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Well-behaved Adult Dogs Awaiting Adoption at Pet Connection

Well-behaved Adult Dogs Awaiting Adoption at Pet Connection

Thinking about adding a dog to your family but dreading the "puppy stage?" Have you ever considered adopting an older dog? Pet Connection Programs Inc. currently has five dogs at the shelter in need of a loving home. 

Founded in 1984, Pet Connection is a maternity and special care nonprofit animal shelter located at 12935 Williston Road in Marilla. Adoption hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Adoption fees are just $150 for puppies and $80 for dogs six months or older. The adoption fee includes spaying or neutering, distemper/parvo combo shot, rabies shot (if old enough), deworming, microchip, bag of food, free health exam and more. Older dogs also spend time with our trainer and dedicated volunteers before heading to their forever home.

Look What the Cat Dragged In: Protecting Your Pets From Pests

Look What the Cat Dragged In: Protecting Your Pets From Pests

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

As the weather warms, pet owners nationwide are bracing themselves for flea and tick season. If you have ever dealt with a flea infestation, you know how important it is to protect your pets from these pesky critters. If you haven't faced fleas and ticks, consider this a helpful warning.

Could Your Cat or Dog Have Diabetes?

Could Your Cat or Dog Have Diabetes?

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Diabetes in humans is a well-known epidemic in the United States, but few pet owners realize the disease can also affect their pets. In fact, diabetes is growing among cats and dogs. If the diabetes is not managed, cats and dogs could be at higher risk for recurrent infections and other diabetes-related conditions, such as nervous system disorders and blindness in dogs.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

How Do You Define 'Natural' Pet Products?

How Do You Define 'Natural' Pet Products?

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

It's safe to say neither cats nor dogs give one whisker about whether the products they use are eco-friendly. Yet more pet owners do — and the pet industry is responding.

The exploding popularity of sustainable living has manifested itself in an increasing number of products being marketed as eco-friendly options for earth-conscious owners of all types of pets. Walk down the aisle of your local grocery store, and you'll see countless bags and boxes whose now-leafy labels boast “green,” “natural” or “organic” claims.

'Tails on the Trails' Event Will Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

'Tails on the Trails' Event Will Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will hold its sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. Proceeds from the event will benefit the animal shelter, founded in 1984.

“We are excited about Tails on the Trails as it brings out so many pet owners and their favorite four-legged friends to help our homeless animals at the shelter,” said Julie Garvey, president of Pet Connection Programs Inc. “The people who participate in this event know that just a little bit of extra effort can help save a dog or cat’s life, and we appreciate that.”

Rescue Group Searching For Lost Dog

Rescue Group Searching For Lost Dog

Black Dog Second Chance, a local non-profit animal rescue group, is looking for help from the public in finding "Kira" a dog that went missing recently.

Kira is a 9-year-old Husky mix that was rescued from an out-of-state high-kill shelter a few months ago. She went missing while out for a walk Saturday in the Clarence/Akron area.  She was last seen Sunday morning in Clarence on Davson Road, and originally went missing near Keller Road and Salt Road.

Black Dog Second Chance is offering a reward for her return, please contact them with information at their website, here, or call (716) 622-7217.