Some Bunny Loves You!

Easter bunny on meadow with basket and eggs

As we celebrate the Easter season and we encounter the familiar images of the Easter Bunnies populating storefronts and candy aisles, let’s take a moment to celebrate one of the newest members of the domestic family, the Pet rabbit!

Cats have been living with humans for 10,000 years.  Dogs have been with us even longer!  While rabbits were bred by humans as far back as the 16th century, they were mainly raised as farm animals.  Inviting rabbits into the home and keeping them as Pets has only been in practice since the 19th century.  But in a relatively short amount of time, rabbits have become one of the world’s most popular domesticated Pets.

In 1996, 26% of U.S. families included a Pet rabbit.  Four years later, that number had risen to 39%.  Today, it’s estimated that there are approximately 5.3 million companion rabbits living in American homes.  So, why have rabbits become so popular, not only in the Unites States, but around the world?

-          Rabbits are clean Pets and can be trained to use a litter box.  As a result, under certain conditions and with supervision, Pet parents can feel comfortable letting their Pet rabbit move within a large but limited space within the home.

-          Rabbits often cohabitate well with other species of Pets, particularly cats.  Even well-mannered dogs that have been trained to listen and respond to commands can be great with rabbits.

-          Rabbits can be very affectionate and can form incredibly strong bonds with their Pet parents and families.  These bonds can take longer than other Pets to build since rabbits are prey animals and are naturally predisposed to avoid anything that can appear to be dangerous.  It’s up to the Pet parent to build that trust but as a result, they will reap the rewards that a loving rabbit can provide.

-          Like other domestic animals, rabbits love to play with toys, such as balls, rattling toys, etc.

Rabbits require the same level of commitment, love and attention as other Pets.  This includes feeding, training and healthcare.  To avoid unwanted litters and certain health concerns, rabbits, like cats and dogs, should be spayed or neutered when they are at an appropriate age.

Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program is the perfect support for any rabbit parent!  Not only does Hannah’s TLC provide all of the veterinary care you need for your furry family member (including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, emergencies, medications and surgeries), we also provide food and supplies delivered directly to your home! If you are looking to add a rabbit to your family, Hannah can help with that too through our Lifetime Matching Program.

To learn more about Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care, please visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center and Washington Square Mall or at

Clackamas Town Center can be reached at (503) 905-5200 or email

Washington Square can be reached at (503) 924-6850 or email

Keep Your Pet Safe by Micro Chipping!

It’s amazing whPuppy jumping on the beachen you think about it!  Something no bigger than a grain of rice could be the key to bringing your Pet home if she gets lost.

As we recognize National Pet ID Week, let’s take a look at why it’s so very important to microchip your furry family members in order to keep them safe and protected.  At Hannah we recognize the importance of these issues, which is why each and every Hannah Pet is microchipped!

Thousands, possibly millions, of U.S. Pet Parents have recovered lost Pets through the use of licenses and microchips.  Here are just a few of the reasons Pet IDs are so valuable:

-          Microchips are imprinted with a digital identification number and are designed to last for the life of the Pet.  They don’t need to be replaced, charged or repaired.  The chip is inserted between the shoulder blades with a syringe, like a vaccination and can be scanned through the skin with a handheld scanner by a shelter, rescue or veterinary clinic.  If Hannah Pet has strayed away, the chip number can found in a national database where the Pet can be identified as a Hannah Pet and Hannah can be called 24/7 on our Emergency Nurse Helpline. If you lose your Hannah Pet, Hannah will collect your Pet as soon as possible and return it back to you safely.
-          The most common and possibly most effective method of identifying a lost Pet is still the collar and name tag, imprinted with the Pet’s name and a current phone number for the Pet parent.  Most long-time Pet parents have at least one story of losing a Pet and receiving a call from a neighbor who found her and contacted the anxious parent.

