July 31: National Mutt Day

  In 2005 Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige created National Mutt Day for July 31 and December 2. National Mutt Day was created to raise awareness for the thousands of mixed breed puppies, adult, and senior dogs in shelters hoping for a forever home….

Are Dachshunds really an aggressive breed?

  Dachshunds are headstrong, sweet, loving pups that are focused on the task at hand. Because of their stature they can be very defensive and have been known to nip and bite people when they feel threatened. They can, however, be wonderful companions and if given a good diet, plenty…

July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day.

  Pet Fire Safety Day is sponsored by the The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), ADT Security Services and the American Kennel Club® (AKC) and encourages people to have a plan to get your dog to safety and help them after the fire. We wanted to give you a few…

Talkin’ About Momo Monday

  Corgis have taken the Internet by storm. They are all over reddit, Facebook, and have even become the logo for the site Buzzfeed. These pups are full of life and adore all the attention they have been getting. Their popularity comes from their personality, brains, and their physical attributes…

Coon Hounds

  Coon Hounds in General   Coonhounds are 100 percent American. These were bred to hunt small game up trees so hunters could shoot the prey and it would fall to the ground. This breed was bred by combining a British foxhound and European hunting dogs which created a dog…

Waterlogged Pups

Nova Scotia Duck Trolling Retrievers These high energy, medium size pooches have been bred to retrieve prey from bodies of water. While they are the smallest of the retrievers this breed makes up for height in strength and agility. These pooches can dip, bob, and weave quickly to catch wily…

Mid-June: Animal Rights Awareness Week

A Bit of History Many have fought for animal rights since ancient Greece. Some of Aristotle’s students were actually vegetarians and Rousseau and Descartes discussed the importance of respecting other species, especially cattle and laboring animals. As time went on laws were passed in the U.S. and all over the…

National Pet Preparedness Month.

This month, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster. That includes making plans for what you would do with your dog in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster. Here…

June 14, 2015: World Pet Memorial Day

On this day people all over the United States will be remembering our furry friends that have passed over the rainbow bridge. Here are a few ways you can honor your pets that have passed on and cherish the time you have with those who are still here.   Donate…

First week in June. Pet Appreciation Week.

Here are a few ways you can show your pooch you appreciate them. DIY Dog Toys Puzzle Toy This is a pretty simple craft. You will just need a few of your dog’s favorite treats, a box cutter, and a tennis ball. Once you’ve acquired these materials take the box…

World Dog Show to be held in Moscow

The 2016 World Dog Show will be held in Moscow and many are anxious to see what exhibitors will bring to the event. For those that have never attended a dog show it can be somewhat intimidating and incredibly confusing. Here is what you can do as a spectator to…

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