Spring Break Pet Traveling Tips

Spring break is upon us and we all have sorts of plans but taking our pets with us may not be an option. Here are some ways to keep you and your pet happy:

  1. Ask your family and friends: this may not be the best solution for you; since everyone might be going out of town or have allergies etc. Hey it doesn’t hurt to ask!
  2. Ask college peers: Some universities now have Facebook groups just for students and the past few days I’ve seen students post inquiries for a pet sitter for a reasonable price.
  3. Check with your local vet: See if your vet has boarding services or other local vets in the area.
  4. Search around for area dog boarding; many other reasonable pricing and board cats too!
  5. Petsmart does have a PetHotel or Doggie Day camp offered at certain stores.
  6. Check out pet sitters for a price can watch your dog like; check-ins, feeding and many other things while in the comfort of your home. San Marcos Pets is local and near by that offers many services to make your furry friend happy.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is Feburary 14th, it’s a day that it is a hit or miss with some people. Happy in love with your significant other or despising all the happy couples that are surrounding you and or the amount of flower deliveries that are stopping by at your work. You can be neither; you can be happy that your cat or dog is treating you like it’s any other day: waiting to greet you at the door or lay around watching tv.

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That’s the deal with pets. They will love you no matter what happens or what holiday it is. That’s the beauty of being a pet parent and owning a furbaby. Take a chance to give your pet a kiss or a long hug on this day.

Here’s a article that might interest you about dogs and love.

I will leave you with this quote by Josh Billings:

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
― Josh Billings

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Spay and Neuter: The benefits that come with a tough decision.

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Spaying and neutering your pet can be a hard choice to make but the reasons outweigh the excuses or counter arguments you may have.  Spaying my dog at a young age was hard but knowing my dog, Melanie, has a better chance of a longer, healthier life is a bonus.

Working at a humane society made me see how many pets are turned away just because the animals aren’t fixed. The shelter would have to produce the cost or rely on donations for the animal to be spayed and neutered. Here’s a quick list of my reasons that you should fix your pet.

  1. You will have a easier time finding an apartment: some complexes require your pet to be fixed. In their eyes it’s more of a liability issue and a risk they are not willing to take if something happens with another resident’s dog.
  2. If you really have to surrender your pet to an animal shelter or humane society, the chances of your pet getting readopted is higher. For the animals who are looking for a home and are not fixed, the cost of fixing the animal can transfer into the adoption fee.
  3. Your pet can live a longer and healthier life, especially for males the chance of having testicular cancer goes down if done at a young age.
  4. Reduces overpopulation in the community: There is so many animals that produce litters and are unable to find homes for all of the young offspring. There is already a lot of dogs and cats that cannot find a home without including the numbers of young puppies and kittens.
  5. (adding to #4) It lowers the rate of putting down animals in shelters. From personal experience of hearing horrible stories, some shelters would rather put down an animal that isn’t fixed than one who is.
  6. It can be cheap or even free to have your pet spayed and neutered: Look at your local shelters and humane societies in your area and surrounded cities and look at my previous post to see where you can find these clinics, too.

Check out SpayUSA.ORG to see their list of reasons why spay and neuter isn’t a bad thing.

Just to say Hello..

Hi Everyone!
My name is Erika Hauer. I am currently a public relations major at Texas State. Never blogged before so this should be interesting as the semester goes. 

The reasons for choosing this topic is that many college students own a dog or cat or any creature that fills your heart with warm ooze.  Having a pet and being on a student budget can be tough but there are way and resources that you can take advantage of. I am here to be your guide and advice on money saving tips that will keep your ‘furbaby’ for a long time. 

My goal is to share videos and links that are fun and informational for pet owners. My audience is mainly local college students but anyone who has or thinking about having a pet is welcome here. 

I hope to explore new ways to discuss and share about: animal shelters and rescues including affordable ways to care for your pet.

P.S. 

Feel free to share me a picture of you and your pet!

*Here is my Furbaby(: Melanie*Image