4th of July

4th of July4th of July is as American as apple pie; am I right? We all love celebrating our Nation’s Independence. After all, the founding of this country set the pace and tone, good and bad, for the America that we know today.  However, as we prepare to bring our friends and family together for a day of good times, good food and even better fireworks, we often times forget to prepare for our most beloved companions, our dogs.  So where do you begin?

Start by assessing whether or not your dog will be traumatized by any events of the day.  Is your dog sensitive to the sights and sounds relative to the 4th of July? Does he frighten easily? Does your dog get anxiety if you leave him alone while you are out celebrating? Does your dog stress out when you have a house full of guests?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have some preparing to do!

4th of July products that may bring some relief to your dog.

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Take Your Dog to Work Day

take your dog to work dayTake your dog to work day is Friday June, 23rd. We all love our dogs; that’s a given. On the other hand- let’s face it, you probably don’t love going to work nearly as much. Why not simply combine the two?

To celebrate our beloved furry companions and promote adoptions, Pet Sitters International created Take Your Dog to Work Day!

  • Support local pet communities
  • Experience the joys of pets in the workplace
  • Help pets in need
  • Promote pet adoptions


Take Your Dog to Work Day: Friday, June 23!

Don’t Overlook the Shelter Pets

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Disabled Pet Day

disabled pet dayDisabled Pet Day, or now known as Specially-Abled Pet Day is approaching. Mark your calendars and set a reminder on your phones for May the 3rd, as this day celebrates the National Specially-Abled Pets Day! Founder Colleen Paige originally started this international holiday under the name of National Disabled Pets Day, but has since been updated to reflect the most accurate description of these amazing pets.

These pets may need special assistance to account for their handicaps, but they are certainly not disabled! For instance, pets that are blind, deaf, or lacking one of their limbs are noticeably stronger in other areas to compensate for their loss. All they need are good owners who will welcome them and love them unconditionally. Is that person you? [Read more…]

Keeping your Dogs Safe

Keeping your dog safePoison Prevention Week: Keeping your Dog Safe

Keeping your dog safe is our goal; our dogs are like our children, they’re always finding ways to get into things that we could have sworn was out of their reach or locked away.  That’s why there’s a national holiday about raising awareness on poisons found in and around our homes that could harm our pets.  It’s called Poison Prevention Week, when all the country’s top veterinarians and pet lovers get together to make sure our pets are safe from potential threats.  Here are a few basic items that you should be aware of: [Read more…]

Love your Pet Day

Love Your Pet DayMark your calendars because February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day.  We get so many holidays to ourselves, our pets deserve some extra loving, too.  This holiday is a great opportunity to make your pet feel pampered and truly loved.  Go out of your way to make them feel special by planning a day’s worth of activities and healthy treats that fill their tummies.  Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

Take Long Walks

Take your time and give your dog or cat a nice outdoor excursion.  Allow them to wander in foreign territories, sniff a few butts, and take you for a nice run.  Of course, keep them on a leash if you don’t have a local dog park to allow them to roam free.  If you’ve never taken your dog to their own park to play around, go out your way to find one and treat them to a day full of outdoor exploration. [Read more…]

Pet Lover Apps

Pet Lover apps 4 Pet Lover Apps You Can’t Live Without!

Now that the app industry has matured and grown into a reliable source of many different services, entertainment enhancers, and quality of life providers, there have been many new opportunities opened up that wasn’t possible years ago. One of those new exciting categories of apps that has increased in interest is the pet-related niche.

There are so many pet lover apps out there that can improve the lives of you and your pet, here are five of the best to try out: [Read more…]

Christmas Tree Safety Tips for your Pet

Christmas Tree Safety TipsOh, Christmas Tree….Oh Christmas Tree…. Christmas Tree Safety Tips and Other Ways to Keep Your Tree Standing!

The Christmas Tree is the Centerpiece of the Christmas Season. With the holidays upon us there will be lots of decorating and holiday themed functions taking place.  One of the many special things that a lot of us do at Christmas is to decorate a tree.  If you have pets however, this can pose a challenge.  Your pets love the Christmas Tree too –just maybe not for the same reasons as you!

Christmas tree safety tips:

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Black Friday

Black Friday Christmas Shopping for your dogChristmas shopping for your dog

That’s right, Black Friday isn’t just about getting that big 4K TV set, a brand new PS4 Pro, or that Kitchen Aid mixer for a head start on your holiday purchases. No, think of your furry friends, your dog, who needs a new toy to play with, some extra special treats that you’d normally wouldn’t buy for regular price. [Read more…]

Pumpkin for Pets

pumpkin-and-petsBenefits and Dangers of Pumpkin for Pets!

For many people, the holiday season officially starts when the pumpkin spiced food, candles, and beverages are on full display. That warm, nostalgic smell and taste is so addictive, even pets can’t help but want some of it. The good thing is that pumpkin is actually a healthy food that they can enjoy and benefit from, too. It’s all a matter of knowing exactly what’s in the foods before they try them.

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10 Safety Tips for Pets

safety tips for petsThe fall is usually in the top two favorite seasons for many people, as it is essentially the precursor to most of our favorite times of the year.  Fall brings cooler air, brilliant colors of leaves and autumn fashion, and the fun and spooky side of Halloween.  Our pets tend to enjoy fall just as much as we do, however, you should be aware of all the potential pitfalls and dangers that come with this season.

Make a mental note of these safety tips checklist we have provided to make your fall season safer for your four-legged friends.

Safety tips for pets this fall:

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