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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.

5 Homemade Wet Dog Food Recipes

Some dogs get tired of their old bland dry kibble and won't eat. Refusing food is common among dogs that do not feel well,...

25 Slowest Dog Breeds

When adopting a dog that's going to be right for your personal lifestyle, the dog's athletic ability and energy levels are a very important...

20 Most Talkative Dog Breeds That Bark Often

Just because a dog breed is known to be vocal doesn’t make them any less popular. If you need a vocal canine, or are...

14 Most Rare Dog Breeds on the Planet

There are hundreds of dog breeds across the world. For different reasons, some of these breeds have become endangered and even extinct. With the...

Rescue Dog Care: Your First 30 Days

Before you bring your new rescue dog home, you need to be prepared for both yours and your new pet's needs. Rescuing a dog...

Do These 10 Things Before Bringing Home A Rescue Dog

If you ask pet owners who've done impulse adoption, they'll tell you from experience that this is not a good idea for neither you...

25 Most Travel Friendly Dog Breeds

If you love travel or need to for work reasons, you may need to adopt a dog breed that is up to that challenge....

30 Extinct Dog Breeds That Have Forever Disappeared from the Planet

It is hard to believe that some dog breeds we know and love today haven’t always been around. Below is a list of the now...

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...

How to Tell Other Dog Owners They’re Doing Something Wrong

One of the great things about being a pet owner is knowing that there are other like-minded people out there who share the same...

How Much Organ Meat to Give Your Dog

Many dog owners who switched to raw feeding diet limit the amount of organ meat they give to dogs, but that might not be...

What Are Dog Years? (And How to Know How Old Your...

We all wonder at some point how old our dogs actually are. Everybody knows how old their pet is in human years, but that...

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