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.

Bypass The Blacklist: Dog Liability Insurance

Dog with sunglasses: Dog Liability Insurance

Having trouble finding a place to live because your dog is blacklisted as a “bad breed?” Can’t secure homeowner’s or renter’s insurance that covers your pooch? Many of the top insurance companies won’t provide dog liability insurance for certain breeds of dogs deemed “dangerous.” There are a number of lesser-known insurance companies that disagree with the concept of labeling dogs solely because of their breed. If you own or are thinking about getting a “bad breed” dog, this article is for you…

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BarkBox Review: Delivering A Howling Good Time

Dog with BarkBox (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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Kiss Kibble Goodbye: Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Person cooking hot dog food in pan

Imagine if you had to eat the exact same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully boring, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a reason our dogs beg for our food – they’re meant to eat a variety. Table scraps anyone?…

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Best Dog Subscription Box 2020: Pet Treater vs BarkBox vs PupBox vs Pupjoy vs Bullymake & More

Best Dog Subscription Box

Struggling to find time in your schedule to run basic errands, let alone keep your dog’s goodie stash supplied? Dog subscription box services are a growing trend and may be the solution to having enough toys, treats, health and grooming items on hand for your pup while also providing a little more fun and variety for everyone to enjoy…

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Is Grain-Free Dog Food Safe?

Golden in field of grain

Chances are you know at least one person who has gone gluten or grain-free, who cites the benefits of the Paleo Diet or quotes from the bestselling books Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. Grocery stores have made shelf space for gluten-free pastas, crackers, cereals, cookies, and cake mixes and restaurants offer gluten-free pizza and beer to appeal to grain-free customers. But what about our four-legged fur babies? Learn more about the pros of going grain-free and how it can benefit your pup…

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Diabetes In Dogs: How To Spot & Treat This Chronic Disease

Old pug in man's arm (caption: Diabetes in dogs symptoms & treatments)

Can dogs get diabetes? Yes, and it’s on the rise at alarming rates, just as it is with humans. Between 2006 and 2015, the incidence of canine diabetes increased a whopping 79.7%, according to a large nationwide report by Banfield Pet Hospital. Diabetes in dogs is a chronic, progressive disease that can lead to come serious health complications without treatment. So early detection and management of the disease are key. But with ongoing treatment, a healthy diet and regular exercise, diabetic dogs can live long and happy lives…

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Best Dog Beds For Every Breed & Need (Our Top Picks By Category)

Puppy in dog bed: Best Dog Bed

Finding a good dog bed is no easy task. Dogs, just like their owners, have different needs when it comes to a comfortable place to catch their zzz’s.The most obvious consideration is the right size, but you also should factor in their personality, agility, health issues and available space in your house. We’ve narrowed down the options into different categories to make it easier for you to find just what you’re looking for, and we give you some of our best dog bed recommendations based on our dog bed reviews research…

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