Pets

From Great Danes to guppies, horses to hamsters, pets come in all shapes and sizes. Whether your pet has fur, feathers or scales, the new Pets Neighborhood has the information you need to choose and care for your companion. Designed to bring together all relevant resources, the Pets Neighborhood is a one-stop place for up-to-date and useful information for pet owners or those considering owning a pet.

Recent Posts


Reading Inspired by Local Events: Mariachi Festival and Paws in the Park

I enjoy keeping up with the local events around town and I find that many of them inspire me to read books related to what I just experienced.  This weekend the downtown area will be celebrating Mexican heritage with the Kansas State Mariachi festival and over at Gage park animal lovers will be enjoying Paws […]

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Loose Leash Walking

Loose Leash Walking

Most dog trainers have a canine behavior that irks them more than others. Personally I don’t enjoy walking a dog who constantly pulls on his leash. I like a dog with polite leash manners, but I won’t resort to punishment-based tools like choke collars, prong collars, or shock collars to get this behavior.

Pet Safety Program at the Library

Find out how to keep your dog or cat safe year round.

Helping People and Pets

It’s the time of year when donation requests start pouring in from nonprofit organizations, including animal shelters and pet rescue groups. Here are some fun events you (and your dog!) can participate in to help raise money for your favorite charity: October 1 – 7 is National Walk Your Dog Week.  Walk with your dog, meet new people, get fresh air exercise, […]

Hiking With Your Dog

Break the dog walking routine this summer.