Brukner Nature Center – it’s about wildlife!

Did you know that Brukner Nature Center operates a licensed wildlife rehabilitation unit for native wildlife that are orphaned, injured or sick?  Last year, BNC accepted nearly 1,800 animals in need of professional care.  Contact us at 937.698.6493, 7-days a week, for all of your wildlife concerns!  Brukner Nature Center – it’s about wildlife! Virginia opossums are North America’s only marsupial – meaning they carry their young in a pouch!  Joeys are born after 13 short days of gestation and are the size of a jelly bean.  We can credit these amazing mammals for helping to keep our environment ‘debris’

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Tips for Socializing Your Dog During COVID-19

Young couple in medical surgical masks holding walks with dog in the summer park; socializing during pandemic

How to socialize your dog during a pandemic Social distancing provides many challenges for everyone, including dogs. Family pets quickly become accustomed to their unique routines and environments, and social distancing makes it difficult to expose pets to new people, places, activities, and experiences. Whether a dog is new to the family or a loyal friend, a puppy, or an adult dog, socializing is an important part of responsible dog ownership. Socialization helps dogs prepare for interactions with different types of people, places, and activities. Dogs who haven’t been socialized properly may become aggressive, territorial, or skittish in situations that … Continue reading Tips for Socializing Your Dog During COVID-19

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Best Dogs for Multi-Pet Homes

Smiling woman with three dogs, on white background; dogs which get along with other pets

Among the biggest challenges for dog owners is finding a dog that does well with other pets. Owning a multi-pet household is a challenge in itself. Factor in a high-maintenance, jealous pup, you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster. When you bring a new dog into a home with other dogs, cats, or other pets, it’s important that everyone can play nice and get along. Jealousy, aggression, and disobedience can quickly become the destructive consequences that damage owner and pet relationships. In some cases, your existing family members may be best suited for life as the only pet. If they … Continue reading Best Dogs for Multi-Pet Homes

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‘Hop’ into Miami County for National Beer Day!

National Beer Day in the United States is celebrated every year on April 7th which commemorates the Cullen–Harrison Act’s passage. This act allowed for the sale of beer with a content of 3.2 % alcohol. Upon signing the legislation, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his famous remark, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” Miami County, Ohio has great places to stop in for a nice cold one any day of the year! Moeller Brew Barn Fresh, locally-made craft beer right in downtown Troy. 311 Drafthouse Downtown Piqua’s perfect place to have a pint and watch

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