• Do dogs like to be pat on the head? (With videos!)

    There’s just something so appealing about the smooth or shaggy top of a dog’s head. Cats too, but humans haven’t passed down the tradition of patting a strange cat on the head! The truth is, most dogs don’t like be patted – as in a tap tap tap motion with our hand – on the […]

  • The Puppy Manual from Adopt-a-Pet.com

    Getting ready to adopt a new puppy? Adopt-a-Pet.com’s “The Puppy Manual” is not a complete guide to raising a puppy – there are entire books devoted to that topic! However it is a super-helpful and concise 21 pages covering the basics, to help you prepare for the arrival and first few months with your new […]

  • Halloween pet costume fun!

    Does your pet like being dressed up in silly costumes and making you smile? I know my dogs do! They might not be thrilled with the process of getting the costume on and perfectly adjusted, but once the velcro straps are secure, you should see how they strut around! They especially love the “treat” part […]

  • Dog Tips

    We cover a lot of dog and puppy topics in our blog articles! The ones we have listed here are our favorite dog tips that don’t really fall into the other categories, but are filled with lots of helping information! The Puppy Manual from Adopt-a-Pet.com 20 Ways To Be a Better Pet Parent Helpful Tips For […]

  • Helpful Tips For Kids And Dogs

    Making sure that your children have positive encounters with dogs, whether it be their own family pooches or other dogs, is important for the safety of your kids. It’s also a great way to ensure that you raise compassionate people who are both respectful about and comfortable with animals. Whether or not you or your […]

  • Help! There’s A Stray Dog In My Neighborhood!

    My friend Kate called me the other evening in a panic, screaming, “there is a small white Terrier mix running around my neighborhood!” Being an animal lover herself, when she saw this little fellow running around, Kate immediately parked and got out of her car to try and catch him. Probably scared from the chase, […]

  • Condolences for a family pet

    A few weeks ago, I lost my beloved companion dog of 14 years.  Her name was Claire, and I called her my “sweet stubborn soul mate.” Given the choice, she would not let me out of her sight, and her absence created a huge empty space in my life, as well as my heart. With […]

  • 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Dog Walker or Pet Sitter

    We want to thank Whiskers And Leo for sending over this great write-up so that we could share it with you! Thinking of going away this holiday season? Work long hours and need a dog walker or pet sitter? On top of providing high quality, in-home pet care services on the East Coast, Whiskers And Leo are […]

  • New Study about Lost and Found Pets

    A new scientific study of pet owners published recently reveals some interesting statistics about pet owners and pets that get lost. This was the first study of its kind! The study gathered data about the frequency of pets getting lost from their homes, what percentages of pets were recovered… and perhaps most importantly, revealed what […]

  • Get Help with Vet Bills

    Even the most responsible pet owner can be caught with an unexpected and overwhelming potential vet bill. Our vets tell us sadly time and time again of owners that, when faced with their pet’s medical emergency, end up choosing to put their pet to sleep simply because they can’t afford a costly veterinary surgery, and […]