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Pea-nutty Apple Pie Treat

Pea-nutty Apple Pie Treat

Happy “Friday Treats” Friday everyone!!  I was at the grocery store today buying up everything for the weekend and our Memorial Day celebration and guess who was on my list???  You guessed right…Jake and Maggie!!!!  I made a separate list just for them…Stella and...

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Have you ever wondered what the anatomy of a dog’s paw is?  I have and according to AKC, a dog’s paw is made up of skin, bone, tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and connective tissue. That doesn’t sound all that different from our anatomy and for that, we have to be...

Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

I’ve been talking about starting my own (in-house) herb garden for a while now and I finally did it!  Honestly, I was nervous but I have no idea why because there is nothing to it but buying your containers, purchasing your desired herb packets and following the...

Blueberry Almond Banana Pancake Treats

Blueberry Almond Banana Pancake Treats

I couldn’t wait to show you this recipe (below)!  First I have to brag about how yummy these treats are.  I got tail wags and doggie kisses for this one!  I will admit that I’m an amateur photographer but working on my skills every day and these pictures look...

How To Protect Your Dog From Venomous Snakes

How To Protect Your Dog From Venomous Snakes

Did you know that in the US about 90 percent of snakebites occur between April and October?  What to do if your pet has been bitten and how to prevent a snake bite. Stay away from high grassy areas, leaf piles, rocks, caverns; any place that you would know a snake...

Tiger Is Ready For Adoption

Tiger Is Ready For Adoption

Hello! My name is Tiger! I am the most lovable, snuggliest, sweetest boy around. l am the epitome of a lap cat! I just want to be petted all day long. As soon as we make eye contact, I start making muffins. I am a bit head shy, so I need a slow and gentle hand. I can...

What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs And Cats?

What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs And Cats?

Dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM occurs in cats where it is associated with a nutritional deficiency.  Dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the most common heart diseases in dogs, according to the Pet Health Network. With DCM, heart muscles degenerate and wear thin. Thinner...

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Happy Friday everyone!!  As I sit here typing and watching the news, I’m thinking of the many people who are helping us get through this quarantine from the truck drivers to store clerks to the first responders helping those who are dealing with the devastation from...

Frozen Apple Peanut Butter Brittle

Frozen Apple Peanut Butter Brittle

I am so excited to put this recipe out to you guys!!  Can you imagine slivered apples, peanut butter, and oats together and frozen into brittle?  Well, this recipe is doggie approved and delicious.  I even had a small bowl of it myself because it is that good!  Jake...

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Spring is finally here!  It has been a chilly one and it hasn’t stopped my allergies from knocking me off my feet!!  I’m glad Jake and Maggie have such thick healthy coats to protect them but I’ve noticed as spring moves forward, they are shedding a bit more.  The...

What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

Last week I found a small cyst on Maggie’s back in between her shoulder blades which was about the size of a dime?  I made an appointment to see our vet and he explained it was a pimple that would keep getting bigger and eventually rupture. It had to come out.  What...

Animal Finders of Beaver County PA

Animal Finders of Beaver County PA

I reached out to the Beaver County Humane Society last week and in my conversations with them and animal control, I was put in contact with a Dusty Popovich of Animal Finders of Beaver County PA.  If you have a missing pet or know of someone who has lost their beloved...

Do Not Adopt Blacklist

Do Not Adopt Blacklist

I’ve been trying to keep my blog posts positive and upbeat during this stressful and unknown time in our lives dealing with the Coronavirus but I’m haunted by something that has led me to this point.  I made some phone calls last week and think it is important to blog...

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Did you know that dogs can get acne just as people do?  Have you ever seen a dog with white and red pimples around their mouth?  When I adopted my old dog Bear years ago from the shelter, he was around 1 year old and I noticed tiny bumps around his mouth with some...

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

This post might be a little late for some of you, but I thought about it today and did some research.  Can you claim your dog on your taxes?  I have always been told “no" but wondered…are there any loop holes??  Now that Jake and Maggie are certified therapy dogs, I...

Very Very Veggie Easter Treat

Very Very Veggie Easter Treat

Have you been wanting to make healthy homemade dog treats but have been to intimated to try?  Afraid to mess them up or your dogs won’t like them?  Well, these are healthy, doggie approved, easier than ever made dog treats and in shapes of Easter eggs, flowers, and...

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Has everyone been enjoying their time away from the office or are you getting stir crazy?  Life really hasn’t changed for us except that Thomas’ travel has been cancelled through May!  We are loving life at home together; he in his office and me in mine being...

What Is Biofilm?

What Is Biofilm?

Have you ever picked up your dog’s water bowl and dishes and felt a slimy substance on your fingertips?  That is called Biofilm.  A Biofilm forms when certain microorganisms (for example, some types of bacteria) adhere to the surface of some object in a moist...

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do dogs really understand the meaning of personal space?  I don't think Jake and Maggie do.  I’m sure we are all sick of talking and thinking about the Coronavirus.  I know Jake and Maggie are!  Every activity I think of involves being around places and people so we...

Whipped Egg Broccoli Spinach Treats

Whipped Egg Broccoli Spinach Treats

Happy early St. Patrick’s Day everyone!!  Who is making their pup something special to celebrate?  I made these treats for Jake and Maggie this weekend and they loved them!  I have cancelled all of their volunteer sessions with the nursing homes and libraries for now...

Pet Honored Holidays For March 2020

Pet Honored Holidays For March 2020

Yesterday, Sunday, March 8th was International Women’s Day!  International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality.  The...

What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs?

What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs?

Have you ever heard of a dog reverse sneezing?  I never did until years ago when I witnessed our dog Bear doing something very odd that seemed uncomfortable for him.  I quickly made a vet appointment only to find out he was having a reverse sneeze episode and would be...

4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized

4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized

Happy Thursday everyone!  What a week it has been!  I’m rushing spring to get here and have been spring cleaning all week!  I set out on a mission to organize all of our closets and drawers and finished up with that today!  One of my items on my bucket list for 2020...

How To Protect Your Pet During A Tornado

How To Protect Your Pet During A Tornado

This post is dedicated to Nashville and all those who have lost their homes and loved ones due to the tornado that hit on Tuesday morning.  It is also dedicated to the many animals who were scared and have lost their lives in the storm.   My family knows exactly what...

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their...

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their...

Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling With Your Pet

Are you tired of this wintery weather and looking forward to spring?  Do you have any camping trips planned this year with you and your pet?  Before you and your BFF hit the trails, make a check list of what you need to bring.  Don’t forget any essentials.  I’ve made...

Veggie Clover Dog Treats

Veggie Clover Dog Treats

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (which is right around the corner), I wanted to make these Veggie Clover Dog Treats.  I was in luck because I found a clover cookie cutter that I didn’t know I had and already had all of the ingredients at home so no need to run to the...

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

With Jake and Maggie passing their second TDI test with Thomas as their handler, we can now all volunteer together.  I’m so excited because Jake and Maggie are signed up to do some reading classes for the children at two local libraries.  What I haven’t been able to...

Careers Involving Animals

Careers Involving Animals

What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you stay on track and become what you always wanted or did you veer off choosing another profession?  I wanted to be a veterinarian but as time went on, I changed my mind and went into business.  I left the corporate...

What Is Dog Flipping?

What Is Dog Flipping?

Can you imagine letting your dog out and after a few minutes wondering why he hasn’t barked at the door to be let in only to find he is gone!!!  The chain is laying on the ground, the gate is closed to the fence, no one has seen your sweet pup and there is no sign of...

Road Dogs and Rescue

Road Dogs and Rescue

I’m very excited to talk about an interview that I did with Alyssa Thai, Social Media Marketing for Road Dogs and Rescue at https://www.roadogsandrescue.org.  I contacted Road Dogs via a direct message through Instagram wanting to know more about the organization and...

Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel?

Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel?

Thomas and I went into town this weekend for lunch and the Pittsburgh Auto Show at the David Lawrence Convention Center.  If you have never been to a car show, I think it is something fun to try especially if you are in the market for a new car like we are.  We don't...

Celebrating Your Dog On Valentine’s Day

Celebrating Your Dog On Valentine’s Day

I was so excited when I logged onto Chewy.com and found these adorable dog toys for Valentine’s Day.  As I anxiously awaited my special purchase, I planned out the whole photo shoot in my mind.  The dogs would lay nicely on a perfectly straightened blanket showcasing...

Veggie Fruit Chews

Veggie Fruit Chews

Jake and Maggie have been volunteering at local area assisted living and rehab centers and are loving their new jobs!!  The patients and medical staff love seeing them and it is a wonderful feeling knowing we have put a smile on their faces.  The pups are doing such...

What Is Hydrocephalus?

What Is Hydrocephalus?

What is Hydrocephalus in dogs and cats?  I have an instagram account full of adorable dogs that make me smile.  I also follow organizations that take in dogs with disabilities, put them into foster care to be cared for until they find them forever homes.  I am friends...

