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DIY Dog Clothes

DIY dog clothes

Your dog is and always has been a very important part of your family. You make sure that she (or he) has the very best, from dog food and medicine to outstanding veterinary care.

But the one thing your dog may be lacking is proper dog clothes. Instead of just buying dog clothes off the rack, try making your own unique versions. While you may not think that dog clothes … Read more

Valentine’s Day Pet Adoption Specials — Why Pets Make the Best Valentines

Valentine's Day Pet Adoption Specials

‘Tis the season of unconditional love. And what better love than that of a pet? There’s a reason variations of the quote “I hope to one day be the person my dog thinks I am” frequently makes its rounds on the Internet. Pets love you even at your worst. Whether or not you have a special someone to shower you with affection on February 14, you might be finding yourself … Read more

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Your Dog

In my twenty-four years of life, I have never known a day without a dog, and I don’t ever intend to. From being there to clean the floor for me when I drop pieces of food, to falling asleep on my stomach and being my reason why I should watch another episode on Netflix instead of working out, to saving me from any squirrel that comes within thirty feet, it’s … Read more

When Pets Are Treated Like Children

The Perfectly Sane Ways People Treat Their Pets Like Children

The Perfectly Sane Ways People Treat Their Pets Like Children

If your heart has been stolen by a furry little creature, it’s OK to confess: We love our pets like they’re our children. For those who haven’t yet been smitten with the adorable face of a dog, cat, ferret or guinea pig, it can be tough to understand the connection between owner and pet.

The Science Behind It

Most pet … Read more

How to Get the Most out of a Vacation with Your Dog


With the official start of summer only a matter of weeks away, many of us are gearing up to embark on our annual summer getaways. For some, bringing your precious pup along for the trip is a no-brainer, no matter how many people are already anticipated to be crammed into the car. For others, they might need some extra convincing as to why taking a trip with Fido will lead … Read more

Five Reasons to Adopt, Not Shop


I have these two friends in my life, whom I think you’ll agree are pretty special, and are worth talking about. Both of them are originally from Kentucky, and both spent the first part of their lives homeless. Eventually, they found their way to Illinois, with what little family they had. At this point in their lives, there was a lot of confusion, a lot of fear, and little hope … Read more

National Love Your Pet Day-A Tribute to My Favorite Furballs


To some, they might see “National Love Your Pet Day” as a day to hug your pup a little extra, maybe toss them an extra table scrap or two, but in my household, we call that “Tuesday”. Although every day, in my opinion, is “Love Your Pet Day”, I figured since this day is acknowledged as a special occasion, that I should acknowledge the love I have for my dogs … Read more

Dog Communication 101: What Does It Mean When…


I’m fairly certain that I am not alone in wishing that I could read my dogs’ minds. For instance, what does Zoey want to say to me when I talk to her in a voice three octaves higher than usual? Or how much love does little Bailey feel for me when I pull her close to snuggle, as she’s trying to squirm free to play with her toys? While I … Read more

The Best Customizable Gifts for Dogs


For dog lovers, there’s nothing more fun than pampering our pooches.

Maybe you have a pug, a Doberman or a retriever, or you’re buying for a friend’s ball of fur. Whatever your needs, you can find a stylish, sassy gift — such as custom dog t shirts — that can even be customized with your dog’s name or other identifying information.

And unlike when you buy for humans, you don’t … Read more

Five Ways to Thank Your Dog

Thank Your Dog

Photo Credit: Alicja Zmyslowska Photography

They eat my shoes, they chew the TV remote, they turn walks into sprints, and they think it’s time to play at three in the morning. What are these things, you might be wondering? They would be my dogs, and I could not be more thankful for them.
As frustrating as it is to turn around to find the shoe that I just slipped … Read more

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