Repurposed Twin Bed For Pets

My oldest daughter recently got a new bed so i was trying to figure out what to do with her old one. after a while i decided to try to repurpose it for our little Shih tzu "Rocky" In the hopes that if he had his own bed then maybe he'd stay out of our bed at night....more

How My Kids Prepared Me for Being a Dog Owner

A lot of people say that having a dog is good preparation for being a parent. Well, I acquired my dependents a different order and I have to say that the reverse is true as well. I don’t like to think of my children as guinea pigs, but they did do an excellent job of breaking me in to become a dog owner. I’ve never owned a dog before and was never very interested in the idea. But exactly one year ago this week, my life was forever changed when a former colleague of mine posted this on Facebook: ...more
He's so handsome. I especially loved number four. Bo is a lucky dog. :) Our newest dog is so ...more

Up All Night to Pet Puppies: The Hunt for our Perfect Dog

I'm a dog person. Like... really a dog person. If, in the middle of a conversation with you, I see a dog, I will immediately squeal "puppyyyyyy" and wring my hands because I feel weird going over and petting strange dogs without permission. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest looking at pictures of dogs....more

Hide Your Marshmallows, Hide Your Pork Chops, They're Stealing Everybody's Food Up In Here

This week I have a couple new funny dog stories. I learned that my dog will risk her life for food. Travis and I regularly cart Roxi up to our loft. On the evening of this specific incident, we had taken our dinner upstairs to enjoy. The meal was pork chops and we let Roxi have a few chunks that were leftover on the bone. When we finished, Travis carried her down the ladder and came back up to carry plates. Out of the corner of my eye I see movement. My dog was halfway up the ladder....more

Don't Let Your Pet Hold You Back From European Travel

 Have you always wanted to visit Britain but hesitated because you didn’t want to leave your pet behind? Well pack your bags and get an extra-long-lasting chew toy because the UK is the perfect vacation destination for pet owners....more

Tiny Dog Living Under Busy Highway Finds A Happy Ending (VIDEO)

This scared homeless Chihuahua was living under a busy highway in a Los Angeles drain pipe. Last December, she was rescued by Eldad Hagar, from the animal rescue organization Hope For Paws, with the help of Lisa Chiarelli....more

7 Unexpected Ways Living With Dogs Is Like Living With Babies

Based on my personal experience, having had three of each (dogs and babies). For the record, I came up with a whole page of hand-written ways; these are just a few of the less obvious ones. 1. A formed BM (after a sustained period of "unformed" BMs, aka horrible, explosive s#^t that necessitates a bath/shower/laundry/or infected item(s) thrown--using tongs and rubber gloves--in the outside garbage) is cause for loud celebration....more

The Heart of the Matter

A month ago I was a mostly starved street rescue that had been returned to the shelter because I was "hard to train." Read the entire post HERE....more

The Birthday That Almost Broke My Heart

Please read this if you have a dog, it could save their life!...more

Quinn's Gotcha Day

Three years ago, we brought home the biggest canine goofball known to man. He’s a little bigger now, but still the same silly whippet!  Stay tuned…....more