Poop Scoop – Turns Out “Green” Poop Bags Aren’t The Sh*t After

FTC warns dog poop companies that its ‘biodegradable’ waste bags aren’t what they claim I shop at the public market. I recycle. I do my bes…

Take A Bite Out Of Our Shark Week Contest

It’s Shark Week – and it’s also your chance to win an Animal Planet Hammerhead Shark Dog Costume. When you think about it, dogs can be a lo…

Pet Insurance: Why I Think It’s Worth It, No Matter The Cost

Pet insurance costs may be rising, but people are still buying! As I settled in to write this article, my dog Maria, settled in with me. She reached her head…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Rylee

We’re suckers for a lady with looks and smarts – and Rylee, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, has both in spades! Rylee is a 1.5-year-old female Ger…

The ABCs On How To Extend Your Senior Dog’s Lifespan

There’s no reason why senior dogs can’t shine in their golden years – we’ve got some tips to extend and improve your pooch’s li…

Spring Clean Your Dog’s Paws With The PawPlunger Paw Wash

A portable and affordable paw washer that banishes paw prints from your home The snow is melting, the ground is wet and mud covers every inch of the outdoors…

What Is Littermate Syndrome?

Bringing home two puppies from the same litter may lead to behavioral problems and other training challenges - this is referred to as littermate syndrome.

Wisdom Panel 2.0 Review

We test the all-in-one DNA kit to see if it can determine what kind of breed your dog is When you’re out with your dog, people come up to talk to you.…

What You Should Know About Adopting A Special Needs Dog

Adopting a special needs dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences you ever have Since there are many dogs available for adoption, it’s often th…

Zee.Dog Leash Perfect For Pooches That Love To Pull

We really liked the idea of Zee.Dog's Ruff Leash. This dog leash is made for pooches that take you for a walk, rather than the other way around.

DIY Dog Treat Filled Ornaments

I'm not the craftiest person out there, but I found that these DIY Dog Treat Filled Ornaments were fun and easy. The kids can get on this DIY dog craft too.

Sudsy Rain Is The First Soggy Doggy Pick For Our Wet Wednesday Weekly

It’s week one of our Wet Wednesday Weekly Winner Contest, and the top dog this week is Rain (very appropriate name for this contest) from Greenville, N…

Mountain Boarding With Dogs: Off-Roading Adventures Powered By Pooches

A close call with a car ends Kevin Roberts’ pastime of skateboarding with his dogs. But that can’t slow him and his high-energy pack down. That&r…

Can You Feed Your Dog Table Scraps?

Can’t finish your plate? Here’s what you should know before you give your dog table scraps. If you’re the sort of person who ends up with a…

Nine Toasty Tips To Keep Your Senior Dog Warm Outdoors This Winter

The star and the inspiration for this post is Kevin Roberts’ dog, Willow, who has since crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He brought her home when she w…

These Beautiful Photos Of Old Dogs Will Bring A Tear To Your Eye

Photographer Pete Thorne’s photo series “Old Faithful” is going to tug at your heartstrings. Guaranteed. If you’ve ever had one, yo…

Petco Officially Pulls All Made-in-China Treats From Shelves

Three cheers for Petco! They no longer sell any made in China pet treats, which could pose a health risk to our furry friends. As we reported last year, Pet…

Spanish Town Mails Dog Poop To Owners That Leave It Behind

If you don’t scoop the poop in this town, you’re in for a smelly special delivery Aren’t you sick of seeing dog poop that’s been left…

How To Groom A Dog

Here are the basics you'll need to know on how to groom a dog. Feel free to print it out and keep it on the fridge for quick reference.

Top 10 Cool Finds From SuperZoo 2013 – Part 2

SuperZoo 2013 was a whirlwind of awesome pet products and amazing pet people. We saw so many cool things and we wish we had the time and space to write ab…

Top 10: What Fruits Can Dogs Eat?

There are some human foods you can give you dog, guilt-free. But what fruits can dogs eat? These are nature's desserts you'll happily give your dog.

Pitbull Named Top “American Hero Dog” At The 2013 American Humane

Elle the therapy dog teaches children about dog safety, reading, and overcoming prejudice Each year, the American Humane Association honors American Hero Dog…

Top 10 Things To Do When You Lose A Dog

You want to be prepared if your dog gets loose and you can't find him. We've prepared an emergency list of things you should do when you lose a dog.

Top 10 Foods That Are Bad For Dogs

There are foods that can be deadly or cause illness when eaten by your dog. Here are our top 10 foods that are bad for dogs you'll find around your home.

What Factors Influence Dog Insurance Rates?

Although we can't give you an exact amount you'd pay for dog insurance, we can let you in on some of the factors that affect dog insurance rates.

Step Up To Dog Dancing

Time to get out on the floor and shake your treat maker! Dog dancing is a popular sport and a great way to have fun and get active. If you’re looking f…

Gen Y Dogma: The Unexpected Costs Of Being An Urban Pet Parent

Living in a bustling urban center can have its advantages. But it also comes with a host of costly extras you may have never had suspected… especially…

Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Simon

Meet Simon, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Simon is an adult male American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier Mix from Pe…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Teela

We've partnered with Adoptapet.com and we'll feature a new dog that can't wait to find its forever home. This week's dog is Teela, a senior Chihuahua Mix.