When To Make The Decision To Euthanize Your Pet

When To Make The Decision To Euthanize Your Pet

I don’t always have a topic in mind when I sit down to write a blog post.  Sometimes I refer back to my notes that I keep on blog post ideas and sometimes, they arrive to me out of the blue.  Today is one of them.  I was walking through Walmart this morning with my...

Aujeszky’s Disease In Dogs

Aujeszky’s Disease In Dogs

I recently noticed that Jake’s left ear was red and swollen and after a trip to the vet, he has the start of an ear infection and some yeast was showing during the swab test.  During Jake’s visit, I had a conversation with my vet about what I was feeding the dogs and...

Are Gentle Lead Head Harnesses Effective?

Are Gentle Lead Head Harnesses Effective?

I recently posted pictures of Jake and Maggie on Instagram that were taken during one of our walks around our neighborhood.  In those pictures, they are wearing a gentle lead head harness no pull lead that I bought from Chewy.com.  These leads were used in our...

Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats

Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats

If you are new to the blog, this is a recipe that I posted a while back.  I wanted to post it again for my new followers as it was lost in the transition from the old site to the new one.  All wording is exactly as before.     I was in the kitchen baking yesterday and...

Blueberry Banana Almond Flour Biscuits

Blueberry Banana Almond Flour Biscuits

Does a treat full of blueberries and bananas sound delicious???  Jake and Maggie think so!  I created this recipe a while ago and posted it via my old website format.  It got lost in the transition so just incase you didn't see it the first time, here it is again.   I...

Pumpkin Puppuccinos

Pumpkin Puppuccinos

Happy Friday everyone!!  I haven’t done a dog recipe in a while so let’s kick off the weekend with a homemade Pumpkin Puppuccino Two Adorable Labs style!!!!  That means, I prepare a delicious, healthy doggie snack while Jake and Maggie wait patiently for me to put it...

Games You Can Play With Your Dog

Games You Can Play With Your Dog

With the winter here and cold weather keeping us all bundled up inside, I have not been diligent in taking Jake and Maggie for their walk.  We haven’t played frisbee much outside lately either and there are days where the dogs get bored.  We play our tricks in the...

Why You Should Never Buy From A Puppy Mill

Why You Should Never Buy From A Puppy Mill

My neighbor in Missouri had the most adorable little Shih Tzu I had ever seen.  He had this quirky look with a droopy left eye and the sweetest personality.  I never asked what was wrong with his face but when she proceeded to tell me where she adopted him and what...

What Does Tethering Of Dogs Mean?

What Does Tethering Of Dogs Mean?

What does “Chaining” or “Tethering” of dogs mean? The term refers to the practice of fastening a dog to a stationary object or stake, usually in the owners backyard, as a means of keeping the animal under control.  These terms do not refer to the periods when an...

Frankie Available For Adoption

Frankie Available For Adoption

I've partnered with the Beaver County Humane Society again and I'm making it my mission to be at their facility at least once a month to take pictures of the sweet animals up for adoption.  I had the pleasure of meeting Frankie last Friday and she won my heart.  It...

Tips For Making A Party Appetizer

Tips For Making A Party Appetizer

I recently posted "How to make a meat and cheese tray for 8 people" and thought I would include this appetizer I made for the holidays.  This cheesy and salty dish is loaded with color and flavor and so easy to make.  Honestly, I think it put everyone in the party...

How The Pet Industry Has Grown

How The Pet Industry Has Grown

With the pet industry exploding in growth opportunities, I thought I would put together some statistics on pet ownership, cost per month, and how advanced we have come in our thinking about the quality of food, treats, care, services, and technology.  We are now...

The Breakdown And Dysfunction Of An Animals Mind

The Breakdown And Dysfunction Of An Animals Mind

Rene’ Descartes, the 17th century philosopher and mathematician once quotes that animals were not so much organisms but machines, biological devices with no more awareness than a clock.  “Animals eat without pleasure, cry without pain; growing without knowing it....

How To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals

How To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals

How to teach children to be kind to animals?  How else can a child know the difference?  I was once told that animals do not have personalities or feelings.  I was an adult participating in this conversation and could not for the life of me rationalize the words my...

How To Find Pet Insurance

How To Find Pet Insurance

It’s been an amazing year and I’m so looking forward to what 2020 will bring!  I was so excited when the mail came the other day and we received Jake and Maggie’s TDI certifications.  Jake and Maggie are on their way to doing great things and helping many people.  All...

Three Dog Bakery

Three Dog Bakery

Now that Christmas is over and the house is put back together and as promised, I can get back to blogging.   I am so excited to tell you the good news…drum roll…   Jake and Maggie are officially TDI certified and received their certifications from Therapy Dog...

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas

We all know how to wrap gifts.  Some are fantastic at it while others just want to get the job done.  Personally, I love to wrap gifts.  I find it relaxing and enjoy picking out the wrapping paper as much as I do picking the gift out.  For me, it is about putting a...

Strawberry, Banana, Oat Dog Treats

Strawberry, Banana, Oat Dog Treats

Today was one of those days that being home and not having to go anywhere felt wonderful. We got a heavy snow that came down and made the roads treacherous. Fortunately, I had gone to the store yesterday so we had enough food! I made us steak salads and made the dogs...

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

I have been racking my brain over Jake and Maggie and their incessive licking of their paws and how to fix it.  I've tried Benadryl, Coconut Oil, and Cortizone 10.  I've been told by one vet that they have allergies to grass and another vet that they have allergies to...

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our "to do" list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I'll be blogging those pictures...

Strawberry Flavored Dog Treats

Strawberry Flavored Dog Treats

I had a list of dog treat recipes that I've been wanting to try and some I've made over the years but I thought I would give you a very quick and easy one to make for now.  We are all so busy this time of the year and this only involved 2 ingredients...strawberries...

Eli Is Available For Adoption

Eli Is Available For Adoption

I've partnered again with the Beaver County Humane Society and had the pleasure of meeting a very sweet Pit Bull Terrier this week named Eli.  Eli is a brown and white neutered male and at only 2 years old, he is very calm.  This sweet boy posed for many pictures and...

Noise Anxiety In Dogs

Noise Anxiety In Dogs

I was prompted to do more research on this topic because I am the dog mom who wants to coddle and console the dogs every time they get afraid. Thomas is the dog dad who says…let them go because they will think something is wrong and keep being afraid. I researched the...

Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

My Question and Answer yesterday sparked some interest with readers on another subject "Do Dogs Dream" and so I thought I'd put together another Q & A!  I've always believed that animals dream just like we do.  I've also believed that a dreaming dog should be left...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give...

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Have you ever been so touched and inspired by a story that you wanted to tell the world about it?  It is so easy to take the blessings we have for granted and get so engrained in our day-to-day stuff.  Sometimes I feel that I should be doing more.  As you know my...

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

This time of year, there are so many animals sitting in shelters.  It breaks my heart because so many of us want the puppy, the younger dog, because they are healthier, less trips to the vet, less maintenance, but what about those senior dogs waiting for their forever...

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Happy December 2nd everyone!!!  Can you believe it’s December already and Christmas will be here before we know it!!  It is also NATIONAL MUTT DAY.  Let’s celebrate together!!  I’m thinking I want to put out a post every day in the month of December…yep, that includes...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I...

Health Risks Associated With Dogs Eating Poop

Health Risks Associated With Dogs Eating Poop

Thomas and I recently had a conversation with a friend about why dogs eat their own or other dog’s fecal matter and the risks involved.  Yes, we were talking about dog poop with a friend but that’s ok because he is not a dog owner and we were able to educate him just...

Can dogs eat turkey?

Can dogs eat turkey?

With Thanksgiving being next week, we are all busy grocery shopping and making plans for turkey day.  If you are like me and my family, our pets are a big part of our holiday celebration and we love to give them a little holiday treat.  Jake and Maggie do not get...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog...

A Miracle Named Boone

A Miracle Named Boone

I had a completely different post for today that I had almost finished typing when I found out about this wonderful non-profit organization called Joey’s P.A.W. Prosthetics and Wheels at https://www.joeyspaw.org.  Over the last year, I have delved more into social...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell,...

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

I couldn't wait for this post because I'm so excited to tell everyone that Jake and Maggie passed their TDI test on Friday night.  Thomas and I are very proud of them!  I now have to submit all of the appropriate paperwork and then wait for their certifications to...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give...

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

Soooo.....I took Jake and Maggie to the vet last night to get their preventative shots for Lyme disease and they acted as if they had never had a day of training in their lives!!  I could see the vet tech looking at me and I knew what she was thinking...get your dogs...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

When we lost our last 3 dogs, Thomas and I said we were going to take a break from being pet parents.   But after only a month, I started looking for another dog.  It didn’t matter to us where the dog came from or the breed.  I just knew that what was meant for us...

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

As I was writing my blog post on the frozen yogurt blueberries (see here), I made sure to make a note to talk about today's post and the benefits of yogurt for your dog. I want to clarify that I used plain, unflavored, non-fat greek yogurt which I did not state in...

