View Post

Canine Cough — What You Need to Know

To help ensure the well-being of your pet and guard against the spread of infectious diseases, such as Canine Cough (aka Kennel Cough), we have a vaccination policy (information is available on our website) and we adhere to a strict cleaning and disinfecting protocol. However, even with this strict policy and even though a dog has received the Bordetella vaccine, they …

View Post

Adopt-A-Cat Month

June is Adopt-A-Cat month, celebrated each year by American Humane, the first national humane organization in the United States. Trademarked as “First to Serve,” the organization has been committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals for more than a hundred years. According to American Humane, “June marks the height of kitten season when numerous litters of kittens …

View Post

Songbird Fever: The Risk To Pets

If you’ve never heard of Songbird Fever, you’re not alone. It was new to us, too. A recent blogpost published by Houston Audublog caught our eye regarding the risk of transmission of salmonellosis by birds in our own backyard.  What is it? According to the author, Anna Vallery, Conservation Specialist with Houston Audubon, “This bacteria is primarily transmitted through populations …

View Post

A Salute to Military Working Dogs

More likely than not, March 13 comes and goes each year with little or no recognition for the fact that it’s National K9 Veterans Day — a day set aside each year to honor and commemorate the service and sacrifices of American military working dogs. “It was on March 13, 1942 that the Army began training for its new War …

View Post

Blanket Drive a Big Success!

Thank you for making our 5th Annual Winter Blanket Drive benefiting Texas Humane Heroes Adoption Center a big success! In spite of the hardships encountered by so many during the COVID-19 pandemic, the generosity of our customers put us over the top! We collected 163 new fleece blanket throws for the shelter animals. Last week, Jeff Struchtemeyer, CEO for Texas …

View Post

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Thank You for Making This a Good Year In spite of the many challenges forced upon us by the pandemic this year, we have much to be grateful for. We especially appreciate our loyal customers. Thank you for your continued business and for the trust you place in us to care for your pets. Our goal is to give you …

View Post

Fifth Annual Winter Blanket Drive

We are excited to announce our Fifth Annual Winter Blanket Drive benefiting Texas Humane Heroes Pet Adoption Center. We are collecting new fleece blanket throws to help keep shelter animals warm and cozy while they wait to be adopted into their forever home. You can help by donating one or more new fleece blanket throws — they’re the perfect size! …

View Post

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) sponsors this event to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters. According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and often abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home. …

View Post

Honoring the Dogs of 9/11

The events on the morning of 9/11/2001 bring back vivid memories for those of us who were alive at the time and old enough to understand the unfolding World Trade Center disaster. As we watched the towers burn and fall to the ground, little did we know the heroism that would be required on that day and in the days …

View Post

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The American Veterinary Medical Association has provided some great information on their website about vaccinating your pets. According to the AVMA, “Vaccinations protect your pet from highly contagious and deadly diseases and improve their overall quality of life. Experts agree that widespread use of vaccinations within the last century has prevented death and disease …