Keeping Your Pet Comfortable

Is Your Pet Comfortable? All pet parents will agree, we love our pets.  We love them for their unique personalities, their unconditional love, their ability to sense and respond to our moods, and a long, long list of other reasons. From the time our pets join our families we want them to be happy, healthy…

Fun Facts about Black Cats

In honor of National Black Cat Appreciation Day, here are some fun facts about black cats. Black is a coat color and not a breed of cat.  Black cats can be found across 22 different breeds. The International Cat Association recognizes 71 different breeds of cats, so black cats can be found in 30% of…

Top 10 Poisonous Plants for Dogs and Cats

Summer has been underway and with many areas in full bloom, more questions arise about which plants may be dangerous to our pets. In this month’s blog we are sharing some of the most dangerous plants to dogs and cats. If you witness, or suspect that your pet has ingested a poisonous plant contact your…

Living and Loving for a Lifetime – Caring for an Aging Pet

When we decide to become pet parents, we commit to love and care for our pets from their first entry to our home through their last breath.  While no parent wants to think about life without their beloved pet, we all know that day will come. Today, pets are living longer than ever before.  With…

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…