finding toys for your dog's play style

Different dogs have different play styles. When buying toys for your dog, think about the kind of play he enjoys most, and look for something that will satisfy that drive. Dogs like to be busy, both physically and mentally. Otherwise, boredom, anxiety and even depression can result. Even though today’s dogs are mostly bred to …

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the latest in cat beds

Cats are choosy creatures, especially when it comes to their sleeping arrangements. Today’s cat beds are available in a huge variety of styles and designs, so you can select the features that best suit your kitty’s needs! Cats love to nap. In fact, the average feline sleeps 12 to 16 hours each day. No wonder …

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dog-friendly holiday fun

Looking for ways to celebrate the season with your dog? We take a page from the traditional holiday carol with 12 days of festive ideas.  Our dogs may not care much about holiday music, but they love spending time with us, and that doesn’t change during the festive season. Here are a dozen fun and …

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choosing quality pet food for your dog or cat

Making optimal dietary choices for your pet is crucial to his health, happiness and longevity. The key is to look for the best quality you can afford. It can be challenging to determine which pet food is good for your dog or cat, and which isn’t. The first step is to know the difference between …

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Moose and Juniper

Moose is a handsome Malamute mix who shares a loving home with some unconventional roommates – including his “girlfriend”, a domestic fox named Juniper. The internet abounds with photos and videos of unlikely animal friendships. Cats and pigs, goats and camels – even giraffes and ostriches. But no animal has made more interspecies connections than …

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hurricane preparation

Rescue groups mobilized to save dogs, cats and other animals during one of the most devastating hurricane seasons on record. Harvey, Irma and Maria made this past autumn one of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record. Disastrous winds and flooding resulted in mass evacuations, many injuries and fatalities, and billions of dollars in damage. …

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safe sports for senior dogs

Like people, dogs get more fragile as they age. But this doesn’t mean they can’t participate in canine sports. Check out these safe options for your senior dog. A great way to keep your dog fit is to engage him in some form of canine sport. Although many people assume activities such as agility or …

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The Cat Network

The Cat Network plays a huge role in reducing cat overpopulation in South Florida, and has so far helped over 100,000 felines.  Twenty-two years ago, a group of cat lovers in Miami Beach decided to do something to help the area’s exploding population of homeless cats. They began by approaching city officials and convincing them …

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Chloe Kardoggian

This sweet 13-year-old Chihuahua has shared her long life with many different people – but she still has endless love to give her devoted fans, and is a “spokesdog” for senior dog adoption. Chloe Kardoggian is living proof that you’re only as old as you feel. At 13, she’s no stranger to senior life, but …

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Autumn is beautiful. Earthy smells, refreshing temperatures and vibrant colors create the perfect environment for long walks with our canine companions. But pet parents beware! Halloween isn’t the only thing to fear this season. Keep these fall safety tips in mind the next time you and your furry friend head outside. 1. Keep him warm …

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fall activities to enjoy with your dog

Fall is upon us! Celebrate the season with your dog by partaking in one or more of these fun fall activities! 1. Explore the woods Enjoy the fall colors by embarking on a nature walk or hike! Pack a picnic and make a day of it so your dog has plenty of time to breathe …

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stress-free grooming

Bathing, brushing and trimming your dog between grooming appointments is a great way to keep his coat in tiptop shape. Check out these tips to keep him looking and feeling good. Grooming your dog has a lot of benefits. It helps keep his coat and skin in good condition between appointments with the groomer. It …

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Rusty Rodas

Kindness lifted Rusty Rodas out of a life of fear and abuse. When he and his “mom” started paying that kindness forward, their mission went viral and garnered the lovable golden nearly a hundred thousand fans. Looking at recent photos of Rusty Rodas, it’s hard to believe the strikingly handsome golden retriever had a rough …

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cat litter

Get the scoop with our look at today’s cat litter options.   Shopping for kitty litter can be a challenge, given the variety of different litter types on the market. You want a litter that’s going to be healthy and safe, as well as convenient, clean and odor-free. In this article, we’ll look at the …

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hemp

Hemp is a durable, eco-friendly fiber that has woven its way into a range of natural and sustainable products for dogs. One of the most versatile materials on the planet, hemp is valued for its hypoallergenic and earth-friendly qualities. Hemp is made from the fibers of the cannabis sativa plant. It’s used to make everything …

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dogs in hot cars

Despite widespread publicity about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars during the summer months, people still do it. Know how to help if you spot a dog in distress. Few things are more upsetting than seeing a dog locked in a car on a hot day, especially if he’s in obvious distress. Although …

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Combined with quality care, positive training programs for shelter dogs can help increase adoption rates and ensure successful integration into forever homes. Understanding this vital aspect of reducing the homeless canine population, many dog behaviorists and behavior modification organizations are offering their services to shelters across the US. Behavior issues in dogs can be quite …

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cookie

Whether he’s posing for a style photo or drinking all-natural smoothies, this famous red miniature poodle is one quirky – and lucky – dog! Meet New York City’s most unique pooch. In a city that embraces originality, Cookie is the perfect fit. This red miniature poodle with the cool sense of style has charmed his …

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pet food recalls

It’s been ten years since the huge pet food recall that sickened thousands of dogs and cats. How has pet food safety improved – or not – since then? Pet food recalls have been a trending topic for decades. Reasons range from salmonella contamination to high sodium levels to traces of mold. Our first reaction …

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grooming products

Natural grooming products for dogs include everything you need to keep your pooch looking and smelling her best. From canine colognes and coat color enhancers, to hypoallergenic shampoos and waterless leave-in sprays, the list of products is endless, making it easier than ever to treat your dog to a canine spa experience, without the use …

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zain

These striking border collies are the best of buddies, and thanks to their photographer “mom”, their portraits of unconditional love have made them social media favorites. Border collies are world-renowned herders. But Envy and Zain, two of the breed’s sweetest social media personalities, are world-renowned huggers! Playful, quirky and enchanting, these two famous dogs share …

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doggie dental health made simple

Visiting the dentist is a routine part of our lives, but we often forget that our dog’s dental health is also extremely important. Just like us, dogs lose their teeth, suffer from bad breath, and are prone to plaque and bacteria buildup in their mouths. While some dogs are more compliant than others, all our …

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