Family Pet

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Helping a New Dog or Cat Adjust to Family Life

Did you decide to adopt a new cat or dog during Quarantine? Here are some things you should consider when adding to your family and tips on helping pets adjust.
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Adopting a Pet During COVID-19

Many local families are adding four-legged friends to their households. Learn about the new trend of adopting a pet during COVID-19 and what you need to know if you join in.
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Do You Really Need Pet Insurance?

You insure your house, your car and your family. Should you insure your furry friends too? Get advice on pet insurance and how it could benefit your family.
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How a Cat-Loving Senior’s Life Was Changed by an Adopted Shelter Dog

After the loss of her mom, Cindy La Ferle found solace in an adopted shelter dog named Coco. Here, she tells that story.
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Pet Adoption Agencies in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Families in the market for a new pet can check out these local pet adoption agencies to help find the perfect forever or foster cat, dog or other critter.
Max the cat laying on a couch

How a Cat Named Max Helped With the Loss of Mom

A local mom tells the story of a cat named Max – a former stray who helped her husband cope when his mom was sick and comforted him after she passed away.
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Helping Kids Cope with the Loss of a Family Pet

Fido and Fluffy are a part of the family, and it can be tough for kids when they pass away. An expert offers tips to help kids handle the loss of a family pet.
Dakota the therapy dog sitting with two cheerleaders

Dakoda the Therapy Dog Helps Walled Lake High Schoolers

Walled Lake Western High School has a new and non-traditional employee – Dakota the therapy dog. Meet Dakoda and find out how she helps students and staff.
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Black Cat Adoption, Pumpkin Pounds, Pac-Man Scores and More

Impress your friends with these spook-tacular October fun facts including black cat adoption stats, pumpkin records and more.

The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Kids

Loss and grief can be swift and sudden, and processing both can be a struggle. A metro Detroit expert explains how animal therapy for kids can help.
A dog eating from the Kitchen Dog, Inc wall-mounted bowls

Kitchen Dog, Inc. Wall-Mount Bowls by Livonia Company

Are you sick of messes whenever your dog or cat has a meal? Try this new bowl by Livonia-based Kitchen Dog, Inc.
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Dog Parks in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

If your pooch has tons of energy, let them run and play at one of these dog parks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.