Dog Adoption

dog and hat, Happy New Year!: A Celebration Safety Guide For Your Pets

Happy New Year!: A Celebration Safety Guide For Your Pets

New Year’s Eve means friends, family, celebrations, and fireworks! This festive Holiday is a way to celebrate the year that has passed and look towards the one to come, it can also mean anxiety for your pets.

Here’s how to help your pet to adjust to busy homes and lively celebrations.

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2021 dog, Did Your Dog Make The List?: The Most Popular Dog Names of 2021

Did Your Dog Make The List?: The Most Popular Dog Names of 2021

2020 was a record year for dog adoptions in the U.S. , and pet adoptions hit their highest levels during the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2021. A new four-legged family member brings all sorts of excitement and change, but it also brings one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make in your pup’s life: picking a name!

Here are 2021’s most popular dog names in the United States, the world, and in our very own DogWatch pack! We’ve also included our top-10 favorite unique names. Did your dog’s name make the cut?! Read post »

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Really Good Dog!: 4 Major Benefits Of Owning A Mutt

They may not come with pedigree paperwork, but Mutts are special dogs that hold a special place in the hearts of their owners. These lovable mixed breeds usually end up in shelters or rescue organizations, as they lack the distinct physical characteristics and traits that most breeders look for. They are not purebred and may not have been planned for at all.

But the term mutt or mongrel or mixed breed should not be thought of negatively. These dogs come with a host of benefits that their purebred counterparts don’t. They are typically cheaper, more distinct looking, they can be healthier, and come with the bonus of saving a life!

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senior dog, How To Teach An Old Dog New Tricks: Yes, It's Possible

How To Teach An Old Dog New Tricks: Yes, It’s Possible

The adage goes that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. However, the proverb refers more to people who are stuck in their ways rather than your actual canine’s cognitive abilities. Dogs are creatures of habit who, if they are physically capable, can learn new obedience commands and skills at any age.

Teaching an older dog new tricks can help reestablish or establish new boundaries, adjust your dog to new family dynamics, prepare them for travel, and refresh obedience commands to promote proper behavior.  All it requires is training, patience, time, and effort.

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