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The Role Pets Play in Family Life

Monday, December 29, 2014

It is no secret that many pet owners view their four-legged friends as members of their family. Just recall the number of holiday cards you received this year with a pet included in the family portrait displayed on the front. I'm sure there was more than one!  READ MORE




How Gardens and Pets Can Go Together

Monday, April 28, 2014

Got pets? How about garden fever? As the months get warmer, many of you might be wondering “is it possible to intertwine a love for nature while meeting the needs of our beloved domestics?” Yes, it is possible, but as this Huffington Post article explains, it just takes a little ingenuity to combine the two.   READ MORE




Got Affection? The 15 Friendliest Dog Breeds

Friday, April 04, 2014

After a hard day, what do you look forward to most: taking a run with your pet, or curling up to snuggle together on the couch? If it’s cuddling you crave out of a K9 friendship, then you should check out this list of the most affectionate dog breeds

From Chihuahua, to Collie, to Bulldog, to Pomeranian, the article covers 15 breeds that are naturally inclined to love their owners with lots of licks, warmth and affection. Just look at some of the dogs on the list; how can you not love them?! They’re so adorable!  READ MORE




What Dog Breed is Right for Your Family?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Selecting a dog that fits your family and your lifestyle is an important part of enjoying pet ownership. The main things you’ll want to consider are the amount of space you have, the kind of environment you live in (urban vs. countryside), the level of activity you can accommodate for, and preferences in size and temperament.

Here is a good article that covers some of the basics of selecting the right dog breed. Although it's important that you love the dog you pick and feel drawn to it, it's really essential that you choose a dog that fits your lifestyle. Take some time to think about your living quarters and daily routine and how you will accommodate adding a new member to your family within those confines.  READ MORE




A Fun Kid-Friendly Experiment: How Puppies Stay Warm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Have a puppy in the house? How about kiddos? Here is a fun experiment to do with your child on a rainy day that will give you both a whole new appreciation for your puppy’s brilliant instincts to snuggle up on cold mornings! 
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Kids and Animals, It's a Love Affair

Friday, January 31, 2014

I have many wonderful memories to share about my kids, our dogs, and our pet care business. Here is one of my fondest.

When my son Mason was one, he was doing what any self-respecting one-year-old does in a high chair, he chucked food. It was the Christmas holiday week, and we had a few dogs boarding in our home.  I was baking some peanut butter cookies, and as I pulled a fresh batch from the stove, I turned and saw that beneath the high chair was a neatly crafted semi-circle of dogs patiently sitting, waiting  for small bits of peas and carrots to be flung exuberantly in every direction. Not only was this hysterical to witness, but I thought, “brilliant, I don’t have to clean those up!”  READ MORE




Socializing Animals and Kids - It's a Wonderful Thing!

Friday, January 24, 2014

A pet care business is the most amazing business to have when you've got kids. My five year old can tell you if a dog is a Grey Hound or Basset Hound.  My nine year old comes along on dog walks, and can identify an approaching dog's demeanor; whether it's friendly or fear aggressive. It's awesome, and I smile a lot when I think how we've been able to share the wonderful world of animals with our kids.

Our house is fun, crazy and loving.....and I give most of the credit to the animals. Our house is the perfect house for socializing dogs. We have chickens, cats, dogs, and a gecko. I should put a sign on our door that reads Animal House-minus the frat boys. (hehehe…well, until my boys get older.)  It’s been a gradual accomplishment that has taken patience and love. 

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Life with Animals and Kids!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We live the country life, here in the middle of our urban city. We have a pet care business where we help families care for their furry companions. Some of the basic services we provide are dog walking, cat sitting, and improving the relationship between animals and their humans, through guidance and support. When our own babes were born, we reached a whole new level of appreciation for what we were doing, and how it has affected our lives.

Fast forward ten years later, and we have dogs, cats, chickens, a gecko, a mouse, and two lively and wonderful boys. Gosh, I’ll say it again, we need a sign on our front door that reads “Animal House.” Our house is crazy, loud, and fun! It’s a bit messy, because kids and animals are always running amok, and tracking stuff in and out of the house. I generally buy second hand, so it already has a that "well-loved" feel. I know that the dog is considered to be man's best friend, but I would say my Dyson comes in as a close second.  READ MORE






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