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Top 10 Best Slow Feeder Dog Bowls

Both our dogs, Ginger and Bear, seam to swallow their food whole. I wonder if they even taste the food!  Yes, just like you, my dog eats too fast. I’m not sure why, because they get

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29 Best Dog Training Books for Your Rescue Dog

Dog training goes far beyond teaching him to sit and stay. That’s why I put together this list of the very best dog training books for your unique dog and situation. When you adopted your dog,

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Fostering a dog – foster fail?

When someone asks when or how we adopted our dog, Ginger, I usually start with, “she was a foster fail”!  #fosterfail What does it mean to foster fail? The term “foster fail” means

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Should I get a dog? Yes, no, maybe so? [quiz]

You were just at a friend’s house that had this adorable, perfect dog and now you’re thinking… should I get a dog? Or maybe you just watched a heartwarming movie that featured a German

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27 Cool Dog Gadgets Your Dog Will Love

Cool dog gadgets to make your dog happier and your life easier! You are going to love our list of high-tech dog gadgets and toys.  Top 13 High-tech dog toys and gadgets This post contains affiliate

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How can I stop my dog from barking?

Does your dog bark in her crate while you are at work? Do you get complaints from your apartment neighbors that your dogs barking is out of control? Does your dog bark insanely out the window at other

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Adopting a fearful dog and how to help

How do I help my dog not be afraid of people, cars, loud noises… it’s a question I hear every single day. It’s not uncommon for a rescue dog to be scared of everything around him. The

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Dog theme gifts for cooking lovers

If you are looking for dog-themed kitchen accessories you are in the right place. And if your Christmas list has anyone that loves to cook and loves dogs, we have 24 great gift ideas for you to choose

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International dog rescue adoptions — can we save them all?

No, you can’t save all the dogs, but you can save one. And one dog is all you need to save. But which dog is the right one to save? You’re scrolling through your Facebook feed and come across

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41 Indestructible Durable Dog Toys for Heavy, Aggressive, Destructive Chewers

If your dog tears apart every toy he can get his mouth on, you aren’t alone. It’s a struggle many dog owners face.  You bring home a new toy, toss it to your pup and 5 minutes later you have

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Dog Adoption Stories that Will Make You Smile, Laugh and Cry!

It all started with one question in one of my weekly emails to my loyal subscribers. I was absolutely blown away by the responses I received. The ding of my email notifications had me in shock.  So,

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Easy Homemade Frozen Dog Treats for Summer

Frozen treats are a great way to keep your dog cool and hydrated during a hot summer day! My dogs absolutely go crazy about their frozen dog treats in the summer (and even in the winter). They are a super

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11 Great Ideas on How to Get Your Dog to Drink More Water

We all know our dogs need clean water to stay healthy and to survive. Without water, he will become dehydrated and get very sick. Hot days make it hard for us as humans to stay hydrated and the same

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How Long Does It Take To Adopt A Dog?

How long it takes to adopt a dog is going to depend on a lot of variables. Simply put, it could take a couple of hours at the humane society, or it could take days to weeks with a volunteer-run rescue. Every

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Our Heartbreaking, Gut Wrenching Adoption Story

My stomach was literally in knots the entire day. I’ve heard that phrase before, but never really felt it. I mean deep down in your gut… I couldn’t eat, my mind was fuzzy, I just couldn’t wrap

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How to Bond with Your Dog (and Why It Matters)

It’s not unusual for a newly adopted rescue dog to be unsure and distant at first. You may be wondering if he will ever like you, will he ever not be afraid… or you may be simply wondering how to bond

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21 Secrets To Keeping My House From Smelling Like Dog

Does your house smell like dog? If you walked into my home right now, you may wonder who I am to talk about dog smell in a home. I will be the first to admit, since moving into our new country home last

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My Dog Ran Away! What Should I Do?

