Tips & Tricks

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Hot Weather Tips for Pets

Tips for teaching your dog to walk on a loose lease.  Yes it is possible! 

Etiquette for Dog Owners

Keep Your Pet Safe from Toxic Plants

Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pets

Managing a Leash Reactive Dog

Information about Dog Food Reviews and Recalls

Durham County APS

Orange County Animal Shelter

Local Weather-Related Emergency Information


ReadyNC.org
 is a thorough resource for how to prepare for weather-related emergencies, and provides detailed recommendations for what to pack in your emergency kits. They also offer a free phone App with extensive information about emergency planning and preparedness, including up-to-date evacuation notices, life traffic maps, transportation notices, and more.

Bring Fido offers an up-to-date list of Emergency Shelters that accept pets (organized by County), searchable listings for local pet friendly hotels, and recommendations for packing ‘go bags’ for your pets.

These following county services will send emergency notifications to you via text or email but you do need to register ahead of time. 

Durham County Emergency Managment 

Orange County Emergency Services.