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Rachel is a writer living in Los Angeles and an alum of UNC Chapel Hill. She has been a pet owner since the age of three and began dog-walking in 2015. Her nine-year-old Pug and best pal, Ellie, is the queen of sassy faces, marathon naps, and begging.

10 Tips on How to Keep Dogs Cool Outside

Summer is upon us and that means continuously rising temperatures. And while some of us may be inclined to retreat into the cool indoors...

12 Reasons Why Senior Dogs Are Better Than Puppies

Think puppies are better and more fun? Most people do. But there are a ton of advantages to rescuing and caring for senior dogs,...

12 Great Ideas for Your Dog Bucket List

We often create a bucket list of things we wish to do, experience and accomplish "before we die," but that doesn't have to be...

21 Best Dog Parks in San Diego, CA

Whether you live in the city or in the suburbs, it is often a challenge to find a great place where you can freely...

6 Tips to Keep Your Dog Secure in a Car

Whether you are planning a car trip with your pooch or simply going grocery shopping around the block, securing your dog in a car...

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....

40 Best Dog Breeds for Women

We women have needs. We like things a certain way, and we're not afraid to do what it takes to get what we want....

20 Dog Walking and Sitting Horror Stories

Using pet sitting and dog walking services done by professionals or simply asking friends to take your pet for a few days is a...

17 Small Dog Breeds That Are Good With Kids

Choosing a dog is never an easy decision, but the stakes are raised when children are involved. Options are limited further when size restrictions...

Ask a Dog Walker: Where and How to Pick Dog Walking...

Dog walking is a rewarding but somewhat risky business for both the walker and the client. Most people consider dogs to be a family...

Ask an Expert: How to Become a Dog Walker?

Dog walking can be a surprisingly tricky business to break into. I'm sure you've often heard the phrase, “The only way to do it,...

Ask a Dog Walker: How Much Do Dog Walkers Get Paid?

It's a question that I hear all the time: “How much does a dog walker make?” I never quite know how to respond, since...

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Keto Diet for Dogs: Good or Bad?

In a recent survey, a large percentage of American dog owners reported that they tend to feed their pets a similar diet as they...
7 Cool Facts About Dogs You Didn’t Know

7 Facts About Dogs You Didn’t Know

We all know some interesting facts about our furry pals - they have wet noses, are severely allergic to chocolate, and communicate mostly through...
Dog Seizures - Understanding the Different Types and What to Do

Seizures and Your Dog: Understanding the Different Types of Canine Seizures

Just like humans, dogs experience seizures. These seizures can be the result of numerous root causes and are categorized based on various characteristics. Most...
Raincoats for Dogs - What to Consider When Shopping

Raincoats for Dogs: What to Consider When Shopping

While a few dog breeds are completely fine with being in cold and rainy weather, a large majority of breeds are not. Many dogs...
Tips on Using Over the Counter Dog Anxiety Medication

Tips on Using Over the Counter Dog Anxiety Medication

Dealing with an anxious dog is normal for almost every pet owner. Whether it's separation anxiety, noise phobia from thunderstorm or fireworks, car travel...
15 Best Audiobooks for Dogs

15 Best Audiobooks for Dogs With Anxiety

Over the last few years, audiobooks have become immensely popular as more people choose to listen instead of read their novel or non-fiction. Did...
A Dog Haircut Your Pooch Deserves

A Dog Haircut Your Pooch Deserves

Among the many accessories and expenditures our pets require, some parts of grooming a dog may sometimes fall to the wayside. Yet, while not...
11 Most Fatal Dog Health Conditions

11 Most Fatal Dog Health Conditions

When you adopt a dog, you expect to deal with some health issues that will come up. While most common conditions dogs suffer from...