Savannah Morning News Column

Social Etiquette for Dogs

Savannah Morning News – June 16, 2017 Kerri Polanski, Development & Marketing Manager My husband and I adopted our dog Beau at 10 months old without knowing any of his story. Beau was a shy puppy who loved to play and cuddle, but was sometimes skittish in random instances (including carrying a laundry basket or opening a sliding back door). Luckily, we learned early on th

Solving Litter Box Issues

Savannah Morning News – June 9, 2017 Kerri Polanski, Development & Marketing Manager Litter box issues are a common reason adult cats are surrendered to shelters even though there are some straightforward solutions to solving them.  Litter box issues with cats can be either behavioral or medical based; the hard part is figuring out the problem and how to resolve it befor

Fear of Fireworks

Savannah Morning News – June 2, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director When I lived in NH, a neighbor had his own personal Independence Day fireworks celebration that went on for days. Taylor, my shepherd husky, was beside himself and driven to near insanity. I tried herbal remedies, a thunder shirt and luscious treats. All to no avail. The second summer, I was better

Vacationing with Your Pet

Savannah Morning News – May 26, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director As the school year wraps up, we are all thinking about summer vacations – a time to travel to escape the heat, visit friends and family or explore new places. And perhaps you’ll be taking your pets along for the adventure. If you’re traveling with your pet, they’ll have their own suitcase to

Dog Days of Summer

Savannah Morning News – May 19, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director Last week, we had a day or two of record breaking high temps. It was just a taste of the summer heat but we put our warm weather policy in place for our dogs, cats and people at the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. And I am reminded that my large shepherds are another year older and need to take it

Reuniting a Lost Pet

Savannah Morning News – May 12, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director Last Sunday evening, after Doggie Carnival and a trip to the Daffin Dog Park with my crew, I was about two blocks from my house when a large white dog ran down the street and crossed over to the side walk.  No person in sight, so I pulled over and got out of my car with my spare leash.  I whistled an