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Holiday Food Hazards: 12 Unsafe Foods For Dogs

Holiday dog food hazards

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Every year, pets are rushed to the vet during the holidays because they ate something they shouldn’t. It might seem fun to include your dog on Christmas by giving them delicious table scraps, but many foods are bad for dogs, with some being life-threatening. Thus, it’s best to avoid these toxic foods altogether to keep your pup … Read more

7 Irish Dog Breeds Who Feel Lucky This St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick's Day dog

Are you feeling lucky this Saint Patrick’s Day? Odds are, your dogs are too! Anytime we have a holiday celebration, they get showered with plenty of treats and attention. But for some dogs, this holiday holds an especially close place in their heart. That’s because some dog breeds are Irish, so Saint Patrick’s Day might have more meaning to them than you think. Here are seven beautiful dog breeds from the Emerald Isle. If your canine is an Irish pup, … Read more

Adorable Rescue Dogs Deliver Valentine’s Day Flowers

Dogs Deliver Flowers

For many couples, it’s a tradition to give flowers on Valentine’s Day. But now there’s a way to make romantic bouquets even better! Flower shop, She Loves Me in Washington DC, did something special this year. If customers donated money to an animal shelter, their Valentine’s Day flowers would be delivered by an adorable rescue dog. In no time, this event became a hit. The shop raised over $1,000 for rescue dogs, and five special shelter dogs got to enjoy … Read more

National Dog Mom’s Day Is Just Around The Corner – How Will You Celebrate?

You don’t have to give birth to be a mom. Some people adopt. Others foster. Some even open their homes to the children of friends or family when tragedy strikes. And then there are those special ladies who devote all their motherly love to their canine fur kids. They are finally getting the recognition they deserve with the introduction of National Dog Mom’s Day! Saturday, May 11, 2019 marks the second annual celebration of this new holiday. It is set … Read more

Got A Dog That Loves To Go Crazy With Their Toys? Then They Need This For Christmas

There’s no doubt your pup made it to the nice list this year, but picking out the perfect Christmas present is tricky. Between all the balls, ropes, frisbees, stuffed ducks, and squeaky pigs you’ve ever brought home, nothing has lived for the long-term. Your dog is a destroyer of toys, a teddy bear shredder, and she leaves behind stuffing and squeakers wherever she goes. You know she finds her destructive type of play to be the most fun, but that … Read more

Spoil Your Pup This Christmas With Their Very Own Christmas Tree Ornament!

Whether artificial or straight from the farm, every Christmas tree tells a story. They’re stories about newlyweds celebrating together for the first time and grandparents looking back on decades of happy memories. No matter what your story says, there’s no doubt it’s all about family. Everyone gathers around to decorate the tree with symbols and pictures that mean the most to them, and this year, it’s time to include the dog. Decorating the Christmas tree is a holiday tradition the … Read more

Hat-Wearing Rescue Dog Who Beat Cancer Celebrates With A Holiday Surprise

Best Friends Animal Society is a national leader when it comes to animal welfare. They’re the largest no-kill animal shelter in the country, and they’re working hard to lower the number of animals killed in shelters each year. It’s a long process, but 2017 was another year closer to a better future for America’s companion animals. One of the pets they saved this year is Skully. Diagnosed with cancer, sweet Skully wouldn’t have had a chance in most shelters. But … Read more

12 Fabulous Gifts For The Chihuahua Lover On Your List

Chihuahuas are known for their intellience, sass, and fierce loyalty to their humans. It’s no wonder they are one of the most popular breeds in America! If you are lucky enough to have a Chi-mom on your shopping list, she likely shares many of the same wonderful traits as her favorite breed. Make her holiday special with one of these 15 fabulously adorable gifts.   1. Chihuahua Print Socks, $6.99 or Mix & match any 5 socks for $25 Who doesn’t … Read more

13 Gifts For Every Dachshund Lover In Your Life

‘Tis the season for scrambling to find the perfect gifts. On the bright side, you know exactly what to get the Doxie lovers on your list. Dachshunds have happy personalities that are the perfect remedy for any rainy day. Those who have a Dachshund (or two or three) always appreciate gifts that show off their favorite breed. Whether you have a friend who’s obsessed with Doxies or your entire family has been captivated by long bodies and puppy dog eyes, … Read more

5 Stocking Stuffers To Delight Your Pup & Brighten A Shelter Dog’s Holiday

‘Tis the season for giving, and your furry best friend deserves a top spot on your shopping list. Our noble pups ask nothing more from us than our love and affection – that’s why they deserve so much more. These 5 stocking stuffers will show your pooch how much you care and spread some joy to shelter dogs in need! For every toy you purchase from iHeartDogs, a durable toy – perfect for all sizes and breed mixes – will be donated … Read more

We Scoured Amazon Prime and Found The Best Gifts for Dog Lovers

If you’re like me, you LIVE on Amazon during the holiday shopping season. And why not, who doesn’t like to get free 2 day shipping if you’re a prime member? Whether you are in search of a pack of presents for your entire crew, or that one perfect gift for the special dog lover in your life, these 10 options are sure to delight even the pickiest of pup parents. And just a heads up, some of the links on … Read more

