July 31st and December 2nd are both celebrated as National Mutt Day! There’s no need to settle on one breed when you can have a whole bunch rolled into one package. There are plenty of advantages to having a mixed-breed dog.
If you ever feel yourself starting to get a little sad that the younger you got to enjoy the summer time more than the adult you, adopting or fostering a dog can rejuvenate you and fill your boring summer with joy and childlike wonder all over again!
Picking a name for your dog might come easy for some, but it can be a daunting task if you haven’t already thought about it yet. Here are a few things to consider as you decide on the perfect dog name for your pooch.
It’s very exciting to adopt a new dog or puppy into your life and home. But before you rush into this life changing decision, you should ask yourself a few questions. Here’s your guide to adopting a great pet dog or puppy.
Parents envision cute, stubby-legged, holiday puppies under the tree and a Christmas morning their kids won’t ever forget. Fast-forward two or three months, and they have chewed up shoes and splotchy carpets, edged by deep regret.
Getting a dog is a big responsibility! If you’re considering adopting a sweet pooch into your home and family, this video will help you make sure you’re prepared and ready to get a dog.
Shelters are full of older dogs hoping for a second chance at life. If you're thinking of adopting, please consider adopting a senior or older pet.
November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month–a month dedicated to helping older pets find loving forever homes. If you care about sweet senior animals, help spread the word this month.
Why should you adopt a shelter dog over buying a canine? Here are five reasons to beware of “puppies for sale” advertisements.
What to expect from your puppy.
Liking dogs and liking having a dog are two very different things. The sad truth is that millions of pets are surrendered to shelters around the country every year; the good news is that your future family member need not be one of them.
For many kids, the family dog is their best friend–a companion who teaches them about friendship, loyalty, responsibility, and empathy as well as providing unconditional love.
Before I had a small dog, I always thought of them more as “accessory pets” than anything. Wrong!
You’ve got to see this wonderful Father’s Day rescue video. When they arrived to help a family of puppies living in a steel mill yard, papa dog surprised them all!
I don’t walk him as often as I should. I give him treats from the table. He only knows three tricks. He’s sitting next to the desk right now waiting for me to play with him…
The idea of giving up a dog is as horrible as giving up a family member, but for various reason like death, divorce, or lack of finincial means to support, it happens.
At the time, Lagorio couldn’t commit to the idea of adopting an adult dog, so Lagorio walked away from the Pekingese, choosing to adopt a puppy instead. It’s a decision that has haunted Lagorio ever since.
You wonder if you did the right thing getting a dog–particularly this dog? Troubleshooting advice for new dog owners.
Recently, an friend bought a Yorkie from a breeder in the next state over. She is having a “puppy shower” and I don’t want to attend. I’d like to be honest about why, but a mutual friend thinks I should just say I have other plans. What do you think?
If I adopt a dog from a shelter, how will I know he or she doesn’t have any behavioral problems?
Fospice provides end-of-life comfort, love and care for homeless, terminally ill, and elderly dogs. It’s based on the human hospice model of compassion.