Frozen yogurt blueberries

Frozen yogurt blueberries

I had a completely different post written and ready to go out and THEN...I walked into Kroger and saw these JUMBO blueberries from Family Tree Farms!!!  I knew exactly what I was going to do with them...head over to the yogurt section, buy a container of Chobani Plain...

Animal obesity

Animal obesity

If your pet is obese, are you guilty of animal neglect?If you ask me, I would say "YES" without a doubt...YES!  If you type "fat dog pic" into your browser, pictures of overweight animals will come up with videos that are supposed to be funny but in my opinion, they...

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

We recently got Jake and Maggie's shots updated (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, Bordetella, and rabies).  We wanted to not only update their shots but to make sure they had the Bordetella vaccination because we will be taking them to Therapy Training and possibly...

Dental care for your pet

Dental care for your pet

I've had dogs all of my life and fortunately, I have never and hope to never (crossing my fingers) deal with dental problems with Jake and Maggie or any future animals I may adopt.  But many have and what does this all mean for you and your pet.  Animals hide their...

Doggie TMJ

Doggie TMJ

 I was getting my hair done last week and my friend and hair dresser, who is a huge dog lover like I am, was telling me his dog was having problems with his mouth not closing properly when he ate.  He took him to the vet to find that he has Doggie TMJ!  I was so...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is...

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

We recently took Jake and Maggie to Misty Pines Dog Park and I asked to see their facilities.  Thomas and I have always agreed that we would never board our dogs and we stand by that.  It is either for you or not and we just feel more comfortable not boarding.  The...

Can dogs have identical twins?

Can dogs have identical twins?

I was sitting around the table at Thomas' family's house and we were talking about my blog when his aunt asked me if dogs can be born twins.  I said that I thought so and was going to research it.  Turns out that dogs can be born twins and here is how.     "Jake and...

What are your rights when losing a pet?

What are your rights when losing a pet?

I first started researching the emotional toll it takes on a pet when you give it up simply because you do not want it.  There have been people in my life who have adopted an animal because they thought it was a good idea at the time only to turn around and give it up...

Why foster a dog?

Why foster a dog?

First I have to say that I could never foster a dog....why?...because it would become mine.  I could never give the dog up.  I would end up with a whole house full of dogs so I admit it is not for me but there are a lot of amazing people out there who can.  Why foster...

National Dog Day

National Dog Day

August 26th is National Dog Day!!!  First I have to apologize because I totally missed today being National Dog Day and did not blog about it.  I follow a dog mom and blogger called "Home Is Where The Boat Is" and when I opened up her email and blog post, I...

Proud Dog Chef

Proud Dog Chef

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to tell you about a cookbook that I purchased called The Proud Dog Chef written by The Proud Dog Mom.  She has a blog called www.prouddogmom.com that I've been following and really enjoy reading her articles.  I found her...

Beef liver for your dog

Beef liver for your dog

Have you ever given the thought to giving your dog beef liver?  I have to admit that it has never crossed my mind.  I am always making sure that Jake and Maggie get the best food and treats.  I buy everything organic whether it be a baby carrot for a treat or their...

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

Hi everyone!!!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  I know I did because Sunday was my birthday!!!!  Thomas, my family, and close friends made it feel very special by taking me out to lunch and dinner and sending sweet "Happy Birthday" texts so I thank everyone!  I...

Toxic Algae Exposure

Toxic Algae Exposure

I typically give you a post on Friday of "What I'm Loving" but today I have to talk about dogs across the South that are dying from Toxic Algae Exposure.  My dad mentioned this to me so I went home and did some research to find out what is going on.  I feel that this...

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

I can't tell you how many pictures I've taken of Maggie only to delete them because they didn't turn out right.  I don't have a problem with Jake. He is very photogenic and takes better pictures and quite possibly because he is chocolate and not solid black.  I am...

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley AgnesClout Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter...

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Hello! My name is Lumley! I am an extra, super, duper special pup. The staff here have become my family; they love me, they protect me, and they give me hope. I am dashingly handsome, but sometimes that's all anyone sees: my looks. They don't know that I have a lot of...

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

I follow a blog called Proud Dog Mom and recently received a post about Pig Ear Dog Treats Making Humans Sick.  The FDA is investigating and urging all pet owners to stop buying and feeding their pets the pig ears and urging retailers to stop selling them.  The CDC is...

Horse Ownership

Horse Ownership

I typically blog about dog related topics but today I want to give you some insight into the equestrian world.  One of my fondest memories from my childhood was when my parents bought me my first horse.  We found Sparky and so my love for horses began.  My father...

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

It's been awhile since I posted a dog treat recipe.  I know I promised you more of those so here is a Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezie recipe that I found on-line and modified to what I thought Jake and Maggie would like.  I also apologize for missing a post...

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

I am so excited to share this post with you!!  My sister sent me a link one night to a company called Grounds and Hounds Coffee.  The title was interesting but I fell in love with the story not to mention the coffee is delicious.   At Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co,...

The Grommet

The Grommet

I was scouring Pinterest like I do every night and came across a "pin" showing all of these neat gadgets for pets.  I clicked on it and it took me to a website called The Grommet.  You can find everything on their site from children's clothes to home goods to tech...

Dogs and Raccoons

Dogs and Raccoons

In my last post on Dogs and Armadillos, I promised I would talk about how to prevent raccoons on your property and what to do should your dog decide to go after one.  Here is something I did not know...raccoons will go after a cat to kill it just for sport.  A raccoon...

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Every day I work with Jake and Maggie and we play "tricks" which involves them getting in my face at the exact time every day and me saying..."Do you want to play tricks?"  They immediately run to the mudroom so I can pull out the treats and then we go through every...

Dogs and Armadillos

Dogs and Armadillos

I was talking to a friend who was telling me about three armadillos and a raccoon she found on her property and how curious her dog was about them.  This got us thinking about what would happen to her dog should the armadillos and raccoon (more about raccoons in a...

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizens Test

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizens Test

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizen test!!!!  Yeahhhh!!!  Thomas and I are very proud of him.  It was so hot on Saturday for Jake but he powered through.  I brought his travel bowl and made sure he had fresh water to drink.  As you can see by the look on his face, he...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc. I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc.   I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the...

When is the best time to feed your dog?

When is the best time to feed your dog?

In the past when I had my last three, Bear, Bella, and Lady, I worked full time but always made sure they ate in the morning at 6:00 am and then when I got home at 5:30 pm.  Our schedule was that I would let them out first thing when we got up, fed them as soon a they...

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

I have to write this blog because I’ve never experienced this before until I got my sweet little Jakie Poo!  I now have a little monster with Frito smelling paws and a nose that smells like honey (but that is a topic for another blog).   Does your fur baby’s paws...

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

Pet Supplies Plus is having their ​National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption EventSunday, June 23 | 11 am - 3 pm Come in and visit your favorite Pet Supplies Plus location to learn more about the shelter cats available for adoption.  Help spread the word and let me...

The cause of hairy dog teeth

The cause of hairy dog teeth

When we were living in MO, I found a wonderful vet who I not only respected as a lover of animals and veterinarian to the community of Eureka but I also enjoyed talking to him on a personal level as well.  What a smart and funny guy!  His name is Dr. Griese and he...

Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and...

Nylabone for the power chewers

Nylabone for the power chewers

I haven't done a product review in a while so I figured I'd take another chance on a toy that said "Tuff Enuff".  I was at Shop N' Save today getting groceries and stopped in the pet isle to see what they had.  I've posted before about how Jake and Maggie do not to...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Do mosquitos love you?  They love me!  Well, they don’t actually love me, they love to bite me!!!  One of my readers suggested doing a post on safe and natural mosquito repellent.  Based on my research from previous years and a lot of google searches, this is what...

How to make a “Pup Cake”

How to make a “Pup Cake”

Hi everyone!  It's been awhile and I wanted to kick off with a new look to the site, the results of my survey and most important...Jake and Maggie's 2nd birthday!!!  The pups turned 2 years old Saturday, June 8th and we celebrated with a homemade "Pup Cake", new Happy...

1 easy way to make dehydrated zucchini medallions

1 easy way to make dehydrated zucchini medallions

Happy Memorial Day everyone!  I know...it's about over!  It's been a beautiful weekend and Thomas and I got a lot done. We mowed grass, trimmed and weeded the yard, cleaned out the garage and shed, and ran errands.  We took time out on Friday night for "date night"...

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?Have you heard of it yet? If not, this is the time of year when every unspayed, queen (female cat) is likely to have a belly full of babies, or a litter of youngsters by her side.   This is also the time when shelters are getting bombarded with...

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

Happy belated Cinco De Mayo everyone!  Hope you enjoyed your day.  Thomas and I hung out with Jake and Maggie this weekend.  On Saturday we took them to their 4th training session and they got A+’s again!!  Woo hoo.  We played ball in the yard and I totally missed a...