UPDATE: Shelter Dog With Cancer Gets His Final Wish & Finds A Forever Home

UPDATE: Although his days were numbered, Wiffle Ball got one final wish this past December: he spent his last Christmas in a warm, loving home. “Wiffle Ball had an amazing Christmas at home with his family. He explored the house, made friends with everyone he met, had a dinner of roast and mashed potatoes, and spent his down time on his belly in full-out Superman pose in the doorway between the dining room and kitchen,” wrote the Richmond Animal League on … Read more

Abandoned In Favor Of A New Dog, Zuzu Will Soon Get The ‘Wonderful Life’ She Deserves

Earlier this week we brought you the maddening story of Zuzu, the dog reportedly abandoned by her owners for being “too sad” after the death of their other dog. Zuzu – formerly named Princess – had begun to cry and display signs of depression. She scaled the fence and was picked up by animal control on Thanksgiving morning and brought to an LA County shelter.   It may sound like a common enough tale so far, but what sets Zuzu’s … Read more

Woman Pays Adoption Fees For Entire Shelter So Every Pet Can Have A Home For The Holidays

If you’re near Sacramento, California and have been thinking of adding a new four-legged member to your family, head over to the Front Street Animal Shelter and pick up a furry friend – for free! Now, it must be said that those who can’t otherwise afford adoption fees should reconsider whether they’re financially stable enough to properly care for a pet. Also, around this time of year, animals should not be considered “holiday gifts” to be spontaneously bought – and then returned. Also, all potential families … Read more

What To Look For In A Pet Sitter

Leaving your pet behind when you go on vacation can be stressful. Worrying about whether or not your best friend is being taken care of properly can actually ruin your time off work. The key to a stress- and worry-free trip without your pet is picking the right pet sitter. In honor of Professional Pet Sitters Week, we wanted to give you some tips on selecting a pet sitter that’s right for your pet. Certification – Do They Have it? … Read more

Man Gets Furry Slippers For Christmas, Now Watch How His Dogs React!

It’s almost Christmas, folks! Well to give you some laughs this holiday season, we’re sharing this hilarious video of a family opening their Christmas presents with their dogs. When dad opens his presents, he got some furry slippers! Dad then puts his new furry slippers on. Now watch how their dogs react when they see dad wearing his new slippers! Dogs saves human from a Christmas slippers attack! Posted by America’s Funniest Home Videos on Thursday, December 11, 2014   I … Read more

The 8 Things You Want For Christmas From Your Dog

Although you’re your little fuzzbutt’s favorite person in the world, she can’t exactly grab her Americanine Express card and purchase this season’s Chewy Vuitton to gift you for Christmas to show you how much she cares. However, there are a few things that she can (and not do!) to make this howl-iday extra special. Although you couldn’t be happier that she is by your side all year long, there are days when she tends to be a little more naughty than nice. You know what your dog wants for … Read more

Santa Paws: 12 Kanine Kringles

For dog lovers like us, nothing says (er–barks?) “Merry Christmas” quite like an adorable pup who is channeling the spirit of Kris Kringle himself. Like Santa Claus, dogs bring us bags full of goodies–snuggles, love, play, joy, and the occasional slimy, drool-covered chew toy–all year long. Yappy Ball-idays! 1.’Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land… “Only one ear fits inside, Ma…” 2.Were twelve doggy Santas with red hats so grand. “Look! Carolers!” 3. This wise Santa has seen Christmases … Read more

9 Holiday Foods That Are Safe To Share With Your Dog

The holidays are here and that means more food than we (or your dog!) can imagine. It’s natural that you would want your dog to share in the festivities with a special treat from the table, but many popular holiday and Christmas dishes include ingredients that are not safe for dogs, like onion, sugar, and chocolate. Others, while not toxic, are just not healthy, such as those high in fat and starch. Butter, milk, and cheese can really tear up … Read more

13 Couple’s Costumes You Can Wear With Your Dog

Looking for some last-minute couple’s costumes to coordinate with your S.O. (aka, slobbery other)? Ranging from adorable to delectable, here are 13 stellar disguises to inspire you with Halloween spirit for celebrating the holiday with your hound. (Note: no chocolate or candy corn for Fido, please.) 1. The two of you can be twins, like these matching skeletons who prove that we’re all the same on the inside: bones, organs, and unending love for each other. (Awww.) 2. Or you can stand out in a … Read more

9 Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe & Healthy This Holiday Season

Make sure your dog survives the holidays in good health by following these health tips. (You may want to adopt a few for yourself too!) #1 – Keep Seasonal Foliage Out of Reach According to the ASPCA, most of the holiday plants we decorate with, including holly and mistletoe, are toxic to dogs. Opt for fake ones to be safer (plus it saves you money every year). #2 – Don’t Overfeed Your Pup We all feel like our dogs should get to … Read more