Choosing the Right Pet for Your Home

Adopting a pet can be an immense source of joy and companionship. However, there are many responsibilities and complications that come along with pet ownership. Here are some questions to consider before you make a decision to ensure that your house is a place of harmony.

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What kind of home do you live in? Where you live should play a huge role in what type of pet you adopt. If you’re living in an apartment or small house, it may be best to get a smaller breed dog, cat, bird, hamster, etc. Also consider the noise level of the pet you are adopting. Even small dogs can make a lot of noise, and you want to be sure that you will be considerate to your neighbors. Bigger dog breeds need plenty of leg room and opportunities to run, so an apartment isn’t the right environment for them. Do you rent? If so, be sure to talk to your landlord and see what type of pets are allowed and what fees come with adopting a pet in a rented space. Also keep in mind that having a pet may limit your future housing options if you continue to rent.

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Top 10 Dog-Friendly Destinations on Delmarva

One of the joys and responsibilities of being a dog owner is providing your dog with fun and adventure. If you’re looking for a break from your routine neighborhood walks, check out these dog-friendly Delmarva destinations.

1. Abbott’s Mill Nature Center. This historical nature preserve in Milford, Delaware features miles of trails for you to explore with your dog. Admission is free and the nature center is open to the public for hiking from dawn to dusk. 

2. Pocomoke River State Park. This Salisbury park offers many different trails for walking amongst cypress swamp and lush forest. It’s possible to spend hours hiking these winding trails, and would be a great adventure for dogs of all kinds. There are also opportunities for camping, fishing, boating, and much more.

3. Salisbury Dog Park. Located on North Park Drive just minutes from downtown Salisbury, this off-leash dog park provides plenty of opportunities for socialization for your dog, and even has agility equipment for training and play. The park is free and open year-round.

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D.I.Y. Dog Treats

Making homemade dog treats is a fun and inexpensive way to reward your furry friend for being a wonderful companion. Baked with love and using all natural ingredients from your kitchen, you can ensure that your dogs treats are both tasty and healthy with no additives or sketchy ingredients. Check out these recipes below for ideas and inspiration.

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The Hazards of Houseplants

Nothing brightens a home quite like plants and flowers. But plants can pose a safety hazard to your animal friends. Many popular plants and herbs such as, aloe, calla lily, carnations, and garlic carry mild to severe risks if ingested by cats and dogs. Check these lists before you start planting.

Plants Toxic to Dogs

Plants Toxic to Cats

With that being said, what can you plant? Your options may seem limited, but there are quite a few plants that you can still keep around the house. Some popular plants that are safe for both cats and dogs include:

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Featured Classified – Puppies

Featured Classified – Pets