Happy Earth Day! Today is the perfect opportunity to come together as a community to pledge our commitment to keeping our environment clean, beautiful, and healthy for all to enjoy. In order to do so, we must all evaluate the steps we are taking to go green. While taking care of our furry friends, it is important to remember that using plastic, overconsuming, and choosing the right food for your pet all have an impact on the planet.
Did you know that Pets a Go Go is the first and only pet care company in the tri-state area to go fully green? Their unique Sit Stay Play® facilities are comprised of and run utilizing all natural materials. They also focus on tools and supplies that are GMO-free, US-sourced and made, paraben and chemical free, recycled and/or repurposed, organic and/or natural and biodegradable/compostable in both our facility and in the field. Pets a Go Go’s corporate vehicles are low-emission, and they hire local residents to help reduce our overall carbon footprint wherever possible. The company follows a strict carry in/carry out policy when utilizing local parks and stay on established trails to help preserve New York and Connecticut’s indigenous environments.
The Pets a Go Go team would like to share our favorite tips for dog parents wanting to go green.
- Feed Your Dog Organic Pet Food. When choosing organic food, you are feeding your pup food that is made without any GMOs, pesticides, genetic engineering, or harmful chemicals. Organic dog food also leads to healthy coats and higher energy levels, so a win-win for pups and the environment.
- Use Biodegradable and Compostable Waste Bags. It is important to clean up after your dog when taking walks. Dog droppings have pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms that can make humans sick and contaminate gardens and bodies of water. Using biodegradable, compostable bags is the best way to get rid of dog waste.
- Donate to Local Shelters. Instead of throwing away your dog’s old toys or other essentials, you can make a shelter dog’s day by dropping these items off at your local animal shelter. Shelters will gladly accept gently used food and water dishes, leashes and collars, brushes and grooming tools, and beds, according to the American Kennel Club.
- Choose Digital Billing and Records. If your pup’s veterinarian office, doggie daycare, or groomer gives the option for printed vs. emailed billing and records, always go the digital route. With the rise of digital payment services such as PayPal and Apple Pay, now is a great time to check in and see if any changes or updates have been made to office or facility payment methods.
If you are interested in learning more about Pets a Go Go’s Dogs Gone Green initiative and are looking for a safe and enjoyable environment for your dog to play, learn more HERE.