Category Archives: Pet Adoption

An Ounce of Prevention

Preparing to be a pet parent should be done with just as much forethought as we should put into starting our human families.

Love The Animals

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and in this time of added stress and anxiety over our own lives and the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, this topic offers us an opportunity to look beyond ourselves to those creatures who are at our mercy all the time. 

What I’ve learned about puppy training so far

Training our crazy ball of fur.

Do as I say, not as I did


heal betsy-jake dumb dogGeneralizations about humanity are probably best avoided, but my experience in animal welfare, as a volunteer, the founder of, and now Heal House Call Veterinarian, has left me pretty convinced of a few "truths" about humanity.

How to find the right pet to adopt

heal betsy jim adopting right petFinding the right pet is an art. First, you have to, as the Greeks, said, "Know thyself."