12 Tips for Traveling with Your Dog in Extreme Heat

We love summer, and we love traveling with our dogs–but sometimes the two just don’t mix. When temperatures reach dangerous levels, we generally postpone our dog travel for more temperate days. Sometimes, though, life gets in the way and you just HAVE to travel. We recently had to make a nursing home visit with four […]

How Hot Is TOO Hot for Your Dog?

How hot is TOO hot for your dog? With temperatures hovering around 100 degrees here every day into the foreseeable future, we have to schedule our dog fun in the early morning (evening remain too hot) or around the water. The temperatures are too hot for our dogs’ paws and for them to cool themselves […]

Summer Pet Safety Tips #TuesdayMorning

There’s no question that summer and pets go hand in paw. Summer’s relaxed schedule is perfect for long, lazy days with your pet doing nothing at all or action-packed vacation days you’ll remember forever. Whether you’re staying at home this summer with your pets or taking to the road for a dog-friendly vacation, be sure […]

Infographic: Summer Pet Safety Tips

Summer is definitely a time of fun in the sun with our dogs — but it’s a time when there are doggie dangers to be aware of as well. Today we wanted to share this important infographic from ASPCA regarding dangers your dog faces during these summer months including: Fireworks & Thunderstorms: Loud noises like […]

7 Inexpensive Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

One quick look at the thermometer confirms that we’re heading into the dog days of summer. Temperatures that regularly top 100 degrees here mean that Irie and Tiki spend most of their days inside, enjoying the air-conditioning. On our day trips, though, we’re in and out of the heat. August temperatures can create life-threatening heat […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe Near Water

As we continue this week’s staycation plans with Irie and Tiki, we wanted to share with you an important infographic from Trupanion.com. (We know you’ve heard us speak about Trupanion in the past; both Irie and Tiki are insured through this health insurance company.) Whether your next water adventure takes you and your dog to […]

#SummerSafety Tips for Your Dog

Today we head out with Irie and Tiki on another of our staycation day trips this week. We’re headed to the lake with them, one of our favorite places during the hot summer months. It’s a chance for Irie and Tiki to cool off and swim with us and enjoy a summer getaway at very […]

40 Fun Activities to Enjoy with Your Dog This Summer!

Are you ready to make this the best summer ever? The summer of fun photos, lifelong memories, exciting adventures, and silly laughs? Check out our list of 40 fun activities to enjoy with your dog this summer: Pack a picnic for you and your dog. Take your Rover to the lake. Enjoy a nap together […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool In the Summer Heat

It’s over 100 degrees every day here right now. It’s difficult not only to get Irie and Tiki out for their morning and evening dog walks but out of the house, period! This month’s heat wave got us thinking about our favorite ways to keep our dogs cool during these dog days of summer: We […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe During a Heat Wave

This weekend, it was 105 degrees here…in the shade. Irie and Tiki camped out on the air-conditioner vents and didn’t even look up when we opened the front door. They had no interest in going out in the heat. They know and important fact: extreme heat is dangerous for dogs as well as for people. […]