Sally Jones

Sally holds a BA in English from James Madison University and began her 25-year writing career as a grad student at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism & Mass Communications. She’s been a pet parent since college years (and spent her whole childhood with pets). Her work has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The Washington Post, Entrepreneur, People, Forbes, Huffington Post, and more.

Now as a parent of two teenagers, she’s made sure to raise her daughters to learn how to love and care for pets (and other animals) in the most responsible and loving ways. As a result, she and her daughters now have 5 rescued dogs and cats who essentially rule their home! Sally has also volunteered over the years to help raise funds for various animal nonprofit organizations.

Brain Games For Dogs: How To Keep Your Pup Mentally Stimulated (And Well-Behaved)

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Many dogs were bred for certain jobs, like retrieving, tracking, herding, and guarding. These various instincts have become innate, but today many dogs aren’t satisfying these instincts in their daily lives so they become bored. And bored dogs can exhibit bad or even destructive behavior. Does this sound like your furry friend? If so, we’ll give you some ideas to keep your pup mentally stimulated and happy…

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Dog Life Insurance: Does It Make Financial Sense?

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Many people get life insurance for themselves or their spouse — it can be a wise financial investment to help you with the loss of a loved one. But what about our furry family members? Can you get a life insurance policy on a dog? And what expenses do you need to consider with the loss of your pet? We’ll answer these questions and more to help you plan ahead. Even though we don’t like to think about our pet’s death, it helps to be informed about all your options…

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What Is Reverse Sneezing In Dogs? (And How To Stop It)

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One of our nicknames for our family dog is Mr. Piggy because he has these strange snorting spells that come on as suddenly as they disappear. I had no idea until recently that these spells are actually a condition called reverse sneezing. While our pup never seems in dire distress when these bouts hit him, I wanted to learn more to make sure there wasn’t anything to worry about. Here’s what I uncovered about reverse sneezing…

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Melatonin For Dogs: Is It Safe?

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Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland in humans, dogs, and other animals. You may be familiar with melatonin as a popular all-natural sleep aid supplement for humans, but can you give dogs melatonin? Yes, and there’s evidence that it can help with several canine conditions. What conditions can it treat, and how much should you give your dog? We’ll answer these questions and more…

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Dog Sleeping In Bed With Humans: Should I Allow It?

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Should I let my dog sleep in my bed? If you’re struggling with this question, you’re certainly not alone. There are definite proponents for both sides, but there’s no definitive answer — it comes down to personal preference in most cases. The consensus is that you won’t harm your dog by having him sleep with you. However, there are several factors you should consider to make sure this is a comfortable choice for both you and your pup…

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Pet Sitting Insurance & Bonding: What It Covers & Why You Need It

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If you’re an animal lover, becoming a professional pet sitter could be ideal for you. But taking care of other people’s pets comes with certain challenges and risks. The most costly risks involve injuries or damages that could occur when a pet is under your care. In many cases, you’ll be held liable for the costs associated with these incidents — and you could even be sued. That’s why it’s so important to have pet sitting insurance and bonding. They help protect you from a possible financial blow…

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7 Best Dog Houses For All Kinds Of Weather

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Don’t find yourself in the dog house because you’re not giving your dog adequate shelter outdoors. If your pup spends a lot of time outside, he needs protection from rain, wind, snow and sun. A sturdy, high-quality dog house can offer shelter from all the elements. See which ones we recommend for all kinds of situations…

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Kong Dog Toys Review: Endless, Durable Fun

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If you’ve been a dog owner for a while, you’ve very likely heard of or have even purchased a Kong for your pup. Kong has been a leading manufacturer of fun, interactive and extremely durable toys for decades. We’re big fans of Kong products ourselves and want to share our reviews of some their most popular toys, treats and other products to help you keep your dog happy and mentally stimulated…

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Greenwell Pet Review: Save With A Monthly CBD Subscription Box For Dogs

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Have you been hearing all the buzz about CBD (cannabidiol) for dogs but unsure which products to choose? A monthly subscription box is an easy way to try out this all-natural alternative. Greenwell Pet offers a monthly subscription box full of CBD and other wellness products for dogs. Are the CBD products and other items of the highest quality? And is their box worth it?

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