Blue's Blog

When I arrived home on December 15, 2011 and found my dog, Blue, lifeless with a chip bag over his head, I tried to do CPR. I did not know how to do it, and my vet had to walk me through it on the phone while I frantically tried to perform it. Sadly, it was too late for Blue to benefit from CPR, but many dogs can and have been saved from pet suffocation by CPR. Please click on the following YouTube video, “Pet CPR”, and take the time to learn this valuable life-saving tool!

Make a Difference This #GivingTuesday!

🎉 #GivingTuesday is TOMORROW! And, you can give TODAY!⁣ ⁣#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement where the world comes together to give time, a donation, or the power of voice…

5 Ways to Give Back to Prevent Pet Suffocation for #GivingTuesday!

🎉 Will you be participating in #GivingTuesday this year? Though monetary donations may be the first thing that comes to mind, there are so many different ways you can give…

Happy Thanksgiving from Prevent Pet Suffocation!

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Prevent Pet Suffocation! ⁣ ⁣Today and every day, we are so thankful for your support and advocacy, especially during the last two…

A #GivingTuesday Video Message from our Founder!

❤️  Please watch and share this short video message from our Founder, Bonnie Harlan, for #GivingTuesday!⁣⁣ Prevent Pet Suffocation was founded almost a decade ago, and since then, we’ve been…

Prevent Pet Suffocation Joins the #GivingTuesday Movement!

New Press Release for our #GivingTuesday campaign! Join us this week and on Tuesday, November 30th for this global day of giving! Help us spread awareness and eliminate pet suffocation worldwide by…

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Prevent Pet Suffocation! 🎃👻⁣ ⁣Here are a few things to remember as you celebrate tonight:  ⁣⁣⁣👻 Costumes – Though it’s fun to dress our pets up in…

Press Release – Prevent Pet Suffocation Launches New Survey!

Please visit the Articles Section on our Press Page to read our latest Press Release about the new survey Prevent Pet Suffocation launched on pet suffocation. The survey is also…

It’s National Fire Pup Day!

Today is National Fire Pup Day! A special day to honor all the various dogs who have been volunteer fire pups through the years. Canine firefighters, usually a Dalmation, have…

Honoring National Pet Memorial Day!

❤️ Today is National Pet Memorial Day – a special day to celebrate and honor the memories of our beloved pets who have enriched our lives through the years. All…

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Happy Labor Day Weekend! How will you be celebrating Labor Day this weekend? A barbecue? A cookout? S’mores around the campfire? Swimming? Watching some football?🏈⁣💥🏊⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣Hopefully, delicious food, snacks, and…

Stray dogs on street

Celebrate International Homeless Animals’ Day!

This weekend we honor International Homeless Animals’ Day! It’s a day to spread awareness on the ongoing plight of homeless animals by focusing on the overpopulation problem and providing a…

It’s National Nonprofit Day!

It’s National Nonprofit Day! Today, we pay tribute to the positive impact non-profit and charitable organizations have on our local, national, and international communities. ⁣Our non-profit, Prevent Pet Suffocation, has…

Beagle Getting Microchip from Vet

It’s National Check the Chip Day!

Microchip your pet! Lost or stolen pets have a much higher chance of being reunited with their families if they have been microchipped and the registration information is up to…

Protect Your Birds From Pet Suffocation!

Did you know your pet birds are vulnerable to pet suffocation? When we think about protecting our domestic and exotic birds at home, many bird owners know about the hazards…

It’s National Spoil Your Dog Day!

As the Dog Days of Summer come to a close tomorrow, today is the perfect day to celebrate Spoil Your Dog Day! ⁣ Here are a few ideas on how you…

Have You Seen Your Pet Do This?

Have you ever seen your pet in a situation like this? Animals are naturally curious, and most aren’t afraid to go looking for something to snack on! However, most pet…

Guidestar’s 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency

Prevent Pet Suffocation has earned the 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency on GuideStar! ⁣ ⁣GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations. By adding information about our…

Happy July 4th!

Happy Fourth of July! 💥⁣ ⁣What makes a holiday celebration even more special? Celebrating with our pets! ⁣ ⁣As you celebrate this national holiday, we hope your day is filled…

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day! Wishing all of the fabulous Dads and Doggie Dads a special day of relaxing and celebration! You deserve it!  Treat yourself today to a special romp or…

Dog Rescued from Plastic Container in India

Fire Brigade personnel in India were quick to rescue this distressed pup from a plastic container a few days ago. The dog was found roaming the streets with the container…

It’s National Rescue Dog Day!

It’s National Rescue Dog Day! 🐶⁣ ⁣National Rescue Dog Day was founded to bring awareness to the countless number of amazing dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted, to educate…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day from our Founder, Bonnie Harlan, and her dog, Jag!  Wishing all of the wonderful moms and fur moms a special day of joy and celebration. You are…

Does Your Dog Love to Ride in the Car with You?

🚗 Does your pet love to ride in the car with you? With summer approaching, there’s nothing more fun than bringing your pet along for the adventure, so please make…

Tips for Summer Pet Suffocation Safety!

