Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Year’s resolutions for your best four-legged friend

Make 2011 a better year for pets and people by taking to heart a New Year’s resolution for your best four-legged friend. The Oregon Humane Society encourages everyone to adopt one (or more) of these Top Ten Resolutions to improve the lives of pets, people and homeless animals.

Repeat after us: In 2011, I resolve to show my love for my four-legged companion.

Here’s how:
  1. Get a microchip ID for my pets to go along with their ID tags
  2. Get exercise by walking my dog every day
  3. Play with my cat every day
  4. Remember to keep my pet fit and trim and refrain from using food as love
  5. Pack a disaster preparedness “go pack” for my pet, just in case (with leash/food/medication and other necessities)
  6. Teach humane treatment of animals to my children (you can even encourage their school to invite the OHS education team to make a classroom presentation)
  7. Schedule my pet’s annual veterinarian appointment
  8. Volunteer my time and talents at a local animal shelter to help homeless pets
  9. Encourage friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances to have their pets spayed or neutered
  10. Give the gift of compassion with a monetary donation to my local animal shelter
And one last resolution...subscribe to CityDog Magazine to discover where to go and what to do with my four-legged friend in 2011! Woof!


Janet Dillon Robinson said...

So happy to have stumbled across this blog, I look forward to reading it!

CityDog Magazine said...

Hi Janet -- Thank you so much! FYI, we just relaunched our new website and the CityDog Blog has moved here:


I hope you will continue to follow us!