Category: Pet Tips for Happy Tails

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…

Hiking with your Dog

  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…

Guide to Socializing your Puppy…getting started on the right paw!

  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…

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! 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%…

10 Good Dog Breeds for Apartment Lifestyles

Angela Pearse is a blogger for Zumper. Zumper is a large start-up for rental properties and Angela offers this blog for the benefit of our canine-loving clients: When it comes to the best apartment dogs, you need to do a little research to ensure harmonious adaptation. While small dogs tend to make the best companions…

Dogs and Cats -Everyone’s Media Darlings

Has anyone else noticed the amount of advertisements that employ dogs and cats to sell consumer goods and services beyond routine pet products? Do we notice at all, or are we simply responding with a neural impulse that just makes us feel warm and fuzzy all over? Given that over 65% of today’s households include…

What to Expect when you’re Expecting…with a dog in the house

This article is an adaptation from the Chapter: Introducing your Baby to your Dog in our upcoming book: “The World According to Dog”. Introducing your newborn baby to your dog requires careful planning in advance.  Consider early introduction by playing tape recordings of baby sounds so your dog can get used to the shift in…

ASU CANINE SCIENCE EXAMINES DOGGIE SLEEPOVER BENEFITS

    As an ASU Alumni, and fierce advocate for all dogs, especially those living in shelters, I was thrilled to read the article below in ASU News recently.  I especially enjoyed learning more about Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah and a special sleepover program which allows visitors to host a shelter pet overnight…

What’s up Dog? Dogs greeting each other…

            Camille Ward, PhD, CAAB, has studied dogs-greeting-dogs behavior with some interesting observations. Dr. Ward videotaped dogs at a local dog park in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and recorded the data on a variety of behavioral nuances. In her study, 52 dogs were taped, in 26 greetings. Each dog was only observed…