Canine Companions

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…

Pet Adoption and Rescue: Finding the Perfect Fit

Guest post by Jessica Brody. Adopting a new furry friend and bringing it into your home is exciting. You feel warm and fuzzy daydreaming about having your new companion and all of activities you will do together. It feels good to help rescue a dog or cat. There are pet rescues and adoption centers all over the place, filled with dogs and cats desperately in need of homes. But how…

Top 7 Reasons to Become a Dog Mommy

Guest post by Alexandra Seagal Do you have lots of love to give but aren’t sure if having a child is right for you? Or perhaps, you and your significant other just aren’t ready to take that giant leap into parenthood. Maybe you already have kids, and they’ve been bugging you for a pet. Then why not adopt a dog? Canine companions are so…