Most of the time when people are thinking about adding a new dog to their family, they want to get a puppy. Sadly, there are many older dogs in shelters who do not find homes because people are not aware of the advantages of adopting a mature dog. For some reason, these dogs are considered […]
Summer brings its share of pet emergencies from exposure to water—whether chlorinated, salt or fresh—so review these common toxicities explained by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center and be ready! Beach Ocean creatures: Starfish, jellyfish, sea urchins, squid—there are a lot of critters in the water that can cause harm. Fortunately most of them live […]
Spring brings blooming flowers and beautiful green trees – which in turn, bring plenty of pollen, molds, and other allergens. You may find it frustrating to deal with seasonal allergies, but you aren’t alone in your struggle! Both dogs and people can suffer from environmental allergies, but despite being associated with many of the same […]
Your pet feels cold too! To keep your pet safe during cold winter months, PAHS shares this information on ways that you can help your pets get through the winter safely and in good health. Just because your pet has fur, that does not mean that it can tolerate long periods of cold. Forcing your […]
Keeping your pet cat safe and healthy indoors is important. PAHS wants to help you to do this with these tips. House cats can lead a contented and full life within the confines of your home. Even if you live on a quiet street and believe that your cat won’t go far from home, there […]
If you’ve ever had a cat, you’re probably well acquainted with the sight of a snoozing feline. In fact, cats sleep an average of 15-20 hours every day. If you’ve ever wondered why cats require so much shuteye, check out these facts: Cats are natural predators: Felines have the physiology of a predator, which means […]
Dogs are known for being pretty tolerant, easy-going creatures, but there are certain things that can bother even the most docile of pups. Your intentions may be good when giving a dog a hug or patting a pooch on the head, but some canines don’t appreciate these actions and they can result in fearful or […]
We came to work one day and found this beautiful dog statue in Emily’s Memorial Garden. The dogs always go to sniff it, always timidly, and some are scared of it! Storm decided she would sit by it, and ignore it.
Largo, a 1 1/2 year old Bloodhound, was released to PAHS at the end of May. He created a lot of interest in our kennel because Largo could be seen and heard! Largo is a great dog but not really built to be a house dog. Dr. Barry Orange of the Lexington Animal Hospital in […]
Pat Van Slyke celebrated a big birthday and instead of gifts she asked her friends to give to the shelter. Pat has very generous friends.Thank you for thinking of the animals waiting for their forever homes, Pat. Tony Contreras, a good friend to the dogs at PAHS is Pat’s husband.
We’ve had more birthdays celebrated this spring! Alexis Glasofer celebrated her 7th birthday and decided that she had enough “stuff” and decided the animals at PAHS could use some “stuff” instead. So her parents made a generous donation in her honor. She is pictured with her sister Lauren and 2 uncooperative kittens.
Safety is a concern for pet owners year-round, but there are a few poison risks to be especially aware of this time of year. Keep your pet safe from these five summertime pet poisons: Salt water: Dogs don’t know that ocean water is dangerous and may try to slurp up some of that salty H2O […]
This dog was abandoned and starving near 287. She had also been hit by a car and had a badly broken leg that needed surgery with a specialist. She stayed in a foster home during recovery and has now been adopted by her foster family. Zoey, formerly known as Durham Girl has been adopted! Her […]
The ladies from L’Oreal Berkeley Heights came to volunteer today. They were fantastic! They cleaned cat cages, walked dogs and did anything we asked them to do. I even think a few of them fell in love! Pictured are: Shelby Dominski Valerie Louie Denise Noutski Kaitlyn Dunn Piane Fu Alicia Cooper Thank you for all […]
Last fall we got a call for an injured dog. We picked up this Cocker Spaniel. She was not injured but in horrible condition. She had mange, her nails were so long they curled under and made it difficult for her to walk. Her eyes and ears were infected. She also had a urinary tract […]
For the past few years, our shelter has been trying to enter the world of social media in a contemporary way. Our President, Steve Cecchettini, has charged our Board to make this happen. We believe that it will be easier for our future supporters to keep track of our animals and our events if we […]
On May 9, 2015, we held our first Painting Fur PAHS evening to sponsor our shelter. Many, many special thanks to Michele and Doug Chapman for organizing this event. This was held at the South Plainfield Senior Center and what an evening it was! We had a full house – sold out every seat! Additionally, […]
On April 8, 2015, the shelter held our first luncheon at KC’s Korner in South Plainfield to honor the repeat volunteers who make our animals happy and help to defray our costs. Each volunteer has the biggest heart and typically attaches themselves to the same animal, which brings peace, comfort and familiarity to the animals […]
Pet parents usually have good intentions when it comes to raising their feline and canine companions, but sometimes mistakes are made. Be sure to avoid these ten common pet care pitfalls: 1. Adopting a pet on a whim: Pets are a long-term commitment that require care, time, and money. The decision to adopt a new […]
Tony Contreras has been walking dogs every week at PAHS for 12 years! The dogs start barking when they hear his voice and they can’t wait to see him and go for a long walk. He’s put a lot of miles on his shoes. Tony always gives them treats before he leaves, too. The humans, […]
On May 26th, 31 students from North Plainfield High School’s Bridge to Employment class, their teachers and a volunteer group from Johnson and Johnson came to the shelter to spend a few hours helping us. They split into inside and outside groups and went to work. The students that chose to work with the animals […]
By some estimates, almost 50% of cats in the United States are either overweight or obese. A few extra pounds might seem adorable on your sweet kitty, but the truth is that being overweight carries serious health consequences for felines. Below are seven health risks overweight cats face: 1. High blood pressure: Just like people, […]
From Kathleen O’Brien at NJ.com A New Jersey dog that was treated for “dog flu” by a veterinarian in New York State is the state’s first known case of canine influenza. The case was originally logged as occurring in New York until officials belatedly discovered the dog actually lives in New Jersey. The initial misunderstanding […]
Nate Ferriera celebrated his first birthday. We are sure that with the help of his parents, he wanted to have donations of dog and cat food made to PAHS! His friends were very generous as you can see. What a nice way to celebrate a birthday! Thank you Nate, and Happy Birthday!!
Thank you to all the supporters of the Painting Fur PAHS!
Melanie and Caroline Porras celebrated their birthdays this month. Melanie turned 7 and Caroline turned 4. These lovely young ladies decided that they had enough things and that the animals at PAHS needed some presents. So, their friends and family gave lots of nice gifts to our dogs and cats. How very generous Melanie and […]