Canine Companions

Can a Wireless Dog Fence Keep Your Pup Safe?

Every dog owner knows the importance of having a safe contained outside area for your dog. Some homes come with a nice fenced in area, which is perfect for your pet.  But what do you do if you don’t have a safe area for your dog outside?  Is a wireless fence the answer to keeping your pup safe? Invisible Fences – An Overview Before you can…

Pup Too Playful? What to Do If Your Pet Is Injured

Guest post by Kara Masterson If you have a new puppy, then you know that this young animal is often overly playful. A puppy’s high activity level can lead to an injury, and you must be prepared to help the animal immediately. Take a Class in Emergency Pet Care You can enroll in a class that teaches you how to take care of an injured pet. Some of…

Losing Maggie -The Story of Maggie’s Journey

by Paula Lindsey, Guest Blogger Copyright 2018, THE Toad in My Road (Originally hand written on 18-19 April 2017) On Thursday, April 13, 2017 shortly before 10 PM CST, I had to say good bye to my Baby Angel, or Maggie, my 16.5 year old mini-Dachshund. She succumbed to congestive heart failure brought on by old age.  I adopted her from the Denver Dumb Friends League…

Furry Friends: Four Pointers for New Pet Owners with Kids.

By guest writer Kara Masterson If you are a parent with a young child, the prospect of getting a pet may have crossed your mind. In many ways, getting a cat, dog or other small animal may be beneficial for yourself and your child. Some parents can’t even imagine raising their children without one. That being said, adding a pet to the family is a big deal. It…

Win a Cleverpet Hub from Pet Gear Lab!

CleverPet has created the first games console for dogs! They CleverPet Hub will keep your dog busy with games developed by dog behaviorists and cognitive scientists. The more your dog uses the product the smarter they get and you’ll have a lot of fun playing with them in the process. The CleverPet retails for $299, but thanks to Andy over at Pet Gear Lab, you can win your…

Finding the Right Pet Sitter for the Holidays

Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. You may already have a reliable pet-sitter who you turn to during the year, like a helpful college student or trusted neighbor. But as the year draws to a close, availability gets scarce. That student is halfway across the country with family, and your neighbors are busier than ever. The last thing you…