The best way to ensure that you will never have to search for a lost Pet is prevention!  Preventing stray and runaway Pets is never 100%.  But with proper training and supervision, it can often be avoided.  Pets that are trained to listen, stay and behave appropriately are less likely to run away when presented with an open door or gate.

Hannah can help!  Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program includes microchipping and registrationyou’re your Hannah Pet is ever lost, Hannah can be contacted 24/7 and will retrieve your Pet and get it back to you safely. Total Lifetime Care also covers training classes and one-on-one behavioral consultations, all-inclusive veterinary care (including vaccinations, medications, surgeries, emergencies, dental care, etc.) and food delivered right to your door! Sound terrific doesn’t it! Call Hannah today and give them the full protection that is only provided by Total Lifetime Care.

To learn more about Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care, visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center or Washington Square Mall or visit us at

Clackamas Town Center can be reached at (503) 905-5200 or email

Washington Square can be reached at (503) 924-6850 or email

Protect your Pets against Fleas & Ticks

stock-photo-11148368-scratching-dogAs we approach warmer climates and we start to plan sunny outdoor trips with our furry family members, it’s a good time to stop and consider one of the most common risks faced by Pets and their Pet parents.

Fleas and ticks dwell where Pets are present and, often, are most comfortable.  Dogs who spend time outside, even in your own back yard, are highly susceptible to fleas and, on more wooded properties, ticks as well.  Even more susceptible to fleas and ticks are those Pets who join us on hiking and camping trips.  For this reason, Hannah Pets receive all preventative medicine, including parasite controls, as part of their exclusive Total Lifetime Care membership.

So, why is it important to regularly administer flea and tick medications?

-          First, as we all know, flea and tick bites can cause itching, severe discomfort and irritation.

-          Even more severe is the risk of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD), which is a severe allergic reaction to flea bites suffered by millions of dogs and cats.  Untreated cases of FAD can lead to severe irritation, hotspots, skin abrasions and even bacterial and fungal infections.

-          Anyone who’s lived with a Pet suffering with fleas has probably suffered right along with them.  Fleas can leap unnoticed from your Pets to you and will often lay eggs in furniture and carpets, leading to second and third generations of irritating and dangerous pests.

-          Fleas can also transmit parasites, such as tapeworms, bacterial diseases and Bartonellosis (cat scratch fever).

-          Like flea bites, tick bites can be painful and irritating.  But the risks that ticks pose to humans and dogs can be even more severe, leading to Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, causing serious illness or even death.

While flea and tick prevention is relatively easy, inexpensive and non-invasive, many Pet parents forget or neglect to have their Pets treated until it’s too late.  Hannah can help!

With Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care, your flea and tick medications are always included. But we don’t stop there! Hannah provides all of the care your Pet needs including Pet food delivered to your home, all-inclusive veterinary care (including routine care, accidents, emergencies, surgeries, vaccinations, preventative care, dentals, medications and more) plus training and behavior support for life for one low monthly fee.

If you’re thinking about adding a Pet to your family, Hannah can help with that too!  Our innovative Lifetime Pet Matching program uses a scientific process to help you find the perfect Pet for your family that matches your personality and lifestyle.

To learn more about Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care, please visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center and Washington Square Mall.

Clackamas Town Center can be reached at (503) 905-5200 or email

Washington Square can be reached at (503) 924-6850 or email

National Puppy Day

In recognition of National Puppy Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate some of the youngest members of the Hannah family and learn how to set our Pets on the road to a long, happy, healthy life.

Anyone who has ever raised a puppy knows that it is not a decision that should be taken lightly.  Puppies are cuddly, adorable and fun, and they can help to add joy and fulfillment to the lives of their families.  And they are also a lot of work.  They require a great deal of love, patience, training and supervision.

Here are just a few important things to remember as you raise your new furry family member:

-          Take your puppy in for a vet visit as soon as possible for vaccinations and a checkup.  A sick puppy may not adjust well to her new environment, causing long-term behavioral concerns.  With Hannah, all of the Pets we place are pre-examined and are on a strict vaccination schedule.  Hannah members rest easy, knowing that all veterinary care is provided for a low monthly fee.

