Wow! The holidays are behind us and I’ve launched paws first into another fantastic year. One of my favorite parts of reflecting on the holiday season is knowing that it is a time of year when so many of my canine compadres find new homes. This makes me so excited!!! If you or your family found a new furry friend this season, I offer you my congratulations. I see many tail wags and wet kisses in your future. I can promise you that your new pup is very happy to be part of your family. Just remember that adjusting to a new home can be tough on us dogs. Please offer your new friend patience, love, and kindness as they find where they fit into your family. Remember these five things you'll be a happy family in no time.
1. Good Food, Good Life.
I love to eat! I know I'm not the only one either; all of us dogs love nothing more than to enjoy a good meal. Giving us enough yummy food is one of the best ways that you humans can show us how much you love us. Feed your pups well and they'll have all the energy and strength they need to be your companion, playmate, partner in crime, and very best friend.
2. Healthy Doggie, Happy Doggie.
We dogs want to be around to love you for as long as we can. Please help us stay at our best by staying up on all of our visits to the veterinarian. Make sure we have all our shots and regular checkups to be sure we are in tip-top shape. If you are a new pet parent, here's some advice to help find a good vet. And remember the doctor’s office can be a scary place, so show your dog some love to help them get through it.
3. We Want to PLAY.
We love to play with you. Playtime is so so much fun!! You know you love it too. Laughter and fun aren’t even the best part of playtime because it is healthy too. A good play session gives us doggies a chance to stretch out and build our big strong muscles. Playtime can help you stay healthy too through exercise and stress relief. So, PLAY ON. Woof.
As much as we might hate to admit it no dog is perfect. We make all make mistakes. Be kind to your pets. ABUSE IS NEVER OKAY!!!!!
5. Family is FUR-Ever
When you choose take in a pet you are making a promise and commitment. Before you make that promise, take a moment to really think about what is best for everyone. No pet deserves to bounce from place to place not knowing what will happen next. So us love and we’ll love you right back.
Remember these easy tips and you will well on your way to dog years of happiness. Congrats again to all you new pet parents and thanks for helping us move closer to go our goal: Fur-ever Friends: until no dog is left behind.
Until we meet again my pawmazing friends!
Cutie The Lion Dog