The Paws Blog

Choosing a rescue cat for your family

June is Adopt a Cat Month! The celebration coincides with the early summer kittens-galore season, and it may be a great time to add a scratching post to your home decor. Rather than buying an expensive breed, please first consider adopting a feline in need from an area animal rescue or shelter.

No, your pet doesn't enjoy July 4!

Animal welfare experts say July 4 and 5 are typically the busiest days of the year for animal shelters. This is due to traumatized animals bolting from their own yards or houses, trying to get away from the loud noises. Don't put your adorable dog or cat through something like this. Instead, use the suggestions in this article to lessen any stress that Independence Day may bring your best pal and make it fun for everyone.

Keep your dog safe from snakes and other critters

As you clip on your dog's leash and plan your route, make sure you are prepared for what dangers you might encounter. Michigan might not have Florida's alligators or California's pumas, but there's plenty of ticks, spiders, and snakes that could ruin the day for everyone.

Seven days of games for you and your pup?

It's warming up outside, and with the Pandemic nearly off our backs, it's time to get out there and kick up our heels and paws! The following suggestions of fun activities should always be conducted in a safe, fenced area, preferably your own backyard.

When is Dog Mom's Day?

How to celebrate Dog Mom Day? Your dog probably has some ideas. For starters, spend the whole day with him. Give him some extra love by letting him sniff the great outdoors at a dog park or nature trail in your area. Some treats or a new toy would be nice. Perhaps there is a dog-friendly eatery nearby where you and your dog can enjoy something refreshing and chat it up with other dog people.

Introducing Dogs on Leashes

So, you and your canine companion are finally out and about, and here comes someone you do not know, walking a dog you do not know. "Hello!" the human exclaims, and their pup seems just as excited to stop and meet your dog. Unlike people, dogs learn about each other by smelling, so what happens next is the two humans' responsibility. The assumption that two dogs will get along immediately because, well, they're dogs is quickly proven false as these two take one sniff and tear into each other, leaving you and this new human yelling and pulling on leashes to break up a fight.

Is My Puppy Crazy?!

Let’s face it, dogs are cute at every age, but nothing beats puppies! Here at Paws Around Motown, we know how exciting it is to have a new furry friend, but adopting a puppy can also be stressful. If it is your first puppy you might not know what “normal'' is for your cuddle buddy. Somedays you might ask yourself, “is my puppy crazy?” We’re here to help! Here is our guide to seven puppy behaviors that are actually normal!

Lyme Disease in Dogs

The weather is getting warmer and your dog is begging to sniff the fresh air and play some ball with you. But before the two (or more) of you get back out into the great beyond, a review of a few facts might be smart. If you love dogs, this is a must-read Q and A.