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

I just did a post on "Where to find a shelter pet?" that highlights the adorable cats up for adoption at Beaver County Humane Society.  I wanted to make sure I included these sweet dogs and bunnies who are also ready to find their forever home.   ​​Beaver County...

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where do you find a loving shelter pet?  Look no further than Beaver County Humane Society!  What a wonderful place to stop in, check out the amazing dogs, cats and bunnies for adoption.  If you are looking for a forever pet, check out these sweet faces below.  ...

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Thomas and I had a great weekend and celebrated Easter at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA enjoying their Easter Buffet!  The buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns to homemade waffles and...

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

Jake and Maggie have had another big week.  We completed our second week of Canine Good Citizen Training in Burgettstown, PA with Blue Ribbon Dog Trainers. ​What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?The American Kennel Club started the canine good citizen program in...

Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter Dog Treats

​It’s been a busy week and a half for Jake and Maggie.  They got to see their friend, Brian, who delivered us our favorite pizza from Fox’s Pizza!  Then they went to pre-requisite training to be considered for Therapy Dog Training.  We’ve been practicing all week so...

DNA tests for your dog

DNA tests for your dog

This week is going so fast and has been so busy that I almost missed my Wednesday post.  It’s 7:44 pm and I still have time!  I found an interesting article in an “Eating Well” magazine this week titled “What Can a DNA Test Actually Reveal About My Dog?  My sister and...

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

"Jake came back from Country Dog Grooming in Eureka, MO very tired and styled with his safari bandanna". "The groomer said he was a good boy".   We are in Missouri right now and one of the things I love about living here is that it is very dog friendly.  It’s not...

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

Anyone who has ever taken care of a diabetic pet, knows all to well all of the ups and downs it can bring to your life.  It can be quite complex and time consuming.  When our Bella lost her two buddies within a short period of time, she became depressed.  I took her...

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Many of us don't think about creating a Will for ourselves and our families let alone one for our pets.  And working with an attorney can be expensive.  Many don't think about what happens once they pass and the living pet is now left without a home or anyone to take...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

 As a follow-up to my last post "Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?" see HERE, this is a post focusing on cats but can apply to any animal who has ingested alcohol and is suffering from alcohol poisoning.       What is Ethanol Toxicosis?   Exposure to ethanol,...

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?  The answer is YES!   We may have all seen at one in point in our lives, whether in person or on video, of someone giving a dog alcohol.  I have never seen it in person and I always try to stay positive in my blogging but I...

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

I’ve recently been helping a friend with a situation involving a very sweet Portuguese Water Dog whose owner has passed away.  She came as a pair with her brother but the family has split them up leaving this poor sweet girl to find a new home.  She is now with my...

One sure way to travel with your pet

One sure way to travel with your pet

Did you know that Pittsburgh, PA has been ranked #7 as a foodie destination? I've been watching the transition over the years and the addition of many delicious restaurants which Thomas and I have had the pleasure of trying. Now that we have Jake and Maggie, I'm also...

What your groomer is really trying to say

What your groomer is really trying to say

We have a wonderful groomer in Eureka, MO that we take Jake and Maggie to for their bath and toenail trim.  They leave smelling good and always have a fun bandana tied around their neck.  But...it's bit of a different story here in WV.  We went from showing up at one...

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and...

Beaver County Adoptions

Beaver County Adoptions

t's been awhile since I've posted anything from the Beaver County Human Society and was happy to see their emails come through this morning!  I had planned on a totally different post (which I will do later) but wanted to share these sweet fur babies with you.  I hate...

One easy way to adopt a pet

One easy way to adopt a pet

I have volunteered at different shelters over the years and I know first hand how much work it is to keep a shelter running.  It can be a daunting and rewarding task all at the same time.  I have the utmost respect for the volunteers who give their time, devotion, and...

7 ways that dogs show their love

7 ways that dogs show their love

"Playing hide and go seek"     Happy Holidays!  I can’t believe it’s 2019!  Jake and Maggie celebrated their second Christmas with us and got lots of toys from their grandma, pap pap, aunt and uncle.  Yes, of course, we spoiled them rotten too!  Last year Jake...

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

"Maggie loves to climb up on her daddy, lick his head and then look out the window".  "He has 73 pounds sitting on his shoulder". LOL "Jake just loves to relax".  "Maggie went looking for me and had to show me her new chewy".  "The lighting was bad but I just had to...

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

With Thanksgiving having just past and Christmas right around the corner, Thomas and I have been shopping, dining, and checking things off our "to do" list around the house.  We are so excited because this will be Jake and Maggie's second Christmas with us and I'm...

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Every year Thomas and I donate to the animal shelters for the holidays by not only making a monetary donation but providing the shelter with cleaning supplies and food.  I've often thought about the many dedicated and caring volunteers that donate their time and...

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

I've been hearing so much about essential oils lately and was excited to meet someone who sells them.  So I set up an appointment with doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Emily McConaughy, and we met to discuss the oils I was interested in.  Let me tell you that I was very...

Just Add Coconut Oil

Just Add Coconut Oil

"I asked Jake if he wanted to help me with this blog post and just melted when he gave me this look". "Then he said heck with it and fell asleep". LOL This post is for a friend of mine whose sweet little dog has come down with some skin allergies and I wanted to help...

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

"Waiting for our sweet potatoes"     Since the day we adopted Jake and Maggie, I have given them vegetables as part of their treats.  They love organic baby carrots and zucchini.  I decided to change things up a bit and grabbed some sweet potatoes at the grocery...

Pet Ailments

Pet Ailments

It amazes me that animals can have the same ailments and diseases as humans do and can sometimes be treated the same way as we are.  But just when you think you've heard it all, something comes across your email and surprises you.  A good friend of mine had her yellow...

Choke collars and how to use them

Choke collars and how to use them

There are many opinions on using a choke chain/collar on your dog and whether they are good for the pet or not.  I admit we do use them on Jake and Maggie but not before we were properly trained in how to put them on and when to use them during training.  They were...

What is Proofing?

What is Proofing?

Sooo, as you all know, we put Jake and Maggie through training and have been working with them using all the "key" words they have learned.  I had no idea I was "Proofing" them until I read more about it.  What does PROOFING mean?  Proofing in dog training refers to a...

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

Little by little, I find myself looking more and more for cruelty free makeup brands, body washes, hair, skin and cleaning products but it can be so confusing at times as to who is actually real and true in their opinion of what “cruelty free” means.  I thought I’d do...

Toby and Grape!

Toby and Grape!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

I'm always searching for cruelty free products and came across a CHANTECAILLE ad in a magazine.  I have not tried this product yet but it is on my "to do" list to make a purchase and I wanted to share what looks like an amazing product.  Not only is  #CHANTECAILLE...

A bunny called Addie!

A bunny called Addie!

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Adopted!!!!

Adopted!!!!

I am so happy to share the good news with all of you!  These sweet babies have been adopted but sadly more are awaiting loving homes!  Considering adopting???...Go to the Beaver County Humane Society for more information!...

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Have you ever considered giving your pet bottled water over tap water or possibly purchasing a filter for cleaner water for your pets?  Water is the most important for your pet but not all tap water is created equal.  Tap water contains less than 5000 parts per...

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well...the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I've taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free to contact me.  I...

Happy Birthday Jake and Maggie

Happy Birthday Jake and Maggie

Today is Jake and Maggie's first birthday!  I can't believe it's been one year already!!!  We made homemade peanut butter, banana, and oatmeal treats (recipe below) for their birthday party tomorrow.  I'm crossing my fingers the weather holds out so we can pull out...

FROMM Pet Food

FROMM Pet Food

If you read my last post regarding my trip to #Treats-Unleashed, you might be interested in hearing about #FROMM pet food.  I'm looking for a holistic dog food for the pups and when Brandon, my sales guy, highly recommended this brand and why, I started listening.  He...

Boredom No More

Boredom No More

Jake and Maggie are now 11 months old and have learned so much in their short little lives.  They are incredibly smart and have picked up all of their commands at Casey Ray's STL Dog Training in Wildwood, MO very quickly.  Our trainer and owner, Shelly, used her...

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Two days after arriving home from Missouri, we had some bad weather come in and we experienced torrential downpours, high winds, thunder, and lightning.  The pups have been out in all weather from hot days to cold nights, falling snow and rain, and have never been...

Earl The Hound Dog

Earl The Hound Dog

​Beaver County Humane Society 3394 BRODHEAD ROAD CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801 FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adopt Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter Hours Tuesday...

All Kinds of Doggie Love

All Kinds of Doggie Love

If your an animal lover like me, you know that they have so much love to give but I've talked to people who want only a full blood and would never step foot in a shelter. Their argument is that these animals are "no good" which makes me crazy to hear that. Honestly, I...

Adopt Me Today!

Adopt Me Today!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

We've been talking about getting a new camera for like...FOREVER!  Well, we finally made our big purchase and bought a Nikon D5600 DSLR from Best Buy and this wonderful camera bag from Amazon.  Jake and Maggie turned 9 months old this month and buying this camera to...

