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  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...
As you consider your personal goals for the New Year, those inner-most visions for positive change and renewed health and vitality, take a minute to consider what your dog might want from you in 2020. As you fill in the calendar of a new year, please include your dog, or family of pets, regarding their...
    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,...
  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...
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...
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%...
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....