Wondering if changing a dog’s name is something you should do? And can you change a dog’s name regardless of age? Here’s WHEN it makes the most sense to change a dog’s name, the times when you should NOT change a dog’s name, a few things you should do BEFORE renaming a dog, HOW to change a dog’s name now to avoid problems later, and how to get a dog to LEARN its name quickly!
Many pet owners can tell you that rescue dogs are the best. Through the years, we've had 1 purebreed and 4 mixed breed rescue dogs. While the purebreed was our first dog and he was pretty amazing, our mixed breed dogs have been just as good (if not better) companions -- from puppyhood through their senior years. Thinking of adopting or rescuing a dog of your own? Start here to find official dog rescue centers, animal shelters & dog adoption facilities near you, tips for adopting a specific breed of dog, what you need to know before adopting your first dog or becoming a dog foster parent, questions to ask yourself before choosing a dog and & the things you should do before bringing your new puppy home. Plus... why you SHOULDN'T give a puppy as a Christmas gift, and what to do if you find a lost dog or your dog goes missing.
If you’re considering adding a Dachshund dog to your family, then you should know that there are 3 different sizes and a wide variety of colors, markings (and hair lengths!) to choose from. In fact, the Dachshund has more coat, color, and pattern combinations and varieties than any other dog breed! Beyond that, here’s what you need to know about Doxies shedding, digging, back issues, stubbornness, potty training, grooming & exercise needs. Plus how they are around kids.
Before you adopt a rescue Greyhound, read this! Here’s what you need to know about a Greyhound dog’s temperament, appetite, friendliness toward other animals… and people.
Love dogs? Want to do something to help abandoned animals and pet care facilities in your area? See what’s on the wish list at your local animal shelter.
See the true cost of owning a dog — in hard dollars — plus how to save money on pet costs. These are tips that you can use when you get a new puppy all the way through your dog’s adult life. If you’re getting a new dog soon, start here to save big bucks!
It’s becoming more popular to adopt a dog from an animal shelter rather than buy a dog from a pet store. However, the different types of animal agencies that provide homes for dogs are often confused. We will point you in the right direction and help you find the best places to safely adopt a dog in your area.
Hybrid dogs and designer dogs are canines that have purebred parents, but each parent is from a different breed. Here are the downsides of owning a designer dog, and some advantages.
Save this list in case your dog goes missing one day! These tips will help to reunite you with your lost dog in the quickest way possible.
Your first inclination may be to take a stray dog inside your home to immediately give him food and shelter. But that’s not always the safest option. Here’s what you SHOULD do if you find a stray dog.
Since most lost dogs end up in shelters where they are either adopted or euthanized, it’s important to microchip your dog in order to prevent this from happening to your dog AND to make it easier for you to be reunited with your dog should you ever become separated.
See why most people ultimately decide to foster dogs, and how to find dog foster opportunities where you live. Plus, see what’s required to foster a dog and what you can expect if you become a dog foster parent.
If you dog is pregnant with mixed breed pups and you’re wondering what breed to call the puppies when they’re born, or if you recently adopted a dog whose parents were from 2 different breeds and you’re wondering what to call that new dog breed, check here for a list of over 300 new dog breed names! Your mixed breed dog might be an entirely new dog breed. We’ll help you determine the new dog breed name.
Looking for a dog breed but want to help out a dog in need? Here are some ideas on where to find a dog in need. Plus the top 30 dog breeds in need.
Looking to get a new dog? This video provides some great tips. Plus advice on how to find a good dog breeder.
Don’t get your dog from a pet shop. Often those puppies do not come from reputable breeders. You want a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted dog, not a sick or traumatized one. Following are some tips for choosing between a breeder or a shelter…
Here are my best tips for determining the ‘right’ dog for you… it all starts with asking the right questions.
Wondering how to rent a dog or if renting a dog is even legal where you live? Here are the pros and cons of dog rental companies like Flex Pets.
Did you know that a significant percentage of dogs found in shelters were put up for adoption by owners who chose the wrong dog for their lifestyle? Here are the things you need to consider before you bring a new dog home to live with you.
Hopefully, the next time you’re interested in getting a dog you will consider picking your pet from a rescue shelter. But please do some homework first to ensure that your new dog doesn’t wind up back at the shelter in a few months.
Here’s how to tell the difference between a good dog breeder and a bad dog breeder. Use this information to determine whether you’ll find a puppy that will live a long and healthy life, or whether you’re dealing with a puppy mill or backyard breeder.
Sam Simon — co-creator of The Simpsons — started The Sam Simon Foundation and he doesn’t even accept donations. He rescues abandoned dogs and trains them to be service dogs, rather than being euthanized. What a hero!
Looking for a dog rescue facility? Thousands of dog-lovers are! Here are the top 30 dogs in need of rescue…
What follows are actual tax deductions, as quoted by people ‘in the know’ who share their take on tax write-offs as they relate to dogs.
I can’t say it any better than these folks. See why experts in the field agree… it’s never a good idea to give a puppy as a gift, despite the fact that it may seem like the best thing to do. Here are 10 heartfelt stories, revealing why Christmas puppies are never a good idea.
Thinking of adopting a dog? Here are the top 10 reasons dogs end up in shelters, plus some interesting facts about dogs in animal shelters.