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How Dog Smuggling Business Works

The Business of Dog Smuggling and How It Works

One of the largest animal welfare issues is the one that most people aren't aware of: puppy trafficking. As the popularity of pets, dogs...
6 Ways to Tell If You and Your Adopted Dog Are a Perfect Match

6 Ways to Tell If You and Your Adopted Dog Are a Perfect Match

If you’re planning to adopt a dog, here are a few tips that will help you detect if you’re perfect for each other. Adopting a...
Ready for Dog No. 3 - Signs You're Ready to Welcome Another Pup

Ready for Dog No. 3? Signs It’s Time to Welcome Another Pup

Do you have a dog fever? Are you considering adopting a third dog but worry that it can be a handful? Sometimes, it feels...
The Complete Guide to Fostering a Dog

The Complete Guide to Fostering a Dog

Being a foster dog parent is one of the most rewarding experiences that any dog lover can have. Unfortunately, so few people know what...
20 Proven Health Benefits of Having a Dog

20 Proven Health Benefits of Having a Dog

Once in a while, you might catch a headline on the news citing the reasons everyone should adopt a pet and some of the...
The Best and Worst Countries for Dogs

The Best and Worst Countries for Dogs and Their Owners

If you’re considering emigration and want to bring Fido along with you, it’s best to do a little research on just how dog-friendly a...

7 Things That Many Dog Owners Do But Shouldn’t

We all adore our pets, and because we love them so much we sometimes choose to ignore, or don’t notice the ways we negatively...
What Kind of Dog Should I Get - Here Are Some Ideas for Future Adopters

What Kind of Dog Should I Get? Here Are Some Ideas for Future Adopters

Adopting a dog is a big decision which requires a lot of thought and preparation. After all, with great joy comes great responsibility. Choosing...
The No-Kill Initiative and How to Help Dogs in Sheltersvideo

TOP #63: The ‘No-Kill Initiative’ and How to Help Dogs in Shelters

In this podcast, we spoke with Terran Tull of Best Friends Animal Society, discussed their "No-Kill Initiative" and how people can help animal shelters.
13 Reasons Why Dogs End Up in Shelters

13 Reasons Why Dogs End Up in Shelters

More and more people adopt dogs and cats today, but somehow animal shelters are still always full. Did you ever wonder, how come? Why...
New Puppy Checklist - 15 Things You Must Do

New Puppy Checklist: 15 Things You Must Do

Before bringing home a new puppy, there are a few things that you need to do to make their homecoming as comfortable and as...
How to Start a Dog Rescue - The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

How to Start a Dog Rescue: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

If you are a dedicated dog lover with a desire to make a difference, then you have probably considered starting your own dog rescue...

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4 Heart Problems in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

4 Heart Problems in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Dogs can suffer from a variety of heart problems, just like humans. In fact, it is estimated that 10% of all dogs in the...
Heated Dog Blankets and Beds - Are They Useful and Safe for Our Pets

Heated Dog Blankets and Beds: Are They Useful and Safe for...

Despite all the fluff and fur, pets may need help keeping warm, particularly during the colder seasons. While heated dog blankets can come with hazards,...
Breathing Problems in Dogs - What It Means and How to Fix It

Breathing Problems in Dogs: How to Spot Them and What to...

Numerous dog breathing problems can present a life-threatening situation and a quick reaction on the owner's part is often necessary. Respiratory problems can be...
Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Aspiring dog owners often underestimate the cost of dog ownership over a lifetime, sometimes either focusing only on monthly or yearly costs, or overlooking...
5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

While dog anal glands problems are usually not life-threatening, with the exception of anal gland cancer, they are relatively common and can affect your dog’s...
Disaster Preparedness - Are You and Your Pet Prepared

Disaster Preparedness: Are You and Your Pet Prepared?

Disaster preparedness is something that many of us don’t think about until it’s too late. In light of the devastating natural disasters we have...
Top 16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

You’ve made an excellent decision to adopt a homeless dog from your local animal shelter. However, when adopting a dog with an unknown history,...
A Dog for Personal Protection - 6 Things You Must Consider First

A Dog for Personal Protection: 6 Things You Must Consider First

We adopt dogs for many reasons: we may want companionship, a jogging partner, or someone else to take care of; we may be looking...
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification - Everything You Need to Know

Canine Good Citizen Certification: Everything You Need to Know

The AKC Canine Good Citizen program provides a solid foundation of behavioral training for your dog, but it also comes with some unexpected additional...
Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World That Make a Difference

Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World

Top Dog Tips awards program recognizes The 45 World's Best Dog Rescues of 2019 for their dedication, accomplishments and the difference that they make.