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We were adopted: March 11 – 17, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Our homeless pets had a very lucky week and found a loving, lasting home at last! Long-term residents- Blue Bee, Plum and Rabbit- all found their perfect match and we….

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graphic with text: poison prevention awareness month, photos of kitten and dog

Common toxicities in companion animals

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Think of the word “poison” – what does this term bring to mind? Does it conjure the image of a skull-and-crossbones label? Though this may be what many of us….

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We were adopted: March 4 – 10, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

March began with an awesome adoption week! Over 50 pets found their match and went home to loving guardians. Want to help our homeless pets? Register for the 17th Annual….

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Emily Kinsey and the Princesses for Pets team with Waggles at the Dog Jog

From “Princesses for Pets” to “Emily’s Army”: 12 years at the Dog Jog and 5K Run

Sunday, March 10, 2019

For the past 11 years, the Richmond SPCA Dog Jog and 5K Run has been my favorite charity event to be a part of. In 2008, I registered as a….

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black dog with white blaze on chest

We were adopted: February 25 – March 3, 2019

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Welcome to the new “We Were Adopted” blog! We are so excited to debut our revamped template and we hope you enjoy it too! We had a fabulous adoption week….

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One piece of information you won’t find on our kennel cards or website

Monday, March 04, 2019

We have come to the conclusion that if breed labels are neither accurate nor helpful, they should not be part of the limited details highlighted on our kennel cards in the adoption center nor on our dogs’ bios on our website.

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small dog on exam table with veterinary assistant and veterinarian on either side

Pyometra: A medical emergency in intact female dogs and cats

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

There are numerous benefits to spaying and neutering. Our team hopes that raising awareness to pyometra – a deadly condition that may be unfamiliar to many pet guardians – will help keep our pet community healthy.

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We were adopted: February 18 – 24, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Over 45 pets found a loving, lasting home this past week! If you love our pets, but are not in a position to adopt, consider supporting our homeless pets by….

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Nancy Boylan and Scott Johnson sit on the floor of the Track and Training Center giving treats to Chickie

Must Love Dogs: Romance blossoms while volunteering at the Richmond SPCA

Thursday, February 14, 2019

In 2006, Nancy Boylan was traveling a lot for work and found herself without enough time at home to adopt a dog of her own. So, instead, she began spending….

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Photo grid of three cats, each with the mouths open wide, showing their teeth

Feline dental disease: Recognizing and addressing it in your cat

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Many of us – even those working in veterinary medicine – pay too little attention to what is one of the most common ailments in adult cats: dental disease.

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