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PET ADOPTIONS ARE ON THE RISE: SIMPLE TIPS FOR BOTH FIRST-TIME AND EXPERIENCED PET OWNERS LIFESTYLE EXPERT AND ‘CAT MOM’ SHARES WAYS TO KEEP OUR PETS HAPPY AND HEALTHY Cheryl Nelson, Lifestyle Expert and Cat Mom BACKGROUND: As many Americans looked for comfort and companionship during the lockdown, animal rescues across the country saw a spike in adoptions and foster applications. In fact, the ASPCA saw a nearly 70% increase in animals going to foster care and finding forever homes than in the previous year. Whether you’re a first-time pet owner or a veteran that has been spending more time at home with their furry companions, anytime is a good time to explore new ways to keep our pets happy, safe and comfortable. On March 29, Lifestyle Expert and ‘Cat Mom’ Cheryl Nelson will be available to share simple and convenient ways to look after your pets’ overall well-being and how to promote a healthy, safe and comfortable atmosphere for the animals in your life. She will also share her personal story of life hunkered down with her cats and how she is preparing herself and her precious kitties for their post-COVID routines at home. Some of Cheryl’s tips will include: Create a Special Space for the New Member of Your Family: Preparing your home for your new friend before they arrive is key! Map out the space in your house where will they eat, sleep, and do their business. Doing this ahead of time saves you stress and avoids later confusion for the animal. Pet Parent Essentials: Get everything you need to make you and your pet comfortable in your home. Items like scoop-free, self-cleaning litter boxes are a convenient solution for pet parents. They provide better odor control and will reduce dust in your home creating a safe and comfortable environment. This is a great way to begin a routine that will work for pet owners preparing for a post-COVID lifestyle. Preparing for Post-COVID Life: Once pet parents go back to work and are no longer ‘hunkered down’ at home, separation anxiety is likely to happen. Prepare your pets (and yourself!) by sticking to a daily routine and by setting up the essentials ahead of time. For cat owners, having a litter box with a health counter that tracks how many times your cat uses the box is a convenient way to detect early signs of health issues and keep your beloved cats in optimal health while you are away during the day. For more information, visit: www.petsafe.com MORE ABOUT CHERYL NELSON: Cheryl Nelson is the Founder & Owner of Prepare with Cher, LLC and works as a Lifestyle Expert, TV Host and Broadcast Meteorologist. She has nearly two decades of experience and has appeared on Fox and Friends, The Real, BBC World News, The Weather Channel, The AccuWeather Network, CNBC and more. Her successful satellite media tours are seen by millions of people nationwide each year. As a Certified Lifestyle Expert, Award-Winning TV Host and ‘Cat Mom,’ Cheryl specializes in home, family and pet preparedness. As a mom of four rescue cats, Cheryl goes above and beyond to make sure her fur-babies are happy and healthy. When she’s not at home with her cats, you might find Cheryl on a plane. An adventure-lover, Cheryl has flown with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and traveled to over 30 countries and all 50 U.S. States. Always on the go, Cheryl has preparedness tips for any occasion to help keep your life on track. Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology with an emphasis in Communications from Penn State University, and holds a Lifestyle Expert Certificate from the IAP Career College. She has a passion for animals, nature, Penn State football, and spending quality time with her family, friends and cats. As a gluten-free vegan, Cheryl enjoys trying new ethnic restaurants with plant-based cuisine. Interview provided by PetSafe

HOW TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR DOG AND CREATE AWARENESS FOR ADOPTION THIS NATIONAL MAKE A DOG’S DAY

Pet Advocate on Bringing Awareness to the Last-to-Adopt Shelter Dogs

Dan Schachner, Pet Advocate and Puppy Bowl ‘Ruff’-eree

BACKGROUND:

National Make A Dog's Day is celebrated on October 22nd and is a nationwide effort established by Subaru to help the last-to-adopt shelter dogs find loving homes. On this day, pet owners are encouraged to do something special for their pups and share their happy dog in social posts using #MakeADogsDay. How will you celebrate with your dog?

 

DAN’S TIPS FOR RECOGNIZING ‘MAKE A DOG’S DAY’ INCLUDE:

·        CHAMPION SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS:  Recognize special needs dogs, specifically senior dogs, amputees, visually and hearing-impaired dogs, and dogs with physical challenges, by adopting or fostering one of these special pets!

·        VOLUNTEER LOCALLY: Spend the day donating your time at a local shelter and spreading the word about the joy of adopting a dog.

·        SUPPORT AN ADOPTION-FRIENDLY RETAILER: Subaru and its participating retailers will hold socially distanced in-person and/or virtual adoption events, and donate $100 dollars for every pet adopted this month to 543 local partner shelters across the country.

·        HAVE FUN WITH YOUR DOG:  Don’t forget to spoil your pup by taking them to their favorite park, indulging them with a special treat or a puppy spa day!

 

For more information, please visit: www.subaru.com/pets

 

MORE ABOUT DAN SCHACHNER:

Dan Schachner has been the Puppybowl Referee and spokesperson for the past 10 years. Yes, the Ref has been pooped-on, jumped-on, and peed-on while on the job. While pups may not fully respect his authority on the field humans respect his authority as master of dog trivia. Dan’s appeared on the Today Show to quiz Hoda on her canine knowledge, and every week he produces and hosts “PUP QUIZ," a trivia + dog celebration event (in partnership NYC’s dog-friendly cafe “Boris and Horton”) with all proceeds going to animal rescue. A long-time advocate for dog rescue and fostering, Dan continues to provide a stop for pups who are crowded out of the shelters and in need of a forever home. Dan was named an ambassador for The Sato Project, which rescues abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico, and works with countless other rescue groups around the country and continues to raise money for their benefit. In 2018 Dan was awarded the prestigious “Animal Welfare Hero” award from the Baltimore Humane Society. An expert in pet safety, Dan has partnered in the past with numerous companies to promote pet adoption and safe pet travel.

John Hussey

CEO/Founder of CUDDLY

BIOGRAPHY

 

For the past 19 years, National Football League referee John Hussey has enjoyed an exciting career calling penalties, calculating down and distance numbers, and officially controlling a game played by some of the fastest, meanest, strongest, and most physically intimidating men on the planet.

He has worked on several playoff assignments including 3 Championship Games, 5 Wild Card games, 3 Divisional games and a Pro Bowl. In 2011, he was a Linejudge in the highest-level game of his NFL career at Super Bowl XLV (Green Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in Dallas, TX). Most recently, he served as the Alternate Referee in this year’s 2020 Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

Off the field, John spends his time rescuing animals in desperate need -- a pet project that has turned into an unexpected yet rewarding second career.

As the Founder and CEO of CUDDLY, John launched a purpose-driven company that helps animal rescue organizations create their own fundraisers, organize wish lists, and gain support for initiatives that save animals in the most critical of conditions. With over 2,000 animal welfare partnerships worldwide, CUDDLY helps these nonprofit organizations raise funds, awareness and assistance by providing them with essential online marketing and financing tools, including online fundraisers tied to the sale of pet products or through monetary donations.

John has been married to his wife Paula for 23 years. The couple have three wonderful children and a dog named Benji.