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Keep those dog ears clean

By Patricia Stephens, Owner, Through the years we've shared our lives with many dogs and a few cats, some purebreds, most "mixed blessings," as I like to call the ones of dubious ancestry. We've faced down dog and cat fleas, ticks, heartworm treatment for one dog we found not far from our house, emotional…
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Doggie dining etiquette is on the menu

By Patricia Stephens, Owner, More and more Florida eateries and pubs are allowing you to grab some grub on their outdoor patio accompanied by your dog. I always remind people this is a privilege to be honored. Doggie dining has been legal in Florida since 2009, but not all counties or cities around the…
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Dog Friendly Outdoor Spaces

Pooch Paradise! Dog-Friendly Outdoor Spaces By Sally Perkins You know that dogs love the outdoors. The intense curiosity of a dog in the great outdoors is a fantastic, endearing and sometimes hilarious sight to owners as they snuffle out every last smell and sense in the wilderness.   The great news is that you can create…
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Low Cost Spay and Neuter Programs

  Did you know? One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in six years. One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens in seven years. Please be part of the solution, not the problem - have your pets spayed or neutered. Alachua County Humane Society 2029 NW 6th Street Gainesville, FL…
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Florida Pet Rescues

This page updated 02/22/18 "Saving one animal won't change the world, but it will change the world for that animal." - Unknown Read the very special  Rescue Rainbow Bridge Something special for anyone whose every rescued a dog: Just One Dog makes it all worthwhile. SPECIAL NOTE: This section contains a few organizations that work with Greyhound…
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Pet Trusts

Who Will Take Care of Your Pets? By Danny Meek, Esq. Pictured, Danny Meek with his fur child, Anna If you die without making advanced and sufficient plans for your pets, they could end up in a shelter and eventually be euthanized. That's a harsh thought, but according to the Humane Society of the United…
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Pet Friendly Florida Politicians

  Pet Friendly Florida Politicians Compiled from various sources and organized by Patricia Stephens, Owner, FloridaPets.netNOTE: This page is currently under construction. Fortunately, issues about pets are usually some of the most bipartisan matters dealt with in Tallahassee or on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers have a huge say about pet issues and so it behooves us to know…
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Pet Cat Tunnel

Pet Cat Tunnel WHY I LIKE THIS: I'm not a cat, but if I were, I bet I'd get bored easy. This tunnel would keep me occupied longer than a day or two! BEST WAYS TO PLAY: With 3 spacious tunnels, built-in crinkle crackle paper, peephole & bell toy, this popular tunnel chute gives your…
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Dog Treat Training Pouch

Dog Treat Training Pouch WHY I LIKE THIS: It's an all-in-one carry-along, ready for the dog park or just a trip around the neighborhood. It's also handy in case you have to evacuate with your pet. EASILY STORES KIBBLE, TOYS & TREATS: The convenient drawstring securely holds in generous amounts of dog training treats, accessories,…
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Dog Birthday Decorations Kit

Dog Birthday Decorations Kit WHY I LIKE THIS: If you've never had a birthday party for your pup, this kit has everything you'll need to make the event a pawsitively sensational time for all. Just add your dogs' pals and you're all set! EVERYTHING YOU NEED - This dog birthday party kit contains the best…
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How to Help If You Suspect Animal Abuse or Cruelty

How to Help If You Suspect Animal Abuse or Cruelty By Patricia Stephens, Owner, Getting Started You’ve seen something happening to an animal that’s bothered you, or that you feel is downright cruel. What can you do to help an animal in need? First, check the animal cruelty laws in Florida by heading over…
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How to make a natural flea shampoo for dogs

How to make a natural flea shampoo for dogs Gather the following ingredients: 1 Tbs. colloidal oatmeal (available at most pharmacies) 28 oz. hot water 1 Tbs. aloe vera juice (available in health food stores) 4 oz. pet shampoo (concentrated, biodegradable and hypoallergenic) 2 Tbs. orange peel oil (available in health food stores) 2 vitamin…
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How To Ask Schools and Churches to Teach Compassion Toward All God’s Creatures 

How To Ask Schools and Churches to Teach Compassion Toward All God’s Creatures  By Patricia Stephens, Owner, Below is a sample letter ready for you to fill in the blanks, sign and send.  Dear _______: (Name of school administrator, church minister, etc.) Our little ones are so full of love. What better time than…
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Humane Societies

Humane Societies "If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." - St. Francis of Assisi Serving Alachua County Alachua County Animal Services Alachua County Humane Society Serving the Gainesville area Animal Care and…
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