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Stop in or contact us to order a doggie cake for pick-up in the store. (We need three business days to bake and decorate a cake). We also have pet-ID tags and lots more items to see and purchase in the store, so come by Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Life with Dogs

Welcoming Your New Family Member: What to Do After Adopting a New Dog

Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! Bringing home a new dog is an exciting and joyful milestone, but it also comes with responsibilities and adjustments as you both settle into your new life together. In this blog post, we'll explore some essential steps to take after adopting a new dog to ensure a smooth transition and a happy, healthy start to your journey as pet parents. 1. Give Your Dog Time to Adjust: Moving to a new home can be overwhelming for a dog, so it's essential to give them time to adjust to their new environment. Create a quiet...

Finding Your Perfect Match: How to Choose a Pet From the Shelter

Bringing a new pet into your home is an exciting and rewarding experience, and adopting from a shelter or rescue organization is a wonderful way to give a deserving animal a second chance at happiness. With so many pets awaiting adoption, it's important to take the time to choose the right companion for your lifestyle, preferences, and family dynamics. In this blog post, we'll explore some essential tips for choosing a pet from the shelter, ensuring that you find the perfect match for your home and heart. 1. Consider Your Lifestyle and Preferences: Before visiting the shelter, take some time to reflect...

Paws and Pavement: Celebrating Walk Your Pet Month

As January kicks off the new year with fresh resolutions and aspirations, it also marks the start of a special celebration dedicated to our beloved furry companions: Walk Your Pet Month. This month-long event serves as a reminder of the importance of regular walks and outdoor adventures for our pets' physical health, mental well-being, and overall happiness. In this blog post, we'll delve into the significance of Walk Your Pet Month and explore some tips and ideas for making the most of this special occasion with your four-legged friend. Why Walk Your Pet Month Matters: Regular walks are essential for pets of...

The Benefits of Winter Exercise for Dogs

As the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, it can be tempting to hunker down indoors and hibernate until spring. However, just like humans, dogs need regular exercise to maintain their physical and mental well-being, even during the winter months. In fact, winter exercise offers a host of benefits for our canine companions. Let's explore why staying active is essential for dogs in winter and discover some tips for keeping them moving despite the cold. Benefits of Winter Exercise for Dogs: 1. Maintains Physical Health: Regular exercise helps dogs maintain a healthy weight, strengthens muscles and joints, and improves cardiovascular health....

The Psychology of Winter: How Seasonal Changes Affect Your Dog’s Mood

As the seasons shift and winter settles in, humans aren't the only ones affected by the changes in weather and daylight. Our canine companions also experience shifts in mood and behavior in response to the colder temperatures, shorter days, and other seasonal factors. Understanding the psychology of winter and its impact on your dog's mood can help you provide the support and care they need to thrive during the colder months. In this blog post, we'll explore how seasonal changes affect your dog's mood and what you can do to help them stay happy and healthy throughout the winter season. 1....

Celebrating National Train Your Dog Month: Tips and Tricks for Successful Training

As January unfolds, dog owners around the world have an excellent reason to celebrate: it's National Train Your Dog Month! This month-long event is dedicated to promoting the importance of training and strengthening the bond between dogs and their owners through positive reinforcement techniques. Whether you have a new puppy or an older dog, National Train Your Dog Month presents a fantastic opportunity to embark on a journey of learning and growth together. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips and tricks for successful dog training to help you make the most of this special month. 1. Set Clear Goals: Before...

Grooming Essentials for Dogs in January: Keeping Coats Clean and Skin Healthy

As January unfolds with its chilly temperatures and occasional snowfall, it's essential to pay extra attention to your dog's grooming routine to ensure they stay comfortable and healthy throughout the winter season. The combination of cold weather, dry indoor air, and potentially harsh outdoor conditions can take a toll on your dog's skin and coat. In this blog post, we'll explore grooming essentials for dogs in January, focusing on keeping their coats clean and their skin healthy despite the winter elements. 1. Brushing and Detangling: Regular brushing is essential year-round, but it becomes even more critical during the winter months when your...

January Adopt-a-Rescued-Dog Month: Why Adopting a Dog is a Great Idea

January marks Adopt-a-Rescued-Dog Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of pet adoption and celebrating the countless benefits of welcoming a rescued dog into your home. With millions of dogs in shelters awaiting their forever homes, there has never been a better time to open your heart and adopt a furry friend in need. Let's explore why adopting a dog is a fantastic idea and how it can change both your life and the life of a deserving canine companion. 1. Save a Life: One of the most compelling reasons to adopt a rescued dog is the opportunity to...

Winter Adventures: Planning Dog-Friendly Outdoor Trips for January

As winter blankets the world in snow and frost, it's the perfect time to embark on outdoor adventures with your canine companion. While the colder temperatures may require a bit of extra preparation, the rewards of exploring winter landscapes with your dog are well worth the effort. From snowy hikes to frosty trails, January offers a wealth of opportunities for memorable experiences in nature. Let's dive into some tips for planning dog-friendly outdoor trips this winter. 1. Choose Dog-Friendly Destinations: When planning your winter adventure, consider destinations that welcome dogs with open arms. Look for dog-friendly parks, trails, and outdoor areas where...

