The day after July 4th is usually chaotic for animal shelters and humane societies across the country. Think about it: with the fireworks, backyard BBQs, and general shenanigans that go along with a national holiday, there’s plenty of opportunity for dogs to get in harm’s way – and motivation for them to escape too.
Here are some tips for dogs and fireworks around the Fourth of July –plus some safety advice for BBQ grilling and dogs this summer.
Because each Gunner Kennels customer story, and relationship with their dog, is different, we’ve started to document a few for you. This week we’re with Leah Shamos Twitchell, a Maine resident and dog trainer with a soft spot for rescue dogs. Unfortunately, two of Leah’s rescues are escape artists – due to separation anxiety and what she says could be PTSD – and she went through as many as 6 different crates before the G1™. Read on to see why she describes Gunner Kennels as “bomb proof.”
Since 1999, the Friday following Father’s Day has been deemed “Take Your Dog To Work Day.” Usually we’re not the biggest fan of these arbitrary days, but this is one we can really get behind. If you own a company and you’re reading this, you should think about participating. Here’s why.
The extreme heat is rolling in where we are – which means it’s time for our yearly reminder that you need to be extra vigilant when it comes to your dog’s health. We’ve already told you what to do if your dog has a heat stroke. Today we’ve put together some simple steps you can take to proactively shield your dog from overheating this season. And as a bonus, we list out why a Gunner Kennel is your best option, because the G1™ works for your dog in the heat too. Read on…
In observance of National Pet Preparedness Month, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) is sharing tips and products from its members, including Gunner Kennels, on to help pet owners be ready and keep their pets safe in the event of an emergency. According to a study from Fritz Institute, 44 percent of non-evacuees during Hurricane Katrina did not want to evacuate due solely to their pets. Because pets are part of our family, preparedness is key.
Because each Gunner Kennels customer story – and relationship with their dog – is different, we’ve started to document a few for you. This week’s Q&A is with Lori Coleman, a Florida resident whose dog “Deacon” is the unofficial mascot of Clay Humane Society, where she works. Last year, Lori and Deacon were in a car wreck that almost went very, very wrong. Keep reading to learn about their experience.