Category: Pet Care Tips

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…

Dog Care Starts Early! Get Your Puppy on the Right Paw!

Congratulations on the arrival of your new puppy! Both of you are in store for many happy years together, so let’s get started on the right paw to ensure a lifetime of happiness. Of course, you need to immediately focus on potty training and teaching your dog not to nip or chew on the wrong things. …

The Importance of Socializing your Dogs

    Please socialize your dogs! Start early (in puppyhood) and never stray from this important element of dog ownership well into your dog’s adult years. Dogs yearn to learn the world, relying on their innate abilities and senses, and benefit greatly by interaction in a healthy and positive way. Early and consistent introduction to…

Walking Your Dog with Care

            One of the best marketed, most colorful and visually attractive leashes on the store shelf is the retractable leash…and an absolute nightmare for anyone who has been caught in the middle of its tangled web.  This is a “mini guillotine” at the end of a handle. A greater concern,…

Unlocking the Canine Mind..Chaser leads the pack!

Dogs are more than Pets…they’re Geniuses! The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” was dismissed a long time ago, as we know that any dog, at any age, is not only capable of learning new tricks, yet recent studies suggest that dogs have cognitive abilities and are actually capable of abstract…

Who will care for your pet when you can’t?

It is difficult to consider -much less plan for -the future and the unavoidable details of our Wills and Testaments. Who will be the beneficiaries of our property and assets? Is there sufficient insurance to cover the settlement of our affairs? In addition to careful estate planning on behalf of our heirs, how many Pet…

Tips for Holiday Pet Care

Seasonal & Holiday Hazards for Pets! This time of year represents fall changes and joyful holiday preparations, yet pet owners should be cautious and observe the following tips for safe dog care: Compost piles: As you revamp lawn and garden, remember that compost piles are not safe for pets. They grow toxic molds that can…