BIG Nylabone

BIG Nylabone

This is Jake and Maggie listing to me so intently tell them about their birthday presents. They turned 9 months old on March 8th and what better gift to get them (besides training) was a chew toy. You all know how I am forever searching for toys that they will not...

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Hello! My name is Meatball. I am one big lovable guy! I just adore getting attention! I can play independently, but I really enjoy companionship. As lovable as I am, I definitely need to learn some manners! I am only a year old so I still have all my puppy energy! I...

Grandie The Black Cat

Grandie The Black Cat

Hello my name is Grandie! I have been at the shelter since September!  I am a handsome boy that loves to be where the people are.  I am a sweet boy but I also am the kind of cat that likes things on my own terms. I would do best in a home with adults and/or teenagers....

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Hello!   My name is Geordie!  I am an 8 year old,beautiful gray and white,older gentleman and I am ready for my new forever home!  When I came into the shelter I was very scared so I would hiss at people I didn't know.  But now I'm starting to get comfortable here and...

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

I've been talking about setting up training for Jake and Maggie for awhile now.  After much research, I felt like I had finally found someone who we would want to train Jake and Maggie, so I scheduled a consultation with Zack, one of the Casey Ray Dog Trainers....

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Saturday Funday, February 24!  Come out and show your support! Beaver County Humane Society​​ Beaver Animal Clinic Presents: Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018  Saturday, February 24, 20186:30 PM EST - 10:00 PM EST Center Stage 1495 Old Brodhead RoadMonaca, PA  Back for it's...

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

A friend recommended Fresh 'N Clean dog shampoo for Jake and Maggie.  She is a dog mommy and I trust her opinion so I put the pups in my Jeep and headed to Pet Supplies Plus! She was right.  It has a great smell, creates a full lather, and left the pups soft and...

Princess

Princess

Hello my name is "Princess", and yes I expect to be treated like one! I am a 9 year old Pitbull. I am new to the shelter! I was surrendered to the shelter because my owners could not "handle" me. I'm a super sweet down to earth girl that can be a little freaky in my...

Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap...

Three Sweet Cats

Three Sweet Cats

"Binky" - Sweet and Mellow! ​My last two posts have been pretty serious so I wanted to change things up a bit.  What better way to do that than to talk about three sweet fur babies, Binky, Wilbur, and Piggy!  If you ever thought about adopting a kitten or a cat, here...

Pets and Domestic Violence

Pets and Domestic Violence

In relation to my last post on animal abuse, I wanted to talk about another form of abuse that we don’t normally think about and that is a pet kept in a harmful environment such as a domestic violence home.  According to an article I found at www.purina.com, the love...

Help Stop Animal Cruelty

Help Stop Animal Cruelty

"Jake and Maggie...what little hams they are".  "From tackling each other in the snow to playing 'hide and go seek', they wore themselves out"!  "Well, as you can see, they didn't hide very well". LOL!  "Jake can't quite fit all the way under the bed anymore and...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has...

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

We are four days into the new year and Jake and Maggie have totally demolished all of their new toys.  I wanted to wrap each one individually for them for Christmas but we wanted to give the toys to them all at once.  It was a blast watching them get so excited and...

Help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

I always try to blog about positive and informative topics but today is not one of them.  If you delve further into the Yulin Dog Meat Trade, you will find disgusting and graphic information.  I will not include pictures but felt it necessary to help spread the word...

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I've recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) "To Microchip or To Not Microchip?".  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in their particular...

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I've recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) "To Microchip or To Not Microchip?".  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in their particular...

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

I’m sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone and hope you all have a wonderful day.  I know everyone is busy so I’m keeping this blog post short this week.   There are three items that I continue to purchase because they are amazing and I want to share them with...

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie.  What is Clavamox?

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie. What is Clavamox?

I watch Maggie and Jake like a hawk and would never have known that Maggie had adolescent UTI (Urinary Track Infection).  She did not show any signs of being sick, urinating frequently, straining to urinate, having accidents in the house, blood in the urine (I used a...

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfortable 3M Reflective Multi-colored Stripe Mesh Padded Dog Harness Vest, Matching Collar & Leash Available Separately.    We were having a problem with the puppies pulling when we took them for walks which put me on a quest to find...

Wild Child

Wild Child

  "Trip to the vet with our new harnesses and leashes followed by a trip to Walmart.  Maggie ate Mommy's Jeep manual and I watched".  Love, Jake   "Road trip from West Virginia to Missouri!  Mom and Dad said we were good boys and girls". "Back home on Friday!  We miss...

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

I found something interesting today and couldn't wait to share it with everyone.  I'm that nervous Nelly who when picking out dog food for my fur babies, I wonder if I'm the 1 in a million who is getting a bag from a bad batch of food.  When it's time to choose the...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

As I was taking this picture and thinking about how I keep forgetting to cut the string off of Maggie's collar, I was also wondering about her food...and where to buy her new collar she so desperately needs!  She is staring at me like this because she is hungry and...

Our little helpers :-)

Our little helpers 🙂

"Jake helping dad with a codes and standards electrical safety question" "Maggie helping mom with her blog"   You Might Also Like What Do You Think? Let Us Know!

New treats the healthy way!

New treats the healthy way!

So...Mom made us new treats last night :-). She calls them "chewies" but we know there organic chicken strips from Kroger.   We were waiting patiently on the couch for our "chewies" to be done but it was taking way to long...8 hours is just toooooo long for us to sit...

New Treats…happiness!!!

New Treats…happiness!!!

My sister bought Jake and Maggie new treats today and they love them!  This video says it all...sheer happiness!  Just look for Busy Chewnola's by Purina at your local pet store or grocery store.  We found ours at Kroger!  On my "to do" list" is to use the organic...

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie are 3 months old now and I thought it would be fun to take them on their first trip to Pet Supplies Plus.  I needed to get them new toys and treats and figured they would want to pick something out :-). Let's just say it was an eventful trip but short...

Purina Puppy Pro Plan

Purina Puppy Pro Plan

We've had Jake and Maggie alittle over 3 months now.  I just took them to the vet yesterday for their second round of shots.  Jake weighs in at 27 pounds and Maggie is at 24 pounds.  I'm sad because they are getting harder to pick up but I love their little fat rolls...

Pea-nutty Apple Pie Treat

Pea-nutty Apple Pie Treat

Happy “Friday Treats” Friday everyone!!  I was at the grocery store today buying up everything for the weekend and our Memorial Day celebration and guess who was on my list???  You guessed right…Jake and Maggie!!!!  I made a separate list just for them…Stella and Chewy Freeze Dried Kibble from Pet Supplies Plus, dental chews to order from...

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Have you ever wondered what the anatomy of a dog’s paw is?  I have and according to AKC, a dog’s paw is made up of skin, bone, tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and connective tissue. That doesn’t sound all that different from our anatomy and for that, we have to be extra cautious in walking our dogs on hot pavement.  Summer is here and we are...

Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

I’ve been talking about starting my own (in-house) herb garden for a while now and I finally did it!  Honestly, I was nervous but I have no idea why because there is nothing to it but buying your containers, purchasing your desired herb packets and following the directions.  I just had to pick the perfect spot for my herbs to grow and a place...

Blueberry Almond Banana Pancake Treats

Blueberry Almond Banana Pancake Treats

I couldn’t wait to show you this recipe (below)!  First I have to brag about how yummy these treats are.  I got tail wags and doggie kisses for this one!  I will admit that I’m an amateur photographer but working on my skills every day and these pictures look delicious!  I really enjoy making homemade treats for the dogs and sharing them with...

How To Protect Your Dog From Venomous Snakes

How To Protect Your Dog From Venomous Snakes

Did you know that in the US about 90 percent of snakebites occur between April and October?  What to do if your pet has been bitten and how to prevent a snake bite. Stay away from high grassy areas, leaf piles, rocks, caverns; any place that you would know a snake would make its homeShould your dog get bitten by a snake, walk − do not run − away...

Tiger Is Ready For Adoption

Tiger Is Ready For Adoption

Hello! My name is Tiger! I am the most lovable, snuggliest, sweetest boy around. l am the epitome of a lap cat! I just want to be petted all day long. As soon as we make eye contact, I start making muffins. I am a bit head shy, so I need a slow and gentle hand. I can be timid, but just of unfamiliar places. I warm up quickly to nice people! I am...

What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs And Cats?

What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs And Cats?

Dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM occurs in cats where it is associated with a nutritional deficiency.  Dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the most common heart diseases in dogs, according to the Pet Health Network. With DCM, heart muscles degenerate and wear thin. Thinner muscle walls decrease the heart’s contractility (how strong it can contract and...

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Happy Friday everyone!!  As I sit here typing and watching the news, I’m thinking of the many people who are helping us get through this quarantine from the truck drivers to store clerks to the first responders helping those who are dealing with the devastation from the hurricanes that ripped through TX, OK, and LA last night.  These are amazing...

