When ASPCA staff member Lauren Martin was pregnant with her first child, she anticipated that her son would benefit from bonding with her resident cats and bunny. Over time, she was pleased to discover that her pets’ lives have also been enriched as a result of their friendships with her son.
Has your child ever interacted with or helped care for a classroom pet? ASPCA staff member Kathleen Makolinski’s son, Charlie, has had the opportunity to provide care for a variety of classroom pets including a bearded dragon, a turtle, a betta fish, African clawed frogs, finches and gerbils.
Summer travel season is in full swing, and we think family trips are always more fun when you bring your furry friends along. If you’re planning to hit the road this summer with your pets in tow, be sure to check out these travel safety tips before you go.
Does your dog love to swim? While many dogs enjoy a good paddle around the lake, others don’t feel comfortable in the water. Guest blogger Danielle Sullivan shares her family’s story of testing the waters with their two pups.
Here’s this week’s roundup of items for the whole family (pets, too!) in the ASPCA Online Store and from our partners. Each purchase will support the ASPCA’s life-saving work for animals across the country.
Guest blogger Emily Cappo’s family noticed they had a new friend living in their backyard: a tiny bunny. Pretty soon, their dog, Matilda, took notice as well. In this classic tale of dog and the hare, the bunny emerged victorious.