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Fourth of July Cat Safety Tips

July 4th is a day filled with cook-outs, fireworks, swimming, and in general, good times… for the humans, that is. For pets, Independence Day can be a day (and night) of unsettling noises, separation from the family, confusion and danger. Here are some tips to help keep your cat safe during this holiday.

Cat safety tips for the Fourth of July

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The Rollin’ Bones: Puppy Love

No need to feel blue this Valentine’s Day! To help singletons while they are waiting for “the one”, the Co-op Insurance in conjunction with The Rollin Bones have shot a new video called Puppy Love!

Could this be any more romantic? Meet the band, see behind the scenes footage, and more, by visiting the website here. Seriously friends, you need to visit the site, it’s super cute. You can even find Valentine images to share with your friends, like this one:

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

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#RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Make it special and set the best kind of #RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet.

When looking for love, you’re more likely to find the real deal at your local animal shelter than at your local bar, or on Tinder, or Ashley Madison for that matter. Just for starters, about 81 percent of people on dating sites and apps lie about height, weight or age in their profiles (according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study). But dogs and cats don’t lie about tail length or being housebroken, what you see is what you get.

Instead of roses this year, Best Friends Animal Society is offering you a dozen reasons why your #RelationshipGoals should include the adoption option. (You’re welcome.)

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1. Hanging with a pet will give pleasant new meaning to “Netflix and chill.”

2. Your pet’s lasting love will make you never fear being “ghosted” again.

3. Adopting a pet will help you overcome that fear of commitment.

4. You’ll always have someone there to kiss you good morning, even before you brush your teeth.

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5. Walking a cat on a harness and leash is a guaranteed attention-getter.

6. Chances are your pet will love to spoon and snuggle as much as you do, if not more.

7. Your new canine companion will give you a valid reason to hang out and meet people at the dog park.

8. More than 63 percent of people consider pets to be members of the family (according to the AVMA). So no matter what the configuration of a family unit, pets are a perfect source of love and companionship.

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9. If you’re not finding true love on Tinder, adopting a pet may be your answer.

10. A pet will help you get accustomed to 24/7 adoration and unconditional love.

11. An adopted pet can help you become less self-centered, as you learn to put another’s needs before your own.

12. If you’re looking for love, but are freaked out by forever, check with a local shelter or rescue to find out about fostering.

Best Friends Animal Society and its official media sponsor, Hallmark Channel are offering pet adoption fees starting at $14 to help you find “The One.” The national event is taking place February 1-15 at Best Friends adoption centers in Utah and Los Angeles, and at an event in New York, as well as through participating No More Homeless Pets Network partners across the country. (More information about the promotion can be found at http://bestfriends.org/TheOne/.)

“If you’re looking to bring home a new pet, few people will argue that adopted animals reward their people with a depth of love and loyalty that pets from other sources often don’t seem to rival,” said Gregory Castle, co-founder and chief executive officer for Best Friends Animal Society. “They seem to know they were given a second chance, and they spend their lives repaying their families.”

Who knows, having a pet might even help you meet that special someone, if you haven’t already. Relationships come and go, but adoption can—and should– last a lifetime.

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Fetching Hope this holiday season

Cute and comfortable shoes that also help shelter dogs in need? Absolutely! Talk about a gift made in heaven! What dog lover wouldn’t love to find a pair under their tree? Imagine the excitement when the lucky recipient also learns that their fun and comfy shoes helped animal rescue too!

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This season Bzees is partnering with I Am Not A Monster to donate $5 per item sold to their Monster Holiday Drive, supporting animal rescue shelters across the United States.

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Bzees is the go-to footwear that is both simple and stylish. Easy-to-wear and easy-to-wash, Bzees is your ideal walking companion — besides your furry friend, of course! Bzees are designed with air-infused outsoles, free foam footbeds, dynamic stretch uppers and are antimicrobial. Translation: clouds on your feet!

Oh, did we mention they’re made for the washing machine? Dusty puppy paw-prints be gone!

Bzees is passionate about their favorite rescue dog and Chief Canine Officer, Oliver. They created Fetching Hope in his honor and through this effort, they’ll partner with animal rescue and advocacy groups to raise awareness and funds to improve, protect and comfort dogs in need.

You can even pick your own special elf to support through the Monster Holiday Drive… just look at these sweet faces!

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What are you waiting for? Go get some cute and comfy shoes for your loved ones (and a few for yourself) and help rescue pups at the same time. Gift giving for the win!

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