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Are Flexi Retractable Leashes Dangerous?

The Flexi Retractable Dog Leash: Dangerous or Convenient? You may look at the retractable leash and think, wow what a great idea! My dog can roam around while we walk and I don’t have to worry about

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The Truth About Adopting Two Dogs at Once

Sometimes when you are ready to adopt a puppy, you are given a choice from the entire litter. And you may think at some point, I want them all! They are all so cute how can you choose just one? So should

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In the Spotlight: Fetch WI Rescue

It’s important to find a reputable rescue before adopting a dog. Asking your family and friends for reference is a great start. The next step is to ask a lot of questions to make sure its a rescue

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Best Place to Buy Dog Food and Supplies Online

We can order just about anything online, including everything and anything for our family pets. From dog food to toys to cameras to spy on our pups while at work. Finding the best place to buy dog food

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Best Dog Crates 2019

Finding the Best Dog Crate for Your Dog With so many options available for dog crates, it’s hard to decide which is the best for you and your dog. From wire crates, plastic crates, soft-sided

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Where To Adopt a Dog Near Me

Where is the Best Place to Adopt a Dog Finding a local dog rescue that is reputable is such an important part of adopting a dog. It can be the difference between adopting a dog with unknown health issues

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2019 Best Dog DNA Test for Your Rescue Dog

When we started to foster our dog, Ginger, we immediately knew we wanted to adopt her. But we were very curious about what breeds she was mixed with. Our first guess was some sort of German Shepherd. But

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Child-Friendly Dog Breeds

Good Dogs for Kids When you have kids, searching for the best family dog will be one of your top priorities. As a mom of three kids and two dogs and a foster dog mom, I totally understand the need and

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Complete Gift Guide for Luxury Designer Dog Accessories

Only the best of the best, hand-picked luxury designer dog accessories. Spoil your dog, your fur baby, your pooch, your four-legged child. This luxurious list of boutique, designer dog accessories has

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The 4 Best Adoption Websites for Dogs

This may be showing my age a bit, but when my husband and I adopted our first dog as a couple, we searched the newspaper for available dogs in our area! Today, with the grace of the internet, we can search

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Finding Your Perfect Dog

What Dog Should I Get? There are so many choices, so many dogs ready to be rescued. You may have been searching online with Petfinder.com or getting ready to head over to your local humane society.  But

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Top 20 Hypoallergenic Treats, Food, and Bones for Dogs with Allergies

As a parent of a dog with allergies, I understand the struggle of finding hypoallergenic treats and foods that my dog, Ginger, can eat. If you’ve ever read the ingredients on the typical dog treat bag,

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Why Treat Training Doesn’t Work

Positive reinforcement dog training is everywhere. In fact, you will have a hard time finding a dog training program that isn’t pure positive training and using treats. Treats do have their place in

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Does My Dog Have Allergies?

How Can You Tell If Your Dog Has Allergies? You may be asking yourself “Does My Dog Have Allergies?” Dogs with allergies are so common, there are millions of Google searches about dogs with

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The Ultimate Guide to Home Remedies for Dog Allergies

My Top List of Easy Home Remedies for Dog Allergies You are here because you want to know what you can do to help your dog with his allergies. I just want you to know I’ve been there… heck,

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The Best Dog Products List *Updated 2020*

Shop My Dog House As a volunteer foster dog home, I get asked all the time about which products I recommend for their dog. From what food we feed our dogs to what do I use to clean our dogs’

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Why Do Family Dogs Bite Kids?

Family Dogs that Bite Kids It saddens me more than anything when I see stories on social media telling a story about a young child that has been bitten by the family dog. I am sad for the child, the family,

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33 Unique and Personalized Dog Lover Gifts

As a dog owner and foster dog mom, my favorite gifts are always anything to do with dogs. The most unique gifts I’ve received are personalized with my dogs’ breed or name has an image of a dog

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Living with a Resource Guarding Dog

Resource Guarding or Aggression in Dogs First, let’s cover some major facts about resource guarding and food aggression. Guarding food is a natural instinct for dogs. Resource Guarding in dogs does not

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How to Choose the Best Dog Leash

The Best Dog Leash for Walking a Pulling Dog Buying the best dog leash for walking your dog is an investment. There are many types to choose from, including the leather leash, nylon leash, retractable

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Do You Speak Dog?

How to Talk to Dogs Are you wondering how to communicate with your dog? Is it even possible to speak “dog”? The answer is a big YES! Once you understand dog body language, it is easy to speak “dog”.

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Easy and Natural Home Remedies for Kennel Cough

Is your dog coughing, hacking or maybe even sounds like he’s going to vomit? Has your dog been exposed to other dogs at a dog park, doggie daycare or boarding? Your dog may have kennel cough. Now, don’t

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The Kennel Cough FAQ and the Truth About the Bordetella Vaccine

What is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a respiratory infection caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus. Kennel cough most commonly occurs when

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Moving with Dogs – 7 Tips & Tricks

My Attempt at Moving Stress-Free with My Dogs Someone recently asked me if we were “chronic movers”. I never heard that term before, but I reluctantly answered yes. Six years is the longest we’ve

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WARNING! The Hidden Dangers of Flea and Tick Medications

Flea and ticks are pests I think we all can all agree we can do without, they’re creepy, crawly and they spread diseases. Unfortunately, ticks are part of our lives, and chances are you’ve seen a flea

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Natural Tick and Flea Prevention for Dogs

In recent years, I’ve been learning more and more about natural ways to keep my family and my dogs healthy. So I want to ask, have you ever wondered are flea and tick medication safe for my dog?