-          Puppies, like babies, require lots of sleep. Create a quiet, safe space for your new pup to be alone and get the rest she needs. This could be a bathroom, laundry room or, preferably, a kennel.  This will not only help her to stay rested and healthy, but it also helps to prevent separation anxiety, which many Pets suffer, as a result of a lack of alone time.

-          Start training early and be consistent! Puppy classes, like those provided to Hannah members, are a great resource for instilling great behavioral habits in our Pets. Puppy training can go a long way in breaking or preventing bad habits early, such as marking, inappropriate chewing, or excessive barking.

-          Socialization is a very important part of raising a puppy.  Providing training classes, supervised puppy playtime, afternoons at the dog park, or taking her for a walk down a public street can teach her valuable social skills that will last a lifetime.

-          Exercise and nutrition are two of the biggest contributors to a long happy life.  Your puppy needs to build those muscles!  She also needs the mental stimulation she can only get from a long walk or run outdoors.  Likewise, proper nutrition is important in providing a long, healthy happy life, free of diabetes, heart disease and other health concerns.  Hannah provides a diet that is high in nutrition and will help your puppy grow up strong and healthy.

If you’re thinking about adding a Pet to your family, Hannah can help!  Our innovative Lifetime Pet Matching program uses a thorough interview process to help you find the right Pet for your family.  But we don’t stop there! Hannah provides all the care your Pet needs through our Total Lifetime Care program. TLC provides your Pet with complete healthcare (including emergencies, surgeries, vaccinations, preventative and dental care, and medications), food delivered straight to your door and lifetime behavior training.

To learn more about Hannah’s Lifetime Pet Matching, or how you can enroll your Pets into Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care, please visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center and Washington Square Mall.

Clackamas Town Center can be reached at (503) 905-5200 or email

Washington Square can be reached at (503) 924-6850 or email

St. Paddy’s Day: Dogs from the Emerald Isle

Typical grey Irish WolfhoundAs we reflect on St. Patrick’s day and digest our corned beef, cabbage and Guinness, we at Hannah’s thought about some of our furry family members who find their origins in Ireland.

Dogs are amazing creatures and their origins are as diverse as their species, personalities and traits.  Many people are aware that the Corgi comes from Wales and the Rottweiler is German.  But did you know that the Akita is from Japan, Bassets are French, and Dalmatians come from Croatia?

And here are just a few of the wonderful breeds that come to us from the Emerald Isle:

-         When we mention Irish dog breeds, possibly the first thing that comes to mind is the Irish Setter.  With a lean frame and a beautiful, silky red coat, the Setter may be one of the world’s most identifiable breed.  Originally bred as a hunting dog as early as the 16th century, Setters now enjoy a reputation as a wonderful family companion with a temperament that is well suited to small children and active households.

-          A less recognizable, but still commonly known breed is the Irish Wolfhound.  The tallest of all dog breeds, the Wolfhound was, like the Setter, bred as a hunting companion and there is some evidence of their presence in Ireland thousands of years ago.  An easygoing, intelligent breed, they are known to develop a strong bond with their families.

-          A lesser known breed, at least in the States, is the Glen of Imaal Terrier.  Often described as a big dog in a little dog’s body, Glens usually max out at 35lbs and have an appearance similar to other terriers, while being a bit stockier.  Like their Terrier cousins, Glens are energetic and feisty, although they are known to be a bit more even tempered and less vocal.

-          The Kerry Beagle is one of the oldest of the Irish hounds and is believed to be a descendent of the legendary Irish Hounds with a pedigree dating back to the late 1700s.  A worker who maintains a strong hunting instinct, the Kerry is also great with kids and other dogs.

While these all make wonderful Pets, they do require a great deal of love and attention and some have known health concerns such as hip dysplasia in the Glen of Imaal Terrier or behavioral problems like “selective hearing” in the Irish Wolfhound.  That’s why Hannah is here!

