In 2018, 59.5% of cats and 55.8% of dogs classified as overweight or obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). October 9 is National Pet Obesity Awareness day so we’re here shedding a little light on this national issue. Run Those Dogs was founded on combining two of owner Jen Sewell’s
When your family makes the move to adopt a new family member discussions arise. How big? What breed? Good with other dogs? Children? Exercise needs? Shedding? All are vital conversations to have so that you clearly understand what kind of pet will be the best fit for your home. However, because we often are
If you’ve read our blog, you probably know that Run Those Dogs owner Jen Sewell is a big supporter and long-time volunteer with Stanwood’s animal shelter, NOAH Center. That’s why we’ve chosen to tell you about this upcoming opportunity to support them at one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, Music for the Animals.
According to the American Fire Administration, house fires affect approximately 500,000 pets each year. Many, many of those fires are avoidable. There are proactive things you can do to make sure your home isn’t one of them. Run Those Dogs has put together this post to inspire you to take small steps to protect your pets from the risks of
We celebrate National Specially-abled Pets Day annually on May 3. It honors those furry friends who take on life’s challenges with a wagging tail and boundless energy! Some of these beloved pets live with paralysis, missing limbs, blindness, deafness and other disabilities. Whether due to disease, birth defects or injuries, these pet’s disabilities do not make
Many people think of greyhounds as wild racing dogs. But myths about this unique and fascinating breed are being debunked as more and more of them are adopted into U.S. homes. Through education and our culture’s shifting attitude about the breed and dog racing, we expect to see big changes ahead. Run Those Dogs has
In honor of International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, we thought we’d bring you a list of some of the phenomenal women of our time who also happened to make pets a big priority in their productive lives. We hope you will recognize and thank some of the exceptional women in your life today and
February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. Why? According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), each year approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). Those numbers in U.S. shelters annually has declined from approximately 2.6 million in 2011. Pet overpopulation is a world-wide problem with many
We love supporting the NOAH Center Animal Shelter in Stanwood, WA. Run Those Dogs owner Jen Sewell volunteers there and adopted both of her wonderful dogs, Kai and Gus, from NOAH. Northwest Organization for Animal Help (NOAH) is dedicated to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless dogs and cats in Washington State.