Safely Introduce Your Rescue Dog to Your Newborn Baby

How to Safely Introduce Your Dog to Your Newborn

Bringing home a newborn baby is a whole new adventure for you and your family. There will be so many “firsts” in the years to come and lots of people waiting to meet your little one. But what about your dog meeting the baby for the first time? Introducing your dog to your newborn is a careful process that can start a beautiful lifelong bond. Here are some suggestions on how to navigate this first meeting, making it safe for you, your baby, and your pup.

Pet Fire Safety

Pet Fire Safety

According to the American Humane organization, each year, more than 500,000 pets are affected by house fires, with 1,000 house fires started by pets each year. It is important to remember your pets when considering your fire preparedness plan. Here are some tips to ensure your pet’s safety!

National Animal Advocacy Day, April 30

National Animal Advocacy Day

National Animal Advocacy Day is observed on April 30 each year. A day to recognize a cause that is very close to our hearts! We know that you, our wonderful HSSLC supporters, are fighting for animals all year long, but this is the perfect time for all of us to pause and ask ourselves how we can make our work together even more effective. We have some tips on how to be the best, strongest voice for animals.

Par Fore Paws Charity Golf Tournament at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County

Par Fore Paws Charity Golf Tournament

This charity golf tournament event was very important to us because it’s such a celebration of the importance of community, organizations, and emphasizes the generosity of our local businesses and their leaders. This tournament was made possible by many community partners but especially GL Homes.

So many benefits to having a pet

6 Benefits of Having a Pet

Pets come with a myriad of physical and mental benefits. When you’re feeling down, your dog could be what you need to bring you back up. If you want to become a pet-owner, you should look into adoption. There are numerous pets out there looking for a loving, caring home. Take the first step today and learn more about the adoption process.

Enrichment Program at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County

Enrichment Program

The HSSLC Enrichment program is designed to improve and enhance the mental lives of the dogs in our care. Many times dogs come into a shelter and become anxious or depressed. There is such a high energy level in the kennels that stresses some dogs out. Certain dog breeds also require a lot more exercise and attention than other breeds. If they aren’t able to get the needed exercise, this can lead to anxiousness or lashing out. This is why the Humane Society of St. Lucie County has decided to launch our NEW Enrichment Program.

Catober 1st at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County

Catober 1st

Thousands of cats get adopted from shelters each year. These cats have found their forever homes with loving families. Many times these families would love to celebrate their cat’s birthdays but are unsure of when their birthday actually is. That was what lead to Catober 1st being deemed as the universal birthday for shelter/adopted cats.