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Green Pets for Earth Day

Green Pets for Earth Day

Pets are a lot of work and responsibility. They need tons of love and attention and a lot of food. The large amount of food that pets eat and the cost it takes to transport cross-country cause some environmentalists to claim that owning a pet is worse for the...

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Why Easter and Bunnies Don’t Mix

Why Easter and Bunnies Don’t Mix

It’s Easter time again. Pet store windows are filled with adorable baby bunnies. Your kids are begging you to buy one. It’s so hard to resist. After all, you think, wouldn’t this be the perfect, low-maintenance “starter pet” for a young child? Think again! Every year,...

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We’re Ready For You, Spring!

We’re Ready For You, Spring!

Good news, Staten Island! Lighter, brighter days are on the horizon! Daylight Savings Time begins at 2am on Sunday, March 14th. Don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour.

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Celtic Canines – Irish Dog Breeds

Celtic Canines – Irish Dog Breeds

Ireland is known for green, rolling hills; strong, vibrant people; and unique, native dog breeds as noteworthy as their country of origin. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve rounded up the nine best (and only) Irish dogs. (Note, while there are other breeds believed...

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New Year’s Eve Pet Safety

New Year’s Eve Pet Safety

Big parties, crowds, fireworks, and… fun? Pet owners often don’t realize that the noise and festivities that often accompany New Year’s Eve – even if you’re staying home and watching them on TV – aren’t much fun for most pets! My dog, like many dogs, is terrified of...

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Hanukkah Pet-Safety Tips

Hanukkah Pet-Safety Tips

For all our Jewish furr-iends celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, Happy at Home offers these quick tips to ensure your pets remain safe during the eight-day celebration. • To avoid your pet being burned or causing a fire hazard, confine them away from the...

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The Staten Island War Dog Memorial

The Staten Island War Dog Memorial

Every Veterans Day we remember the men and women who served our country – but what about our canine veterans? Service dogs are an integral part of the U.S. military, doing everything from sniffing out bombs to assisting veterans with post-traumatic stress...

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Black Cats & Halloween: Keep Them Safe!

Black Cats & Halloween: Keep Them Safe!

Black cats have never had it easy. In some cultures — and for many individuals — they represent bad luck or misfortune. Like black dogs, they’re often overlooked at shelters and rescues in favor of lighter colored, “more photogenic” types. And perhaps most...

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