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Healthy Pets, Healthy People

As we highlight various elements of responsible pet care this month, the CDC has some wonderful resources on the subject, from how to choose the right pet to teaching children how to interact with animals. The article below covers these issues and so much more. We think it’s worth checking out. Thank you to our […]
Atlanta Police Officers with ARDC Leashes

The Importance of Collaboration & Innovation

Collaboration & innovation are key to problem-solving – with nonprofits, government, & the private sector. Animal control services everywhere are consistently under-resourced, so, along with Georgia State University Recreational Services, we made dog leashes from re-purposed climbing rope and then distributed them to Atlanta’s finest (City of Atlanta Police Department). These leashes, which can easily […]
Two Kids and a Dog

January is “Walk Your Dog Month”

January is “Walk Your Dog Month.” Who knew there was such a thing, right?!? Either way (if we’re physically able), walking with our dog on a daily basis helps promote bonding between you and your pup, is a great opportunity to do some obedience training, and has so many health benefits – on both ends […]
Firefighters from Station 14 with ARDC Leashes

Our One Leash Project – Community-Building during Covid

Our One Leash Project is a humane education & community building program that connects participants with local first responders – on behalf of both the community’s pets and people. Students in Westminster’s ServeATL program made dog leashes that we then donated to City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department station 14 in SW ATL. The leashes […]
Line Graph of Americans' Spending on Their Pets 1994-2020

The Pet Services and Pet Products Industries Have Increased Five-fold since 1994. Where’s the Money Being Spent?

Did you know that Americans have more than quadrupled their spending on their pets in the past 25 years? In 1994, we shelled out approximately $16 billion on our pets, and in 2020 that number shot up to $99 billion (according to the American Pet Products Association). And only about a third of that money […]

Getting into Veterinary School – What are the Chances?

How Hard is it to Get into Vet School? According to the Princeton Review, in 2018-2019, 52,777 students applied to medical school and 21,622 were accepted (a little more than 40%). The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) reported that, as of 2019, there were 30 accredited US veterinary schools, and only about 12% […]