Category: Pet Tips for Happy Tails

Safety Tips for a Fang-tastic Halloween!

    As Halloween approaches and you prepare for the thrill of trick-or-treat, be mindful of a dog or cat’s reaction to the hubris. If your dog is used to seeing you and your kids in costumes, then it may not be a big deal when you deck out as “Darth Vader” and suddenly appear…

Tips to keep your Pets safe during 4th of July

With 4th of July approaching and backyard barbecues and fireworks to enjoy, 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 between July…

Planning for a Stress-Free Move with Pets

  Planning for your move Whether moving across town or out of state, it is an exhausting process for any family, including the furry children. Dogs and cats 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…

How Stress affects Dogs & Cats

  Life can be stressful!  We can agree there is no limit to how busy we are and most of us are working hard to keep up with rising costs in these wallet-whopping times. Yet, we also need to think about how stress impacts pets.  Did you know that dogs can SMELL our stress? Studies…

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

  The holiday season marks the end of the year and fresh beginnings, with all the joys of gift giving and festive, family celebrations. Your pets are family too and should also benefit by the added gaiety of the holiday spirit. As you prepare your home for the holidays, please keep in mind that not…

Back-to-School Blues affect Dogs too!

    It’s Back-to-School which marks the end of halcyon days as kids return to rigid schedules and after-school events that take attention away from the family dog. This time of year is academically stressful for pets as their human companions alter summer routines. Pet owners should be acutely aware of the depressing effect on…

Why do Dogs Hump?

  Humping or “mounting” is a common behavior and not exclusive to intact or stud males only. Neutered males and females may also “go for it”.   Obviously, in the case of a female dog in heat, any male dog will traverse hill and dale to start that party. Unless you are a professional breeder, you…

National Puppy Day is March 23rd. Here’s to our new Puppy Owners!

    The word “puppy” has no clear origin yet likely to have come from the French word poupee meaning “doll” or “toy”.  Poupee is pronounced “poo-pay”. And there’s hidden meaning there! Most puppy owners are poo-payed at the end of the day, chasing their young charges around constantly, especially during early house-training months. House training…

How to Keep your Dogs & Cats Entertained and Happy

  Pampered pet care is our passion. Doolittle’s Doghouse enjoys entertaining our furry guests with cage-free luxury boarding and in-home pet and house care. We advocate for providing a rich environment that includes stimulating activity in addition to oodles of love and devotion to their daily care needs. Socialization and Mental Enrichment is important for…

How to safely travel with pets – Tips for Pet Owners on the Go

This in-depth pet travel guide is in collaboration with Evelin Weiss at Overlandsite.com.  Evelin and her dog Mazli are travel and overland enthusiasts. With the growing popularity of exploring the outdoors through adventure travel, we encourage you to find safe and fun ways to include your pets. Traveling can be hectic, especially if you are…