Posts Categorized: special pets

Am I Saving an Animal if I Buy From a Pet Store?

We’ve all heard the saying, “adopt don’t shop” but what does it really mean? For some of us, we understand that rescuing a pet from a shelter is a definite way to save a life. However, some argue that by buying a companion animal from a crowded and cramped cell of a pet store is…

May Pet of the Month: RubyJ!!!

Herrow everyone! My name is RubyJ and I am CCLA’s Pet of the Month! I think I’m something special because my mom and dad PAWlways tell me I am! I was rescued a wittle over 2 years ago and haven’t had it very easy. In fact, my rescue journey began when I was taken to…

April Pet Of the Month: RICA!!

Hola amigos! My name is Rica and I am a fun loving, happy girl, born on the streets of Puerto Rico! My mama told me that I am CCLA’s newest “Pet of the Month”, so I have to admit, I cannot contain my excitement right now! Hold on, let me just get my zoomies out…

Ah Choo! The Truth Behind Hypoallergenic Pets

So, you’re allergic to dogs and cats but dream of the day you get to burry your face in their fluff and receive those wet kisses that everyone keeps telling you about! You want one of your own, despite your allergies, and decide to Google lists of different breeds that are hypoallergenic. You trust Google…

Heat Stroke? No Joke! Exercise, Heat, and Hot Dogs.

As CCLA walkers, we live to make your dogs smile! While we always have a good time, we also know that even our spry little friends have a limit to the amount of fun they can handle! We are no strangers to working with excited boys and girls who are eager to move fast and…

March Pet of the Month: LEO!!

Why, hello hoomans! I didn’t see you there. Here, sit down and stroke my body as I tell you all about myself! I am a pretty purrfect kitty who found my, “forever-home” in the year of 2013. I was only a little one, about a year and a half old—and way less wiser than I…

The Social Butterfly: Why it’s Important to Socialize your Pet

It’s always hard to see your cute and, once-innocent, fur ball turn into a growly, hissy monster in front of strangers and their pets. We want our pets to bring their best paw forward. However, without proper socialization skills, our sweethearts may not remain so sweet once out in unfamiliar territory. Below, we discuss the…

Tell-Tail Signs: How to Read your Cat’s Body Language

Do you ever wonder what your cat is thinking or what they may be trying to tell you? Perhaps a playful paw could be misinterpreted as aggression. Perhaps, a hiss may be misinterpreted as an act of playfulness. Truth is, our feline friends are communicating to us more often than we think! Below, we will…

4 Tips for Separation Anxiety

Does your pooch bark or howl every time you’re out of the house? Does he get into trouble by destroying furniture, walls, shoes, etc? Does he try to escape his crate, or try to flee the house when you’re gone? Does he pace in a steady pattern? These could all be symptoms that signify your…

February’s Pet of the Month: JIN!!

Greetings hoomans! My friends at CCLA told me that I have been chosen to be February’s Pet of the Month so I am very proud of myself right now! By being Pet of the Month that means that I have made tons of hooman friends and have therefore conquered my fears of people! You see,…