Pet Moms Are Moms Too

May 12, 2024
By: Adriana Valle

Mother’s Day is an annual celebration of mothers. Yet, every year like clockwork, people debate what makes a mother and who is allowed to call themselves “mom.” Today, we’re celebrating moms – moms to children, cat moms, dog moms, and more – because, at Shoreline Happy Paws, we believe pet moms are moms too!

Pet Moms Are Moms Too: Maternal Bonds

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There’s a reason why terms like “fur mama” and “dog mom” have become so popular. For many people, their pets become cherished members of the family. They provide companionship, unconditional love, and furry snuggles on the couch. It’s, therefore, no wonder that those who care for pets develop deep bonds with them; bonds that are akin to maternal and paternal bonds.

Traditionally, motherhood has been associated with raising human children. However, the reality is that love and nurturing come in many forms. Pet moms devote a tremendous amount of time, energy, and resources into raising their companion animals. We don’t call it “pet parenting” for nothing!

Pet Moms Are Moms Too: Dedicated Care

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The responsibilities of a pet mom range from daily care to more complex duties including emotional and mental wellness, socialization, and more. Following are ways in which we find mothers of all species – pet moms included – care for their little ones:

  • Training and socialization: Just like human children, pets need to learn how to behave in the world. This includes potty training, teaching manners, and guiding them through appropriate social interactions with other animals and people
  • Feeding and healthcare: Ensuring a pet has a nutritious diet and regular veterinary care is vital for their health, well-being, and longevity
  • Exercise and playtime: From walks in the park to energetic games of fetch, keeping a pet active and engaged is essential for both their physical and mental health
  • Emotional support: Pets are complex creatures with profound emotional needs. Meeting the needs of pets with separation anxiety, fear aggression, reactivity, etc. can be very taxing but ensures pets enjoy quality of life and peace in their environment
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Pet Moms Are Moms Too: Unconditional love

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Being a pet mom takes dedication, patience, and unconditional love. The connection between a pet mom and her furry companion is powerful and undeniable. Pet moms create safe and loving home environments for their pets to thrive. From physical care to emotional support, pet moms play a vital role in their pet’s health and happiness. And, when pets get sick or develop special needs, dedicated pet moms come to the rescue. It’s hard to find a better example of unconditional love.

Pet Moms Are Moms Too: Commitment

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If you have a pet mom in your life, celebrate their commitment to raising a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted companion. While they may not have birthed their pet, they likely have an undeniable connection with their pet, one that transcends species. As Oprah has been quoted as saying, “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother,” and we couldn’t agree more!

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Ultimately, being a pet mom is about the love and connection you share with your furry companion. So, embrace the title, celebrate the journey, and enjoy all the joys of pet parenthood.

And, remember that you can count on us to help you raise your pet with our dog walking, dog hiking, and other pet care services. Moms need a village and we’re happy to be a part of yours!

New Shoreline Happy Paws clients can create an account. We will be in touch to further discuss your needs and set you, your family, and your pet(s) up for success. Existing clients may book dog walking, dog hiking, or pet sitting services by logging in to your client profile.

Shoreline Happy Paws serves the following areas of the Connecticut Shoreline:

  • Old Saybrook
  • Essex, Ivoryton & Centerbrook
  • Deep River
  • Chester
  • Westbrook
  • Clinton
  • Old Lyme
  • East Lyme
  • Niantic

Certain Parts and Certain Service Hours in:

  • Lyme and Madison
  • Waterford, New London, Groton
  • Uncasville, Gales Ferry, Mystic, Noank

By Adriana Valle

Adriana is the owner and Chief Pet-Loving Officer at Shoreline Happy Paws. She has been a Professional Pet Sitter for over 10 years.

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