Frozen Apple Peanut Butter Brittle

Frozen Apple Peanut Butter Brittle

I am so excited to put this recipe out to you guys!!  Can you imagine slivered apples, peanut butter, and oats together and frozen into brittle?  Well, this recipe is doggie approved and delicious.  I even had a small bowl of it myself because it is that good!  Jake and Maggie had a great day today running and playing in the yard.  They watched...

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Spring is finally here!  It has been a chilly one and it hasn’t stopped my allergies from knocking me off my feet!!  I’m glad Jake and Maggie have such thick healthy coats to protect them but I’ve noticed as spring moves forward, they are shedding a bit more.  The dogs are not immune to allergies either.  I can take some Allegra and feel somewhat...

What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

Last week I found a small cyst on Maggie’s back in between her shoulder blades which was about the size of a dime?  I made an appointment to see our vet and he explained it was a pimple that would keep getting bigger and eventually rupture. It had to come out.  What worried me was that it felt hard but Dr. Brown assured me it was not cancer....

Animal Finders of Beaver County PA

Animal Finders of Beaver County PA

I reached out to the Beaver County Humane Society last week and in my conversations with them and animal control, I was put in contact with a Dusty Popovich of Animal Finders of Beaver County PA.  If you have a missing pet or know of someone who has lost their beloved fur baby, this is the organization to call.  What an amazing group of dedicated...

Do Not Adopt Blacklist

Do Not Adopt Blacklist

I’ve been trying to keep my blog posts positive and upbeat during this stressful and unknown time in our lives dealing with the Coronavirus but I’m haunted by something that has led me to this point.  I made some phone calls last week and think it is important to blog about.  Have you ever been haunted by something that you could do nothing about...

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Did you know that dogs can get acne just as people do?  Have you ever seen a dog with white and red pimples around their mouth?  When I adopted my old dog Bear years ago from the shelter, he was around 1 year old and I noticed tiny bumps around his mouth with some missing hair.  I panicked thinking it was a bacterial infection and rushed to the...

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

This post might be a little late for some of you, but I thought about it today and did some research.  Can you claim your dog on your taxes?  I have always been told “no" but wondered…are there any loop holes??  Now that Jake and Maggie are certified therapy dogs, I wondered if this might benefit us during tax season. And….the answer is no!...

Very Very Veggie Easter Treat

Very Very Veggie Easter Treat

Have you been wanting to make healthy homemade dog treats but have been to intimated to try?  Afraid to mess them up or your dogs won’t like them?  Well, these are healthy, doggie approved, easier than ever made dog treats and in shapes of Easter eggs, flowers, and bunnies.  It took no time at all to make them and only 20 minutes to cook.  I...

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Has everyone been enjoying their time away from the office or are you getting stir crazy?  Life really hasn’t changed for us except that Thomas’ travel has been cancelled through May!  We are loving life at home together; he in his office and me in mine being productive.  We get to meet (in the kitchen) for lunch every day and dinner is exactly...

What Is Biofilm?

What Is Biofilm?

Have you ever picked up your dog’s water bowl and dishes and felt a slimy substance on your fingertips?  That is called Biofilm.  A Biofilm forms when certain microorganisms (for example, some types of bacteria) adhere to the surface of some object in a moist environment and begin to reproduce. The microorganisms form an attachment to the surface...

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do dogs really understand the meaning of personal space?  I don't think Jake and Maggie do.  I’m sure we are all sick of talking and thinking about the Coronavirus.  I know Jake and Maggie are!  Every activity I think of involves being around places and people so we have begun a new routine of walking our property line, and a new routine of...

Whipped Egg Broccoli Spinach Treats

Whipped Egg Broccoli Spinach Treats

Happy early St. Patrick’s Day everyone!!  Who is making their pup something special to celebrate?  I made these treats for Jake and Maggie this weekend and they loved them!  I have cancelled all of their volunteer sessions with the nursing homes and libraries for now due to the Coronavirus and the pups were getting a little restless this weekend....

Pet Honored Holidays For March 2020

Pet Honored Holidays For March 2020

Yesterday, Sunday, March 8th was International Women’s Day!  International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality.  The International Women’s Day date was moved to March 8 in 1913.  The day aimed to...

What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs?

What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs?

Have you ever heard of a dog reverse sneezing?  I never did until years ago when I witnessed our dog Bear doing something very odd that seemed uncomfortable for him.  I quickly made a vet appointment only to find out he was having a reverse sneeze episode and would be completely fine.  I remember Dr. P. Looking at me and with a little grin...

4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized

4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized

Happy Thursday everyone!  What a week it has been!  I’m rushing spring to get here and have been spring cleaning all week!  I set out on a mission to organize all of our closets and drawers and finished up with that today!  One of my items on my bucket list for 2020 was to prioritize my time better and by doing that, I have been making a “To Do”...

How To Protect Your Pet During A Tornado

How To Protect Your Pet During A Tornado

This post is dedicated to Nashville and all those who have lost their homes and loved ones due to the tornado that hit on Tuesday morning.  It is also dedicated to the many animals who were scared and have lost their lives in the storm.   My family knows exactly what Nashville is going through.  When I was in high school, we had a tornado touch...

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Online Store Launch With Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Online Store Launch With Puppy Paws Coffee Company

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling With Your Pet

Are you tired of this wintery weather and looking forward to spring?  Do you have any camping trips planned this year with you and your pet?  Before you and your BFF hit the trails, make a check list of what you need to bring.  Don’t forget any essentials.  I’ve made a list of things to think about and items to bring to prepare you for what could...

Veggie Clover Dog Treats

Veggie Clover Dog Treats

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (which is right around the corner), I wanted to make these Veggie Clover Dog Treats.  I was in luck because I found a clover cookie cutter that I didn’t know I had and already had all of the ingredients at home so no need to run to the store!  This recipe calls for broccoli so I gave Jake and Maggie a small floret...

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

With Jake and Maggie passing their second TDI test with Thomas as their handler, we can now all volunteer together.  I’m so excited because Jake and Maggie are signed up to do some reading classes for the children at two local libraries.  What I haven’t been able to do is get them scheduled to volunteer at any schools and universities yet.  I...

Careers Involving Animals

Careers Involving Animals

What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you stay on track and become what you always wanted or did you veer off choosing another profession?  I wanted to be a veterinarian but as time went on, I changed my mind and went into business.  I left the corporate world but the profession I chose allowed me to gain the skills I needed to start my...

What Is Dog Flipping?

What Is Dog Flipping?

Can you imagine letting your dog out and after a few minutes wondering why he hasn’t barked at the door to be let in only to find he is gone!!!  The chain is laying on the ground, the gate is closed to the fence, no one has seen your sweet pup and there is no sign of your pet anywhere.  You know he has been stolen and panic sets in! Pet Theft...

Road Dogs and Rescue

Road Dogs and Rescue

I’m very excited to talk about an interview that I did with Alyssa Thai, Social Media Marketing for Road Dogs and Rescue at https://www.roadogsandrescue.org.  I contacted Road Dogs via a direct message through Instagram wanting to know more about the organization and how I could help spread the word on saving the lives of these poor animals left...

Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel?

Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel?

Thomas and I went into town this weekend for lunch and the Pittsburgh Auto Show at the David Lawrence Convention Center.  If you have never been to a car show, I think it is something fun to try especially if you are in the market for a new car like we are.  We don't get into the city much but when we do, we see some sights and this weekend I saw...

Celebrating Your Dog On Valentine’s Day

Celebrating Your Dog On Valentine’s Day

I was so excited when I logged onto Chewy.com and found these adorable dog toys for Valentine’s Day.  As I anxiously awaited my special purchase, I planned out the whole photo shoot in my mind.  The dogs would lay nicely on a perfectly straightened blanket showcasing their logo, with large blue diamond rings, fluffy red roses, and champagne and...

Veggie Fruit Chews

Veggie Fruit Chews

Jake and Maggie have been volunteering at local area assisted living and rehab centers and are loving their new jobs!!  The patients and medical staff love seeing them and it is a wonderful feeling knowing we have put a smile on their faces.  The pups are doing such an amazing job that I promised them a special treat…something healthy and...

February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

I think we all know that keeping your pet’s teeth healthy and clean is very important but how many of us knew that February is dedicated to Pet Dental Health? Did you know this?  I have to admit that I did not.  National Pet Dental Health Month was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association to highlight how important oral health is to...

What Is Hydrocephalus?

What Is Hydrocephalus?

What is Hydrocephalus in dogs and cats?  I have an instagram account full of adorable dogs that make me smile.  I also follow organizations that take in dogs with disabilities, put them into foster care to be cared for until they find them forever homes.  I am friends with dog owners who have dedicated their lives to adopting dogs with...

When To Make The Decision To Euthanize Your Pet

When To Make The Decision To Euthanize Your Pet

I don’t always have a topic in mind when I sit down to write a blog post.  Sometimes I refer back to my notes that I keep on blog post ideas and sometimes, they arrive to me out of the blue.  Today is one of them.  I was walking through Walmart this morning with my sister and talking about a blog topic when we saw one of our veterinarians.  My...

