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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Some Of My Friends Are Rats

Categories: Behavior & Training
I never thought of rats as cuddly pets until I arrived at Marin Humane as a rookie volunteer.  My aim was to be a Dog Pet Pal doing my bit for pooches in need under the direction of the busy shelter staff.   But when you hang out with animal-care professionals for more than a …

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Happy Endings – Mango And Berry

Categories: Blog, Happy Endings
I had been wanting another rat for a long time. I had my two, Lucy and Ethel, but I love having three. Then when one passes away, you don’t feel bad for the other because they have another friend. When we learned they were bonded, I finally convinced my mom to bring me to meet …

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