Our Total Lifetime Care program provides an innovative solution that covers all veterinary care (including emergencies, surgeries, medications, preventative and dental care, vaccinations, etc.), food delivered right to your door and behavioral training and advice!

To learn more about how you can enroll your Pets into Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program, please visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center and Washington Square Mall.

Clackamas Town Center can be reached at (503) 905-5200 or email

Washington Square can be reached at (503) 924-6850 or email

Fat Tuesday

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 Joyeux Mardi Gras, Hannah family!  Yesterday, cities around the country and the world, celebrated Fat Tuesday, which marks not only the kick-off of Mardi Gras, but also, for many, the last day of eating fatty, gluttonous foods before the Lenten season, which begins with Ash Wednesday.

We’re all aware of the importance of eating healthy and avoiding, junk, fast and processed foods.  But how many of us have fallen into a bad habit of feeding equally unhealthy foods to our Pets?  It’s an easy trap to fall into!  Low grade, fatty Pet foods with little-to-no nutritional value is much more affordable than higher grade, healthier diets.  But it’s important to remember that paying a few extra bucks is a small price to pay for your Pet’s long term health and well-being.

At Hannah, we are passionate about the food we provide!  Why?  Because we understand that food and exercise are the two most important contributors to the long term health and well-being of our Pets.

Here are just a few facts to consider:

-          Some studies have found that about 45% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese.  That equals 35 million dogs!

-          Like in humans, obesity in Pets can lead to diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, among many other disorders and diseases, and can be deadly.

-          While your Pet may not be a big eater, that doesn’t mean they are not overweight.  Often, weight problems can stem from inactivity.  If your Pets are sedentary, are stuck indoors all day and don’t get the exercise they require, their health could be at serious risk.  A daily walk, trip to the dog park, swim or a game of fetch can make a huge difference in your Pet’s health.

-          Consult with your Hannah vet!  Remember, they are the experts and can tell you what your Pet’s ideal weight should be and can recommend the best feeding and exercise regimen for your furry family member.

-          Free-feeding is generally considered to be the wrong way to feed a dog and can make weight loss difficult.  Instead, feed your Pet 2-3 times per day and remove the food after a period of time.  This will train your Pet to eat on a schedule.  Combining this with a regular exercise schedule can contribute greatly to helping to maintain a healthy weight.

Do you have an overweight Pet, or do you suspect you might?  Hannah will work with you to identify the feeding, exercise and lifestyle habits that will help your Pet live a long, healthy, happy life.  Our TLC program provides a complete healthcare plan which includes surgeries, emergencies, preventative and dental care, medications and vaccinations.  We also provide the best food for your Pet and behavioral training!

To learn more about how you can enroll your Pets into Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program, please visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center and Washington Square Mall.

Clackamas Town Center can be reached at (503) 905-5200 or email

World Spay Day!

Girl with her dog.On February 25th, the Pet care world commemorated the 20th anniversary of World Spay Day!

The importance of spaying and neutering your Pets can never be overstated.  In fact, it may be one of the most important decisions a Pet parent can make when it comes to the long-term health and welfare of their Pets as well as the Pet community at large.

Here are just three of the most important reasons to spay or neuter your Pet:

  • Across the U.S, the staggering number of homeless Pets is a real problem.  Each year, about 6-8 million cats and dogs enter shelters in this country.  Of those, approximately half are euthanized due over-population, space constraints and budget restrictions.  But there is a simple solution to over-population: prevention!  Spaying and neutering your Pet eliminates the risk of unexpected and unwanted litters.
  • This may surprise you, but spaying/neutering can increase your Pet’s lifespan.  According to one study, neutered male dogs live an average of 18% longer than unaltered males.  Spayed females can live up to 23% longer than un-spayed females.  One reason for this difference is that altering your Pet can help reduce the risk of cancer in the reproductive system.  Another reason is that an altered Pet has a decreased urge to roam, thereby reducing the risk of injury or illness.
  • Behavior is of primary concern to most Pet parents.  Spaying/neutering can help to curb many unwanted behaviors.  After Pets are altered, parents see a noticeable improvement in areas such as aggression, unwelcome assertiveness, excessive barking, mounting and marking.

