Kennel-Free Boarding

As owner and operator of Almost Home Pet Farm, kennel-free boarding the best part of my day was picking up dogs in the city.  Seeing all the beaming pet parents with their vibrating pups always put a smile on my face.  One-by-one the dogs would pile in the little blue van as I buckled them…

Working from Home with Pets

As the world has changed and we are working and learning from home, many of us have acquired a new set of co-workers.  Co-workers who don’t respect personal space, demand our attention when they want it, and try to help.  The internet is full of photos and videos of pets’ photo-bombing conference calls, cats sleeping…

Poison Prevention Week – Keeping Your Pets Safe

In 1961 Congress designated the third full week of March as National Poison Prevention week.  There are 55 poison control centers in the United States. In 2018 these centers provided telephone assistance for nearly 2.1 million human poison exposures.  There is a poison exposure reported to the U.S. poison control centers every 15 seconds. During…

Australia is burning and why you should care

Australia, the land down under, of kangaroos and koala bears.  Where you can find vegemite, Foster’s and shrimp on the barbie.  Australia is a bucket list trip for those with wanderlust. But recently, the news from Australia has been about the devastating fires the country is experiencing. Fires, multiple fires across the country, of a…

I Love Volunteering with Journey Together Service Dog

Journey Together Service Dog Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization run by a group of dedicated volunteers who find satisfaction in providing highly trained service dogs to people diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, we place dogs with qualified WISCONSIN residents who are 18 years or older. Journey has been…

Cats or Dogs? Where do you fall on the spectrum?

Are you a cat person or a dog person?  What does that really mean and what are the differences between the two?  The terms generally describe your affinity for a domesticated animal preference.  However, there are some people who base a significant portion of their identity on their affinity for cats or dogs. The debate…

Military Working Dogs and Their Handlers

Veterans Day is a time to honor all of those who have served our country in war or in peace, alive or deceased.  Its main emphasis is to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. In 1938 Nov. 11th became an official holiday.  It began as Armistice Day, a day to honor all Veterans of World…

Walk for the Animal’s Event

Walk for the animal’s event was held on Saturday, September 14 and is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year for the Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS).  The OAHS mission is to promote the bond between animals and people, to provide community outreach and education, and to enhance the quality of lives of…

A Lifetime of Joy! Recognizing the signs of aging in your pet

With the evolution of the human-animal bond and advancements in technology and veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever today.  Spotting the signs of aging may be difficult for someone who spends a lot of time with their loving pet as changes are gradual and happen over a lifetime. Older dogs and cats may…

Warning Signs of Cancer in Pets

Cancer can be hard to detect early on in pets given that they can’t speak up when they aren’t feeling well (wouldn’t that be nice!). While detection is rather difficult, there are many signs to watch for if you’re suspicious your pet may be affected by this horrible disease. Abnormal swellings/masses that persist or continue…

2019 ECO Excellence Awards

We’ve Been Chosen as Finalists for the 2019 ECO Excellence Awards and We Need Your Help to WIN! Brain Health Booster for Senior Dogs has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Eco Excellence Awards and we need our customers to help vote. Public voting will close on Wednesday, July 31st. Please vote for…

Spirulina – Sensational Superfood For Pets

What is a Superfood? “Superfood” is a non-medical term for foods with health-promoting properties. A superfood is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Food is made up of nutrients.  Nutrients are needed for growth, metabolism and other body functions.  Eating a wide variety of foods is the best way…