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Wordless Wednesday – What a Big Nose You Have
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Each week I will choose a series of photos I have taken of one of my[...]
Product Review: Seek-A-Treat Shuffle Bone Dog IQ Puzzle
Interactive Dog Puzzle If you’re looking for ways to play and interact with your dog, you may have seen these[...]
Wordless Wednesday – A Doggy Mud Bath
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Each week I will choose a series of photos I have taken of one of my[...]
Martini – Aussie/Doxen Mix
Foster Dog Tail about Martini As a volunteer for Fetch WI, I get the opportunity to offer to dog sit[...]
5 Simple Ways to Stop Your Dog’s Pee from Killing Your Grass
Is your dog killing your grass? Is your once lush, green backyard spotted with yellow dead spots? We’ve been struggling[...]
Wordless Wednesday – A Girl and Her Dog
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Each week I will choose a series of photos I have taken of one of my[...]
How to Crate Train Your Dog or Puppy in 3 Easy Steps
Learn the 3 Easy Steps to Crate Train Your Puppy or Adult Dog Learning how to crate train your new[...]
Product Review: Nerf Dog Frisbee and Toys
The BEST Frisbee My Dog Has Ever Owned! I am so excited to share this Frisbee with everyone. We picked[...]
Wordless Wednesday – Foster Puppy Love
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Each week I will choose a series of photos I have taken of one of my[...]
Why Should I Crate Train My Dog?
When bringing home a new dog, whether it is a puppy or an adult dog, the crate can create a[...]
How Can I Stop My Dog From Barking All of the Time?
Does your dog bark in her crate while you are at work? Do you get complaints from your apartment neighbors[...]
Wordless Wednesday – Stop to Smell the Flowers
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Each week I will choose a series of photos I have taken of one of my[...]
How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Jumping
Does this sound familiar? The doorbell rings, your dog barks, you open the door to let your friend inside and[...]
Product Review: The Pet Convincer II
Why use the Pet Convincer If you have a stubborn dog that refuses to listen when you try to correct[...]
Wordless Wednesday – Bear the Goofball
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Each week I will choose a series of photos I have taken of one of my[...]
The Secret to Getting Rid of Ear Infections in Your Dog at Home
Does your dog have smelly ears, does he scratch or paw at his ears a lot? Do you see discharge,[...]
Checklist for Leaving Your Dog While on Vacation
Getting Ready to Take a Vacation? What Should You Do About Your Dog? As much as I like to take[...]
Wordless Wednesday – Canoeing Dogs
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Each week I will choose a series of photos I have taken of one of my[...]
Woof Washer 360 – Product Review
Bath Time with the Woof Washer 360 This is our first summer with Bear and he is definitely a water[...]
Why You Should Adopt a Dog from a Foster-Based Rescue
Until becoming involved in fostering dogs, I really didn't consider the difference between adopting a dog from a humane society[...]
Wordless Wednesday – Dock Jumping Dog
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Each week I will choose a series of photos I have taken of one of my[...]
How to Become a Foster Home for Dogs
I realized I wanted to be a foster family for dogs after adopting our dog JJ. He was listed for[...]
Is Coconut Oil Good For Your Dog
I learned about how coconut oil is good for dogs in my search of ways to help our dog, Ginger,[...]
Wordless Wednesday – Frisbee Dogs
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! So you ask, what is Wordless Wednesday? Well, it is exactly what is states... on Wednesdays,[...]
Why is My Dog Aggressive with Food – Resource Guarding?
Dogs and Resource Guarding Dogs that are aggressive when it comes to their food, is also called Resource Guarding. Resource[...]
6 Essential Tips when Traveling with Your Dog
How to Travel Stress-Free with Your Dog I don’t know about you, but I love taking our dogs with us[...]
Wordless Wednesday for July 19, 2017
Welcome to our first ever Wordless Wednesday post! So you ask, what is Wordless Wednesday? Well, it is exactly what[...]
How Do I Get My Puppy to Stop Nipping or Biting Me?
Every person that adopts a puppy will ask this question… how do I get my puppy to stop biting me?[...]
Leatherberg Leather Dog Leash Review
Why the Leather Leash is My Favorite Dog Leash Leather leashes have always been my favorite type of leash when[...]
How to Stop My Dog from Digging
Wondering how to stop your dog from digging? Have you ever let your dog outside to go potty and get[...]
4th of July – Happy for You But Not Your Dog
Do you know how to keep your dog safe? This is our first 4th of July with our newly adopted[...]
How Often Does My Dog Need a Bath?
Baths can be a love or hate relationship for your dog. Some dogs love the water and will jump right[...]
Can I Feed My Dog People Food?
Most of us are guilty of giving our dogs a taste of our dinner or sneaking them a little side[...]
Are Flea and Tick Medication Safe for My Dog?
Should I use a commercial flea and tick products on my dog? Every time I take my dogs in for[...]
How to Choose the Perfect Dog for You
Choosing the Right Dog for You and Your Family So you’ve decided you’re ready to adopt a new puppy or[...]
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. But the fact[...]
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,[...]
Top 5 Reasons to Take Your Dog for a Walk
Playing in your back yard with your dog is great exercise, but that doesn’t give him the mental workout to[...]
Bringing Your New Dog Home and the 3-3-3 Rule
Congratulations, you finally found the puppy or dog you want to adopt! I am sure you are super excited and[...]
Solutions for Dog Separation Anxiety
Does Your Dog Get Stressed Out When You Leave Him Home Alone? Many first time dog owners never heard of[...]
Prada – the Hound Mix
Foster Dog Tail about Prada We picked Prada up on February 12, 2017. She made the road trip all the[...]
Why NOT to use a Flexi-Leash or Retractable Leash
You are ready to bring home your rescue dog and you go shopping to pick out all the supplies you[...]
Should I Train My Dog With Treats
The Story of the Squirrel VS. Treat – and The Winner Is…. Imagine you and your dog, Spot, walking through[...]
Why You Need to Teach the PLACE Command to Your Dog
I don't know about you, but my dogs go crazy when the door bell rings, whether it be one of[...]
How to Be a Pack Leader for Your Dog
Your pack is your family and you must be the pack leader. You don't need 10 dogs to have a[...]
Suzie – the Golden, Shepherd Mix
Our Foster Dog Tail about Suzie, a Golden/Shepherd Mix It always peaks my interest on how shelters and rescues come[...]
7 Important Questions to Ask Before Adopting a Dog
So you have decided you want to adopt a puppy or dog. Now what? Adopting and owning a dog can[...]
Bear – the Yellow Lab
Our Adoption Tail about Bear the Yellow Lab Okay, so Bear is not a foster tail, but an adoption story[...]
Mocha – the Chocolate Lab
Foster Dog Tail about Mocha, the Chocolate Lab Mocha was a total sweetheart of a dog. She came from Tennessee,[...]
Ginger – the German Shepherd Mutt
Foster Dog Tail that Turned Into an Adoption Tail Ever since my daughter was 2 or 3 years old she[...]
Georgia – the Mutt
Foster Dog Tail about Georgia Georgia was our foster dog for a short 2-3 weeks before getting adopted. She was[...]
Apollo and Calypso – Lab Mix Puppies
Our Foster Dog Tail about Lab Mix Puppies, Apollo and Calypso As foster home for a local rescue, we see[...]
Silla – the Black Lab
Silla was our first foster dog. She was 10 years old when her owner decided to surrender her to Fetch.[...]