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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,...
  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...
  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...
    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...
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 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...
  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...
Dogs at home
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...
  Phoenix’s desert preserves are a great place to spend quality time with your dog, especially with our gorgeous winter, spring and fall weather. See our short list of dog-friendly mountains & natural parks for an outdoor foray with your best buddy! While hiking implies more strenuous activity than your routine dog walks, many mountain trails...
  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...