10 Fun Winter Activities for Your Dog

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. After the long, hot summers that we experience here in Texas, I always look forward to winter. While we can only hope for snow every three to five years, we do have quite a bit of chilly weather from now until February. […]

Video Created to Help Calm Dogs Who Fear Fireworks

For many holiday revelers, celebrations and fireworks seem to go hand in hand. However, while people turn their eyes to the sky to delight in the sight of a pyrotechnics presentation, the eyes of frightened dogs are frantically searching for an escape from the confusing bombardment of flashing lights and loud noises. Let’s face it: […]

How to Make a Lost Dog Kit

You’re driving around your neighborhood when suddenly you spot a lost dog. He has no collar, and he’s running down the sidewalk. How are you going to lure him toward you and how, if you decide it’s safe to transport him, are you going to leash him up when he has no collar and you […]

We’re Taking the #PAW5EnrichedLifeChallenge — Will You?

Earlier this year, you’ll remember our Event Barkers Twitter party for the PAW5 Rock ‘n Bowl, an innovative way to make eating more engaging. You pour the food right onto the paw print, it then slides down a chamber and into the lower portion of the bowl and, bit by bit, out the holes in […]

8 Tips for Leaving Your Dog Home with Family Members

This Wednesday through Friday I’m gone to Pittsburgh for a trip sponsored by Nutrish. I’ll be joining many of the other Nutrish influencers to tour a local shelter, walk adoptable dogs, and more. I’m flying there and back so Irie and Tiki will be home all day, every day with John. It’s not like we’re […]

Infographic: Moving with Pets

Moving is a stressful time–whether you have two or four legs. With so many details to manage, from coordinating arrangements with movers to finding and settling in a new home, it’s especially important to put one person in the family in charge of your pets’ care. That person, whether you’re boxing and unboxing or checking […]

Austin Pet Expo, Aug. 20-21 #AmazingPetExpo

In a city known as The Live Music Capital of the World, the sound of playful barking will be music to the ears of dog lovers during the Austin Pet Expo, a two-day celebration of all our pals with paws and claws. Activities Watch as talented tail-waggers work their way through weave poles, tackle a […]

What to do if your dog is sprayed by a skunk!

Living in the country, skunks are a fact of life for us. We rarely see them, although I know they live on the hill and in the gullies on the back part of our property. This spring, I was walking Irie and Tiki and we surprised a skunk, who left us a smelly reminder of […]

12 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool

With a heat wave sweeping across the country, we thought it was a good time to go over some easy tips for keeping your dog safe and comfortable during the hot summer. This is a topic about which we have plenty of experience…here’s our local forecast: Stay indoors Irie and Tiki hang out indoors by […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe During Fireworks #infographic

Well, the calendar may not say July 4th yet, but the fireworks have already started in our area. Last night, just minutes before I took Irie and Tiki out for their evening potty run, up started the fireworks. Needless to say, that bathroom break didn’t occur until the middle of the night… With the Fourth […]