The Bond That Never Breaks: Adopting a Pet Whose Owner Has Died

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We can imagine the pain that comes when we lose our cherished pet. Some of us have experience with this, and know that the process of grieving the loss can be long and rocky. But when a pet’s owner passes away, the pet also experiences feelings of loss, depression, and fear. When they are taken into a new home, whether through adoption or by the immediate family, there will be a big period of adjustment for them, as well as the new loving family.

If you are caring for a pet whose owner has died, you may wonder what you can do to ease their sadness and confusion. This is why the team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital is here with some gentle steps and recommendations to help them adjust. 

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Love Birds: Should You Adopt a Pet with Your Significant Other

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Love is in the air and the idea of adopting a new fur friend to love makes sense when you and your partner adore pets. It’s the perfect way to add more fun to the mix, as well as shared responsibility. But there are some caveats to consider when you adopt a pet with your significant other.

The team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital is here to help you determine the right time to make this commitment. Here are some tips on knowing how and when to make this wonderful yet carefully thought out decision.

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Celebrate the Joy of Adopting a Pet

Girl Kissing Dog SilhouetteYour friends at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital are excited to announce the kickoff of our Community Animal Shelter Fundraiser to help raise the much needed funds it takes to provide housing, food, and veterinary medical care to the thousands of animals who rely upon the caring Rocklin community.

In the United States, more than 7.6 million companion animals are housed in shelters every year. Of these homeless and feral animals, roughly 40% never find their forever home and are euthanized. Many more are lost to accidents, disease, and other risks associated with the life of a stray animal.

Looking at the numbers can be overwhelming. You may wonder how you can make a difference… but, the encouraging news is that you CAN and DO make a positive impact on the lives of animals when you adopt, foster, or help homeless animals through a charitable donation or gift of volunteer service hours. Continue…

Pet Adoption: Think Shelters First

HappiestDogApril 30 was National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Of course, at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, we believe that every day should be Adopt a Shelter Pet Day for those looking to give a pet their forever family.

Pet adoption should not be taken lightly. Being a pet parent is a lot of responsibility, and should only be entered into by those who are able to make a lifelong commitment to the pet they adopt. But once the decision has been made, we feel that finding your new family member at a local shelter or rescue agency is the way to go.

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Every year, some 8 million pets enter animal shelters across the United States. What’s worse, is that many of these pets never make it out. The reality can be impossibly hard to think about; but it’s true. And sadly, most pets that end up in shelters for reasons that are beyond their control, such as: Continue…