Adopting a Pet – Am I Ready?

Aug 27 2020

With months of quarantine under our belts, some of us are probably contemplating adopting a pet for the first time. Especially since many companies are indefinitely moving to remote work, there couldn’t be a more perfect time to bring another personality into your home. But before you rush to your local animal shelter, it’s important to know exactly what you are getting yourself into financially, mentally, and physically to determine if you are truly ready to be a pet owner. Are you financially stable? Some pets are more expensive than others, but there are always costs associated with any animal you…

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What it Means to Foster a Dog or Cat

Jun 05 2020

Springtime is in full session, and you know what that means… kittens and puppies are EVERYWHERE! With Covid-19, things this year are a little tougher for animal shelters. Many places that could take in overflow are closed, and foster parents are needed now more than ever. Memphis Pets Alive! is a local organization that is taking in many of these animals, and they could use your help! There are so many reason to foster a dog or cat, especially if you want a pet but can’t commit long-term right now. It can also be a great litmus test to see…

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Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers

Apr 02 2020

Buying gifts for pet owners can be stressful, especially if you’ve already gotten them the classic paw print mug, cat kitchen towel, or pit bull t-shirt. I’ve put together this unique list of gift ideas for pet lovers to help you think outside the box and get something the recipient won’t forget! Personalized Painting One of the most special gifts a pet owner can receive is a handmade painting of their pets. This is not something I could ever do on my own, but luckily we have so many talented people in Memphis! Abby Crenshaw from Heart Over Hand is…

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COVID-19: Working from Home with Pets

Mar 27 2020

Life has been pretty crazy lately, huh? Many of us are now working from home as we try to prevent this outbreak from getting any bigger. If you’re anything like me, the first few days were kinda fun. I got to spend lots of time with my pets, wear sweatpants to work, and snack as much as I want with no judgment. Now that over a week has gone by… it’s a little more difficult. As much as I love my dogs, they are driving me crazy during my work hours. If you’re in the same boat, I have some…

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Tuxedo American Shorthair – Introducing a New Set of Pawprints!

Feb 21 2020

I’m sure you have all seen a Tuxedo American Shorthair before- they look like normal black cats but with white patterns, generally on their paws, tummy/chest, and face. Well, we have some exciting news here at Pawprint Parent. We’ve introduced a new set of pawprints to our family!   Meet Archie! He’s a classic Tuxedo American Shorthair and about 6 months old with beautiful golden eyes. He’s just the cutest little kitten I’ve ever seen! He was found in a parking lot where some kids were throwing him around like a baseball. While he is understandably a little shy from…

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Memphis Animal Services Valentine’s Day Sleepovers

Feb 07 2020

It’s that time of the year again- Valentine’s Day! This year, why not do something extra special and bring home a dog for a Valentine’s Day Sleepover? Memphis Animal Services is hosting an event where you can bring home an adoptable dog on Thursday, February 13th to love on for the entire weekend, and then bring them back Sunday, February 16th. This gives you the opportunity to have a special date for the weekend, and the dog will be so thankful for a little weekend trip. Plus, this helps Memphis Animal Services gather information on the dogs, such as how…

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