Beat the Monday Blues: My dog, my playmate

To be good at something, you need to start from young. That's exactly what this aspiring vet is doing. To help her reach her dream is her trusty Bull Terrier!

It is an adorable sight to watch children play with their pet. A house pet may be a child's first best friend he/she ever has. Just be sure that there is an adult to supervise at all times.

Pet Adoption Friday: Goldie and Bagel from Humane Society (Singapore)

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Name: Goldie
Age: 3 years old
Sex: Male
Breed: Golden Retriever
Personality: Shy to stranger but affectionate once warm up
Size (Full Grown): Large
HDB - Approved: No
Good with other dogs: Yes
Health: Under treatment for demodex
Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Sterilised: No
Special Needs: A loving home <3

Bagel

Name: Bagel
Sex: Female
Breed: Beagle
Age: 5 years old
Size (Full Grown): Medium
HDB - Approved: No
Good with other dogs: Yes
Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Sterilized: Not yet
Personality: Outgoing and easy-going but prefers to be the only dog at home.

If you find that both Goldie and Bagel look familiar, that's because they have been featured on Pet Adoption Friday several times but yet to have any luck in finding forever homes. If you have room for one more doggie companion in your life, do consider them. (:

To find out more about Goldie or Bagel, please email Ms Judie Chang at doggedbylove@yahoo.com or visit Humane Society (Singapore)'s Official Facebook page.

Pet Care Tips: What Are the Best Bird Toys?

Birds are extremely intelligent and keeping them in barren cages really upset them. It can cause them a lot of psychological despair. So what are some good toys for them? Watch the video to find out.

Beat the Monday Blues: No Kitty No!

Here's a cheeky little kitty that you don't want to mess with. Be afraid. Be very afraid...

Some pets may appear 'naughty' to you but the real reason may just well be a lack of correct communication. Scolding your pet is not the solution. What they need is to get trained. You might also be interested to meet with a pet behaviourist just to check on your pet.

Pet Adoption Friday: Megan and Milo from Exclusively Mongrels

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Name: Megan
Age: 3 months old
Sex: Female
Breed: Singapore Special
HDB Approved: Unsure as the puppy is still young

Megan is a very playful and boisterous girl who loves to be around other dogs and humans. Extremely intelligent and curious, Megan will make a suitable second or third canine companion.

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Name: Milo
Age: 2 months old
Sex: Breed: Singapore Special
HDB Approved: Unsure as the puppy is still young

Milo is a tad shy and will take a little time to warm up to strangers. He is very friendly and will make a good first canine companion for dog owners.

If you wish to adopt Megan or Milo, please contact Kevin at 9789 0569, or send a private message (PM) on Exclusively Mongrels' Facebook page.

Pet Care Tips: How to thoroughly clean and maintain a litter box

Hygiene is an important factor in a human-pet relationship. As a cat owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your cat's litter box is cleaned promptly and thoroughly so your house stays fresh-smelling and your cat, healthy and happy.

Beat the Monday Blues: Honey, we got a new helper!

Out of the 1001 household chores there are to do, doing the laundry can either be a pain or a breeze. Meet Baron, the German Shepherd who will show you how joyful it is to do laundry for his family.

For centuries, dogs are known to help people do work. Even now, there are dogs to help our police officers to detect different illegal items from drugs to weapons. All this would not have been possible without training. Owners should also remember to reward their dogs for good behaviour. Guess that's why dogs are called a man's best friend!

Pet Adoption Friday: Mixie, BG and Wink from Cat Welfare Society

CandleName: Mixie (Black and White) and BG (Black)
Sex: Female
Age: 3 months old
Breed: Domestic Short Hair

Mixie & BG are two lovely sisters looking for purr-ever homes.

They can be adopted together or individually. If you wish to adopt them, please send your message via WhatsApp to 9028 6819.

WinkName: Wink
Sex: Female
Age: 2 months old
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Tabby
Litter - trained: Yes
Good with other cats: Yes

Wink and her siblings were rescued from an industrial area at a tender age of 4 weeks old. She had a badly infected bulging eye that was already blind, and was affecting her health. That eye was removed to keep her alive.

Like a normal kitten, she eats, plays and sleeps a lot. She is extremely curious of her surroundings and enjoys human company. She loves a chin rub too. She likes to play with balls, and is very much contented with a box as a bed. Wink is beginning to eat adult cat food and kibbles. Despite being small for her age, she is full of energy. A strong girl, the loss of one eye is not a hindrance for her to live her life.

If you wish to adopt Wink, please send an email to abcelinev@gmail.com.

Pet Care Tips: How to choose a puppy: Tips on how to pick a puppy

If you have explicitly expressed in wanting a puppy over an adult dog, all the more you must make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. Today's video is very comprehensive and will take you through some hard-hitting questions and commitments you must be ready to face before getting a puppy. And, remember to consider adoption first.

Beat the Monday Blues: The sweet life of a Chicken

Chicken the Dwarf hamster (yes, that's her real name) is one lucky hamster because she has a playground all to herself! Here's a clip to show just how happy she is at play!

Like us, pets may feel bored. A solution to this is to provide enrichment materials such as toys or chewing blocks for them to play with. Your pet would appreciate you for that. A happy pet is a healthy pet!

Pet Adoption Friday: Candle and Soya from Causes for Animals Singapore

CandleName: Candle
Sex: Female
Age: 8 months old
Breed: Corss
HDB - approved: Yes

Independent and quiet, Candle would be perfect for a family who is looking for a dog that is comfortable being at home when everyone's at work. This girl has also been trained to do her "toilet business"outdoors.

CandleName: Soya
Sex: Male
Age: 1 months old
Breed: Corss

Soya is a calm and outgoing little boy who enjoys giving his paw to the people he is comfortable with.

If you wish to adopt Candle or Soya, please contact Causes for Animals Singapore (CAS) at 9793 7162 / 9697 3491 or send an email to adoption@causesforanimals.com

Pet Care Tips: How to care for a guinea pig

The adorable guinea pig makes a great addition to a family looking at keeping small animals. Best in pairs or more, the sociable rodent lives up to 10 years and requires attentive care from his owners. Find out in today's Pet Care Tips how you can care for a guinea pig.