So why would a Pet parent decide not to spay or neuter?  The primary reason given many is cost.  This is, afterall, a surgery that requires anesthesia, medications and a follow-up appointment or two and can be a bit pricey.  Often, this cost reaches into the hundreds!

How much of this cost do Hannah members pay?  For a low monthly fee, Hannah members enjoy all the benefits of Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program.  Our plan covers all veterinary care, including vaccinations, medications, spaying, neutering, emergencies, surgeries, dentals, and preventative care.  It also includes all food, delivered directly to your home, and behavioral training!

To learn more about how you can enroll your Pets into Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program, please visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center and Washington Square Mall.

Clackamas Town Center can be reached at (503) 905-5200 or email

Washington Square can be reached at (503) 924-6850 or email

February is Adopt a Rabbit Month!

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Rabbits can be wonderful Pets and can provide immeasurable joy and companionship.  The popularity of rabbits as Pets is on the rise!  In fact, according to one estimation, there are over 2.2 million households that enjoy the company of a Pet rabbit.  This number has risen substantially over the past 20 years.  It’s difficult to identify the reason behind this spike, but some speculate that with the prevalence of the internet has made it easier for potential Pet parents searching for the right Pet to learn about the benefits of rabbit companionship.

Here are some fun facts about rabbits that will probably come as a surprise to many:

  • The domestication of rabbits is a relatively new phenomena, especially compared to dogs and cats, both of which began their journey to domestication thousands of years ago.  Evidence of rabbits inhabiting the homes of humans only dates back to the 18th century.
  • Believe it or not, rabbits have very distinct personalities.  Some rabbits can be playful and affectionate, like a dog.  Others will display traits which are aloof and independent, like a cat.
  • There are approximately 50 recognized breeds of domesticated rabbits.  Each possesses a very distinct size, body type, coat, ear shape and disposition.
  • Like their dog and cat counterparts, it is important to spay and neuter your Pet rabbits.  Not only does this reduce over-population and unnecessary euthanasia, but it also helps to curtail unwanted behaviors.  Intact males tend to spray, while females can be dominant and territorial.  Spaying and neutering may not prevent these behaviors completely, but it can go a long way in minimizing them.

If you’ve thought about adding a Pet rabbit to your family, Hannah can help!  Maybe you have questions about whether a rabbit is the right Pet for you and your family.  Hannah Placement Counselors are available to discuss these and other questions.

Maybe you already have a rabbit (or dog, or cat!) and you’d like to enroll your four-legged family member in Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program.  With Hannah’s TLC, your Pet will benefit from all of the Pet care needed to live a long, happy, healthy life, including complete veterinary care, food delivery directly to your home (including bedding and hay if you’re a rabbit parent) and behavioral training for dogs and cats!

To learn more about how you can enroll your Pets into Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program, please visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center and Washington Square Mall.

Clackamas Town Center can be reached at (503) 905-5200 or email

Washington Square can be reached at (503) 924-6850 or email

Make Your Pet Your Valentine This Year!



How much do you love your Pet?

Our Pets are members of our families.  We love them, protect them, provide food, toys, shelter and care for them.  We even clean up after them!  And in exchange, our Pets give us so much more!  They keep us grounded; they make our lives easier and provide immeasurable amounts of joy and fun; they reduce our stress and they make our lives richer!

