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Amy Downs

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Amy is a writer who lives with her husband and daughter on the United States Gulf Coast. She has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and volunteered for shelters through various activities, as well as fostering animals. Amy currently has 3 dogs and 5 cats.

Rescue Dog Step-by-Step Guide: What to Do in the First 30...

Before you bring your new rescue dog home, you need to be prepared for its, and your, needs. To have the most success, you...

20 Most Feminine Dog Breeds for Women and Men

When you think of a feminine dog, you may have the image in your mind of a prissy little pooch riding around in a...

22 Most Muscular Dog Breeds

Muscles are a sign of health and vitality, even for dogs. When you own a canine that has muscles rippling like the water, for...

10 Reasons You Should Probably NOT Adopt a Rescue Dog

When you adopt a rescue dog, you feel good. Everyone applauds you. You saved a life, right? Yes, you have - but how will...

30 Healthiest Dog Breeds That Live the Longest

Ask any dog lover and they'll tell you that the only bad part of owning a pet is that they don't live as long...

25 Most Travel Friendly Dog Breeds

Do you love to travel? Do you have to travel frequently for work? Do you enjoy going on adventures at the drop of a hat? If...

15 Popular Teacup Dog Breeds

Teacup dog breeds are the smallest of the small. People love them because they retain that cute puppy size their whole lives. If you...

7 Tips on How to Be a Successful Dog Walker

Maybe you are a student and need a part-time job. Maybe you just need a little extra income in addition to your main job....

20 Best Short Hair Dog Breeds That are Easy to Groom

Many people prefer short haired dogs because they are easier to groom and bathe. But, when it comes to the best short hair dog breeds, they...

20 World’s Best Toy Dog Breeds

You have decided that a small dog is the best pet for you or your family situation. Are you afraid that you'll get a...

6 Safety Tips for Cutting Dog’s Nails at Home

Is your dog making annoying clicking noises everywhere he walks? Does it seem like he is having pain when walking? It may be time...

6 Must-Know Tips for Making Your Own Homemade Dog Food

The jury is in; fresh food is better for your dog. Not only do pet owners notice a difference in their dogs' overall health and...

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27 Embarrassing Dog Fails You Can Totally Relate To

How can anybody not burst out laughing when they see a pooch caught on camera in the most unfortunate moment? I mean, it is...

How Pheromone Collars Reduce Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

A recently performed study shows that dog appeasing pheromone (DAP) collars reduce measured scores of fear and anxiety in dogs. The researchers also found...

19 Must-Know Secrets to Pick a Good Dog Food Brand

A considerable part of your dog’s health is dependent on the dog food that you feed your pup. What is it, however, that makes...

4 Factors That Cause Anxiety in Dogs (According to Research)

Most dog owners understand the importance of a nutritious diet and daily walks for a dog’s general welfare, but how many dog owners know...

9 Rational Ways to Assess Healthy Dog Food

You are what you eat. This saying is as true for dogs as it is for humans.  The inclusion of healthy foods is essential to...

20 Most Manly Dog Breeds

You don’t see a lot of men walking around with Poodles. Although you don’t have to trim your Poodle's fur into funny shapes, they...

26 Adorable Dogs Who Failed Hard At Gardening

It’s hard to have a green thumb when you don’t have any thumbs to begin with. But these garden-loving pooches didn’t let that stop...