Recently my mom and stepdad adopted an adorable puppy, so I was inspired to create a new puppy checklist! This list can actually be used for the adoption of any dog, whether they are a baby or senior. Feel free to print the list, share it on social media or simply download it for personal use!
Doggy sleepovers are a thing. You know how human kids have sleepovers? Yeah, well, the same thing exists for dogs! Maybe you’re pet sitting a friend’s dog, or your dog is staying the night at someone’s house. Whatever the case may be, there are many benefits of doggy sleepovers. They are actually great training tools, even if no one really “needs” their dog to stay at another’s house. Let’s explore why sleepovers can be so great for dogs.
As a fellow dog parent I’m sure you understand how difficult it can be for your dog to get adequate exercise and stimulation during certain times of the year. Whether it’s intense summer heat or winter storms, taking our dogs outside to walk and play isn’t always an option. Luckily, indoor mental enrichment activities can get you and your pup through the undesirable seasons. Need some ideas? Enjoy this list of stimulating indoor activities for your dog.
Most people like routine, and many people thrive on one. I’m one of those people. I don’t follow a strict schedule since I work for myself from home, but I still have a daily routine that I enjoy following. Not only does having a routine help me through my days, but it makes them much less stressful. Did you know that it’s the same for our pets? Cats and dogs prefer a routine just as humans do. In fact, if your pets aren’t on a routine it can cause serious anxiety and stress. Not sure how to go about setting a schedule for your dog or cat? Here’s how to make a schedule for your pet, and why it’s important to do so.
With much enthusiasm and less hesitancy than I planned, I can now say I’m the mom to six animals! I have three dogs and three cats. Recently I adopted a new Siamese kitten named Leila. For months Matt and I had been wanting to add a kitten to the family. Why a kitten and not an adult cat? Well Sadie, our six year old Calico, was having some issues with anxiety from moving into our new home. While her anxiety did get better, Matt and I still felt like having a kitten to look after would help Sadie a lot. She’s a very motherly, nurturing cat. I was finally ready to bring another feline into the home after my loss of Edison in 2013.
Initially I had this idea of how introductions would go once I brought the kitten home. I thought I knew which animals would act certain ways but boy was I wrong. I was so. wrong.