The Mountaintop School for Dogs

If you are looking for a great read on animal shelters and helping abused animals, I suggest The Mountaintop School for Dogs and other second chances by Ellen Cooney. While it is fictional, it is more realistic than one would suspect. I truly enjoyed this novel. It was very descriptive, and it constantly gave you a sense of what was happening.

My Summary:

A 24 year old girl named Evie leaves her hometown to become a dog trainer helping abused dogs. Meeting the dogs and working with them for the first time helps her learn more about herself and how animal abuse can have a bigger negative impact on animals than she would imagine.

Notes for Parents:

There is a small amount of profanity.

Novel:

The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney

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Make Sure Your Cats are Happy

To prevent your cats from being stressed, make sure that they get a necessary amount of their time outside and/or being active. Many shelters forget this need for cats and leave them in cages. Cats need to be active and happy so that they feel content and are able to function properly.

If it’s cold outside, or your cat is an indoor cat, here are some tips that you can try:

  1. As weird as it may sound, walking your cat on a leash can help them get the necessary exercise that they need. Make sure to start leash-training them when they are younger
  2. Buy a kitty condo (also known as cat trees). These cool contraptions help cats get out energy and also relax
  3. Play with your cat. If you need to get some cat toys and play with your cats. You bond with them and they get exercise
  4. CLEAN THE LITTER BOX

If you need more ideas please click on the link here: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/cats/tips/cat_happy_indoors.html

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