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The Journey of Rescue Dogs 101

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BlogPaws. Rescue Dogs 101 only shares information I feel is relevant to our readers. BlogPaws is not responsible for the content of this article. Fostering Changes

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How To Adopt A Rescue Dog – Your Step-by-Step Guide

Do you want to adopt a rescue dog but worried about finding one that is the right match for your family? Worried about the dog being good with kids? The right energy level to match your lifestyle? Will

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53 Questions You MUST Ask a Rescue BEFORE Adopting a Dog

Questions to Ask When Adopting a Dog It can be scary adopting a dog and not know anything about his background, right? Where did he come from, is he healthy, does he have any behavior problems? Whether

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Taylor – Shiba Inu Mix

Foster Dog Tail about Taylor It’s unfortunate, but occasionally a foster dog will come to us sick. And Taylor was one sick little pup. After just a few days of Taylor being in our home, I began to

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Is Your Dog Bored with Her Toys?

Stop Buying New Dog Toys! I know, it’s so much fun walking through the pet store and picking out all the fun squeaky dog toys… but they can cost you a fortune, $10 here, $30 there, $60 for dog food…

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New Puppy Owner Guide & Tips

First-time dog owner requires some careful planning, but it is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have in your life. There is so much puppy information for new owners, it can get overwhelming.

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Top 10 Puppy Proofing Basics You Must Do Today

Are you ready to bring your puppy home? Have you puppy proofed your house yet? Just like if you were bringing home a new baby, your house needs to be safe for your new puppy. Oh yeah, puppies are cute

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My Dog Has Worms

Did you ever wonder why each year when you take your dog to the vet for her checkup, you are asked to bring in a stool sample? Yup, you guessed it, they are checking for parasites aka worms in your dog’s

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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Your Dog

My Dog Has Lyme Disease, Now What? I am saddened to announce our foster dog, Taylor was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease and three types of worms! The poor pup is only 6 months old and just went in

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What’s the Difference Between Spayed and Neutered?

The Difference in a Spay and Neuter is spay refers to a female dog being fixed and neuter is referring to a male dog being fixed. A female dog is spayed, removing the uterus, fallopian tubes, and both

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3 Big Clues to How Old is My Dog?

How Can I Tell the Age of My Adopted Dog? The first question most people ask about your dog is what breed he is. The second question is how old is he? But when adopting a dog, we don’t always know the

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Maggie – Lab Mix

Foster Dog Tail about Maggie Our first foster dog of 2018 is Maggie, she’s a super sweet dog. She was first fostered last winter and adopted in December, but the adopter returned her for being too

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My Dog Ate Chocolate Will He Die?

My Dog Ate Chocolate, What Should I Do? We all know chocolate can be toxic to dogs. But the question is, how much chocolate will make a dog sick? Or what even are the symptoms to watch for if your dog

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Top 17 Reasons You Should Adopt a Dog

If you are looking for a reason why you should adopt a dog, I have 17 of them listed here. But honestly, I think there are hundreds of reasons adopting a rescue dog is the right thing to do. And there

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The Best Way to Introduce a Second Dog Into Your Pack

So you’re thinking about adopting a second dog? Do you have a vision that both dogs will be best friends, play and run around the backyard together, then snuggle on the dog bed together at the end of

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How to Personality Test a Dog Before Adopting

Dog Temperament and Personality Traits Knowing what to look for in a dog’s personality is an important part of adopting. You want to make sure to evaluate the dog before adopting him to make sure

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What are the First Things I Need to Teach My New Puppy?

Are you wondering when or how to start training your puppy? The short answer is right NOW! The following puppy training basics will help you and your puppy start learning today! It’s never too early

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The Best Fiction Books with Dogs for Dog Lovers of All Ages

If you love to read and love dogs, then here is a list of the best dog books for all ages. Whats better than reading a book about a dog that becomes the hero or follow the adventures of funny dogs getting

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5 Quick Ways to Train Your Dog in 3 Minutes a Day

Are you wondering how you can train your dog when you have don’t have the time? There are many dog training techniques and it’s easy to say “I don’t have time to train my dog”. And I

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7 Easy Tips to Protect Your Dogs Paws in Winter

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Dog Are your dog’s paws dry and cracked? Can dogs paws freeze in snow? YES, they can! How do you protect your dog’s paws in the winter? This week in Wisconsin

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11 Fun Enrichment Games to Play with Your Dog Inside

With the short days of winter and rainy spring, you and your dog can quickly get cabin fever! Here in the Midwest, we get super cold temps that keep us from taking our daily long walks so I am always looking

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What’s the Difference Between a Dog Rescue and Humane Society or Shelter

Rescue Adoption vs. Humane Society vs. Shelter If you’re ready to adopt a dog, you may be searching on an animal rescue site such as PetFinder or maybe planning on heading to your local humane society.

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50 Best Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Your Dog

​Our dogs are a big part of our family and we love spoiling them every year with a Christmas stocking full of goodies. ​Each dog has their own stocking, and when we have a foster dog with us, they

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Avoid These 13 Scary Winter Dangers for Your Dog

Winter can be amazing… snowmen, sledding, hot cocoa… and your dog may love to play in the snow too! But be aware of these 13 scary winter dangers that can be deadly for your dog. These dangers

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