Menu

Comfort for Critters

~ Celebrating 13 Years & 110,000+ FREE Pet Blankets ~

Blog posts

Five Things to do Right Away When your Pet is Lost!

It’s hard to imagine just how distraught we would be if our pet ever wandered away. Even when they’re by our side, just the thought of it, can scramble one’s brain! So it’s an important thing to think about ahead of time. If it does happen, clear thinking surely won’t be easy! Here are five importan…

Read more

Great Games to Enhance Kitty's Playtime!

There’s nothing more fun than hanging out and playing with your kitty! Kittens demand this, but older cats can sometimes get forgotten. No more! Here are some fun ideas on ways to play with your kitty, of any age.

Elastic is your best friend! Tie one of your cat’s favorite toys to the end of sh…

Read more

How to Make Easy Tied-Fleece Blankets for Pets

Making a comfort blanket for a pet living in an animal shelter, does not need to be expensive, difficult, or require a lot of time. There’s also no need to take up knitting or crocheting. Tied-fleece blankets are loved by the shelters and pets alike. They are soft & thick, bright & colorful and easy…

Read more

Keep out of Reach of Pets!

We’ve all learned to keep medications out of our children’s reach, but do we also take precautions with our pets? Between 25% and 50% of calls to animal poison control centers are for pets who have accidentally taken human medications. Some of the most dangerous are also medications found in most ho…

Read more

The Blessing of the Animals

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a blessing of the animals at a friend’s church, a few years ago. Though a lifelong Christian, I had never even heard of this ceremony, which in itself is wonderfully simple.

It’s conducted in memory of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. This …

Read more

Austism Service Dogs - Rock!

“A child who connects to a dog, connects to the world,” says Autism Service Dogs of America. This group, and others like it, provides a unique and valuable service to families affected by this condition. Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined by its leading advocate, Autism Speaks, as “a group of compl…

Read more

Mental & Physical Exercises to Help Your Dog

As the companion to a large dog, I know firsthand that a bored dog can quickly deteriorate into a naughty dog! The gold standard in dog care is a minimum of one long walk each day. This exercises their body to be sure, but it also exercises their mind. As they sniff their way along from mailbox, to …

Read more

Great Ideas to Attract Butterflies to Your Yard

Spring is such a glorious time of renewal. Plants which have withered to nothingness, burst forth again with life and beauty. There’s really nothing like it, and it makes enduring a Midwest winter almost worth it. Almost.

One of the sure signs of warmer weather is the return of the butterflies.…

Read more

Top Tips to Keep Your Pets Fit!

Keeping our pets in shape can mean a longer life for them, something every pet owner would love! It doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated. A few easy changes can make a big difference over the years. Some may even help the human half of the partnership to enjoy a better life alongside their an…

Read more

Is Fospice Volunteering Right for You?

Being involved in the world of volunteer work and shelter pets, I run across numerous ways caring people can help homeless pets, animal shelters and their community. Most of these volunteer options are fun to do, require less time than you’d expect and offer rewards aplenty. A new way to help pe…

Read more

Finding Your Passion: What do you do?

What do you do? I don't mean the opening question at a party which is followed up by "accounting,” or “I'm a mom, I raise kids”. What do you really do? For most of my life I would answer that as my occupation, give a vague reference to my college major, or list out my tasks from the previous week. I…

Read more

Great Knitting & Crochet Websites – Just in time for the holidays!

One of the great things about the Internet is the amount of free stuff which can be found. I especially like to hunt around for great craft patterns, since you can easily see the finished product, find clear and free patterns and even see an occasional YouTube video on how the item was specifically …

Read more

Helping Just One Pet?

I’m going to admit something right up front. I’m not proud of it, but I often size people up based on their reaction to Comfort for Critters. When I meet someone new, after they ask the mandatory “do you have kids?”, they usually ask “what do you do?” I’m often tempted to answer “not enough”, but th…

Read more

Add Pizzazz to Your Pet Blankets!

One of the many great things about making pet blankets is that you can be so creative! You can try out new stitches, combine wacky colors and test if you can master a new technique, without making it a massive project. One of my favorite ways to be creative is to use novelty yarn to add a splash of …

Read more

Choosing a Veterinarian - How to know if they're a good match for you

Helping our pets to have the best life possible, often means teaming up with a great veterinarian. Finding the perfect match goes a bit further though if you want to help not just your pet, but all those you can’t adopt (but would like to!).

I’ve been taking my “Noah’s Ark” of animals to the sa…

Read more

How to Make a Crunchy Cat Mat!

Cats like a lot of things, but there are a handful of treasures they simply love! Combine the soft feeling of yarn, a crunchy grocery bag and a handful of catnip, and you have a wonderful toy they will play with, sleep on and all around cuddle!

It’s so easy to make, you may want one for every…

Read more

Autism Service Dogs Amaze!

“A child who connects to a dog, connects to the world,” says Autism Service Dogs of America. This group, and others like it, provides a unique and valuable service to families affected by this condition. Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined by its leading advocate, Autism Speaks, as “a group of compl…

Read more

Recognizing & Treating Feline Depression

When “Bear,” a sleek black cat, lost his two companions, Calie and Moose, he quickly changed. Over-eating, constant meowing, and a neediness developed that Christie and Dave Black had not seen before. Physical symptoms of depression followed, including hair loss and faded brown spots in his fur. “Be…

Read more

How it all began...

