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6 Tips for Couples to Have a Successful Home-Based Business Together

6 Tips for Couples to Have a Successful Home-Based Business Together

According to the Small Business Administration, there are over 28 million small businesses in America. These small businesses employ half of the working population, with 52 percent of them being home-based, and many of these being run by couples. One husband and wife team, Elise and Peter Champe, successfully established their own home-based business, despite the challenges that couples may face in trying to do so.

“Sure, working from home with your spouse can present some challenges as anyone can imagine,” explains Peter Champe, co-owner of Baby Comfy Care and Eclipse Sun Products. “But if you want the business and marriage to both succeed, you figure out what works and what doesn’t.”

Here are 6 tips for couples to increase the likelihood of having a successful home-based business together:

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

Navy Team Aims to Bring Two Puppies Home from Afghanistan, Seeks Financial Support

Navy Team Aims to Bring Two Puppies Home from Afghanistan, Seeks Financial Support

There are currently around 38,000 U.S. military members still serving in Afghanistan. The long tour that these soldiers make can take a serious toll on their psychological well-being, leaving many longing for home, or coming home with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some soldiers find comfort and happiness comes with a wagging tail, as they adopt local dogs who end up lifting their spirits and becoming part of their family away from home. Problem is, when it’s time to go home, many of them have to walk away from that best friend.

“One of our programs, the Mission No Buddy Left Behind program, aims to help bring these dogs home along with the soldiers,” explains Dori Scofield, vice president of Guardians of Rescue, an animal welfare organization. “We realize the important role these dogs play in the lives and well-being of the soldiers who are fighting for our freedom.”

Animal Rescue Group Turns to Private Investigators to Address Abuse

Animal Rescue Group Turns to Private Investigators to Address Abuse

Guardians of Rescue, an animal rescue group, has a new way of catching animal abusers. They will be enlisting the help of private investigators. Being that it is difficult to prove animal abuse, and in many cases criminal intent, their new tactics will help protect more animals and hold more animal abusers accountable.

“It’s very difficult to prove animal abuse, even for things such as dog fighting,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue. “We will get reports of suspected abuse, we go in and check it out, but even when it’s obvious that animal cruelty is taking place by ample evidence the person is often still within the law because they are meeting the basic needs of the pet, including shelter, food and water.”

He further explains that the laws are too weak and when there is resistance from the pet owner it raises a red flag that there may be some kind of animal abuse going on, or other illegal activity.

Guardians of Rescue Saves Dogs Suffering from Freezing Temperatures

Guardians of Rescue Saves Dogs Suffering from Freezing Temperatures

The perils of hot weather for your pets are well known, but cold weather is equally dangerous for animals. According to the American Veterinary Association, dogs should be kept inside during cold weather; like people, dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and no pet should be left outside for long periods of time in below-freezing weather. Sadly, not every pet owner takes his or her dog inside during the freezing winter months. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue group, steps up to shelter these cold pets with insulated doghouses and will be traveling this winter from Camden, NJ to Maine providing assistance to those in animals in need.

Hound & Gatos Awarded With 2014 List of Most Trusted Pet Foods

Hound & Gatos Awarded With 2014 List of Most Trusted Pet Foods

Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation announces their inclusion in the “2014 List of Trusted Pet Foods.” The annual report, put out by TruthAboutPetFood.com, features a list of companies that make the cut after being evaluated for providing high quality pet foods. The prestigious list is put out by an industry veteran, known for scrutinizing pet foods, putting them to the test, and taking on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an effort to help raise awareness about pet food safety.

“What an honor it is to be included in this wonderful list of trusted pet foods,” explains Will Post, President of Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “Susan Thixton, of TruthAboutPetFood.com, is passionate about making sure that only the best of the best make that list. Her efforts are endless in the pet food industry and making the list says a lot about the quality of our products.”

Give the Gift of Health to Your Pet this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Health to Your Pet this Holiday Season

According to the 2012 US Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, 43 million households in the United States own dogs and 36 million own cats. With so many pet owners in the US, it’s not surprising that the pet products industry is a booming business. Our pets are part of the family and this holiday season, give them the gift of health.

“As the days get shorter and the weather colder, our pets spend more time indoors, with less exercise, leading to unhealthy weight gain and inactivity, both negatives in the area of good health,” says Will Post, President of Hounds & Gatos Pet Foods.  “An easy way to insure your pet enjoys a healthy life is to use similar guidelines one would use for one’s self.  If you instill good eating, exercise and sleep schedules, your pet, and you, will reap the benefits resulting in a longer and happier life”, he says.