The Cat, The Rat and the Girl

Categories: Behavior & Training
Socially responsible pet guardianship can be difficult. Dogs? On-leash or off-leash? Do you really have voice control? Or did you take one series of beginning dog training and call it a wrap? Cats? Indoors or outdoors? “Catios” or cat proof fencing? This is just a short example of choices pet guardians make that impact other …

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My Life as an ACT

Categories: Behavior & Training
Many years ago I started my Marin Humane journey as a volunteer adoption counselor, but when an opening came up for an Animal Care Technician position, I jumped on the application.  I was always so impressed watching the ACTs. They walked around in their Wellington boots  (for cleaning), they administered meds, and they were very …

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Boss Cats

Categories: Behavior & Training
We have a boss cat. Do you? Not clear on the concept? Here are some key questions to consider: Does everyone in your household adjust their routine for the cat? Can your cat stop your dog in his tracks with a glance? Are your neighbors’ cat-focused dogs afraid of your cat? Do your friends who …

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Penny and Georgie and Me

Categories: Behavior & Training
I have never had a cat of my own – a failure that I lament today.   People say it’s not too late, but it is unrealistic for me to adopt a cat now because my two dogs would never tolerate such a sin.  Cats and birds, especially turkey buzzards, are their unforgivable enemies.  They …

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Creature Feature: Piper

Categories: Blog, Featured Creature, Lives Made Happy
Piper – ADOPTED! Piper may not have a magic flute, but she’s so pretty, we’d follow her anywhere! This sweet and stunning 6-year-old may start out slightly cautious but it won’t take her long to get comfy and get down to biscuit-making once you give her some attention. Piper hasn’t had it easy. She’s been …

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