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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.

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...

Best Dog Food for Pugs: How & What to Feed Pugs?

Pugs make wonderful companions and are generally robust little dogs, but they are notorious for eating everything in sight. Since I have a Pug,...

8 Ways to Puppy-Proof Your Home for Christmas

If you have a puppy and you want to have a lovely Christmas at the same time, you need to make sure that your...

15 Useful Christmas Presents for Dogs

Looking for something unique to gift your dog this year for Christmas? Then you’re in luck because today we’re talking about some of the...

Dogs and the Nonexistence of Time

Have you ever met a bloodhound? They are incredibly gentle, intelligent and stubborn creatures, loyal to their human friends, unbelievably tolerant of other animals and...

Dog Walker Jobs: Where and How to Find Good Dog Walking...

It's difficult to think of a job that would be more appealing than getting to spend the day outside hanging out with dogs. Whether...

Ask a Dog Sitter: Dog Sitting Rates & Dog Sitter Salary

It seems that pet sitting is a natural career choice for dog lovers hoping to make a living doing something they enjoy. And with dog...

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9 Neurological Problems in Dogs - How to Prevent and Fix Them

9 Neurological Problems in Dogs: How to Prevent and Fix Them

Dogs can suffer from many health problems, including neurological problems which are often scary for pet owners to deal with. Knowing how to spot...
20 Safety Tips for Teaching Kids and Dogs to Get Along

Infographic: 20 Safety Tips for Teaching Kids and Dogs to Get...

Some parents hesitate to adopt a dog because they don’t know how the pet and their children will get along. At the same time,...
The Complete Guide to Different Types of Assistance Dogs

The Complete Guide to Different Types of Assistance Dogs

For anyone looking into adopting an assistance animal to help with your day-to-day life, it's crucial to understand the differences between the various types of...
10 Cheap Dog Clothes That Are Actually Stylish

10 Cheap Dog Clothes That Are Actually Stylish

Most recent data shows that approx. 60% of owners buy clothes for their dogs, and dressing up our pets have long become core part...
Self-Warming Dog Bed - What is It and Does Your Dog Need One

Self-Warming Dog Bed: What is It and Does Your Dog Need...

You’ve likely run across the self-warming dog bed while shopping for other items for your pup, particularly among winter dog supplies (even though it's...
Homesteading for Dog Owners

Homesteading for Dog Owners

Since people are becoming more aware of the harmful effects of mass production of meat and dairy, some of them are leaving behind the...
35 Best Dog Raincoats to Keep Your Pet Dry and Warm in Rain

35+ Best Dog Raincoats to Keep Your Pet Dry and Warm...

Humans tend to project their own likes and dislikes onto their dogs. We don't like to be outside when it's raining, so we assume our...
The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog

The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog

If you have never owned a deaf dog before, you may find the concept daunting. But the truth is that with a few tweaks...

34 Facts About the Booming Pet Industry [Infographic]

The pet industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the Western world today. And not only does it grow quickly, it has...
15 Breeds with Least Health Problems

15 Breeds with Least Health Problems

While there are no guarantees when it comes to the health of any breed, some dogs are simply healthier than others and not as...