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PetHub Gives Back: What Is Shelter Share?

At PetHub, we are all about helping as many pets as possible. Not only do we help pets directly by helping get them home quickly with PetHub tags, we also help the shelters and organizations that find homes for pets through our Shelter Share program.    

How to Protect Your Pet Before an Emergency or Natural Disaster Strikes

Let’s face it: no one thinks a natural disaster or emergency will ever happen to them. Because of this, few people are as prepared as they should be to react in such situations.  

Tips for Better Photos of Your Dog

One of the many fun things to do as a dog owner is to get those shots of him being exactly who he is, quirks and all. The tough thing is you usually end up with something blurry or with green eye (the dog equivalent of red-eye). So I'm here to give you a few tips on how to get the most out of your dog photography so you can get better pictures of your best friend.     1. Get them in their environment

How To Read Your Dog's Body Language

What Is Your Pet Trying To Tell You? Reading Your Dog’s Body Language.  

Recognizing Abnormal Stress and Anxiety in Dogs

No one likes to see their dog uncomfortable, nervous, or scared. It can be heartbreaking and make a pet owner feel powerless.   A little bit of stress, or fear, in life can be normal. However, it becomes a problem when your dog’s reaction becomes extreme and persistent.   

What is Causing My Dog's Anxiety?

Do you have a dog whose tail is almost always tucked between their legs and they can’t seem to settle? Or maybe they always avoid eye contact when you try to look at them and they retreat to the other room or into a hiding place often? If so, your dog likely has an anxiety disorder.     

10 Best Calming Aids for Pets

  If your pet suffers from fear, phobia, or any one of the several types of anxiety, you may wonder what you can do to help calm an anxious dog.   

Summertime Safety Tips

When the temperatures rise, remember to plan ahead for your dog's safety just as you would for yourself. Enjoying ecreational activities with your pet can be fun but don't forget these summertime precautions in the excitement.

Making An Emergency Kit For Your Pet

Unsure what you would need for your pet in an emergency? Well, review this handy infographic that lists everything you will need in order to create a helpful and quite possibly life-saving emergency pet kit.

Lost Pet Recovery Steps

Losing a pet is stressful, and it can be unclear on what you should be doing in order to find them. This checklist should help you with the process of trying to recover your lost pet.

Cold Weather Safety Infographic

It seems that every season brings new dangers for pets. Learn about keeping your pets safe in cold weather!

Pet IDs 101 Infographic

Did you know that 1 in 3 pets will get lost in their lifetime? Only 15-20% of lost dogs are ever reunited with their families and of those pets that do make it home, only do so because of ID tags, tattoos or microchips.    

How to Keep Your Dog Safe During Fall and Winter Walks

Just because the weather is changing doesn’t mean your dog walking routine should. Sticking to regular walks will help you and your dog avoid packing on pounds during the colder months.

Top 10 Cities For Dog Friendly Urban Hiking

The United States is filled with big cities that contain many parks and trails to explore with your dog. We teamed up with GoPetFriendly.com and created this infographic to highlight the top 10 cities in the U.S. for dog friendly urban hiking.

Prepare Now! How to Protect Your Pet in Case of a Natural Disaster Emergency

Caring for your pet, and keeping them safe, in a natural disaster starts before one even happens. You’ve probably all heard the message about preparing your pet but how many of you have actually taken the steps to do it?

Should I Advertise My Lost Dog (or Cat) on Craigslist?

The internet has made reuniting lost pets with their owners much easier. Posting a lost pet to Facebook groups, and your own Facebook profile, can be very helpful. Craigslist is another online tool that many people turn to. But is advertising your lost pet on Craigslist a good idea?

Making Posters & Flyers To Find Your Lost Pet Infographic

Here are five things to keep in mind when preparing to create posters. 1. Use phrases that instantly capture people’s attention such as “Lost Dog”.

7 Great Organizations Helping Bring Lost Pets Home

We - PetHub - created Lost Pet Prevention (LPP) Month in July 2014 to give pet parents focused, in-depth resources, tools and strategies for preventing a lost pet, as well as advice for getting them home quickly if they go 'AWOL' (Absent without a leash). Even though July is the offical LPP month, we work just as hard the rest of the year to fulfill that mission.  

Infographic of What You Need To Create a Lost Pet Tool Kit

No one plans to lose their pet but it's better to prepare in case a pet does go missing. The infographic below highlights everything you should have on hand in case your pet goes missing. Remember, if you have these things on hand, the less time you will spend gathering the materials and the more time you can put into your search for your missing pet.     Portable Cell Phone Charger

Tagging Your Car Can Help Find Your Lost Dog Infographic

  Certain types of dogs can cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. An aloof dog may avoid strangers and head out of your neighborhood to a more secluded area such as nearby woods.   Tagging your car can help get the word out about your missing dog while you search outside your neighborhood.  

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