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Program keeps hospice patients and pets together

Program keeps hospice patients and pets together

The bond between pets and their owners is significant, but perhaps even more so when the owner is facing an advanced illness. Recognizing the benefits of keeping hospice patients and their pets together, Regional Hospice and Home Care offers the Pet Peace of Mind program, supported by the Banfield Charitable Trust and other outside funding,...
Dog-a-logue: Local pooches talk toys and treats

Dog-a-logue: Local pooches talk toys and treats

Author Laurel Braitman explains in her book Animal Madness (Simon & Schuster) that dogs can become depressed and suffer severe anxiety if they’re left alone at home too much, or if there’s no time for play; they’ll mope around, sleep too much and suffer quietly. So what’s the solution? We decided to ask a few...
So, should you keep that pet off your furniture?

So, should you keep that pet off your furniture?

It’s doable, with a routine, boundaries and lots of fun

Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children’s faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility. It’s about balance and choosing what’s right for you and your family. Some pets require more attention than others, so heads of a family should consider...
Dog obedience classes from area nonprofit start in September

Dog obedience classes from area nonprofit start in September

The Trap Falls Kennel Club will hold dog obedience training classes beginning in September. Both will start Thursday evening, Sept. 11, and will take place at 109 Old Mill Road, Shelton. A STAR puppy class runs for six weeks and costs $140. A Canine Good Citizen class runs for eight weeks, includes the test and...
Presentation: Prepping your pup's first aid kit

Presentation: Prepping your pup’s first aid kit

Pet parents looking to create an emergency first aid kit for their dogs are invited to a presentation Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Trap Falls Kennel Club will host Dr. Jack Garman, founder of High Ridge Animal Hospital in Stamford at Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes, 5 Lake Road, Shelton. For more information call 203-558-5911....
Road trip? Tips for traveling with your pet

Road trip? Tips for traveling with your pet

With the vacation season upon us, many of us have taken the time to make preparations so our trips can go off without a hitch. However, while making these family plans, it’s easy to forget about the four-legged family members who may also be traveling with us. Just like with our kids, a little preparation...
Rabies clinic held in Trumbull open to all

Rabies clinic held in Trumbull open to all

A rabies clinic for dogs and cats is set for Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Trumbull Highway Department, 366 Church Hill Road. The fee is $20, cash only, for the rabies vaccination. You must bring a rabies certificate of prior vaccination to receive a three year vaccination. Dogs must be on leashes; cats in carriers. Call...
Shelton pet sitting business celebrates six years

Shelton pet sitting business celebrates six years

A local, family-owned business, Paws & Kisses Set Services is celebrating its sixth anniversary. “We are happy to announce that the Paws & Kisses staff of certified dog trainers will be offering several group specialty classes this summer to local residents,” said Mandy Oram, business owner. “Classes include Trainers on the Trails and a unique...
Ticks: Is your pet protected?

Ticks: Is your pet protected?

After a long, cold winter, spring is finally here again. The snow and ice have thawed, flowers are starting to bloom, and days are getting warmer. Unfortunately, however, these pleasant weather changes also carry with them unwanted pests — ticks.  As you and your furry companions begin to spend more and more time outdoors, you...
Animals and disasters topic of presentation

Animals and disasters topic of presentation

There is a Connecticut group that helps with pets and animals in an emergency or disaster, and an upcoming presentation in Shelton will explain all about it. On Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m., Dr. Sheldon Yessenow, a veterinarian from Stratford and member of CT SART, will talk about the Connecticut State Animal Response Team....

Get your dog washed for a cause March 15

A dog wash will be held at Trumbull High School’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road, on Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The agriscience students are sponsoring this fund-raising event. Shelton students attend this program. Fee is $10 per dog. For further information, call 203-452-4203.
Coping with cold weather: A dog owner's guide to surviving the winter

Coping with cold weather: A dog owner’s guide to surviving the winter

As frigid weather continues to drag on here in the northeast, most of us take precautions to keep ourselves and our children safe and warm. But many forget that our four-legged family members are experiencing the same environmental factors. Here are some important tips to keep your pets safe and happy through these colder months....