We love our pets!

And we love being able to give them the best possible care to ensure they live long and happy.

Ours in among the most pet-centric cultures in the nation, and in response to that, businesses of all kinds are evolving in ways that cater to our pet-loving ways and lifestyles.

In so many ways our pets have become akin to children, and today’s products and services support that status — not only allowing them, but welcoming and indeed serving them with 5-star attention to detail.

This special edition of Spot contains how-to’s, answers to FAQs, and what’s trending in the services and products pet parents use most.

I hope you find this information helpful, and that you’ll refer to it as needed and share it with others. If you’re seeking resources or information you don’t find here, email info@spotmagazine.net — we’re here to help, and will do our best to get you the answers you need.

Not only do we love OUR PETS, we also love helping pets in need — through rescue, foster care, providing medical care and food, and helping find forever loving homes. Spot will present a guide on all things animal welfare later this year. In the meantime, if you need help with any pet-related matter and don’t know where to turn, call or shoot us an email — we’ll do our best to help.

We thank all of you for helping whenever and however you can, and for being the best pet parents on the planet!  Go, you!

We also thank our many friends in the NW pet community.  Many have offered their expertise in these pages, and our advertisers made this edition possible — please support them.

Here’s to a great year, with paws up, tails wagging and eyes shining!

Woof!  Meow!  

Yours in everything pet,