Toys My Dog Can’t Destroy

Dog ready to play baseball

Golden Retriever Dog ready to play baseball

It can be pretty discouraging seeing a brand new toy ripped to shreds soon after you have purchased them. That why we decided to comb the internet and find some of the most durable toys that your dog can’t destroy.

●    How to select the strongest toy:

Pick the Material:

Some of the most durable dog toys are made of solid, hard rubber and these are what we typically would recommend. Some dogs prefer a softer chew than rubber. Continue reading

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National Pet Day

cats and dogs holding a banner with Happy National Pet Day sign

cats and dogs with a Happy National Pet Day sign

Did you know that April 11th was National Pet Day? And there is never a bad time to celebrate the pets in our lives. However, this day was actually created to help raise awareness for pets that are in need of a forever home. By showing all the joy that our pets bring us in our lives, we share the love that you everyone can have with our four legged friends.

In fact, according to the official National Awareness Day website, the underlying message is to let the world know that there are, “16,000 pet dying in US shelters on a daily basis. That adds up to 667 animals an hour!” And that is exactly why National Pet day was created.

What can you do to help raise awareness for pets in need?

You may think that you can’t help because you’re not in a place to adopt a pet. However, that is not true at all! Continue reading

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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Hiking With Dogs

Crossing through river.

Hiking and crossing through river with furry family member.

Hiking is one of the greatest parts of spring and early summer. You can see and feel the wonders of nature. And it’s always best to spend that time with your best friend. If you’re planning to hit the trails, make sure to take some of these essential items when you go on a hike with your dog.

1. Bring Water and Food

You can never have too much water on a trail. Take as much as you can carry comfortably. Continue reading

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Fun Ways to Celebrate Easter with Your Dog

authentic photo of a cute chihuahua with rabbit ears on and his tongue out surrounded by easter eggs toned with a retro vintage instagram filter

cute chihuahua with rabbit ears on and his tongue out surrounded by Easter eggs

Easter is a great time to spend a lovely spring day with your family. Eating delicious food, hunting for eggs, and visits from the Easter Bunny are all things we love to enjoy on during the Easter season. And what is even better is it can be a holiday for the whole family, our four-legged friends included! There are a lot of fun ways you can celebrate the season with your dog.

Make dog-friendly Easter Treats

Why should we be the ones that enjoy delicious treats on Easter? While your dog can’t eat a chocolate bunny, there are actually a lot of things that they can eat with us. Continue reading

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How to Dine Out With Your Dog

beautiful girls with pets sitting in street cafe

beautiful girls with pets sitting in street cafe

When you think of dining out with your dog, you often think of whimsically perfect cafe scenes with your dog next to your chair as you enjoy a nice meal with friends and family. However, sometimes it’s not always picture perfect. Sometimes you get to places and they don’t let your dog in or maybe your dogs gets a little excited about people and table scraps. Luckily we have the tips you need to dine with your dog without disaster.

Know your dog

Even though you may want your dog to enjoy every moment of fun with you, they may not be so thrilled with it. If your dog is scared by loud noises or commotion it is probably best to leave them at home. It can be more stressful for them to come out than it is for them to stay home alone. But some dogs truly do love to be social. Continue reading

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Where Should Dogs Be Allowed to Go

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Little baby dog waiting to go somewhere.

We all want our dogs to be around us all the time. However, it can be difficult to determine when and where you can take your dog. As much as we want our pets to go to all the places we go, not all places are pet friendly.

So, where should dogs be allowed to go?

 

There are certain places we expect our dogs to be able to go with us, but other times it makes sense that they are not allowed to follow us. Continue reading

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Professional Pet Sitters Week

Sitter holding a cute orange tabby kitten and an affectionate puppy that is licking her face as she is laughing.

Sitter holding kitten and puppy that is licking her face.

Did you know that at the beginning of every March is Professional Pet Sitters week?  It started back in 1995 by Pet Sitters International (PSI). It’s a week to celebrate professional sitters for all the hard work they put in for our beloved furry family members. Without them tons of pet parents would be at a loss of how to both care for their pets while working or on vacation. But we don’t want to just leave our loved ones with just anyone. That’s why it’s important to leave their care up for the professionals.

What makes the difference in a professional?

You will often find neighbors and “hobbyists” that are willing to look after your pets, but they are far from being a professional pet sitter. So here are a few differences that you’ll see when you hire a professional pet sitter.  Continue reading

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Responsible Pet Owners Month

Cute young brunette girl with her Yorkshire terrier puppy lying on sofa.

Cute Yorkshire Terrier puppy getting a kiss from a brunette girl.

Did you know that February is Responsible Pet Owners Month? And even though February may be over, it’s never a bad to revisit what it means to be a responsible pet owner. Pets can sometimes be thought of as accessories and possessions, but in reality they are so much more than that.

Keep Them Moving, Active and Engaged

Keeping pets active prevents obesity and all of the complications that come from being overweight. Continue reading

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Senior citizens: 5 benefits of dog ownership

Senior dog, arthritic dog, old dog, Puppy Training, Puppy, Puppy Dog, Puppies, Dog, Dogs, Dog Walker, Potty Break, Rewarding dog walk, Cat, Kitten, Kittens, Kitties, Cats, Pet Sitter, Overnight Sitter, House Sitter,Pet Sitting, Overnight Sitting, House SittingJosh Billings said it best – “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself”. Having unconditional love from a furry friend is beneficial to senior citizens.

5 reasons senior citizens benefit from owning a dog:

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National Canned Food Month

Puppy running with a food bowl in his mouth.

Cute puppy with a food bowl in his mouth.

Dry food seems to get all the glory in the pet food department. It’s touted as being better for dental care and digestion, but is it really all that? Canned food get the bad wrap, but are they all that bad? Are there good quality canned foods? And if there are, what benefits or drawbacks of feeding canned food to your pet?

The Pros

Minimal fillers: When you purchase quality food in a can there are less fillers and contain more meat. The key word here is quality. You have to look for the ones that have limited or no grain. This makes them great for pets with diabetes or pets that are overweight.

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