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Animal Food Banks Help Communities

Updated: Dec 02, 2022 Originally Published on Animalfoodbank.org Feb15, 2021 Animal Food Banks Help Communities You may have seen a pet or animal food bank in your community.  Why are we needed?…

Animal Rescues In Canada

Animal Rescues in Canada Animal rescues in Canada – and most probably, everywhere – are very different from animal shelters in the ways they operate, along with their mandates. Not having consistent…

Chattel And Pets, What Is Chattel?

Chattel And Pets, What Is Chattel? What is Chattel? Can our pets be classified as chattel? Are our pets nothing but property? In the Merriam Webster dictionary, the word ‘Chattel’ is defined…

Gigantic Influences of Pets for the Homeless

Gigantic Influences of Pets for the Homeless Never understimate the influences of pets. Homelessness is a very complex issue that is different for everyone experiencing it. Sleeping on the streets is a…

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What’s a Good Name for a Dog?

What’s a Good Name for a Dog? There’s more to a dog name than most…

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Animal Rescues In Canada

Animal Rescues in Canada Animal rescues in Canada – and most probably, everywhere – are very different from animal shelters in the ways they operate, along with their mandates. Not having consistent standards in terms of animal care and policies means that anyone…

Why Every Canadian Pet Owner Needs an Emergency Plan

Why Every Canadian Pet Owner Needs an Emergency Preparedness Plan You may be surprised to know that in Canada, the policy regarding the provision of emergency aid during disasters doesn’t prioritize pets. This oversight can leave countless animals at risk during wildfires, floods,…

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Ways To Prevent Pet Surrendering

Ways To Prevent Pet Surrendering What is Pet Surrendering? What can we do to prevent it? Pet surrendering is the act to find a new home for your pet. Sometimes pet owners face with extremely difficult circumstances which leaves them struggling to keep…

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Gigantic Influences of Pets for the Homeless

Gigantic Influences of Pets for the Homeless Never understimate the influences of pets. Homelessness is a very complex issue that is different for everyone experiencing it. Sleeping on the streets is a horribly difficult, isolating and dehumanizing thing to do. As a homeless…

I Run A Pet Food Bank. I’ve Been Quiet Long Enough.

I run a pet food bank. I’ve been quiet long enough. Hi my pet loving friends and supporters, It is not often that I feel called to put myself front and center, after reading the following increased demand for food banks article today…

Animal Food Banks Help Communities

Updated: Dec 02, 2022 Originally Published on Animalfoodbank.org Feb15, 2021 Animal Food Banks Help Communities You may have seen a pet or animal food bank in your community.  Why are we needed? Food banks work to address the problems of food insecurity. Traditional…

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The Magic of Dog Companionship for LGBTQIA+ People

The Magic of Dog Companionship for LGBTQIA+ People Why we need pride – Dog Companionship for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month celebrates the beauty of LGBTQIA+ culture and community. It honours the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which was the catalyst for the gay liberation…

Dog Ownership Etiquette Series: Dos and don’ts at the park

Dog Ownership Etiquette Series: Dos and don’ts at the park Going to the dog park with your dog is something that just never gets old! There are so many positive impacts that it has including giving your dog the opportunity to socialize with…

What Are the Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds?

What Are the Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds? “Dogs are intelligent creatures” is quite an understatement. Some breeds are so smart that they could outwit you. We’ve all been here before when your furry buddy suddenly does something that amazes you, and you…

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The Magic of Dog Companionship for LGBTQIA+ People

The Magic of Dog Companionship for LGBTQIA+ People Why we need pride – Dog Companionship for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month celebrates the beauty of LGBTQIA+ culture and community. It honours the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which was the catalyst for the gay liberation…

Dog Ownership Etiquette Series: Dos and don’ts at the park

Dog Ownership Etiquette Series: Dos and don’ts at the park Going to the dog park with your dog is something that just never gets old! There are so many positive impacts that it has including giving your dog the opportunity to socialize with…

What Are the Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds?

What Are the Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds? “Dogs are intelligent creatures” is quite an understatement. Some breeds are so smart that they could outwit you. We’ve all been here before when your furry buddy suddenly does something that amazes you, and you…

Dog-friendly restaurants in Toronto that will blow your mind

Dog-friendly restaurants in Toronto that will blow your mind Toronto is home to close to 3 million people and with that many people, you can only imagine how many dogs there are! According to city stats, there are approximately 230,000 dogs living within…

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These breeds make the best apartment dogs

These breeds make the best apartment dogs It’s important that your new pup is suited to apartment living, and these 15 breeds are perfect for those living in smaller spaces. With so many of us living in apartments it’s important that perspective dog…

Fun Tricks You Can Teach Your Dog

Fun Tricks You Can Teach Your Dog It doesn’t take an expert trainer or dog whisperer to get your dog to perform fun tricks. With little patience and some tasty treats, most dogs learn a variety of fun tricks. The thing is, dogs…

9 dog-friendly patios to visit this July in Vancouver

It’s finally patio season! Here’s a list of 9 of the best dog-friendly patios in Vancouver to visit this month. Patio season has finally arrived in Vancouver and if you want to soak up the sun with a few cocktails without having to…

Dog park etiquette: simple rules for a positive dog park experience

Dog park etiquette: simple rules for a positive dog park experience Whether it’s on-leash, enclosed, or off-leash, dog parks are the highlight of the day for many pups, and it’s up to pet parents to ensure the the experience remains a pawsitive one…

Dog Ownership Etiquette Series Dog Friendly Flight Basics

The Dog Owner Etiquette Series Dog Friendly Flight Basics Dogs have been flying on airplanes for years and many airlines have adopted pet-friendly policies to make travelling with pets easily accessible. Despite this, flying on an airplane with your dog is still a…

Dog Ownership Etiquette Series: Dog Friendly Basics at Restaurants

Dog Ownership Etiquette Series: Dog Friendly Basics at Restaurants Every day, there are more restaurants in Canada opening their doors to our pets, and even offer them a chair at our table. Ok, wait a minute. Is that possible? No, of course it…

Pet Food Allergies vs. Pet Food Sensitivities

Pet Food Allergies vs. Pet Food Sensitivities A food sensitivity is different from a food allergy in both humans and animals. If we’re looking at food sensitivities – this is also referred to as an intolerance. When your pet experiences a food sensitivity…

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Picking Your Dog’s Name

Picking Your Dog’s Name Welcome to the AFB Pet Club, where the joy of pet ownership is celebrated! One of the first and most exciting decisions you’ll make as a pet parent is choosing the perfect name for your new furry friend. Picking…