Back-to-School Blues – 8 Tips for Happier Tails

It’s Back-to- School which marks the end of summer vacations and halcyon days as kids return to rigid schedules, homework and after-school events that take time and attention away from your dogs. This time of year is academically stressful for pets as their human companions adjust their routines. Pet Parents should be acutely aware of…

Safety Tips for Happy Tails on 4th of July

With Fourth of July approaching, as you plan backyard barbecues and enjoying fireworks, please remember that pets may not appreciate the fanfare as much as we do! You’d be surprised to learn that July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. In fact, dog shelters report a 30 – 60 percent…

Summer Tips for Staying Canine Cool

  While we advocate for daily exercise for all dogs, it’s important to balance their exercise needs with prudence during the summer heat; especially for Arizonans. Public walkways and the gravel and rock in your own backyard, can heat up quickly so take a “paws” during hotter times of the day!  Daily walks should occur during…

Cage-Free Boarding or Kennel? What’s best for your buddy?

Summer is around the corner, and as you prepare for the end-of-school and family travel, please plan in advance for pet care as well. If you cannot take your dog with you, you have a few options to consider: kennel or private sitter? According to Pet Place, more than 30 million pet owners utilize kennels…