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Bringing a dog into your family should be a thoughtful decision. Our experts bring you various how-to guides to make the transition from adoption seamless so you can welcome your new furry family member to your household.

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Best Dog Wipes For Paws, Eyes, Ears, Teeth, Butt, & More

Bathtime with your pup can be challenging, and many dogs don’t like it one bit. The good news is that you have options when it comes to keeping your pet clean. Pet wipes can help quickly clean up a dirty dog. From head to tail, there’s a wipe for almost anything. We’ll take a look at all your options for the best pet cleaning wipes for all of your grooming needs.

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Best Wireless Dog Fences: Put Up Boundaries

Let your dog run free without the expense and trouble of putting up a fence in your yard. Wireless dog fences are an excellent alternative, especially if you don’t want the hassle of digging up your yard to bury in-ground wires.

Can Dog Paws Freeze? What Can You Do If They Get Too Cold?

As humans, we often tend to think if our feet get cold in the wintertime then so do our dogs’ paws. But what does the research say? And should you be concerned about your pup’s paws? And how do you keep their pads protected in the winter (and summer) months? We’ve got the answers plus some recommended products

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Pet-Safe Cleaning Products & How To Avoid Poisoning

If you use common household cleaners, you could be slowly poisoning your dog without even knowing it. You could be putting your pooch at risk for developing cancer, kidney or liver damage down the road. In fact, studies have proven the toxic effects of such ingredients as ammonia, bleach, chlorine, gycol ethers and formaldehyde on humans and pets. And pets are even more vulnerable. Pets pick up residues from cleaning products and then groom themselves, spreading these toxic materials on their skin, coat, mouths, nose and eyes. As a responsible dog owner, it’s time to ditch your chemical-laden cleaners for pet safe cleaning products…

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15 States That Have Stolen Dog Laws & 10 Most Common Stolen Dog Breeds

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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The Ultimate Dog Gift Guide For 2022: 9 Must-Haves To Put On Your List

While it’s fun to treat your furry best friend year-round, the holidays are an especially good time to shower your pooch with presents. There are thousands of dog products on the market, but we’ve rounded up and reviewed our all-time (and some new) favorites that will be sure to spoil the special dogs in your life.

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How To Find A Lost Dog & Tips To Avoid Losing Them

Ace got loose on a walk one hot summer day. Brandon, his owner, tried capturing him immediately, but Ace was too fast. He was lost, and Brandon was devastated. After 20 days of searching and alerting others, Brandon was reunited with Ace, who weighed nearly 20 pounds less and was covered in ticks. A vet looked Ace over, and thankfully, he had no serious health issues. Fortunately, Brandon knew the proper steps to take to find his dog and never gave up hope…

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Best ESA Certification: Legitimate Emotional Support Animal Registration

Studies show that being around dogs can help relax and calm people in as little as 10 minutes. So, it’s no wonder that people suffering from anxiety and depression commonly use dogs as emotional support animals. A study by CertaPet and The Assistance Dog Center (TARSQ) found that 100% of participants with an ESA (emotional support animal) dog reported that their quality of life had noticeably improved, and 95% of participants said they would get another ESA. Find out how to accurately obtain emotional support animal documentation and prove that your condition requires an animal when renting a home.

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Pooper Scooper Services You’ll Dig (& How To Start Your Own)

I’ve forgotten to pick up my dog’s poop, and she’s stepped in it more times than I care to share. One moment, she’s running around the yard, and the next thing you know, I’m giving her an unscheduled bath. It’d be convenient to have a dog poop service clean up my yard for me. Especially when times get busy or it’s cold outside. It’s a stinky job, but someone has to do it!

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How To Become A Dog Sitter On Rover & Pet Sitting Business Tips

Dog sitting can be fun and rewarding. You get all the benefits of having a dog (and a little extra money too) without the commitment. I’ve been dog sitting for friends and family since 2008, so when I discovered there was an app that matches dog owners with the perfect dog sitter, I had to try it out!

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Best Pet Sitting Websites 2022: Rover vs Wag vs Care vs Fetch vs PetSitters vs Trusted House Sitters

Going out of town for vacation? Working long hours and don’t have time to get home to take out Fido? Dog-sitting services are like Airbnb for pups giving them the luxury of a home-stay with the freedom and attention they deserve while you’re away. Some even offer other services like grooming, walking and training. Much preferable to a crowded kennel or ruffing it in a cage. Find out how much top pet sitting websites cost, where geographically they’re available and which is the best fit for your needs…

Average Dog Sitting Rates & How To Find A Reliable Pet Sitter

Most of us pup owners need a reliable dog sitter from time to time. We hate to leave our furry friends in others’ care, but it’s usually inevitable. Whether you need a pet sitter regularly while you’re at work, on vacation, or for occasional needs, it can be tricky to figure out how to fit the cost into your budget for the best pup caregiver you can find. We’ll share with you the average rates you can expect to pay for professional dog-sitting services and less-expensive pet-sitting options. We can also help you choose the best option for your specific needs. For example, if you’re going on vacation, dog sitters are typically more expensive than boarding. However, if you have two or more pets, going with a pet sitter is usually a more cost-efficient option.

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