency is going to occur, so it’s extremely important to have a plan not only for yourself … [Read more...] about Are You and Your Pets Prepared?
It’s April and time to put a little spring in your step! Grab a leash and your four-legged best friend and hit some of the many dog-friendly trails in Prescott. It’s the perfect time to start a new exercise routine together, because April is National Canine Fitness Month. Make sure your dog has a … [Read more...] about Putting a Little Spring in Your Step