3 Sobering Reasons Why Dog Insurance Is Important

In 2014, it’s estimated that we spent about $14.2 billion at the vet – so why aren’t we investing in dog insurance? You do everything you c…

The Quest For Dog: 6 Steps For Prepping Your House For A Puppy

Amanda Schlee doesn’t have a dog… yet. But she’s in full doggy mode and is doing all her research before she and her husband decide on the…

Your Dog’s Noise Anxieties Are Silenced With The ThunderShirt

Just Like A Warm Hug, The ThunderShirt Calms Your Dog’s Anxiety Late summer and early fall is known as a time of year when storms and unpredictable met…

Study Finds Owning A Dog Is Beneficial To Your Heart

Proof that dogs make your heart healthy and happy! Here’s one more reason why you should own a dog. The American Heart Association says that dogs may l…

Product Review: Head-Lites LED Collars

At this time of the year, days are shorter and the nights are longer. What’s an uber-active musher, skijoring and all-around outdoorsman and dog lover…

Salty Dog Coast: Dog-Friendly Adventures in Florida

Bring your appetite for oysters and bring Fido for seaside fun to Franklin County, Florida Summer is all about getting out there and exploring new destinatio…

Jealous Great Dane Doesn’t Want To Share The Love [Video]

Science has recently proven that dogs get jealous, too (tell us pet parents something we don’t already know!). This Great Dane hilariously shares his d…

Bits of Bacon Dog Treat Recipe

Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away and I went a little overboard at the baking supply store. I got a few new cookie cutters I couldn’t wait to t…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Ace

It’s time to get upside down! Meet Ace, our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. Ace is a 9-year-old male Bichon Frise from Kansas City…

Pharrell’s “Happy” Gets Even Happier When It’s About Dogs [Vid

Put your paws up in the air if you’re happy it’s Friday! Get ready to be even happier, because this parody of Pharrell Williams’ song &ldqu…

Snoring Dog Sounds Like Daffy Duck

We love this sleepy fellow - he's oblivious to his amused owner who has captured his adorable snore on video. He sounds just like Daffy Duck!

The Winners Of Our Tongues Out Contest

These pictures got our tongues wagging during our Envvy Uglies contest Let’s start out by saying that you guys really outdid yourselves with the photos…

Homemade Dehydrated Dog Jerky Recipe

I love our readers - they are so helpful and have some really awesome ideas. Linda Dwyer passed along an idea for a Homemade Dehydrated Dog Jerky Recipe.

Terminal K-9 Cop Receives Fitting Farewell From Fellow Officers

When Kaiser, a 2-year-old German Shepherd who has served as a member the Plymouth (MA) Police Department's K-9 unit, was diagnosed with kidney disease, there was nothing that could be done for him.

Product Review: 8-Way Lead by Bold Lead Design

Will this leash lead me to the door or back to the store? Being a dog trainer, I’m constantly on the prowl for the perfect leash. I’m tired of th…

Gluten-Free Carob Molasses Dog Treat Recipe

This Gluten-Free Carob Molasses Dog Treat Recipe uses rice flour to keep the gluten out and the tasty in. I added an egg to help it keep its consistency.

Squee Alert: Two Adorable Dogs Falling In Love Will Make Your Day [Vid

Who needs Brangelina when you’ve got Harvey and Harmony? Are you ready for the warm fuzzies? Yep, that’s what we thought. In just over a minute,…

How To Trim Dog Nails For a Perfect Pooch Pedicure

If you don't want to take your dog to a groomers to have it professionally done, you can learn to trim dog nails yourself with these easy steps.

Eat Your Veggies Dog Treat Recipe

I know there are dogs out there that love to snack on veggies. Oscar is not one of them. Sure, he wags his tail and looks up expectantly at me while I’…

Gee, This Dog Sure Is Nosey! [Video]

They say two heads are better than one, but what two… noses? Staff at an animal shelter in Tulare County, California, were in for the shock of their l…

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Brewster

Meet Brewster, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Adoptapet.com. Brewster is an adult male Terrier and Australian Cattle Dog Mix in Jackson, MS. He’s a…

Gen Y Dogma: Why Pet Parenthood Is The Perfect Choice For Millennials

Mommy, and Daddy, and Puppy makes three – Christina Peden explores why her generation is more oft to choose pet parenthood over kids. “When I was…

Tips for Making Homemade Dog Treats

Bake up some happy tails with these homemade dog treat tips and recipes Whether you are training your dog or simply want to give him something special once i…

Pawly Lets You Play With Your Pet Even When You’re Not Home [Video]

This robot pet sitter wants to help you be there for your pet, but your help is needed to make Pawly a reality. We all know the feeling. Leaving your pet at…

Upside Down Dog Of The Week – Axle

Seeing that it’s Tuesday, it’s time to announce our Upside Down Dog of the Week from Upsidedowndogs.com. This week’s winner is Axle, a 6-ye…

How Does a Dog Microchip Protect Your Pooch?

1 in 3 pets will get lost at some point in their lives. For identification that will stick with your pooch , you should think about a dog microchip.

Top 10 Kid Friendly Dogs

To find the perfect dog for your family, you need to know which breeds will be a better fit for your kids. Here's our top 10 list of kid friendly dogs.

Turkey Passes Law That Requires Pet Parents To Undergo Mandatory Train

Now here’s a law that makes a lot of sense to us. Turkey has just pass a law that anyone who wants to own a pet now has to pass a certification and wil…

Well Balanced Pet Mineral Analysis Test Kit Review

I find out if Oscar is getting the vitamins and minerals he needs to live a long, healthy life As a concerned pet parent, I want the best for Oscar, especial…

5 Zen Ways To Manage Dog Stress

It may not seem like it, but a dog's life can be stressful. Your dog may not be able to take a "Mental Health Day," but there are ways to manage dog stress.

Interested in Pets for Adoption? Adoptapet Has Thousands Looking for A

There are thousands of pets for adoption and this is where Adoptapet.com, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website, comes to the rescue!