Guardian Tips: How to Get Your Pet Viewed More

In a previous blog, we talked about how you can make your pet’s profile stand out. Along with providing enough information in your pet’s bio, and being quick to respond to messages from Adopters, we emphasize the importance of uploading good photos and videos. Here’s why: Why do my pet’s photos matter so much? People […]

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Adopter FAQ: Messaging Guardians and When to Request a Meet-Up

Once you’ve found a pet that you’re interested in on getyourpet.com, browsing their profile details page is a quick and easy way to see all of their general information at a glance. You’ll find the pet’s age, breed, size, compatibility with kids and other pets, formal training, medical history, and more in their profile. Guardians […]

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Tips For Welcoming Your New Cat into Your Home

Welcoming a new cat or kitten into your heart and home can be exciting! You can make it a little bit less “exciting” if you prepare your home ahead of time and have an idea of what to expect. Here are some tips to smoothing the transition. Environment Coming into a new and unfamiliar place […]

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Breed Spotlight: Chihuahuas

A lot of people come to Get Your Pet intent on adopting a certain dog breed. It’s important to note that while dogs of certain breeds express similar physical characteristics and behavioral tendencies, not all dogs of that breed will look or act identically. One of the most popular breeds in America is the Chihuahua. […]

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Q & A: Buying From a Pet Store vs. Adopting

Let’s do a simple Q and A to look at a comparison of buying a pet from a pet store vs. adopting. Q – Where do pet stores pets come from? Pets that are found at your local pet store usually come from a puppy miller —someone who breeds and sells dogs, cats, and other […]

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Friendly Debate: All About Cat Declawing & What You Should Know

To declaw or not to declaw: It’s one of the most controversial discussions among cat owners, veterinarians, and animal welfare advocates. Many people believe that declawing a cat is inhumane. Is it? Let’s break down the facts. Why do people declaw their cats? People have their cats declawed for a few reasons. The most common […]

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November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

Why Adopt a Senior Pet? We’ve all done it — walked right past the older, calmer dog or cat at the shelter and made a bee-line to the adorable, wide-eyed pup. Why are we so quick to believe that when it comes to adopting a pet, the younger the better?  Fact is, for many of […]

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Dog Rehoming: Why & How

Rehoming your dog is sometimes a sore subject among animal lovers. It’s hard to imagine ever having to give up or rehome your pet, yet there are dozens of reasons why someone would need to. Situations involving domestic violence, divorce, personal or family health problems, financial instability, and even death, can disrupt our lives in […]

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A Friendly Debate: To Crate or Not to Crate?

“Is it okay to crate my dog?” “How long can I leave my dog in the crate?” “Is a crate a temporary tool or should it be a permanent fixture in the home throughout the dog’s life?” These are questions most dog owners find themselves asking from the moment they bring home their little (or […]

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