As the sun continues to shine and the outdoors beckons, make sure you keep pet safety in mind while enjoying all outdoor activities like hiking, walking, barbecuing, picnicking, swimming, or…

Celebrate National Pet Parents Day!

 🐶🐱 Happy National Pet Parents Day! A special day to honor all the dedicated pet parents across the nation! As loving pet parents, we faithfully take care of our pets,…

Today is World Veterinary Day!

💙 It’s World Veterinary Day! Today is the 21st Anniversary of this wonderful day to highlight the extraordinary roles veterinarians perform around the world.  Today, we are extra thankful for…

Celebrate Earth Day!

🌎 Happy Earth Day 2021! As life begins to return to normal, Earth Day is an amazing reminder of the work still left to be done. This year, Earth Day…

Help Protect Our Wildlife from Suffocation!

All pets are at risk of suffocation, but did you know that this problem affects our wildlife all over the world, as well?⁣⁣ This duck in the United Kingdom was…

Tips to Help Your Pet Transition Easily When You Return to the Office

Will you be returning to the office soon? Learn how to prepare your pets for your transition back to the office! ❤️ One highlight of the pandemic has been the…

Enjoy National Pet Day!

Today is National Pet Day! 🐶🐱⁣⁣ ⁣⁣National Pet Day is the perfect day to celebrate the happiness we receive from our beloved pets. Yet, this day is also dedicated to…

National Hug Your Dog Day is April 10th!

🐶 National Hug Your Dog Day!⁣⁣ What’s more fun than hugging your pup? Did you know that hugging your dog actually has therapeutic benefits for you and your pup? ⁣⁣Studies…

Wild Coyote Saved From Suffocation in a Container!

Hats Off to the nonprofit group, Wild Florida Rescue, for saving this beautiful coyote from suffocating in a plastic Pretzel container. They tracked the animal for four days before they…

New Media Interview with WGME CBS 13!

Thank you to WGME CBS 13 and Investigative Reporter, Marissa Bodnar, for featuring Prevent Pet Suffocation and Emma Pierce, who lost her dog to suffocation in a chip bag, in…

Learn How to Prevent Pet Suffocation in Your Car!

Prevent Pet Suffocation has been featured in the debut issue of the pet safety magazine, Riding Certified, published by the dedicated pet advocates from Dogs Ride Certified. Riding Certified focuses…

Visit our Memorial Photos Page!

Have you seen our updated Memorial Photos Page on our website honoring hundreds of dogs and cats that we have lost due to pet suffocation? We honor all of these…

New Podcast with Dog Desk Radio!

Check out my latest podcast interview on pet suffocation from across the pond with Michelle Robertson, a dedicated animal advocate and host of Dog Desk Radio, a division of the…

Dangers of Food Bags in Cars

Do you like to take your pet along with you for the ride? Most people do! Do you leave fast food bags, snack bags, purses, backpacks, grocery bags, and other…

New! Text-To-Give!

We’ve made it even easier to support Prevent Pet Suffocation! Our new Text-To-Give feature is now available. Simply Text 855-671-2369 and write Give and your gift amount in the message….

Press Release – Prevent Pet Suffocation Joins the #GivingTuesday Movement!

Please visit the Articles Section on our Press Page to read our latest Press Release about Prevent Pet Suffocation celebrating #GivingTuesday! Please consider donating any amount to our nonprofit to…

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

Saturday, November 7, 2020, is National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day – a day to spread education and awareness about canine lymphoma. National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day was founded by dog…

Cats are Vulnerable to Pet Suffocation, too!

Cats are just as vulnerable to pet suffocation as dogs! Due to their agility, cats are able to access many locations like high countertops, shelves, and pantries. They can also…

Happy National Fire Pup Day!

Today, we honor all the various dogs who have served as volunteer fire pups through the years. These brave canine firefighters, usually Dalmations, have been members of fire departments across…

The Pandemic and Pooches!

As we have all had to navigate through this unprecedented pandemic, one positive aspect has been that the sales and adoptions of dogs has soared in the last few months….

Keep Pet Food Bags Away from Your Pets!

It just takes a minute for your dog or cat to get into serious trouble if they get their head stuck inside of a pet food bag. They can suffocate…

An EMMY to Celebrate!

The in-depth media piece we worked on last fall with the investigative team at WUSA9 (CBS) won an EMMY last week! The Capital Emmys were awarded virtually. The Academy’s Emmy…

Check the Chip Day!

August 15th is “National Check the Chip Day!”  Microchip your pet! Lost or stolen pets have a much higher chance of being reunited with their families if they have been…

New Podcast Interview!

Don’t miss the latest podcast interview with our Founder, Bonnie Harlan, and pet advocate and Dogologist, Billie Groom, with Upward Dogology discussing pet suffocation and how to prevent it! Click…

Working from Home With Your Pets

Though “Take Your Dog to Work Day” was officially June 26th, more people than ever are working from home today. One advantage is being able to have our pets right…

Can Your Dog or Cat Contact or Spread COVID-19?

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says COVID-19 is spread to humans through person-to-person contact, and there have been no reports of pets spreading the Coronavirus in the…