Pets

Trained dogs are happier dogs

Trained dogs are happier dogs

As good and responsible pet owners, it’s our job to set up our dogs for success every day.  Training can improve the life of your pet but it can also bring the two of you closer together through the training experience. But it can also be a life saver. Basic  training can save your dog […]

Door never stops revolving at county animal shelter

Door never stops revolving at county animal shelter

Santa Rosa County Animal Services is near full capacity at the moment, although that isn’t anything new for the shelter in Milton, according to county animal services director Dale Hamilton. Animals are always coming and going. “It’s a revolving door, but we try to get them out fairly quickly, whether it’s adoption or a rescue […]

Proper planning means smooth travels for Fido

Proper planning means smooth travels for Fido

On what USA Today calls “one of the worst travel days of the year” many families will be loading furry friends into the car to visit grandma for Christmas. But traveling with dogs and cats requires unique preparation and supplies. PetTravel.com is an informational website with tools and advice for a variety of travel to […]

Navarre shoppers not forgetting furry friends this Christmas

Navarre shoppers not forgetting furry friends this Christmas

Christmas shopping is in full swing for four-legged family members in Navarre said Pet Nation owner Holly Elassaad. Elassaad has seen a jump in shopping by her regular customers as they seek Christmas gifts for their pets this holiday season. “Christmas themed toys are always big, and we start selling those right around Black Friday, […]

Pet Insurance growing industry in United States

Pet Insurance growing industry in United States

Humans aren’t the only ones who can get health insurance. Pets can to. And while it’s not common yet for pet owners in the United States to consider the option of purchasing insurance for their pets, it is starting to grow in popularity, according to Emily Briggs, a customer service manager for Pet Plan. “It’s […]

Pet costumes grow in popularity

Pet costumes grow in popularity

As Halloween approaches, millions of pet owners in the U.S. are looking to dress up their furry friends in celebration of the holiday. In fact, more people are planning to dress their cats and dogs for Halloween than at any point in the last 10 years according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Halloween report. […]

Four little piggies get to stay home

Four little piggies get to stay home

The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners approved an appeal to allow four pet pigs to remain with their family in a residential neighborhood Thursday, Sept. 22, during the monthly Special Rezoning meeting. Lana and Joseph Passman applied to the Zoning Board for a variance to allow their two Kune Kune pigs, Gypsy and Sunshine, […]

Zoning Board says ‘no way’ to pet pigs

Zoning Board says ‘no way’ to pet pigs

These little piggies need to find a new home. A Pace family may have to relocate their four pet pigs after a variance was denied by the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board Thursday, Aug. 11, to allow the pigs in a residential neighborhood. It was a close vote, split 3-3. The applicant, Joseph Passman said […]

Help your dog beat the heat

Help your dog beat the heat

It’s the beginning of August, historically Navarre’s hottest month and dog owners are looking for places to exercise their pets without overheating them.  However, with ordinances set forth by Santa Rosa County, the beach is not an option. As part of the animal control ordinance, Section 4-37 states: Animals are prohibited from public places in […]

Team Teddy: A story of loss and hope

Team Teddy:  A story of loss and hope

Teddy, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, was on the run in Navarre for four months before being reunited with his human mom and dad, John and Nancy Robertson of Cape Cod, Mass. Nancy Robertson recalled the day of his disappearance with grief as fresh as if it had just happened.  They were here on vacation. […]

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