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Pandemic Pet Adoption Surge: Pandemic Pooches Are Here to Stay! 

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July 12, 2021

By Team Pet and Home Care

Pandemic pets are here to stay! Pet adoptions soared over the coronavirus pandemic to new heights. People turned to furry friends to give them companionship during the difficult times of lockdown. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, one in five households, approximately 23 million, adopted a dog or cat during the pandemic! That being said, many people are returning to post-pandemic life and owners are using pet care services more than ever to help transition their pals into normal life. Book your pet’s care in advance!

Pandemic Pet Adoption Surge

Millions of people yearned to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness this past year. The “pandemic pet” helped improve the mental and physical well-being of pet owners and made home life more enjoyable. Animals don’t care about the pandemic and do not care if you are on your 15th Zoom call for the day, they just want to provide unconditional love and friendship. Shelters and humane rescue groups are seeing double the typical number of requests from people to adopt dogs since the pandemic hit. Some adopters, interested in companionship and stress relief, are still willing to wait weeks for a pet. We all found out how important animals are to us.  Pet owners are utilizing pet care services daily to ease the transition for their furry pals which means we are experiencing the busiest summer in Pet and Home Care history!

The Power Of Pets

Nothing compares to the unconditional joy of coming home to your furry companion. In the same way that human relationships can boost our mood, animal relationships provide an abundance of mental health benefits. Animals serve as a source of comfort and support and can help reduce feelings of loneliness. Pets can also decrease stress, improve heart health, and can even decrease cortisol levels, and improve blood pressure. Therapy dogs are especially good at this and are helpful in hospitals or nursing homes to help reduce patients’ stress and anxiety. Cat’s purrs are within a range of 20-140 Hz and this range of Hz is known to be medically therapeutic for illnesses in humans! We can all agree, pets are the best!

Natural Anxiety Relief

Many people are returning to post-pandemic life and owners are using natural remedies to help manage their pandemic pet’s anxiety. The adjustment period can be tough, and The Pleasant Pet is here to help calm your new family member! The Pleasant Pet hemp oil is the perfect remedy to help your pets feel their best during stressful situations and features just four ingredients—organic cold-pressed hemp seed oil, organic broad-spectrum hemp oil, sunflower lecithin, and a blend of terpenes. The Pleasant Pet is formulated and produced by Fingerboard Farm—one of Maryland’s first woman-owned hemp farms. We recommend using The Pleasant Pet hemp oil, at least 30 minutes before the disruptive event occurs. Now available for purchase for $39.

Book Pet Care With Ease

Going on vacation? No problem! We have your tail covered. Book your pet’s care in advance! Gone long hours? Try sending your pal to doggy daycare! They make new friends and get all-day attention from loving caretakers.  Did you know we have a user-friendly online portal? Our online portal, helps you easily manage your services, instructions, and billing. It’s is the fastest and most reliable way to guarantee all of your Pet and Home Care needs.  Make sure to fill out your online profile with clear and concise directions for the pet sitters.  Give us a call at (301) PET-CARE or visit us online to learn more about our pawsome pet care services. For busy pet parents, we also offer walks and in-home visits as early as 7 am and as late as 9 pm, daily!

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