Category Archives: Florida Pets

Proceed with caution: It’s sea turtle nesting season

By Patricia Stephens, Owner, FloridaPets.net "For the next few  months, humans and their dogs must be extra careful when walking or playing on Florida's beaches." - Patricia Stephens Something very magical happens on many beaches in Florida from May 1 through October 31. Sea turtles get the nurseries ready for babies-to-be. It's during this time…
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Help pets find their way home with microchips!

"It's like a GPS for your dog, right?"  - Question from a 5-year-old neighbor when I was telling her about my dog's microchip. She was spot on.  WebMistress Note: Did you know dogs with microchips are 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners and cats with microchips are 20 times more likely…
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Pet Safety Guide

This article is used with permission by the experts at ADT Security. There is simply nothing that compares to welcoming a pet into your family. Starting a life with a new and exuberant friend is exciting, however, it also comes with a number of preparations in order to make sure your home is pet-friendly. To…
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Florida Pet Rescues

This page updated 03/10/18 "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   SPECIAL NOTE: This section contains a few organizations that work with Greyhound adoptions. FloridaPets.net does NOT endorse greyhound racing, but we are very supportive of rescue and adoption efforts on behalf of…
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Pet Friendly Florida Politicians

  Pet-Friendly Florida Politicians Compiled from various sources and organized by Patricia Stephens, Owner, FloridaPets.net  NOTE: This page was updated 4/19/18. Fortunately, issues about pets are usually some of the most bipartisan matters dealt with in Tallahassee or on Capitol Hill. Since lawmakers have a huge say about pet issues, it behooves us to know which politicians…
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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, FloridaPets.net 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, FloridaPets.net Below is a sample letter, ready for you to fill in the blanks, sign, and send.  Dear _______: (Name of the school administrator, church minister, etc.) Our little ones are so full of love. What better time…
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