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Shelly Graves

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Shelly lives in Iowa with her husband and Australian Shepherd named Tex. She's been an animal lover since she was a child. Currently, she enjoys reading and writing about dogs, and spending time with her family and getting involved in all things pets.

Best Places Single Dog-Owners to Meet a Better Half

Love is unpredictable and while opposites may attract in many ways when it comes to dogs, it’s important to find someone who’s just as...

8 Most Common Allergies In Dogs You Should be Aware of

It may seem odd, but allergies are more common than you think in our canine best friends. Rashes, excessive scratching, sneezing, runny eyes, shaking of...

9 Big Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

Quite possibly, one of the first questions people ask when researching a dog breed is, “But does it shed?” While dogs that shed can make...

My Dog Has to Sleep Touching Me: Why and What to...

My dog has to sleep touching me. What does it mean? Many dogs like to curl up against their owners and sleep with them. This...

5 Best Air Purifiers for Dog Hair

According to statistics, around 68% of households in the US have a pet, with 90 million dogs in those households. That’s a lot of...

Best Things for Dogs to Chew On: Store Bought and Home...

AS PET OWNERS, knowing the best things for dogs to chew on is (arguably) equally important as learning what food they should eat. You probably...

4 Ways This Major Pet Supplier Ties to Animal Cruelty

Marshall Pet Products sells food, grooming, health items, toys, and other products for birds, cats, dogs, ferrets, horses, rabbits, and other common pets for...

5 Things You Learn Running a Pets Website

A lot of pet owners dream about devoting their lives to doing something that they truly love. One of the ways to make the...

20 Dog Pregnancy Tips for a Successful Birth

The arrival of puppies can be a fun and exciting time, but there are many things that you should know about and prepare beforehand. Below...

14 Tips for Introducing Dogs to Newborns

Introducing dogs to kids and vice versa is an important step. As a dog owner bringing home a newborn from the hospital, there are...

10 Questions Couples Must Ask Before Adopting a Dog

Adopting a dog is a big commitment, and even more so when doing that as a couple. To ensure the pup doesn't end up...

How to Make Your Dog Instagram Famous

If you’re familiar with social media superstar pets that have millions of followers on Instagram - Tuna, Doug the Pug or Jiffpom - you...

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4 Tips & Tricks for Navigating Peak Flea and Tick Season

Here it comes... the dreaded peak flea and tick season. For us pet owners, while we love those sunny beach trips and walking in the...
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Have Pet, Will Travel: Guide to Spring or Summer Trips with...

In Partnership with Merck Animal Health In my opinion, there's no better time to travel with your pet than in either spring or summer. The weather's...
Can I Afford A Dog

Can I Afford A Dog?

Owning a pet is expensive. It’s more than just planning for food and toys. If you’ve been asking yourself, can I afford a dog, here is everything you need to know. A big part of being a responsible pet owner is preparing for the endeavor financially. Creating a consistent budget can help you plan for routine expenses like food, treats and toys, as well as unexpected expenses like vet visits in the event of an emergency. Asking the question can I afford a dog is a very responsible thing to do. Many pet owners don’t plan a budget before adopting a dog, and that can get you into a lot of trouble.
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How to Get Rid of a Dog: The Right Way

Are you faced with the challenging decision of how to let go of your furry companion? We understand that circumstances change. And even...
Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

One of the best qualities of our canine companions is their unwavering loyalty. Why are dogs so loyal? There are amazing stories about the unmatched loyalty of dogs - dogs that have sat on their owner’s graves, waited patiently for months for their owners to return from war and even stories of dogs walking thousands of miles to reunite with their masters.
Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a happy dog or friendly cat come running over to you looking for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. Why do pets make us happy? Pets do a lot more than just keep us company. The unconditional love that they provide us with is priceless and incomparable to any love that we get other humans.

Dog Names Starting With Z

Are you looking for dog names starting with Z? Well, you're in the right place! Getting a new pup would mean preparing for a new set...
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How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

We've all been there. Pet owners of one dog think, "Maybe I should get one more." Then, once you get the second dog, you'll...
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Can Dogs Get Sick From Humans?

If you have been caring for dogs for quite a while now, you must have known we can get sick from them. Rabies, giardia—name...
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile

Not a lot of people know about this breed, but the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not something you should ignore when you chance upon...