Michelle Schenker

Michelle holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and has worked in marketing at Bank of America, Mattel and Hanes. She is the proud co-founder of Canine Journal and a dog lover through and through. Since the day she was born, she has lived in a home full of dogs. Her adult home is no exception where she and her husband live with Bella and Lily, their two adorable rescue pups. In addition to her love for snuggling with dogs, she also has enjoyed working professionally in the canine field since 1999 when she started her first dog-related job at a dog bakery.

Pet Friendly Hotels In Asheville, NC

Dog Tour of Blake House Inn in Asheville

If you’re like us, life would be better with your dog always by your side, especially on travel adventures. So when we started planning our trip to Asheville, NC, we were blown away to find so many dog-friendly lodging, restaurant, coffee shops and dog park options right in town! If you have not been to Asheville before, you are missing out. The views of the Pisgah and Smoky Mountains are breathtaking and so are the tastes in all the locally-sourced, seasonal menus at top-rated restaurants. But let’s get back to the topic at hands – all the pet-friendly hotels you can choose from to plan the perfect family trip with your pup soon…

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Dog Tips For Spring

Lilly Howling

Spring is here!! And that means it’s time to get off the couch, grab the leash and get outside with your dog. I cannot think of a more exciting time of year for us humans or our canine friends when everything is blooming and hope springs eternal (or at least the flowers do!). And speaking of Spring, we’ve got lots of new articles to spring on ya that will also hopefully help you out as you dive into warmer weather. From heat stroke prevention and allergies to how to buy pet meds online and dogs watching tennis…

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Bringing A Puppy Home

Man carrying a puppy (caption: Bringing Home A New Puppy)

There are many things to think about when you look at bringing a new puppy into your family. From how to pick out the right puppy to what you will need to prepare for your puppy’s arrival, there is so much to plan for! The planning doesn’t stop after your newest family member comes home either. The life of a new puppy owner is almost as hectic as the life of a new parent. Fortunately for a puppy owner, the baby phase is much shorter and much less expensive than having a human child…

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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…

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Dog Allergy Symptoms: Watch For Scratching

Dog Itching Outside

If you have ever suffered from allergy symptoms, you know how miserable they can make you feel. The world is foggy, your brain is dull, your eyes and skin itch incessantly, your sinuses are like a dripping faucet and you are tired and lethargic. In a word, allergies make you feel miserable. Dog allergy symptoms are very similar, and they can feel miserable too…

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Tips To Cure Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

Dog laying on sofa sick

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)…

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