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5 Reasons You Should Brush Your Dog

By: Heidi Walker

July 25, 2021 • 8 mins read

Life tends to throw us a lot of curveballs and, unlike our canine companions, we may not be great at “catching” them every time. The point being, our lives can be pretty chaotic sometimes. When facing adding another thing to…

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5 Things to Know Before Adopting a Chihuahua

By: Alexandra Gonzalez

July 19, 2021 • 5 mins read

There’s no denying that Chihuahua’s are adorable and incredibly loyal, which is why they are always such a popular breed. Unfortunately that popularity can be their downfall in some ways. Many Chihuahua are born within puppy mills daily, causing them…

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Are Pit Bulls Really Dangerous?

By: Rebecca West

July 15, 2021 • 6 mins read

My cousin had the sweetest Pitbull in the world. She was a bundle of joy, always happy to sit on your lap for a quick nap, and only sometimes ate the barbie dolls we would bring over. Later in life,…

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6 Things to Know About Bringing Home a French Bulldog

By: Alicia Scully

June 25, 2021 • 11 mins

To get us started, here are some things you may not know about “Frenchies”… They are hilariously cute They are eager to please They talk in snort language They love to bathe in the sun  They are big snugglers 2020…

Entertainment

Are You Smarter Than a… Dog? | The 7 Smartest Dog Breeds

By: Rebecca West

June 16, 2021 • 3 mins read

Sorry to disappoint; this isn’t a game show about if you’re smarter than your chihuahua (who’s probably dragging their butt across the carpet right now). However, if you’re looking to see which dog breeds are smart enough to count, open…

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3 Signs You Should Not Get a Dog

By: Ashley Turcheck

April 21, 2021 • 12 mins read

According to the ASPCA and the National Shelter Animal Database, approximately 6.5 million pets enter shelters in the United States every year. There are a variety of reasons, such as stray and rescued animals, but there’s no ignoring that a…

Wellness

4 Unknown Facts about the Dangers of Puppy Mills from a DOGtor

By: Sydney Pokard

April 21, 2021 • 5 mins read

If you are considering getting a puppy, it is important to know the facts about puppy mills and why to avoid getting a puppy from one. The term Puppy Mill is used to describe large-scale commercial dog breeding, that focuses…

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Life of A Foster Mom: 5 Lessons from Fostering

By: Jamie Ruden

April 12, 2021 • 9 mins read

After fostering Buck (pictured above) for just over 3 weeks, we were informed by See Spot Rescued that they had adopted Buck to a different family. That family had been waiting for months for the perfect dog and Buck fit…

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Figuring Out My Rescue Dog’s Life Story

By: Ashley Turcheck

February 6, 2021 • 9 mins read

Like most rescue dogs, we didn’t know much about our hound mix’s life when we adopted him. It is a sad truth that with a rescue, you probably won’t know your dog’s actual birthday, how many siblings they had, or…

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5 Things to Know about Australian Shepherd’s

By: Alexandra Gonzalez

January 19, 2021 • 8 min read

There’s no denying how adorable the Aussie (Australian Shepherd) is. They’re incredibly friendly, intelligent, and super fluffy dogs. However, with every dog breed there’s some key things to consider before adopting one (besides how cute they are). Here are 5…

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