"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog."

How do you Transition a Traumatised Dog into your Home?

If you’ve rescued a dog, it can often be the case that they have had a chequered history and may not behave as you would wish.  You may be disappointed as they shy away from attention and love from you, they may freak out on a walk, and their house training may seem like a [...]

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How to keep your dog’s heart healthy

Whilst humans are not exactly the same as dogs, there are similarities when it comes to heart health. The good news is that dogs rarely get coronary artery disease, whilst this is relatively common for humans. But there are conditions which mean the heart muscle weakens, such as congestive heart failure, which are real concern [...]

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10 Reasons Why Your Dog Wont Eat

In many ways pets are like humans.  For example, when they go off their food - like you or me, it could be a symptom of something going on.  It's not normal, and if a pet is not eating or drinking, it is a sign of a very serious problem.   The issue could be one [...]

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Dear Newt

OK, Newtie. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, Of course. Of course you’re late writing my letter. I’m amazed you’re even writing one at all. How many years have you missed, hmmmm?  I could argue that I’m writing this Gotcha Day letter a little early! Looking back, you appeared at John’s Louisiana apartment end of […]

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Pet Parents

Welcome to the third and final day of this year’s holiday gift guide! If you haven’t checked out the others yet, be sure to scope out the best gifts for pets and the best handmade gifts for pet lovers. (And enter to win all the gifts listed in each!) For today, this guide is all […]

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Handmade Gifts for Pet Lovers

It’s Small Business Saturday, y’all! I love supporting small businesses and handmakers. One of my faves, of course, is through Etsy. My husband has an Etsy shop, and I know how meaningful every sale is to him, so I love to support others when and where I can. And what better time and place than […]

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: The 10 Best Gifts for Pets

Each year, we delight in bringing you the best of the best for the holiday season. We combed through dozens of treats, toys, and other (sometimes super-duper random) pet supplies and ultimately landed on these 10. Half the list is treats because, let’s be real here, treats are probably the only things our pets realllllyyyyyy […]

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Grateful

I prefer Thanksgiving to Christmas. At least, I prefer the spirit of Thanksgiving, of expressing thanks and gratitude and joy, to the consumer-driven craze Christmas has become. Don’t get me wrong: I love presents, giving and receiving, and I love decorations and pretty lights. I love holiday food and cookies galore. I can’t wait to […]

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Hiking With Dogs: Winter Safety Tips

We love to get outside all year round, and we live in Indiana–it gets cold! and dark! and snowy! In fact, the day I’m writing this, we experienced an ice storm overnight that closed schools, and now it’s snowing on top of the ice. This weather makes me want to bundle up, throw Coop’s coat […]

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Don’t Risk Rejection by your Boarding Kennel or Cattery

Only 40 more sleeps until Christmas!  Yikes.  If you are going on holiday and your pet will be going into a Boarding facility now is the time to check their vaccinations. Boarding facilities will not (and should not) accept pets that do not have up to date vaccinations.  Remember this policy is not just to [...]

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If you need a reason to adopt a cat – look no further!

In Australia almost 30% of all households are cat owners with an average of 1.5 cats per household amounting to a massive 2.6 million cats already have a home among people living in Australia.i Given that cats live around 15 years - that means there a lot of people out there who are enjoying the [...]

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How do you Transition a Traumatised Dog into your Home?

If you’ve rescued a dog, it can often be the case that they have had a chequered history and may not behave as you would wish.  You may be disappointed as they shy away from attention and love from you, they may freak out on a walk, and their house training may seem like a [...]

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Reflections on dog blogs, evil trolls, and #WorldKindnessDay

Have you guys seen that meme that says: “You can’t make everyone happy. You’re not tacos.” I love it. It makes me laugh, partly because I love tacos, and party because I’m not tacos. I know I can’t make everyone happy. I don’t even try. (That, from a recovering people-pleaser is a big statement, y’all.) […]

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Ruff Guide to a Dog Friendly Home

We all know how lovable dogs are. Their witty tail wags, pleased to see you grin, and irresistible fur ball nature are just too hard to snub. As what many say, you can’t call your house a home not until you get a dog! Yes, they’re everyone’s happy pill. However, you also need to bring [...]

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Choosing a Pet: Is adoption right for my family?

Is your family thinking about growing with a furry, feathery, or scaly member? Families find pets in a bunch of different ways: online sites like neighborhood listservs, family members, breeders, animal shelters, or even on the side of the road. We believe that all animals deserve to live in a loving home with a family […]

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Not Another Dog Food Review: Our continued quest to feed our dog well

What do Kentucky bluegrass, molasses, spinach, cherries, food coloring, and mice have in common? How about dog poop, subscription boxes, and cornstarch? Stick with me for a minute… promise, this is going somewhere… This site uses affiliate links, which means that I may make a small commission on products purchased through links clicked on this […]

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Halloween can be scary for cats and dogs.  How to keep them safe.

We all know that Halloween can be great fun for the kids, but that's not always the case for our fur pals.  The commotion can make them anxious, and there are also special dangers to be aware of.  Here's our 6 things to help you make Halloween safe for your fur kids. The treats are for [...]

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How to Grow Your Own Catnip

Clearly I have plants on the brain! Is it because I can *feel* winter on the horizon? Who knows, but I almost included catnip in my 14 pet-safe plants you really can’t kill post last week. Then I cut it at the last minute because I thought a post on growing your own might be […]

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Everything’s fine!

No, really. It is! Last night, John told me about these dogs he’d seen on a Facebook page of a pit bull rescue a bit north of us. He’s been stalking the page (hi, Deb!) for weeks now. I had just finished scooping the litter boxes, and I said, “What if a new dog doesn’t […]

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14 Pet Safe Plants You Really Can’t Kill

Plants provide a tremendous service: Not only are they super pretty, but they keep your home’s air fresh and clean! And if you have pets, you know how icky our inside air can get! However, they can also be pretty easy to kill, which sucks. I used to feel bad when a plant in my […]

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Dear Ripley

One year ago, you became the youngest member of this family. You looked like this: Now, you look like this: As cute today as you were a year ago, though less fuzzy around the edges. In that pic from last year, you were scared of, well, most things. We kept you separate from everyone because […]

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A collar is not a steering wheel

May I please vent for a moment? There are few things that bother me more than when I see someone using their dog’s collar to steer, drag, pull, or otherwise force their dog into going or doing something. I’m not talking about an emergency situation where, like, a bicyclist isn’t paying attention and is about […]

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Dear Cooper

Yesterday you turned eight. Eight. years. old. In my heart, you’re still this little bean: Which, I’m sure, is why I baby you and call you my little baby and kiss your little snoot and snuggle you all the time because, truly, you are still that tiny fuzz-muffin to me. But, here you are, eight […]

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10 Reasons to Adopt a Pet

According to RSPCA statistics, a little over half of all dogs brought into shelters are rehomed. Some were reclaimed by their owners, but not all dogs were so lucky. Before you pick up that cute little woofer from the pet store, you may want to consider adopting from a shelter. Some people think mixed breed dogs are bodgy, but [...]

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