Socializing Your Adult Dog

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As an adult dog, your dog falls out of the several month window that dogs have as puppies where they learn behaviors that are imprinted on them and that they tend to take into their adult life. Does that mean they can never be socialized with other dogs or people? Absolutely not. It is important […] Read more »

Deaf Dog Awareness Week

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You finally found the perfect dog to adopt? Is she everything you want? Is she friendly, active, playful and is giving you that puppy dog look as you walk away from her kennel? Maybe you’re ready to take her home, so you read the sheet attached to her cage… and you realize she’s deaf. In […] Read more »

Responsible Dog Ownership Month


As September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month, we thought we would share some tips that are easy to overlook while caring for your dog. • Make sure your dog always has adequate amounts of water and quality food available to him. Bargain basement food is always available but likely do not provide the quality of […] Read more »

Labor Day Dog Safety Tips

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As with all holidays, it’s important to ensure the safety of your four-legged best friend. It might be the first day of September, but in most parts of the country it is still quite hot, and as you apply sunscreen on yourself today, you might want to also apply pet-friendly sunscreen and bug repellent to […] Read more »

Air Travel With Your Dog

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We do not recommend traveling with your dogs on an airplane unless you have him as part of your carry-on luggage which isn’t possible with bigger breeds. Even then, the Humane Society recommends not traveling with your pets on planes at all. Having them travel as cargo is never recommended. If traveling with your pet […] Read more »

Dogs and Destructive Chewing

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First of all, if your dog is exhibiting fear or anxiety driven chewing, you may want to consult a vet or behavioral specialist to help you out. Dogs may chew for a variety of reason. It may be anxiety or fear as noted above, but many dogs chew simply because they are bored, understimulated or […] Read more »

Stress in Your Dog

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Maybe you’re one of those people that is always on the go. You have a different activity planned every weekend and thrive on change. There is nothing wrong with that and it sounds like a lot of fun. Your dog, however, does not thrive on change. She thrives on routine and consistency, and a change […] Read more »

Hiking With Your Dog

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Are you an outdoorsy kind of person? Do you love hiking? If so, you should consider that when you go to adopt a dog. If you are an avid hiker that goes on strenuous terrain on a regular basis, you should seek out a dog that will be able to successfully keep up with your […] Read more »

Tips for Boarding Your Dog

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Looking for an appropriate boarding facility for your dog is similar to looking for a good veterinarian. If at all possible, you want to do the work before you actually need to. Boarding facilities are all different. There are in-home options, active open playground type kennels and enclosed ones that only allow your pet out […] Read more »

Bonded Pair

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Reputable shelters often get “bonded” pets – meaning two pets that are emotionally very tied to each other and have a very good, close relationship. When shelters see this, they will often refuse to adopt them out separately. Adopting out a bonded pair together often raises their chances of successfully becoming happy members of their […] Read more »