Aujeszky’s Disease In Dogs

Aujeszky’s Disease In Dogs

I recently noticed that Jake’s left ear was red and swollen and after a trip to the vet, he has the start of an ear infection and some yeast was showing during the swab test.  During Jake’s visit, I had a conversation with my vet about what I was feeding the dogs and fortunately for me and them, I am not feeding them pork.  Not only does pork...

Are Gentle Lead Head Harnesses Effective?

Are Gentle Lead Head Harnesses Effective?

I recently posted pictures of Jake and Maggie on Instagram that were taken during one of our walks around our neighborhood.  In those pictures, they are wearing a gentle lead head harness no pull lead that I bought from Chewy.com.  These leads were used in our training sessions with our trainers and were recommended to us to help train the dogs...

Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats

Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats

If you are new to the blog, this is a recipe that I posted a while back.  I wanted to post it again for my new followers as it was lost in the transition from the old site to the new one.  All wording is exactly as before.     I was in the kitchen baking yesterday and thought why not keep going and make another dog treat recipe...and so I did...

Blueberry Banana Almond Flour Biscuits

Blueberry Banana Almond Flour Biscuits

Does a treat full of blueberries and bananas sound delicious???  Jake and Maggie think so!  I created this recipe a while ago and posted it via my old website format.  It got lost in the transition so just incase you didn't see it the first time, here it is again.   I bought this pumpkin faced mold at Walmart for $5.33.  Aren't these the cutest...

Pumpkin Puppuccinos

Pumpkin Puppuccinos

Happy Friday everyone!!  I haven’t done a dog recipe in a while so let’s kick off the weekend with a homemade Pumpkin Puppuccino Two Adorable Labs style!!!!  That means, I prepare a delicious, healthy doggie snack while Jake and Maggie wait patiently for me to put it front of them…such good pups…then they devour it while I take pictures and...

Games You Can Play With Your Dog

Games You Can Play With Your Dog

With the winter here and cold weather keeping us all bundled up inside, I have not been diligent in taking Jake and Maggie for their walk.  We haven’t played frisbee much outside lately either and there are days where the dogs get bored.  We play our tricks in the house and we take rides in the car but I think they need more mental stimulation as...

What Is “Irresponsible” vs. “Responsible” Dog Breeding?

What Is “Irresponsible” vs. “Responsible” Dog Breeding?

Responsible dog breeders use simple genetic cheek swabs to look for hidden conditions that may have found their way into a breed.  If the dog is a carrier, then they will be bred with a clear dog.  This preserves the breed while ensuring that puppies are free of known genetic problems.  Irresponsible breeders want to make a buck, breed the...

Why You Should Never Buy From A Puppy Mill

Why You Should Never Buy From A Puppy Mill

My neighbor in Missouri had the most adorable little Shih Tzu I had ever seen.  He had this quirky look with a droopy left eye and the sweetest personality.  I never asked what was wrong with his face but when she proceeded to tell me where she adopted him and what the “farm” looked like, I realized she had adopted from a puppy mill.  As I stood...

What Does Tethering Of Dogs Mean?

What Does Tethering Of Dogs Mean?

What does “Chaining” or “Tethering” of dogs mean? The term refers to the practice of fastening a dog to a stationary object or stake, usually in the owners backyard, as a means of keeping the animal under control.  These terms do not refer to the periods when an animal is walked on a leash.   When you google “tethering a dog” the definition is a...

Frankie Available For Adoption

Frankie Available For Adoption

I've partnered with the Beaver County Humane Society again and I'm making it my mission to be at their facility at least once a month to take pictures of the sweet animals up for adoption.  I had the pleasure of meeting Frankie last Friday and she won my heart.  It didn't take me long to bond with her as she was very curious, friendly and...

Tips For Making A Party Appetizer

Tips For Making A Party Appetizer

I recently posted "How to make a meat and cheese tray for 8 people" and thought I would include this appetizer I made for the holidays.  This cheesy and salty dish is loaded with color and flavor and so easy to make.  Honestly, I think it put everyone in the party mood as soon as they walked into my kitchen!  :-). I like putting appetizers out...

How The Pet Industry Has Grown

How The Pet Industry Has Grown

With the pet industry exploding in growth opportunities, I thought I would put together some statistics on pet ownership, cost per month, and how advanced we have come in our thinking about the quality of food, treats, care, services, and technology.  We are now looking for high quality food, organic food, quality medications, quality vet care,...

The Breakdown And Dysfunction Of An Animals Mind

The Breakdown And Dysfunction Of An Animals Mind

Rene’ Descartes, the 17th century philosopher and mathematician once quotes that animals were not so much organisms but machines, biological devices with no more awareness than a clock.  “Animals eat without pleasure, cry without pain; growing without knowing it.  They desire nothing, fear nothing,” he wrote.  I am in complete disagreement with...

How To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals

How To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals

How to teach children to be kind to animals?  How else can a child know the difference?  I was once told that animals do not have personalities or feelings.  I was an adult participating in this conversation and could not for the life of me rationalize the words my ears were hearing.  It is so important for children to learn how to treat and...

How To Find Pet Insurance

How To Find Pet Insurance

It’s been an amazing year and I’m so looking forward to what 2020 will bring!  I was so excited when the mail came the other day and we received Jake and Maggie’s TDI certifications.  Jake and Maggie are on their way to doing great things and helping many people.  All current TDI Associate Members and their dogs are covered by their Primary...

Meaningful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Day

Meaningful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Day

I have to admit that when I was younger, it didn’t much matter to me if I celebrated New Year’s Day or not.  As I’ve gotten older, I started looking forward to celebrating the new year and putting more thought into hitting the “refresh” button.  For me, it’s not about making “resolutions" because, honestly, I never keep them.  It is about...

Three Dog Bakery

Three Dog Bakery

Now that Christmas is over and the house is put back together and as promised, I can get back to blogging.   I am so excited to tell you the good news…drum roll…   Jake and Maggie are officially TDI certified and received their certifications from Therapy Dog International.  I’m waiting until the new year and then we can get started on our...

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas

We all know how to wrap gifts.  Some are fantastic at it while others just want to get the job done.  Personally, I love to wrap gifts.  I find it relaxing and enjoy picking out the wrapping paper as much as I do picking the gift out.  For me, it is about putting a whole theme together.  I want the wrapping paper, bow, and card to match and I...

Strawberry, Banana, Oat Dog Treats

Strawberry, Banana, Oat Dog Treats

Today was one of those days that being home and not having to go anywhere felt wonderful. We got a heavy snow that came down and made the roads treacherous. Fortunately, I had gone to the store yesterday so we had enough food! I made us steak salads and made the dogs new treats that I’ll call Strawberry, Banana, Oat Dog Treats!! Thomas is on...

Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

How many of you sleep with your dog? Thomas and I sleep with Jake and Maggie every night and honestly, I love it!!! Jake and Maggie have two different sleeping styles with Maggie curling up into a ball at the bottom of the bed and Jake literally sharing a pillow with me and snoring in my ear. I’ve been asked many times how I can sleep like that....

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

I have been racking my brain over Jake and Maggie and their incessive licking of their paws and how to fix it.  I've tried Benadryl, Coconut Oil, and Cortizone 10.  I've been told by one vet that they have allergies to grass and another vet that they have allergies to food!  Here are my findings and recommendations:  I got Jake and Maggie...

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our "to do" list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I'll be blogging those pictures this week.  We got some deliveries on Friday and Saturday one being from Puppy...

Strawberry Flavored Dog Treats

Strawberry Flavored Dog Treats

I had a list of dog treat recipes that I've been wanting to try and some I've made over the years but I thought I would give you a very quick and easy one to make for now.  We are all so busy this time of the year and this only involved 2 ingredients...strawberries and coconut oil!!  I found this recipe in the Proud Dog Chef cookbook and it...

Eli Is Available For Adoption

Eli Is Available For Adoption

I've partnered again with the Beaver County Humane Society and had the pleasure of meeting a very sweet Pit Bull Terrier this week named Eli.  Eli is a brown and white neutered male and at only 2 years old, he is very calm.  This sweet boy posed for many pictures and allowed me to move around him snapping photos at every angle.  Scroll down to...

Noise Anxiety In Dogs

Noise Anxiety In Dogs

I was prompted to do more research on this topic because I am the dog mom who wants to coddle and console the dogs every time they get afraid. Thomas is the dog dad who says…let them go because they will think something is wrong and keep being afraid. I researched the topic and found some good information. Do you relate to any of it? I did :-)....

Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

My Question and Answer yesterday sparked some interest with readers on another subject "Do Dogs Dream" and so I thought I'd put together another Q & A!  I've always believed that animals dream just like we do.  I've also believed that a dreaming dog should be left alone to wake up on his own.  Who wants to be woken out of a dead sleep for...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give the gift receipts just incase your friends and family need to return anything!  I...

