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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…

Senior Dog Care & How to Pick a Vet for your Pet

In honor of senior dogs, and the extra special attention they so richly deserve, this blog is dedicated to our furry elders. The rule of thumb that 1 dog year = 7 human years is approximate, yet not entirely accurate. Think about it this way: a dog at the tender age of 6 is the…

Tips to Keep Pets Safe on 4th of July

With Fourth of July approaching, as you plan backyard barbecues and enjoying firework displays, 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%…

When to Pick a Bone with 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 enjoyed later….