The Joy of Adoption: Bringing Happiness into Your Family

Cute puppy for adoption.

Changing the world might seem like a lofty goal, but there are many ways to positively impact our local community. Adopting a shelter pet is just one way to make a big difference. With animal welfare efforts initialized 150 years ago, there are now over 5,000 animal shelters and rescue organizations nationwide. People are increasingly finding that adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue is the best option for them. The simple act of pet adoption sends incredible ripples throughout the world. 


You and Your Newly Adopted Kitten

Adorable new kittens sleeping.

Congratulations on your decision to bring a new kitten into your life! You’re in for an exciting and rewarding experience, but there are a few things you need to know before you bring your furry friend home—especially if this is your first time owning a kitten. Here are some tips to help you prepare. 


The Best Pets for Kids

Best pets for kids.

Caring for a pet is a rewarding experience that teaches children responsibility, empathy, and compassion. When choosing your child’s first pet, careful consideration should be given to the amount and type of care the pet will require, and the ability of your child (and the rest of the family) to provide it.

The pet experts at Marketplace Veterinary Hospital have put together some tips to guide you and your child toward finding the perfect pet.


Ready to Adopt a New Kitten? Of Course You Are!

A cute kitten waiting for its forever home.

Few things compare to the lovely sweetness of a new kitten. On the adorability scale, kittens are truly off the charts. What they lack in the coordination and life experience departments, they make for with their overwhelming playfulness, curiosity, and innocence. These special features make them irresistible to humans. 


More Than Words: The Real Benefits of Dog Ownership

Dog licking owner's face.

Generally speaking, people love perks. Who doesn’t love a little kick-back for participation or a monthly bonus? Adopting a dog is a perfect example of this. We think we’re doing a good thing for others, but the real reward comes back to us tenfold. The tremendous, long-lasting, and far-reaching benefits of dog ownership simply cannot be overstated.