Comfort for Critters began as a small idea, and that’s being generous. To say I thought all this up is greatly overestimating my abilities. It was simply a quiet tap on my shoulder by God, amongst the meows at my local animal shelter. I was given the idea that, “it might be something I should do.” G…

Read more

Think “Two by Two” when Choosing the Best Dog Food

When I adopted my Labrador Retriever through a local rescue group, I could tell she had seen better days. She was clearly 15-20 pounds overweight and her fur was quite sparse. She had been abandoned, after living with a family for over five years, so I knew she needed to be loved unconditionally and…

Read more

20 Blog Posts

PLEASE support our mission to help homeless pets with a purchase of our "Crochet for Critters" e-book of crochet patterns, an inspiring T-shirt or a handmade blanket for your own pet!

Click here for details!

help keep us going & shipping with a purchase!

1200;1200;a4e9bfb13fe91785e513c08425451ccc7f5f82361200;1200;bdf0f432da2d28d1004b8bc193b7fb44e1251bd61200;1200;e3ac5e5f56cebb80032fa661f7b1b0f9d025280c1200;1200;db09e4996ddb1074862c5011d95cea2f2a2d777b1200;1200;af27abf054399775ca168e0a0ac1081d3dfc73f91200;1200;c82ba9ff5ea73459c17e8bf13b21ca959fb4c36a1200;1200;c0e080fa89687b2773c69482a4311c3a8f4d4b951200;1200;b4d3fb5b087e30ab69fb13b6a37ec2cfb9f685ad1200;1200;d2efb2ee5c55731867adfd70cb6faf9906054d1d1200;1200;ab765ce722600fefa1366b661ca640b0f2f7826f1200;1200;42104ee5fc1a699de498a1f81935db052b411bfd1200;1200;1147c09b3abfc22ae1f08f58a69a5d4eb50ccadb1200;1200;92b25473e391d94894a6c69adb88792536152f3d1200;1200;5f3800378e22686d558fe3f9f9b1e5e65f7cde5f1200;1200;cc5002ed434e97e120e4ee4c1ea7b13d45431f8d1200;1200;05abe891669baf0e9ec44e2b554f3a20c5812b391200;1200;d7eb7ce156a68271aa7ca4599a96a95d80a161ce1200;1200;5682401e27a316fd14df83beb1cd4232d2e7e1ff1200;1200;4bd2cf31253d6e85c73dea472f7aaf170ba78be31200;1200;ae6c234c628c2c65443e146ee20af02646229e4f1200;1200;19ed22e8cfa858e70c12926a4b0ff5701dfb2ea31200;1200;e1d009bdec6914cecac8b7db5f093faf68be38951200;1200;135ad2ea7cf95c83bc8f68995070726d6132f56c1200;1200;5ba458c2c525ea8c3a9ee8cb53a1a62cb1d0d2b51200;1200;253df232a71267df3f5c09736314fc7d193fe0df1200;1200;841c0ec5b768d0d55fa109a989b40b2f6ad4579f1200;1200;2a094d608e0b51207d23c40dcf1e0595c99cb4621200;1200;d1116fae3d50bfc23c61f08ae1780234f892b61b1200;1200;e75a40a3a3b95a8ec22e022b84df68bbd780e2e81200;1200;aa3ae986c0aedac245e30486920182f11c4b79e81200;1200;7f1ae8ac112f4490c7b7f349592826125ca100ee1200;1200;1fe3dbfddaea253fe55e4d1baaaddd6f43d04e3a1200;1200;e989c18daeafadc8a06b2611f26069c8597669d61200;1200;65c793c6ed6364b55b6b4dce15e96263cbfc1fbe1200;1200;a977884e8afecba06f96478d1c309c553f4d39661200;1200;6fb7ff4900d106fba5a5505d904c4cc4aaecdf861200;1200;4906683e4064944551d700498b7d8582ea92e0571200;1200;8c845dfc2552602b26cf17a357f2ed61572724d21200;1200;70fec755fa2d30b7d4db1afc171775460fad78811200;1200;c3dcd3cfe15fed2a7f2fb28ad7dcc9fb87d7f52a1200;1200;3c451fbe98ad7106b18f2fd35b9cd38dc7056f441200;1200;ef393d5df8746001822eda200041481a84b9cda51200;1200;4a1d9cf9b080a62d5ad643c7d68af6ed0de619321200;1200;2602eaa7e67c43b331c03cf4af7c97bf3f377a051200;1200;4c68883c0204275c1e6597a1578447dfa7f7d4d21200;1200;1ac08e52b9ec834c60816a696ffdd335f84837da1200;1200;5569791c8c4e12ba9970a59f3d62e28e7bec9dd31200;1200;12fb4bb73fb8ff1586ca1b986aa5d2685a1231471200;1200;e7bab7c5bb35fbdc7570c325fd23c52b40f14f831200;1200;7a1c2483d85bb07394a131641fb3293a6cacf15a