Category: Pet Safety

Spring Gardening Tips for Dogs & Kids

Clara Beaufort is a retired business owner, who currently works in community gardening. She operates GardenerGigs, which aims to connect local gardeners with those who need them.  Her article is tailored for Doolittle’s Doghouse families; as your children’s safety is important to us…on both 2 & 4 legs! “For many gardeners and people who love…

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…

What You Should Know about Microchipping

When a neighbor’s dog ran loose recently, due to an inattentive contractor, I promised to provide information about micro-chipping as a future safeguard. Fortunately, the blog below was presented to me by the professionals at Petco. It is in the interest of your pet’s safety that we share their blog with you: “While collars and…