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Guide to Volunteering at NYC Animal Shelters

Guide to Volunteering at NYC Animal Shelters

Volunteering at an animal shelter takes plenty of compassion and commitment. Shelters are as different as the animals they care for. From facility layout to volunteer duties to application processes, no two...

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How to Get a Dog That Doesn't Want to Walk to Walk

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How to Get a Dog That Doesn't Want to Walk to Walk

 

 

Getting your dog to walk can sometimes be tricky. The first step is understanding why your dog doesn't want to walk.

Is there any illness or injury preventing your dog from this exercise? If so, this needs to be addressed...

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How are we different from other dog walking apps?

How are we different from other dog walking apps?

Back in February of 2012, Swifto was the first to offer GPS-tracked dog walking and to take dog walking to a whole new level. Nowadays, many dog walking apps are popping up, yet none provide the high level of care and attention to detail that Swifto has always provided. While technology can be copied to some extent, it's actually the level of care, quality of the dog walkers we hire, and...

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Volunteering at NYC Animal Shelters

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Shelters would not be able to help homeless animals if it weren’t for volunteers. Volunteers are the backbone of any shelter since they provide helping hands in many different areas. From training, to walking, to feeding, to office work, to driving, to running adoption events, shelters would not be able to run without caring volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at a local animal shelter, here are some things to...

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Fostering A Dog When You Already Have A Dog

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Fostering a dog can be a wonderful experience since you get to play a significant part in getting a pet to his or her forever home. These dogs come from all sorts of backgrounds and might require extra love and attention because of their pasts. Since you have a deep love for dogs, you already have a dog and realize this might make fostering a bit different in your situation. How can you ensure a smooth transition for both dogs?

First, you need to ask...

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Taking Your Dog On A Plane

Traveling is a huge part of our lives, and getting there is only part of the adventure. Air planes have undeniably made our lives easier, bringing us closer to the world outside of our apartment. Millions of people every year pack their bags and their best friends for air travel. The information in this article can help you decide if flying with your dog is a realistic option for both of you. Make your dog’s safety and comfort a priority in traveling if the pup must go along for the ride.

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Making Your Dog A Service Dog

 

Millions of people across the United States have their dogs with them at all times. Going to the movies, riding public transportation, eating out, and shopping, all includes one hand on a leash. There is more than meets the eye in these situations. Many people need to have their dog with them for support and assistances due to physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. People who require a service dog need the dog in order to...

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