January Birthstone Series: Dogs and Garnet – Exploring the Connection

In the vast world of gemstones, each month is associated with a particular birthstone, believed to hold unique properties and significance. For January, the birthstone is garnet, a beautiful gemstone known for its deep red hues and rich history. But what does garnet have to do with our beloved canine companions? Let's explore the fascinating connection between dogs and garnet in this January Birthstone Series installment. The Symbolism of Garnet: Garnet has been revered for centuries for its striking beauty and alleged metaphysical properties. Often associated with qualities such as passion, energy, and protection, garnet is said to inspire love, devotion, and...

Healthy Winter Diet: Nutrition Tips for Dogs in January

As the winter season settles in, it's essential to pay extra attention to your dog's diet to ensure they remain healthy and happy throughout the colder months. Just like humans, dogs may have different nutritional needs during winter, and adjusting their diet accordingly can help support their immune system, maintain energy levels, and keep them in optimal condition. Let's explore some nutrition tips to keep your canine companion thriving this January. 1. Maintain a Balanced Diet: Regardless of the season, a balanced diet is key to your dog's overall health and well-being. Ensure their meals include a mix of high-quality protein, healthy...

Indoor Activities for Dogs: Beating the Winter Blues

As the winter chill sets in and the days grow shorter, it can be tempting to snuggle up indoors and wait for warmer weather to return. However, just because it's cold outside doesn't mean your dog's need for activity and stimulation diminishes. In fact, finding engaging indoor activities for your canine companion is not only essential for their physical health but also for their mental well-being. Let's explore some fun and creative ways to beat the winter blues and keep your dog entertained and fulfilled indoors. 1. Puzzle Toys and Treat Dispensers: Puzzle toys and treat dispensers are excellent tools for keeping...

New Year, New Tricks: Fun Training Ideas for Your Pup

As we kick off the new year, many of us are looking for ways to refresh our routines and learn something new. Why not extend this mindset to our furry companions? January presents the perfect opportunity to engage in some fun training sessions with your dog. Not only does training provide mental stimulation for your pup, but it also strengthens the bond between you and reinforces good behavior. Let's explore some exciting training ideas to kickstart your dog's new year. 1. Master a New Trick Start the year on a playful note by teaching your dog a new trick. Whether it's rolling...

Winter Wellness: Keeping Your Dog Healthy and Happy in January

As the chill of January settles in, it's essential to ensure that our furry companions remain healthy and content despite the cold weather. Just like humans, dogs can be affected by the winter season, requiring special care and attention to thrive during these months. Let's delve into some tips and tricks for maintaining your dog's winter wellness. 1. Embrace Indoor Activities With shorter daylight hours and potentially harsh weather conditions, outdoor activities may become limited for your pup. However, this doesn't mean they have to sacrifice exercise and mental stimulation. Get creative with indoor activities such as puzzle toys, hide-and-seek games, or...

3 Tips to Protect your Pet from Heartworms

1. Preventative Medicine The American Heartworm Society and many veterinarians recommend year-round preventative medication. Medications can be administered orally or topically, and prevention is far more effective and less costly than treatment if your dog is diagnosed with heartworm. But, remember that preventives are not used to kill the adult worm and some can cause severe problems if given to animals with adult heartworms. You should follow the recommendations of your veterinarian prior to giving the preventive product. 2. Keep Your Home & Yard Mosquito Free It may not be top of mind, but mosquitos can also be a threat in and around your own...

Is Ice Cream OK for my Dog?

With the summer approaching fast and bring in the heat, the local ice cream shop becomes the your favorite hang out. You might be wondering if it’s okay to buy your dog their own scoop.Ice cream isn’t a healthy snack  for dogs. While the occasional small amount of vanilla ice cream probably won’t send your dog to the vet, ice cream shouldn’t be a regular treat for your dog. Most adult dogs can really handle lactose. This inability to deal with dairy can lead to bloating, gas, diarrhea, and vomiting. In most cases, your dog will probably just be a bit gassy.Dogs...

5 Things to include in your Pets Preparedness Plan

Have an evacuation plan for your pet – Many public shelters do not allow pets inside. Know if your county has one that does and verify if you need a reservation and what documents  you need to bring. Have a current list of hotels / motels that will allow pets. Also check with your veterinarian to learn if they will be offering shelter to their clients pets or know of any that are. Develop a buddy system – Plan with neighbors, friends or relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are...

Tips to Successfully Bring your Dog to Work

There are many benefits to bringing a pet to work. They can boost morale, relieve stress, build a sense of community and get people out for regular walking breaks. Here are some tips to help you bring your dog to work for Take your Dog to Work Day on June 25th or any day. Get Permission – Don’t try to sneak a pet into your workplace, as that could put your job and your pet at risk. Consider  what is your best for your pet – Make sure your pet enjoys meeting new people, and the other pets that are likely to...

Time to Restock your Pet’s Emergency Preparedness Kit

During an emergency, whether it is localized to your family or extends to the wider community, you will want to ensure that your pets are taken care of and you’re prepared. A basic Pet’s Emergency Preparedness kit should include: Food and water for at least five days – don’t forget bowls and a manual can opener if you are packing canned pet food. Your pet needs approximately 1 ounce of water per pound (of pet) per day. For example if your pet is 8 pounds, you’ll need a cup a day. Medications and medical records  – consider storing a few days supply of medicine,...