10 Great Ways To Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Summer is in full swing, which means temperatures are rising and getting hotter still! While we humans are lucky enough to be able to wear less layers and enjoy trips to the beach or lake, our pups need to find other ways to stay cool – and it’s up to us to help! Since our canines can’t tell us when they’re feeling overheated, check out these 10 ways to help our canines stay cool this season. 1. Exercise accordingly While daily … Read more

5 Disaster Preparedness Tips For Dog Owners

When it comes to emergency preparedness, there is a lot to take into consideration. There is even more planning involved, however, when there are pets to care for. Making sure our dogs are able to stay safe during a disaster is important, and there are a few extra steps to take when it comes to ensuring everyone’s safety. If you’re looking for a place to start planning, make sure you check these things off your list. #1 – Have Proper … Read more

5 Things To Check Off Your List When Leaving Your Dog With A Sitter

As busy pet parents, we’re often traveling around and unable to take our pets along. For those times we’re leaving them behind in the care of someone we trust, it can be overwhelming making sure everything is in order and ready to go for our dogs. Do they have everything they need? Will they be comfortable? Does the pet sitter have the right information? When planning to leave your pup with a trusty friend or daycare, it’s helpful to have … Read more

3 Ways To Build Trust With A Stray Dog

Whether you’ve come across a long-time stray or a neighborhood pooch that’s escaped the yard, earning the trust of a stray dog can be tricky. The goal is to catch the dog without harming them or scaring them off completely, but we have to make sure we keep ourselves safe, as well. A scared dog can become aggressive when they are trying to defend themselves. Remember, they don’t know you’re there to help. Regardless of how you found the dog, … Read more

8 Things In Your Home That Are Toxic To Dogs

We’ve all had that dog that will literally eat anything – food item or not. It’s important to remember that there are many things that are toxic to dogs. That goes for both your rambunctious puppy or your older explorer looking to expand his palate. Most are aware of common rat baits and chocolates. But below you’ll find some of the lesser-known examples of items found in many homes. 1. Apple Seeds An apple a day keeps the doctor away – … Read more