Why Dogs are Not Always an Ideal Holiday Gift

Each year, thousands of people celebrate the holiday season by giving gifts to their loved ones. One of the most consistently most popular gifts is dogs, particularly among families with children. But experts warn that this is not actually a good gift idea and leads to negative consequences for the dog. Here are a few… Read more »

Why Dogs Go to Retirement Homes

When an individual or a family brings home a dog, they usually have every intention of living with that animal until it draws its last breath. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible for one reason or another. Sometimes life throws a curveball and alters long-terms plans we might have made. In those situations, it’s nice to… Read more »

What To Look for in a Dog Kennel

There’s a variety of reasons you may have to send your dog to a kennel for boarding. The most common reason to do so is because you’ll be away for a short trip. Other reasons include needing to be away for a long time, an inability to care for an aging dog, an emergency has… Read more »

How To Prepare Your Dog for the Winter

Although it still may be a few months away, winter always seems to sneak up faster than we’d like it to. If you’re a dog owner, especially a new one, that means you have some preparation to do. Snow, ice and cold temperatures all mean dogs have to be taken care of in more ways… Read more »

When You May Have to Use Long-Term Boarding For Your Dog

It’s hard to be away from your dog for a day, even more so for weeks and months. Unfortunately, there may come a time when you won’t have much of a choice. In that case, it’s best to be prepared so you know exactly where you’re going to send your dog while you’re gone. You… Read more »

Why Overnight Boarding is Good For your Dog

It’s never easy to be away from your dog for an extended period, especially when they’re still a puppy. It may seem convenient when you’re leaving for a trip of some kind to just leave the dog at your home and have a sitter come by to walk them and feed them. But it’s far… Read more »

Tips For Dealing with an Aging Dog

It’s never easy realizing that your beloved family dog is no longer is spry as he or she used to be. It may feel as though it was just yesterday that they were an energetic pup, running around the house, causing chaos and getting in trouble. Now, it feels like they barely have energy to… Read more »

Tips For Your Dog’s First Overnight Boarding

No one wants to be separated from their dog for an extended period of time, but unfortunately it is necessary. There are unavoidable commitments – vacations, out-of-town weddings and funerals, business trips, hospital stays etc. – that will require you put your dog in the care of someone else for a little while. The good… Read more »

The Do’s & Don’ts of the Dog Park

A dog park is a great place for your pup to get some fresh air, exercise, and socialization. In fact, time spent at a dog park is a win for both of you; your dog will burn off their reserve of energy and have some fun, then by the time you take them home they’ll… Read more »

4 Dog Care Tips for Fall

Even though many of us are still enjoying long days, warm temperatures, and plenty of sunshine, the fall season will descend upon us here in the Northeast before you know it. In the blink of an eye, the leaves will start changing, the sun will set earlier, and you’ll be needing your jacket when you… Read more »