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 […]

What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog

Just a few weeks ago, John and I were driving back home from a restaurant dinner. About halfway home, we saw a man and woman on the sidewalk, both looking down a busy street and pointing. Before we got any closer, I had already guessed what they were watching: a lost dog. Sure enough, a […]

Is Your Dog Ready for the Fourth of July?

The countdown’s on for the Fourth of July weekend. I have to say that I’m somewhat dreading the long weekend of fireworks. Since the holiday falls on Monday this year, the fireworks will start Friday and just keep on going… Sadly the Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous days for your dog, […]

Preventing Heatstroke in Dogs

We’ve been lucky so far this spring…although the temperatures are already flirting with the 90s, we haven’t had any hot, hot days. Yet. Living in Texas, hot weather is just a fact of life for at least four months of of the year. We’ll soon be approaching triple digits, and the high temps will remain […]

7 Tips for Hiring the Perfect Dog Sitter

As we quickly approach the summer travel season, today we have a a very timely guest post from Ashley Jacobs, the founder of Sitting for a Cause, a pet sitting website that donates 50% of their profits to animal-related causes. She is passionate about helping animals in need and resides in Newport Beach with her […]

Shopping for a Dog-Friendly Car

OK, let’s get one thing out before we begin this discussion: my interest in cars is pretty much limited to (1) I want the car the start when I turn the key and (2) I want everyone in the car to be comfortable and safe as we travel. Perhaps partially because of that fact, we […]

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