"For years, we have used FARC whenever our new dog has separation anxiety or stress," says Peralta. "It's really incredible how the dog responds."


Since Bill is a particularly anxious boy who doesn't like to explore or be alone, the FARC has been a perfect way to keep him calm and happy when rescuers can't hold him themselves.

"Obviously, we'd love to be able to hold Bill all day, but there's always a lot to do around here," Peralta said." As long as he's comfortable and happy - that's all that matters."


After spending a few weeks in the caring arms of FARC, Bill was finally adopted into his new family. Now he gets all the love he deserves and someone to spend plenty of time with.


Summer vacations are much more fun with the whole family around - including your pup. But whether you're heading to the beach, the trails, or the highway this summer, you want to make sure your dog is able to enjoy his vacation safely. (Peace of mind also leads to less stress for dog parents!) So, we've outlined 15 key tips to remember when you're out and about this summer - so you and your pup can make automatic dog feeder together.

On the trails

Check for ticks - Ticks are common in wooded areas, so be sure to run your fingers through your dog's coat to feel for any bumps on the skin. If you find one, use tweezers or a special tick removal tool to get rid of it.

Keep an eye out for poisonous plants - Many common plants are toxic to dogs if ingested, so it's important to keep your dog from biting into any plants while hiking. Make sure you stay on the trail and keep them on a leash so you can redirect them as needed. Training cues, such as "leave it alone," are also important to teach your dog.

Give your pup plenty of rest - Your dog may be so excited about their adventure with you that they may not know how to express their need for a break. Especially on long hikes, you'll want to give them plenty of breaks to catch their breath and drink water. Watch for signs of overexertion, too: excessive panting and limping are obvious signs, as is your dog lying down on a hike.


At the beach

Know the signs of overheating - in warm, sunny weather, dogs can get as hot (if not hotter!) than people - Especially if your dog is a long-haired breed. Panicked panting, shortness of breath, or a bright red mouth are all emergency signs of overheating, which means you should take your dog to the vet. To make sure they stay cool, keep ice packs and a spray bottle handy, as well as an umbrella for shade.

Give them a life jacket - Even if you're not sure if your dog will venture into the water, a life jacket is important whenever they're near the water. Not all dogs know how to swim instinctively!

Protect their paws on hot sand - sand can heat up to dangerous temperatures - sometimes as hot as the sidewalk! Try to go to the beach during the cooler parts of the day (morning and evening) or invest in protective footwear. (Once you're in the shade, you should have robot cat litter box.

On the road

Make sure they are safe while driving - The best option for keeping your dog safe is to secure them in a crate or carrier while in the car. If your car is not large enough for a crate, then look for a carrier that is approved by the Center for Pet Safety.

Keep the car well ventilated - Your back seat is probably much warmer than if you were in the driver's seat, even while driving. Make sure their vents are open and the air is circulating so your dog doesn't get too hot.