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Should you give a pet as a gift?

Movies and TV shows have long depicted pets as a coveted gift for holidays or special occasions. After all, there’s nothing cuter than a puppy in a bow, a kitten in a box, or a rabbit in a basket.

While the idea may seem heartwarming, it’s essential to consider these questions before you give a pet as a gift.

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8 photography tips to take better photos of your pet

Want to make your next holiday card extra special? Including photos of your pet is a great way to preserve holiday memories and up the “awww” factor, but it can be tough to capture your pet’s cuteness on camera.

These photography tips will help you take clearer and more professional photos of your furry friends using only your smartphone.

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Support AHS at GLOW Holiday Festival

Experience the holiday magic of over a million lights, illuminated trees, larger than life icicles and art installations, and more--all while you make a difference for animals in need! 

Get 20% off your tickets when you use code GLOWGIVES at checkout, and a portion of the proceeds from every ticket sale will go to AHS. 

Your love changes everything

Every day, countless animals wait for their second chance -- but your love can change everything for them.

With your support, AHS can provide more lifesaving surgeries, more resources for pet parents in your community, and more second chances for animals in need. With your help, we can provide safety, comfort, and hope to those who need it most. 

Donate today and your gift will be matched to double your impact. 

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