During the holiday season we see many articles suggesting best gifts for the dog or cat. The pet stores are stocked full of cute, safe, and practical toys, play and exercise systems, beds, garments or dishes. Gourmet and organic treats make great stocking stuffers.
The very best gift, though, is to adopt a dog or cat, most of whom are just waiting to become part of a warm, loving family. Visit your local shelter or ASPCA.
Some cities even have special events, such as New York’s Whiskers in Wonderland holiday pet adoption event. Hosted at the Metropolitan Pavilion by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, the event–known as the largest of the season–features hundreds of cats, kittens, and rabbits.
Here are the details for the Whiskers in Wonderland 2011 event:
December 17 &18, 2011
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Manhattan
Irene Ross, CHHC, AADP (www.irenefross.com) also works with humans as a board certified wellness and nutrition coach. She helps people alter unhealthy habits so they can bring their lives into balance. The author of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways to Fire Up Your Day: Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance Your Life, is also an Ezine Expert Author.