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Author Archives: Michelle Schenker

Since the day she was born, Michelle has lived in a home full of dogs and dog lovers. Her home is no exception with two adorable rescue pups of her own, Bella and Lily. Their unconditional love and never ending tail wags make every day brighter.

Pet Insurance Tips and Trends

Dog at the veg

With the new year upon is, we've been thinking a lot about current trends in the pet insurance category and how they may affect our readers who are thinking of buying a new policy. You'll want to read through our discussion below for some cost-savings tips and other things you will want to make sure you consider while making your choice on how to financially plan for your pet's unexpected health needs... Read More »

How Your Pet Shelter Donations Can Help Pets in Need

2 dogs in cage at shelter

Most pet shelters operate using donations from the community. Often, the number of resources the shelters have don’t even come close to the amount of need they face. Unfortunately, while pet shelter donations are something that many people think about, they rarely seem to make them. While you may think that money is the only way you can help, there are actually many things you can do to aid your local animal shelter. Whether you donate your time or items that can either be used, sold or auctioned, you can make a huge difference in the lives of many pets in just a few simple steps... Read More »

What Is Pet Insurance? Do You Need It?

Sick dog laying on sofa

Pet insurance is very much like the health insurance: Though the policies will differ with each provider, pet insurance covers some basic exams completely and other medical activities on a limited basis. Some policies have a yearly, limit while others have a lifetime limit, so you need to make sure to get the pet insurance policy that is right for you and your family. If you don't have a pet yet, a good place to start is reviewing your pet insurance options to see about the cost per species or breed... Read More »

Top Dog Interview: Blind Hiker Trevor Thomas’ Dog Tennille

Blind Hiker Trevor Thomas' Dog Tennille

As if that list isn't impressive enough, she is also a sponsored athlete and brand ambassador for SPOT, Ruffwear, Marmot, Big Agnes, and In Clover. She has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, NBC Nightly News, numerous local and regional television spots, will be featured on The Secret Lives of Dogs in January 2017, and is a feature in Service Tales Book by Ace Collins. Tennille is currently in active service and resides in Charlotte, NC with her partner, Trevor Thomas... Read More »

Fifty the Two-Legged Pit Bull Dog

Fifty the Two-Legged Pitbull Dog

In September 2007, Fifty fell victim to Pit Bull breed discrimination and was shot with a gun by a police officer in both of his right limbs. This led to a double amputation and survived with two strong legs. He was put in a shelter and was adopted 9 months later by his current mom. Fifty now lives happily in his forever home in Chicago, Illinois where he is an ambassador for pit bulls and dogs everywhere to make sure they are treated with respect and dignity. Let's learn from our mistakes and stop history from repeating itself. His smile and spirit is likely to help you understand why you should never, ever judge a book from its cover. Now, let's get to know Fifty the two-legged Pitbull in this exclusive interview... Read More »

Tips to Cure Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

Sick Lazy Beagle

Normally dogs will eat grass to cleanse out their system - this is the natural method for curing your dog's upset stomach. However, at times this won't do the trick, or your dog won't even feel like eating grass. In this case it can help to give your dog a little bit of Pepto-Bismol or Pepcid crushed and mixed with water (the amount will depend on your dog's weight - consult your veterinarian)... Read More »