A lot of stuff about the fire and the future

Matt Johnson Uncategorized

It seems like a lot longer than a week ago that a fire, or more accurately soot and ash, destroyed the building that we have built our life around for 9 years. During our early days before we started the store, we went to GFU, we lived downtown, we did projects or worked for downtown business (ones we remember fondly)- …

Thrivin’ Survivors!

Brittani Reptiles, Uncategorized

Many of you have asked about specific animals that may have come through the fire. The following is an up-to-date full inventory of our survivors. They have been lifting our spirits with their spunk and love of life! They will be ready for adoption as soon as our vets give them the official green light. If you are interested in …

Benefits of Pets: Part IV – 5 + 1 Psychological Health Rewards

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Who would have thought that pets could replace a good psychotherapist? Not many shrinks would agree to that, and those few are probably are pet-owners too; but more and more researchers have proven that our pets keep us sane, or insane-in-a-good-way, as some teens would put it. Here at Critter Cabana, we have combined our personal observations with several study …

Benefits of Pets: Part III – Why Are More Doctors Now “Prescribing” Pets For Seniors?

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Again, for the seniors among our pet-owning community, these may be no surprise at all; but we at Critter Cabana would like to share these with those of you who may know someone who needs the “prescription.” Aside from their own experience with senior patients, doctors can now draw on the results of several studies to bolster their recommendation of …

Benefits of Pets: Part II – 5 Positive Effects of Pet Ownership on A Child’s Development

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Those of us who grew up with pets around the house – our parents’, our siblings’ and our own – don’t need convincing about the positive effects of pets on a child’s growth. But we hope to pass this on to no-pet families with growing children, and first-time parents, who are thinking about getting a pet, or pets, for their …

New Foods at Critter Cabana

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Can you guess the category that pays the bills at Critter Cabana?  If you’ve ever searched “Dog Food Reviews” on Google, or visited any number of the burgeoning dog food stores in Portland, then you probably guessed right.  It’s utterly shocking the quality of food available at grocery stores and the price you pay for that corn, err, I mean …

New Reptiles

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In Newberg: Lots of great corn snakes varying colors. Albino Prairie Kingsnake – See picture Redfoot Tortoises – Great looking batch! Smoking Red Eye tree frog adults Giant Plated Lizard – Very cool and only $45 – See Picture And lots more including a fresh batch of leopard geckos, come get first pick! In Wilsonville: Baby Tortoises up the yinyang Greeks, Golden …

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In Newberg: Lots of great corn snakes varying colors. Albino Prairie Kingsnake – See picture Redfoot Tortoises – Great looking batch! Smoking Red Eye tree frog adults Giant Plated Lizard – Very cool and only $45 – See Picture And lots more including a fresh batch of leopard geckos, come get first pick! In Wilsonville: Baby Tortoises up the yinyang …

Confessions of a Pet Store Owner – Part I

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Can you imagine a life without Critter Cabana? I can’t, but I guess I’m a little more vested. There was an article in a recent pet industry magazine called Confessions of a Pet Retailer. My general take away from the article was that the independent pet store was a soon to be relic of the past as larger supermarkets like …