April. It's All About Kids and Pets!

April is National Autism Awareness Month. It’s also the month we celebrate National Pet Day, National Kids and Pets Day and National Library Week. Over the course of just one month, we shine a light on kids, pets, the challenges of autism, and reading. This gives me the happy opportunity to highlight several remarkable programs that all share a common denominator: the special relationship between kids and pets.

Choosing a Pet -- 11 Steps to a Good Match

Thinking of adding a pet to your family?  Be sure you and your family take the time to consider what it will mean for all of you to add another member to your household! And one with very particular needs at that. Here are some questions that will help you decide if you’re ready for a pet and, if so, which one is right for you.

Air Fresheners -- Why They Really Stink

When we waken to the stale aroma of last night’s dinner, or catch a whiff of the litter box, what do we do? Chances are, we grab a can of air freshener or light a scented candle.  Problem solved!  Or not. In fact, we may have created an even bigger problem.

Toxic Pet Toys?? 13 Steps to Choosing Safe Toys for your pet

Are our pets’ toys harmful? Even toxic?  I'm afraid the answer is yes.  At least some of them are, primarily because of the chemicals they contain. Here are 13 steps to choosing safe toys for your pet.