Entries by FOMA Team

Adopting a Senior Dog: What You Need to Know

Adult and senior dogs are often overlooked at shelters with potential adopters largely drawn to puppies or younger dogs. FoMA loves senior pets and believes in giving all pups a chance, and adult and senior pets hold their own special charm! Photo Source Why Adopt an Adult or Senior Dog? Your house will thank you! […]

What is National Pet Day?

Founded in 2006, National Pet Day was created to celebrate our pets, honor those that may not get the attention they deserve, and raise awareness on how to reduce the number of animals that call shelters home.  While pet owners may observe National Pet Day on the daily, why not take this opportunity to go […]

How Long Does it Take for a Cat to Get Used to a New Home

In honor of National Cat Health Month, FoMA wants to help to shed some light on the sometimes difficult transition cats experience when going from a shelter to a new home. How Long Does it Take for a Cat to Get Used to a New Home? There’s no definitive answer on how long your adopted […]

Is it Illegal to Chain Your Dog Outside?

In recognition of Unchain a Dog Month, FoMA has compiled information on the risks of chaining up a dog, as well as some alternative actions you can take so your pet does not live life at the end of a chain. If you find yourself asking, “is it illegal to chain your dog outside?”, we […]

Bucket List for Your Pet

Bucket lists are always fun to make for ourselves, but shouldn’t your dog have one too? There are so many opportunities to have fun with your pet in Miami-Dade, so FoMA has compiled a beginners list of pet-friendly activities for you! Dog-Friendly Beaches Everyone loves a beach day and your pup will too! There are […]

How to Crate Train Your Dog

Crate training is an important, safe, and easy way to provide your pup with a safe and comfortable place to relax. Many people feel guilty for crate training their pooch, however, dogs can actually seek out enclosed spaces when they’re anxious or looking for a place to relax. Crate training is helpful so that if […]

Shelter Wish Lists for the Holidays

Are you in the giving spirit for the holiday season? Consider donating to our shelter pets! Shelters  provide care to animals daily and with so many animals coming in to shelters, they are always in need of supplies. We created this Shelter Wish List of items so that you can be a part of FoMA’s […]

Guest Post: What to do if You Lose Your Pet

Much too often, pet owners contact us heartbroken because their pet is lost, often through no fault of their own. Our friend and canine investigator, Jamie Katz, provides some ideas you can use if your best friend is lost. When Your Pet is Lost My name is Jamie Katz; I am a licensed Private Investigator/ […]

Pet Obesity

Pet obesity is a prevalent threat to many animals’ good health. According to the Association for Pet Obesity, it is estimated that 60% of cats and 56% of dogs were overweight or obese in the United States in 2018. That’s more than one-in-two! While it may seem harmless or even “cute” if your pet has […]