It’s National Train Your Dog Month! We adore having canine guests at our stores. It totally makes our day and we really love acting as a “safe” space to practice socialization skills. We’re also a terrific spot to provide real life training opportunities for your furry family members to practice or reinforce good behaviors, especially […]
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It’s All About the Pets “We’ve been watching the devastation from Harvey for a week now, knowing that the need will continue for weeks, if not months, in Houston and for surrounding towns and regions. Please join us at Benson’s to do the right thing for animals in need by donating at the register for our Hurricane Harvey Fund.” ~ Ryan K. The flooding throughout the region is devastating – for humans and pets. Literally thousands of animals who have lost their homes as well are expected to pass through the fairgrounds in Browaria County, TX, about an hour south of the city of Houston. Every day, more animals arrive in need of food, shelter, and medical care. Many of these will return home to their families. Eventually. After the flooding has receded. Hundreds will never be claimed, and will need to find new homes. The SPCA of Brazoria County, TX is facing a herculean task. Thousands of animals must be housed and cared for. Then, once the flooding has receded, the effort to find their families gets under way. Those without homes will then be rehomed – in the Houston area, or transported to other shelters who can meet […]
Benson’s Customers Show How Much They Care for Animals in Need Clifton Park, NY, September 11, 2017: Benson’s asked. Their customers answered. After hearing about the thousands of animals in need of food and shelter after the devastating floods, Benson’s customers opened their hearts and wallets to make a big difference. By giving just a dollar or two at the register when shopping at their local Benson’s Pet Centers, this community of pet lovers has raised over $11,000 since Saturday, September 2. “We’ve been watching the devastation from Harvey for a week now, knowing that the need will continue for weeks, if not months, in Houston and in the surrounding towns and regions. Please join us at Benson’s to do the right thing for animals in need by donating at the register for our Hurricane Harvey Fund.” ~ Ryan Kramer, Owner, Benson’s Pet Center. 100% of the funds raised from this effort will go to the SPCA of Brazoria County, TX. The SPCA is a no-kill shelter located south of Houston County in one of the hardest-hit areas in the state (many areas in the county remained under evacuation notice through Friday, Sept 8). The shelter is currently caring for […]
By Chrissy September 13, 2017 6:04 AM When a Capital Region Pet Center saw the devastation from Hurricane Harvey they decided to reach out to their customers and organize a way to help the furry victims.Ryan Kramer, the owner of Benson’s Pet Center, saw the flooding and the devastation from the hurricane and knew that the animals in the areas affected would need help for months. They organized a fundraiser asking their customers to open their hearts and wallets to give… Read More: Local Pet Center Raises Thousands for Harvey Animals Brian and Chrissy in the Morning – WGNA
Ferret Friday at the North Pole! Ferrets at the North Pole? Who knew! Maybe they just wanted a new home? What could be better for #FridayFunday than ferrets in Santa hats? Free gifts. On us. It’s true! This weekend only, Benson’s will gift you with a $15 gift card with the purchase of ANY small animal home. (And a $25 card with any home over $50!!!!) Drop by your neighborhood Benson’s this Saturday or Sunday to get this great deal and so much more.* Click here for details* –> http://www.bensonspet.com/…/uploads/small_animal_weekend.pdf *In-store purchases, while supplies last. Offer good 12/16/2017 and 12/17/2017 only.
It’s National Train Your Dog Month! We adore having canine guests at our stores. It totally makes our day and we really love acting as a “safe” space to practice socialization skills. We’re also a terrific spot to provide real life training opportunities for your furry family members to practice or reinforce good behaviors, especially in public settings. Added bonus – we ALWAYS have treats at the ready to reward pups for great behavior! (And we get to indulge in a little puppy time, too!) The Association of Professional Dog Trainers has some great advice on this subject. Here’s an excerpt from their terrific article about real life training for your canine companions. (For more great info, visit their website at: www.trainyourdogmonth.com) “Real Life” Training by The Association of Professional Dog Trainers One of the mistakes we often make with our dogs is thinking that dogs see training classes in the same way that we often see being in school—in other words, that learning is reserved for the classroom! In truth, dogs (and people) are constantly learning every second of every day. To have a truly well-mannered dog, you need to reinforce the behaviors that you want during the course of […]
In honor of Pet Dental Health Month, this month, we’re all about… The Tooth, The Whole Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth! Did you know 85% of all cats develop painful periodontal disease by the time they are 6 years old? That dental disease can actually SHORTEN your dog’s lifespan? That a rabbit’s tteth are continually growing at a rate of 2 mm per month, and if you do not properly care for their dental care, they can actually die from dental issues? Don’t play games with your pet’s good dental health – if we don’t take proper care of their teeth, they’ll pay the consequences. Here are 5 tips to help make sure your pet’s mouth stays healthy and happy! It all starts with a great diet. Diet is the first key to preventing dental disease, no matter what type of pet you have. For dogs and cats, a raw diet is one of the best ways to keep their teeth healthy – the natural enzymes and the moisture in natural foods do a great job of keeping their teeth in good order. Raw bones also help to physically clean the tarter off the teeth before it can become […]
Fireworks aren’t much fun for (most) dogs. And cats, too! It’s true. Even under the best of circumstances, fireworks can be pretty traumatic for your pets, especially your dog. In fact, it’s the number one day for shelters receiving “lost dogs” found during and after fireworks events. And why not? Loud noises, crowds, and being out in the dark are a potent recipe for fear and anxiety for even the most well-adjusted pooch. Here’s some great ways you can make fireworks season better for your pups (and kitties, too!) 1. Prepare for the likelihood of flight: Even if you leave your pup safely at home, they may get loose and run off in fear – so be prepared! Prevent them running off with a good, well-fitting collar or harness, and invest in a strong, solid leash. This is not the time to use a retractable (flexi) leash! Even if your yard is fenced (physicial or electronic) do NOT let them out without leashing them while still inside! Prepare for the worst: Take a recent photo of your pet in case you need to identify them. Make sure they have identification on their collar, and have your microchip info handy, if […]
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