Pet-Friendly Businesses

With summer temperatures soaring across the country, it is critically important not to leave your best fur friends in a hot car even for a moment. Fortunately, there are plenty of pet-friendly businesses that you may not know allow dogs inside. If you’d like to take your pup for a well-deserved car ride, consider any […]

Pet Overheating in Summer

The NOAA recently announced the findings of an international study that determined 2014 to be the warmest year on record, and one can scarcely pass a day without hearing of a pet dying of heatstroke inside a hot car. Tennessee recently passed a controversial piece of legislation granting legal permission for passersby to forcefully enter […]

Shedding Season is Upon Us!

Summertime is in full swing, and that means sunshine, vacations, and, for humans with dogs and/or cats, shedding. It’s coat-blowing season, and regardless of your dog’s size or coat, you’re likely seeing hair on everything you own. While shedding is a normal thing and most of us know this going into this whole living-with-a-pet thing, […]

Keeping Your Pup Safe this Fourth of July

Most people claim Christmas and Thanksgiving as their favorite holidays, but we’d be willing to bet that the Fourth of July is a close second for many. And why not? It has everything: good food, great weather, explosions, beer. However, there’s likely one member of the family who is terrified of and loathes Independence Day: […]

Re-Homing a Pet

Pets are part of the family, and when you bring a pet into your home, you do it with the expectation that they will spend the rest of their lives with you and your family. Unfortunately, sometimes life takes our plans and throws them right out the window, and we’re faced with circumstances in which […]


Congratulations to Ammo, PetFirst’s June Pet of the Month! “We adopted Ammo back in December 2014 via Companion Pet Rescue after coming across his picture on one of the mainstream pet adoption sites. It was love at first site. Bryan, my fiance, is a police officer & is often subjected to highly stressful situations on […]

Ask These Questions When Shopping for a Pet Insurance Plan

A recent report showed that Americans spent a record $56 billion on their pets in 2014. A staggering $14 billion of that was spent on veterinary care. For major illness or surgeries, the average veterinary bill is about $4,000. These figures may have your stomach turning circles, terrified that your beloved best friend may require […]

Why does my cat do that?

It’s 3:00 in the morning and you’re in the middle of another “winning the lottery and moving to the beach” dream when your cat brings you back to reality by spring boarding off of your face and onto the nightstand. This is among many behaviors that likely leave you scratching your head and wondering why in the […]