Your dog decided to run away, and you are scared of what will happen to him. Will he find his way home, will he get hit by a car, will someone steal him, will you ever see him again? I remember as a child,

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How to Potty Train a Puppy Fast & Easy

You brought home your new puppy, took him outside to show him where to go potty and he sniffs, plays, but doesn’t potty. So you take him inside and he squats and pees! Sound familiar? Welcome to

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Your Ultimate Guide to Dogs and Ticks

Warning: you may start to experience the feeling of something crawling up your leg after reading this blog post! This year I have declared war on all the creepy crawly, disgusting ticks in our yard! The

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Beautiful Flowers and Cute Puppies… Are Plants Toxic to Dogs?

First things first, if you think your dog ingested a toxic plant, stop reading now and call your vet immediately! You may also call the Pet Poison Helpline 24/7.  There are many plants that are

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The True Meaning of #AdoptDontShop

We’ve all heard the phrase Adopt Don’t Shop. You may have even used the hashtag, #adoptdontshop. But what’s the real meaning behind this campaign? Is it to say you should never buy a puppy from a

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Best Healthy Dog Treats for Training

I get asked all the time from our foster dog adopters, what are the best dog treats for training? I have several go-to brands that I like to recommend. These brands are known for their high-quality, limited

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The Prong Collar, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I know some people cringe at the sight of a prong collar, it looks barbaric and cruel. The prong collar training gets a lot of attention from pure positive or force free dog trainers. These trainers believe

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Is it Ever Okay to Rehome a Dog?

I want to start out by saying, I will never judge anyone for having to rehome a dog. If you are here because you are wondering if you should rehome your dog, please feel comfortable knowing you are in

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42 Fun Dog Mom Gifts that She Will Cherish Forever

Dogs mom's deserve to be celebrated, make sure to show your girl what a special dog mom she is. Have fun with it for Mother's Day, a birthday or any day of the year! I researched and chose items I

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How To Save Money On Dog Food and Supplies

The cost of a new puppy or adopted rescue dog adds up to a lot of money very quick. Not only in adoption fees, but food, supplies and toys! It all adds up so quick. $10 here, $50 there, $100 for the vet…

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Chronic Ear Infections in Dogs

The struggle with your dogs chronic ear infections is real! I feel your pain, your dogs pain! There were times I felt our dog Ginger always had an ear infection. As soon as it looks like the ear infection

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42 of the Most Adorable and Fun Rescue Dog Gifts

The very best and unique rescue dog gift ideas for any dog lover on your shopping list. Adorable gifts for all ages that love rescue dogs! The best gifts I receive and buy for myself always revolve

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How To Stop a Dog From Chewing on Wood

Why do dogs chew on wood anyway? You supply them with a pile of fun shaped chew toys, why do they choose the leg of your table instead? If your dog has plenty of appropriate toys to chew on, then the chewing

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What Should I Feed My Dog?

You are what you eat. Has your mom ever said that to you? Like… you keeping eating that, you are going to turn into a ! If I said “Feed your dog this if you want your dog to live longer”,

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Types of Dog Barks

Does your dog bark at the TV, the mailman, when he’s hungry or wants to play? Have you ever noticed a difference between each bark? Next time your dog barks, listen closely… is it high or low-pitch,

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Puppy Shopping List For New Dog Parents

What’s more fun than shopping for new puppy supplies? Well, maybe puppy kisses! There are so many options to choose from when stocking up on all your new puppy essentials. It’s sometimes hard to

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In the Spotlight: Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption

Finding a reputable rescue before adopting a dog is an important step to finding your perfect pup. Asking your family and friends for reference is a great start. The next step is to ask a lot of questions

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7 Important Dog Bath Tips

Baths can be a love or hate relationship for your dog. Some dogs love the water and will jump right into the bathtub, while some dogs will run at the first sight of the soap bottle and fight all the way

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The Secret to Getting Rid of Ear Infections in Your Dog at Home

As a dog owner and foster dog mom, I understand how frustrating it is when your dog has chronic ear infections. The constant scratching, head shaking, the sound of your dog’s collar and tags driving

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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

Which is better for dog food and supplies? You have to admit, Amazon usually wins the battle of best price and fast shipping when it comes to ordering anything online. But wait, what about Chewy?

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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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The 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.

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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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