Adopt A Senior Pet Month

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month and we’d love for you to consider giving a home to our older cat or dog in need. Animal shelters across the country are full of animals of all shapes, sizes, breeds and…

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October Is Pit Bull Awareness Month

October is Pit Bull Awareness Month

Written by Diedra Kirk, Photo by Liz Kowaluk The term “pit bull” is not a specific breed but more of a label based upon visual identification used to describe several recognized breeds and mixes thereof including American Pit bull Terrier,…

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Director’s Cut: Summer 2015

Director’s Cut: Summer 2015

Written by Chris Fitzgerald, Director of Rochester Animal Services In the previous issue, I shared some tips for ensuring that your pets stay safe and secured at home with their owners.  I thought I would take the opportunity to devote…

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RAS Happy Tail: Pixie

RAS Happy Tail: Pixie

This is Pixie, our little tuxedo kitty. She was adopted from RAS in April at 8 weeks old. She is napping with her favorite bud, Romeo. He is also an RAS alumni from April of 2009. Pixie loves to cuddle…

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Exercising Your Pet’s Brain

Exercising Your Pet’s Brain

Written by: Shireen Haynes All animals have a need to learn. Some behaviors are innate and do not have to be taught. For example,  dogs will scent mark to let other dogs know that this is their territory.  Cats have…

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When Is It Time To Say Goodbye?

When Is It Time to Say Goodbye?

Written by: Shireen Haynes The benefits of pet ownership are endless.  Pets can comfort us when we are sad.  They make us laugh with their funny antics or weird quirks.  We spend hours with them just doing nothing.  They weave…

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