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Is Social Distancing Impacting your Pet?

When is too much of a good thing not a good thing? While many dogs and cats have benefitted by our round-the-clock presence with constant attention and non-stop belly rubs, are they prepared for our eventual return to work and offsite activities? Dogs especially thrive on predictable routines. Your absence while at the office, church,…

Planning a Safe Road Trip with Dogs

  Thinking of taking a road trip with your dog? Driving cross country with your dog(s) can be a fun way to see the sights and include your companion in the fun. Helpful tips to keep in mind: SAFETY Hopefully, your dog is used to riding in the car. If not, start in advance and…

When is a dog considered a Senior? You’ll be surprised at the answer…

  If your dog is rounding the corner at 6 years of age, you may now own a senior (depending on the breed). VCA, with over 750 hospitals and 4700+ Primary Care Veterinarians explains it this way: Pets age at a faster rate than people. It is a popular misconception that one calendar year equates…

Planning a Successful Move with Dogs

    Whether moving across town or out of state, it is an exhausting process for any family; including the furry children. Dogs especially are creatures of habit and thrive on predictable routines. The frenzied activity of a household relocation can cause as much stress for them as you, yet manageable with some extra planning…

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! July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. In fact, dog shelters report a 30 – 60% increase in lost pets each year…

Summer Safety Tips for Pet Owners – Staying Canine Cool

  Summer is here and as we slowly emerge from indoor hibernation, we can look forward to longer days, warmer temperatures and increased outdoor activities and vacations with friends and family, including our 4-legged companions. The family dog benefited most by increased daily walks and more at-home human companionship in the past few months, which…

Managing Separation Anxiety for Dogs & Cats

  For those of us who enjoy canine and feline companionship there is no greater joy and comfort than their presence in our lives. The human-animal bond is a special one unlike other relationships that come and go, it is permanent and rooted in mutual respect and adoration. We’re just happier having them around! This…

At-Home Entertainment Ideas for Your Furry Kids

Pampered pet care is our passion. Doolittle’s Doghouse is still open for business, yet feeling lonely as pet parents and their families aren’t going anywhere so our cage-free boarding and in-home pet care services aren’t needed now. We can still help you with a few ideas to entertain yourselves and your pets as you shelter…

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,…