Maybe you love dogs and cannot watch the commercials on television asking for donations to help abused and abandoned puppies. Maybe you cannot drive near the local animal shelter because you’re afraid you will want to adopt every single dog in the place. Maybe you already walk dogs as a part-time or full-time job and have been looking for a way to help dogs that don’t have loving homes. No matter your reason, if you love animals and truly want to help, one of the best decisions you can make is to foster dogs. 1. You are saving a dog’s life   There is no…

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The wind has set in, and the days are getting colder and colder. With the weather change comes the rain. For dog owners everywhere, rain means mucky pups!! On every single walk now, I find that I am having to clean the dogs afterwards. It doesn’t rain every day thankfully, but the lack of sunshine means that mud and puddles linger for much longer than they did previously. Like many owners, I don’t like washing my dogs every day so use various other strategies to keep my 3 dogs clean and my apartment free of muddy footprints and wet dogs Wipe…

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Fireworks are the nemesis of many a dog; their big lights in the sky and crashing sounds can turn even the bravest dog into a shivering wreck who is foaming at the mouth. While the level of anxiety caused by fireworks can vary from dog to dog, it is sensible as an owner to start building your dog up to the sounds a few weeks before any local firework displays. ThunderShirt ($39.99 here) These shirts wrap tightly around your dog and work on acupressure points on the dogs body to encourage calmness in Fido. We have used Thunder shirts during…

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Want to win free tickets to arguably the best dog show in the UK? This year the Eukanuba Discover Dogs event is back and bigger than ever. With over 3,000 dogs expected this year and thousands more animal lovers, you will be in for a treat this year at Discover Dogs. Our fav part of Discover Dogs is meeting all the breeds. This year there will be over 200 different breeds to meet from the well know Labrador and Shih Tzu (awww Houdini), to rare breeds such as the Dandie Dinmont Terrier (our secret love). Discover Dogs is also a…

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  Sometimes being a dog owner is exhausting. I am relatively lucky that my 3 hardly need any exercise and rate pretty high on the laziness scale. However, having said that, I still don’t always have time to fulfil my dogs every need and still retain my “humanness” (job, friends, relationships, etc). They can be demanding at times (even though combined they weigh 25lbs!!). On those days that the dogs need a little more attention I often leave them with a few Chuck It balls so that they can entertain themselves in the apartment and garden. When i have some…

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