Budgeting for Your New Pet

How much is that doggy in the window? There are many costs to consider, beyond the initial investment, when adding a pet to your family. On average, households in the U.S. spend more than $500 a year on their pets. With …






Dogs and Babies

The pairing of children and dogs can seem idyllic, but the reality is to ensure the safety of both parties, it’s crucial that all interactions between the two are closely supervised. Whether you have a new pet or they’ve been …






HELPFUL RESOURCES

The website www.familypaws.com is a foundation that is dedicated to offering free education, videos and training services for families looking to successfully integrate babies (or toddlers) with dogs in the household.           Five Types of Supervision …






I Found a Baby Animal… Now What?

We’ve all been there, finding a litter of helpless kittens or a baby bird fallen from its nest.  These are among the most frequent calls we get at San Diego Humane Society. When coming across these helpless infants, our first …






Feline Diabetes

Meet Bob. Bob was an office cat at San Diego Humane Society up until his adoption. He, like millions of other cats, has been living a happy, healthy life with feline diabetes. While the diagnosis itself can sound intimidating, feline …






Pet Emergencies

Plan now so your pets are protected in the face of danger. Natural and man-made disasters happen unexpectedly, often leaving people and their pets scrambling for safety. Think you won’t be affected? Maybe think again. Our very own shelter experienced …






Gifting a pet for Christmas?

It’s a holiday scene as iconic as Santa Claus himself – a puppy or kitten donning a big red bow on Christmas morning.











Lost Pet Plan

As a pet parent, one of the most frightening moments you may experience is when you realize your pet is lost. The panic that follows this realization can make it hard to think clearly about what you should do next. …