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Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, sponsored by the ASPCA to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters. Of course, anytime is a great time to adopt a shelter dog! We are proud sponsors of Texas Humane Heroes, a local nonprofit pet adoption center dedicated to finding homes for abandoned dogs (and cats, too!). Meet a few of …

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Happy Cats!

September is Happy Cat Month, brought to us by the CATalyst Council to help spread education and awareness about the health, welfare and enjoyment of companion cats.  There is a misconception that cats are so self-reliant that they do not require the attention and affection we lavish on our dogs–but in truth, cats are incredibly social animals.  The CATalyst Council …

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More About Canine Cough . . .

Canine Cough is making the rounds again this summer. IBPSA (International Boarding & Pet Services Association)* recently provided its member pet care businesses with the following important information about Canine Cough. Please also refer to our blog post, “Canine Cough,” September 18, 2018, for information on Happy Tails’ vaccination policy and the preventative measures we employ. Here’s the IBPSA article: …

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National Pet Fire Safety Day

Did you know each year an estimated 40,000 pets die in fires and nearly 1,000 home fires are accidentally started by pets?  To promote pet fire safety, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and ADT Security Services joined forces in 2009 to raise awareness and designate July 15 as National Pet Fire Safety Day.    Prevent Your Pets from Starting Fires …

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Keeping our Cool

Here at Happy Tails Pet Resort, your pets keep their summertime cool in our climate-controlled facility — and when it’s playtime outdoors in our open-air courtyard, they love romping in the splash pools and running through the cooling spray of a water hose! In addition to a lovely shade tree in the courtyard, we recently upgraded our mesh shade cover …

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Pet Preparedness Month

It’s that time of year again when we are reminded to prepare our families and homes for natural disasters. Here in the Texas Hill Country, natural disasters can vary from tornadoes and hurricanes to flooding and even wildfires. While we should be prepared for pet emergencies year-round, it’s a good time to review your family’s emergency plan and make sure …

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Meet our Pets!

We are privileged to meet our customers’ pets every day — to care for them, play with them, and love them. So we thought you might like to meet some of our pets. It’s because we love our own pets so much that we are able to give your pets the great care they deserve, making sure they are happy, …

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A Salute to Military Working Dogs

More likely than not, March 13 comes and goes each year with little or no recognition for the fact that it’s National K9 Veterans Day — a day set aside each year to honor and commemorate the service and sacrifices of American military working dogs. “It was on March 13, 1942 that the Army began training for its new War …

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National Pet Dental Health Month

To emphasize the importance of good dental health for your pet, the American Veterinary Medical Association sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month each February.  According to the AVMA, “your pet’s teeth should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.”  Of course, you should have …

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True Love: Owning & Training Amstaffs

Have you ever wondered what people who work with animals all day do in their off hours? If you’re Brenda Tatro, owner of Happy Tails Pet Resort, the answer is simple . . . it involves more dogs! Brenda owns, trains and shows six American Staffordshire Terriers (Amstaffs), each having gained distinction on the national show dog circuit. It takes a …