For these and so many other reasons we only want the best for our Pets.  This Valentine’s Day, do something to show your Pets how much you truly love them!  Here are a few ideas:

  • A nice long hike is always a welcome departure from the day-to-day.  We are fortunate to live in a region that is rich with outdoor possibilities.  If you have a dog that loves the outdoors and long walks, get out and explore some of the beautiful scenery that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.  But remember to bring along plenty of water and snacks for you and your Pet!
  • Give your Pet a new healthy treat or interactive toy!  There are many wonderful, healthy treats that your Pet would love and that are highly nutritious.  Or try a new puzzle toy that will challenge and stimulate, such as a laser pointer for cats or a Kong puzzle or wobbler for dogs
  • Give your Pet a long day at the dog park followed by a trip to one of the areas Pet friendly restaurants, pubs or coffee shops!  This is an area that embraces the Pet-friendly lifestyle.  Spending a day playing ball at the park with her and then taking her with you for an afternoon of relaxing and socializing at your favorite cool-down spot is a great way to spend any day!
  • Enrolling your Pet in Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program is a gift that will provide care, training and high-quality Pet food for a lifetime.  Hannah Pets get it all: complete veterinary care (including vaccinations, medications, dentals, emergencies, surgeries and all other veterinary care services), Pet food delivered directly to your door, and top-of-the-line behavioral training, all for a low monthly fee!

To learn more about how you can enroll your Pets into Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program, please visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center and Washington Square Mall.

Clackamas Town Center can be reached at (503) 905-5200 or email

Washington Square can be reached at (503) 924-6850 or email

Hannah’s TLC Is Made For The Long Run!

iStock_000005170943SmallHere’s a scenario that’s far too familiar to millions of Pet parents: Pet gets sick or injured in the middle of the night; Pet parents scramble to find emergency care; after a sleepless night, the Pet parents are given the choice of a $6,000 procedure, or the unthinkable: euthanize the Pet.  Even with Pet insurance and wellness plans, exorbitant veterinary bills are still a very real possibility.

With the help of Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program, hundreds of Hannah members who would have otherwise been faced with this decision were instead able to provide all of the necessary care and treatment, without being saddled with an exorbitant bill and with no copays or increased fees?

You see, Hannah is not insurance.  Instead, we provide a comprehensive, all-inclusive care program, which includes food and training, for a low monthly fee.  It’s that simple!  So, what’s the difference between Hannah’s TLC and Pet insurance or wellness plans?  Here’s a quick overview:

  • Food and behavior consultations: with Hannah’s TLC, high-quality food is delivered directly to your door and behavioral support is just a phone call away!  Food and training are not covered under insurance and most wellness plans.
  • Preventative care: Hannah Pets receive all necessary preventative care, such as vaccinations and parasite controls.  While vaccinations are generally provided under wellness plans, parasite controls are not.  Insurance plans do not provide parasite controls, but they do provide vaccinations… for an extra fee.
  • So, what about micro-chipping, licensing and registration, and a 24/7 veterinary nurse help line?  None of these Pet care essentials are covered under wellness or insurance plans.  However, all are covered under Hannah’s TLC program!
  • And what about dental care?  Insurance plans: not covered!  Wellness plans: they might give you a small discount.  Hannah’s TLC: 100% covered!
  • What you DO get with wellness and insurance plans are co-pays and deductibles.  Not with Hannah!  It’s all included in your low monthly fee.

In short, traditional wellness and insurance plans don’t help with the day to day costs of your Pet’s care, such as training, food and preventative care.  And for the care you do receive, you may incur costs you didn’t expect.  But with Hannah’s TLC, your Pet gets all the care she needs to stay happy and healthy for a lifetime.  No exceptions, no surprises!  Here’s how we’ve set ourselves apart from the rest:

  • Everything is included for a set monthly fee.  Everything!  This includes ALL veterinary care, from routine to emergency care.
  • All dental care, including regular cleanings and anesthesia.
  • All, medications, vaccinations and parasite controls.
  • Behavioral education, training and support for life.
  • Customized Pet food delivered to your door.

To learn more about how you can enroll your Pets into Hannah’s Total Lifetime Care program, please visit our Placement Centers at Clackamas Town Center and Washington Square Mall.

Clackamas Town Center can be reached at (503) 905-5200 or email

Washington Square can be reached at (503) 924-6850 or email