Monday, September 28, 2015

October is Adopt a Shelter or Dog Month

Did you know that approximately 7.6 million animals enter shelters every year - 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats? Every year approximately 2.7 million are euthanized and approximately 2.7 million are adopted.*

Here are a few ideas of how you can help:
  1. Adopt a shelter dog.
  2. Make a donation to your favorite or local shelter.
  3. Spread the word on your Facebook or Twitter feed: Adopt a Dog and Save a Life month.
  4. Find out if your local shelters need other items donated, for example old towels or bedding.
  5. Sign up to foster a dog.
  6. Volunteer at a shelter. 
Be a HERO and adopt from a shelter, you will save a life and gain a best friend.

*Information gathered from the ASPCA.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pet Statistics from the 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey

Here is a breakdown of pet ownership in the U.S. according to the 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey.

Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet (millions)
Bird 6.1
Cat 42.9
Dog 54.4
Horse 2.5
Freshwater Fish 12.3
Saltwater Fish 1.3
Reptile 4.9
Small Animal 5.4

Total Number of Pets Owned in the U.S. (millions)
Bird 14.3
Cat 85.8
Dog 77.8
Horse 7.5
Freshwater Fish 95.5
Saltwater Fish 9.5
Reptile 9.3
Small Animal 12.5

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Owning Your Own Pet Care Business

When you think of owning your own business, you probably can't help going back to your passion - and, since you're reading this blog, one of your passions is probably working with and for animals.

Wikipedia defines passion as "a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion, a compelling enthusiasm or a desire for something."

For those with a passion for providing extraordinary customer service and pet care, owning an All American Pet Resorts franchise may be for you. If you are reading our blog you have probably been thinking about owning your own pet care business - take the next step, and contact us today.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hard Working Dogs of the Past, Present & Future

With the long Labor Day weekend approaching, we wanted to give a shout out to our 4-legged-friends. Dogs have been working alongside men and women for thousands of years, never earning a paycheck and never complaining about the work.

As the world has modernized, some of these dog jobs are still around, like herding animals, pulling sleds with food and clothing through small towns and pulling carts full of vegetables, hiking gear and medications. Hunting dogs working hard at retrieving or sniffing out the hunted.

Today, we have watch dogs, guard dogs, and dogs helping our Armed Forces. We have dogs that help with search and rescue missions and tracking missing persons. Dogs are working in airports, fire stations, police departments and hospitals.

Last, but certainly not least, there are our beloved service dogs. These dogs help lead the blind, assist the hearing impaired and can even alert a diabetic when their insulin is low.

So this weekend, let's celebrate the service these amazing animals provide. Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend.