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40 Reputable Dog Breeders in the U.S. (2022)

Finding good dog breeders is challenging because of how popular and lucrative the dog breeding industry has become, resulting in many places to choose...

16 Tips on How to Find and Pick Local Dog Breeders...

Many future pet owners prefer getting purebred dogs and finding local dog breeders with that purpose. There are plenty of reasons one may desire a...

How to Find and Identify A Reputable Dog Breeder

If you prefer to purchase your new puppy, you must look for a reputable dog breeder. Believe it or not, there are places that do...

What are Designer Dogs?

Designer dogs are the result of two purebred canines that are mated to produce a dog with specific physical qualities. Some of the more well-known...

Breeder vs. Shelter: Where Should You Adopt a Dog?

Should you adopt a dog from a shelter or shop for a dog from a reputable breeder? Here’s what you should know before adopting...

UPDATE: California Set to Ban Puppy Mill Sales to Encourage Dog...

A bill banning the sale of dogs and other animals in pet stores in California effectively makes rescues and shelters the only option for...

Research Confirms That Dogs from Puppy Mills Have Serious Behavioral Problems

New research finds that dogs who come from irresponsible breeders tend to be more aggressive, more fearful of other dogs, and more anxious than...

TOP #2: Adopting a Puppy for Your Lifestyle

In this second episode of Theory of Pets podcast, I'm taking a step further with discussing puppy adoption. If you're ready to adopt a dog or an adult...

TOP #1: Irresponsible Breeding of Dogs

Thanks for tuning into the very first episode of Theory of Pets show - a podcast for dedicated pet owners where I discuss all things...

How to Convince Your Parents to Get a Dog

So you’re dreaming of a furry companion with four legs, a wet nose, and a wagging tail, but mom and dad need to give...

Sunday’s Recap: Buying Pet Store Puppies

Summer is over, and we need to start thinking about preparing our dogs for cold weather. This is also a popular time of year...

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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...