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Daily Dog Walking is Essential for Good Health

  Whether you just acquired a puppy or own a dog presently, dog walking should be a part of your daily diary in the life of dog ownership.  Of course, if you live in an apartment or condo, it’s mandatory that you leash up and get Fido outside for necessary potty breaks.  Hopefully, you incorporate…

Dog Visits Heal Owners in the Hospital

    For those of us who are dutifully committed to our dogs and cats, with a nothing-will-get-between-me-and my-pet devotion, with equal reciprocation, it may not surprise you to learn that many hospitals are now recognizing the therapeutic value of a pet visit when the owner (their patient) is hospitalized. Separate from therapy-trained dog programs,…

Guide to Socializing your Puppy…getting started on the right paw!

  Doolittle’s Doghouse offers pampered pet care, via cage-free dog boarding, to animal owners and lovers in the Greater Phoenix area.  We are often tasked to provide host accommodations that do not include other dogs, due to improper socialization of our furry guest-to-be.  While we recognize some dogs just prefer human-only contact, most dogs and…

How to Pick the Right Bone for your Dog

    Chew bones are engaging for all dogs who love to chew and allows them to release their “inner wolf” when it comes to this instinctive behavior. Think about it…in the wild, every bit of the kill is devoured including the meat left on the bones. Once satiated, the bone is buried to be…

10 Good Dog Breeds for Apartment Lifestyles

Angela Pearse is a blogger for Zumper. Zumper is a large start-up for rental properties and Angela offers this blog for the benefit of our canine-loving clients: When it comes to the best apartment dogs, you need to do a little research to ensure harmonious adaptation. While small dogs tend to make the best companions…

At the Rainbow Bridge with your Pet?

We share this chapter from our book “The World According to Dog”, to inspire and encourage all of you who encounter that heart-wrenching moment when it’s time to say goodbye. (From Chapter 39: PEACEFUL PASSING)*: “While we devote our lives to our pets, receiving equal faithful¬ness in return, the inevitable and painful end to our…

Dogs and Cats -Everyone’s Media Darlings

Has anyone else noticed the amount of advertisements that employ dogs and cats to sell consumer goods and services beyond routine pet products? Do we notice at all, or are we simply responding with a neural impulse that just makes us feel warm and fuzzy all over? Given that over 65% of today’s households include…

The ABC’s of CBD

    With so much hype about CBD cropping up in today’s headlines, what is CBD and how can it help humans and some pets? Let’s start with some basic terms, definitions and general yet scientific concepts –if you’re hip to hemp!  Medical marijuana and medical CBD are distinctly different terms with divergent applications, while…

Protecting your Pets from Wildlife

This article is provided by the experts at Critter Control: “The beauty of nature is undeniable. Of course, we want to share the great outdoors with our furry companions, and they are certainly ready and willing to go on an adventure. Unfortunately, wild animals are a real danger to our four-legged friends, so it’s important…

Rewards of Adopting a Blind Dog

  A true story and testimonial by Tonya Morgan, Creator of Blind Dog Bumper Collars: “Years ago I spent considerable time volunteering at the local animal shelter – “the pound.”  It was a high kill system and the old and/or blind dogs just didn’t have a chance. They were usually put down right away. I…