“Adopt a Shelter Cat” Month

It is “Adopt a Shelter Cat” Month!!!  How can I put into words how much I love cats? I'm not sure that I can. With the immense numbers of cats in our local shelters, I plead with you to give a kitty a chance!! They're amazing friends, and even if you're “not a cat person”, [...]

Confessions of an Ornithophobe (Fear of Birds)

I have always thought birds, particularly parrots, were beautiful and captivating. As a young child I remember going to the Philadelphia Zoo and hand feeding the colorful Lorikeets. Although the experience was memorable, having 6 Lorikeets biting at my arm is something I wish to forget! From that moment forward I was an ornithophobe - [...]

Adopt a Bird? Really?

If you are considering adding a pet to your family and are looking for an intelligent, loving, loyal and interactive pet, why not adopt a bird?  Pet Finder is a great resource to start your search for an adoptable pet bird.  There are a few local groups that can be accessed from this site. A Helping [...]

Your Generosity is Awesome – Holiday Food/Supply Drive Update

What a wonderful start to a New Year - your generosity is awesome!  With your help Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital was able to assist the animals and staff at SPCA Perkiomenville and Animal House Project, two organizations that are doing great things for less fortunate animals in our area.  The Holiday/Supply Drive was a super success. [...]

New Leash on Life – Saving and Reclaiming Lives

Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital supports New Leash on Life USA http://www.newleashonlife-usa.org/.  New Leash is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, prison-dog training program, dedicated to improving the life of inmates and saving the lives of dogs.  One of New Leash on Life’s new programs is "Saving and Reclaiming Lives", which addresses the needs of wounded warriors returning from [...]

From Rescue Dog to Champion in Dock Diving – “Bo” McClaran

Recently, Crystal McClaran generously shared her story about her dog, who went from rescue dog to champion dock jumper.  This is the story of Bo McClaran.  We thought it was so great we wanted to share it with you.........Bo came into my life 4 years ago when I walked into the right place at the right [...]

Benefits of Adopting an Adult Cat

With an adult cat you can find the “purr”fect fit for your family. There are so many benefits to adopting an adult cat! Adult cats are individuals who do not require the constant supervision of a kitten. You can rest assure that your adult kitty most likely will not attempt to climb the curtain while you [...]

Meet Little Boy Jack

    My little boy Jack is the best pet I have ever had. Jack is a medium length fur orange barn tabby that I rescued from the Berks Co. Humane Society when he was 8 weeks old. Ever since then, I have been his mama cat. Jack loves to play fetch, snuggle, eat and [...]

Sash & Emmitt

We got both of our dogs from a shelter. Sasha came from the ARL and Emmitt came from the Montgomery county SPCA. Seems where ever our friend Tracie worked, we ended up with a dog. Not that we are complaining….we feel these dogs rescued US. Our family was going through some rough times and my [...]

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