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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).

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.

How To Not Break The Bank With Pet Wellness Plans

Dog with barbell in mouth: Pet Wellness Plans

Many pet parents don’t realize that pet insurance differs from human health insurance in that most veterinary pet insurance plans don’t cover routine wellness visits and other services. They are designed to help you manage your budget for unplanned emergencies or illnesses that could break the bank. If you are looking for a plan to cover routine visits instead, there are still options to get coverage for pet wellness visits…

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Banfield Wellness Plan Reviews: Is It Worth It?

Banfield Wellness Plan logo & reviews

Although sometimes referred to as Banfield Pet Insurance, Banfield isn’t pet insurance — it’s a wellness membership plan (whose logo suggests it’s a vet’s office). Despite all this confusion, the primary question we have — is Banfield wellness care worth it? Its plans don’t cover illness or injury, only preventative care…

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The Alarming State Of Stolen Dog Laws & How To Prevent

Two dogs behind a cage

Do you often leave your dog unattended in your yard? If so, you’re unknowingly giving dog thieves an open invitation. Dog theft has been on the rise for several years now. What laws are in place to punish pet thieves? How can you keep your pet safe? What do you do if you think your pet was stolen? We’ll answer these questions and more…

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Quick Guide To Dog Walking Insurance & Bonding

Girl walking two dogs on leashes (caption: guide to dog walking insurance and bonding)

Being a professional dog walker may be your dream come true, but it’s also a risky business. The most obvious risk is your liability if the dog you’re walking bites someone. But many dog walkers don’t consider the significant costs involved with injuries to pets or damages to the property in your care…

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Barkbox Delivers A Howling Good Time

Dog laying on the floor with a toy (Caption: BarkBox Review)

Does your household suffer from bored dog syndrome? Feel like you can’t keep your pooch satisfied? Let Barkbox come to the rescue. A Barkbox subscription gives your pup a surprise gift box every month, full of new toys, healthy treats and grooming products. Barkbox saves you time shopping around for a variety of quality toys and all-natural treats your dog will love. Winner of our Best Dog Subscription Box comparison, Barkbox delivers compared to the dozens of other dog subscription boxes on the market. Read our Barkbox review to see why…

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Sick As A Dog: Can Dogs Get Colds?

Can Dogs Get Colds: Dog sick on bed

Does your dog have the sniffles? Watery eyes? Is he sneezing and coughing? Can dogs catch colds? Yes, they can, and the symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the type of cold virus he’s caught (just as human colds can vary in severity). How do you know when your dog has a cold or something worse? How do you treat his symptoms? Not to worry — we’ll give you everything you need to know about dogs and colds so you can be sure you’re taking good care of your precious pup…

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Yorkshire Terrier: The Ultimate Companion Dog?

Yorkshire Terrier licking nose

Don’t have much of a yard, or live in an apartment? The Yorkshire Terrier could be a perfect fit for your lifestyle. The Yorkshire Terrier, commonly known as the Yorkie, is a spunky little dog with a personality that far outweighs its small stature. A widely sought-after companion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier ranks as the ninth most popular breed, according to the American Kennel Club’s annual rankings. Read on to learn more about the Yorkie’s characteristics, health issues, temperament and much more…

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