Why You Should Get Expert Advice When Selecting a Dog

Why You Should Get Expert Advice When Selecting a Dog

Leaving home to go off to college? Starting your first big career opportunity? Getting married? Buying a house? Having your first child? Getting divorced? A family member gets ill, disabled or passes away?    There are many big life-changing events that occur that would benefit from research and expert guidance. Same goes to when you finally make the big decision to add a puppy or dog to your life for the first time. You are entering an unknown reality. You see your friends with dogs and it looks all really great or it could be a nightmare situation. Throw your … Continue reading

How Owning a Dog Can Make You More Sociable

How Owning a Dog Can Make You More Sociable

One thing is for sure. If you have a dog you have no choice but to exercise it. That means getting up off the couch and heading out the front door.   And depending on what age, breed and energy level your dog is will depend on how much exercise and stimulation they need. So here are 3 ideas to help you meet people while out with your dog: Talk to People at the Dog Park Dogs have a way of bringing people together! So take your dog to a dog park in your area. Then, strike up a conversation with another dog person. I’m a pretty shy person by nature, … Continue reading

Saving the Lives of Shelter Dogs Begins in the Home

Shelter Dogs and the Responsibility of Adopting a Dog

Overpopulation in animal shelters continues to be one of the leading causes of euthanasia in homeless dogs. What many do not know is that every day responsible pet care can help reduce overcrowded shelters, and our nations skyrocketing euthanasia rates. Animal advocacy and the potential to save the lives of dogs begins in the home. First things first, are you prepared to have a dog? Many dogs are relinquished at animal shelters because their owners are not prepared for the responsibility of owning a dog.  Before You Adopt: 1. Does Your Residence Allow Pets? Be sure to check with the owners … Continue reading

3 Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

Health Benefits of Your Pup Bestfriend

We all enjoy being around our companion canines, but did you know dogs can also have positive benefits on our physical and mental health? From the blood pressure lowering to the calorie burning and endorphin releasing merits of taking your dog for a walk, companion animal ownership is good for people. In fact, there’s a term for the beneficial effects companion animals have on human health: zooeyia. Although zooeyia may sound like an exotic disease where animals serve as the source of infection for people (zoonosis, there spread of illness across species), it’s actually the positive inverse of zoonosis. 1. … Continue reading