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

We got our first big snowfall today...well, it was like an inch but it was pretty!!  Waking up to snow falling, the tree on, and a hot cup of coffee in hand...that's a relaxing morning :-). I went shopping with my sister today and as we backed out of the driveway, I looked at my cute little front porch that I just decorated and thought...what a...

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Have you ever been so touched and inspired by a story that you wanted to tell the world about it?  It is so easy to take the blessings we have for granted and get so engrained in our day-to-day stuff.  Sometimes I feel that I should be doing more.  As you know my passion is for the animals and my Instagram page is full of adorable animals, small...

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

This time of year, there are so many animals sitting in shelters.  It breaks my heart because so many of us want the puppy, the younger dog, because they are healthier, less trips to the vet, less maintenance, but what about those senior dogs waiting for their forever home.  What we don’t see is all the love older pets can give.  What we also...

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Happy December 2nd everyone!!!  Can you believe it’s December already and Christmas will be here before we know it!!  It is also NATIONAL MUTT DAY.  Let’s celebrate together!!  I’m thinking I want to put out a post every day in the month of December…yep, that includes weekends to!  Are you guys ok with that?  I have fun pictures of the dogs, lots...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I wanted to put a post together for you.   I wanted a reliable source to work from...

Health Risks Associated With Dogs Eating Poop

Health Risks Associated With Dogs Eating Poop

Thomas and I recently had a conversation with a friend about why dogs eat their own or other dog’s fecal matter and the risks involved.  Yes, we were talking about dog poop with a friend but that’s ok because he is not a dog owner and we were able to educate him just incase he were to ever decide to be a pet owner!  Set aside the fact that it is...

Can dogs eat turkey?

Can dogs eat turkey?

With Thanksgiving being next week, we are all busy grocery shopping and making plans for turkey day.  If you are like me and my family, our pets are a big part of our holiday celebration and we love to give them a little holiday treat.  Jake and Maggie do not get table scraps but a little bite of plain white meat won’t hurt them.  So, the...

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

We had a beautiful weekend here in the burgh and what better way to spend a sunny afternoon with your pup but take them with you to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  Jake and Maggie had a day of firsts from riding an elevator,  to walking the streets of Pittsburgh, to attending the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  I was hesitant at first because this could have...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog that showed up at our house.  We were taught that having an animal was hard work...

A Miracle Named Boone

A Miracle Named Boone

I had a completely different post for today that I had almost finished typing when I found out about this wonderful non-profit organization called Joey’s P.A.W. Prosthetics and Wheels at https://www.joeyspaw.org.  Over the last year, I have delved more into social media than I ever had before and am finding that my favorite channels are Instagram...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell, Hear, and Taste but their smelling ability is rated top on the list!  My first...

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

I couldn't wait for this post because I'm so excited to tell everyone that Jake and Maggie passed their TDI test on Friday night.  Thomas and I are very proud of them!  I now have to submit all of the appropriate paperwork and then wait for their certifications to come in the mail.  They said it typically takes 6- 8 weeks!  I participated in two...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited for them.  We had our practice test today and it went well.  We will know if they...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give the gift receipts just incase your friends and family need to return anything!  I...

Decoding Your Pet’s Body Language

Decoding Your Pet’s Body Language

It’s not always easy to know what our dogs are telling us. For those of us who have been around animals all our lives, we have a pretty good idea by their wagging tails, growls, licks, shaking, etc. but do we really??? We often don’t realize that “they” understand “us” better than we realize. Researchers in Budapest used magnets resonance imaging...

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

Soooo.....I took Jake and Maggie to the vet last night to get their preventative shots for Lyme disease and they acted as if they had never had a day of training in their lives!!  I could see the vet tech looking at me and I knew what she was thinking...get your dogs under control!!!   "On the way to the vet...and below...after the vet"  What to...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

When we lost our last 3 dogs, Thomas and I said we were going to take a break from being pet parents.   But after only a month, I started looking for another dog.  It didn’t matter to us where the dog came from or the breed.  I just knew that what was meant for us would show up in an unexpected way and into our lives came Jake and Maggie.  We had...

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

As I was writing my blog post on the frozen yogurt blueberries (see here), I made sure to make a note to talk about today's post and the benefits of yogurt for your dog. I want to clarify that I used plain, unflavored, non-fat greek yogurt which I did not state in Monday's post. I know that yogurt is great for digestive issues in humans but I...

Frozen yogurt blueberries

Frozen yogurt blueberries

I had a completely different post written and ready to go out and THEN...I walked into Kroger and saw these JUMBO blueberries from Family Tree Farms!!!  I knew exactly what I was going to do with them...head over to the yogurt section, buy a container of Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt and make these delicious, healthy yogurt covered blueberries for...

Animal obesity

Animal obesity

If your pet is obese, are you guilty of animal neglect?If you ask me, I would say "YES" without a doubt...YES!  If you type "fat dog pic" into your browser, pictures of overweight animals will come up with videos that are supposed to be funny but in my opinion, they are not.  For me, seeing an animal under-nourished or over-nourished is, in my...

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

We recently got Jake and Maggie's shots updated (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, Bordetella, and rabies).  We wanted to not only update their shots but to make sure they had the Bordetella vaccination because we will be taking them to Therapy Training and possibly Day Care.  I have never had a problem with any of my dogs experiencing any side...

Dental care for your pet

Dental care for your pet

I've had dogs all of my life and fortunately, I have never and hope to never (crossing my fingers) deal with dental problems with Jake and Maggie or any future animals I may adopt.  But many have and what does this all mean for you and your pet.  Animals hide their pain well and sometimes we don't even know anything is wrong.  A bad tooth can...

Doggie TMJ

Doggie TMJ

 I was getting my hair done last week and my friend and hair dresser, who is a huge dog lover like I am, was telling me his dog was having problems with his mouth not closing properly when he ate.  He took him to the vet to find that he has Doggie TMJ!  I was so surprised by this and had to go home and do my research.  The Temporomandibular joint...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is rich in nitrogen, which is known to kill grass when concentrated amounts collect...

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

We recently took Jake and Maggie to Misty Pines Dog Park and I asked to see their facilities.  Thomas and I have always agreed that we would never board our dogs and we stand by that.  It is either for you or not and we just feel more comfortable not boarding.  The facilities were clean and the animals looked very well taken care of which...

Can dogs have identical twins?

Can dogs have identical twins?

I was sitting around the table at Thomas' family's house and we were talking about my blog when his aunt asked me if dogs can be born twins.  I said that I thought so and was going to research it.  Turns out that dogs can be born twins and here is how.     "Jake and Maggie playing while I was getting ready to run errands".  "When Jake gets tired...

What are your rights when losing a pet?

What are your rights when losing a pet?

I first started researching the emotional toll it takes on a pet when you give it up simply because you do not want it.  There have been people in my life who have adopted an animal because they thought it was a good idea at the time only to turn around and give it up because it wasn't "working out" for them.  From lizards, to birds, to cats to...

Why foster a dog?

Why foster a dog?

First I have to say that I could never foster a dog....why?...because it would become mine.  I could never give the dog up.  I would end up with a whole house full of dogs so I admit it is not for me but there are a lot of amazing people out there who can.  Why foster a dog?...These are a few good reasons and if you are one of those people who...

National Dog Day

National Dog Day

August 26th is National Dog Day!!!  First I have to apologize because I totally missed today being National Dog Day and did not blog about it.  I follow a dog mom and blogger called "Home Is Where The Boat Is" and when I opened up her email and blog post, I thought....oh no...I have to blog about this tomorrow!!!   Taken directly from the...

Proud Dog Chef

Proud Dog Chef

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to tell you about a cookbook that I purchased called The Proud Dog Chef written by The Proud Dog Mom.  She has a blog called www.prouddogmom.com that I've been following and really enjoy reading her articles.  I found her through another blogger from Pittsburgh called Wear Wag Repeat by Tori Mistick...

Beef liver for your dog

Beef liver for your dog

Have you ever given the thought to giving your dog beef liver?  I have to admit that it has never crossed my mind.  I am always making sure that Jake and Maggie get the best food and treats.  I buy everything organic whether it be a baby carrot for a treat or their kibble but liver????   Nope!  I've dehydrated chicken strips, sirloin strips,...

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

Hi everyone!!!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  I know I did because Sunday was my birthday!!!!  Thomas, my family, and close friends made it feel very special by taking me out to lunch and dinner and sending sweet "Happy Birthday" texts so I thank everyone!  I always joke that my birthday is the whole month so next weekend we are taking Jake...

Toxic Algae Exposure

Toxic Algae Exposure

I typically give you a post on Friday of "What I'm Loving" but today I have to talk about dogs across the South that are dying from Toxic Algae Exposure.  My dad mentioned this to me so I went home and did some research to find out what is going on.  I feel that this is something I need to post to help make us all aware that not every lake or...

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

I can't tell you how many pictures I've taken of Maggie only to delete them because they didn't turn out right.  I don't have a problem with Jake. He is very photogenic and takes better pictures and quite possibly because he is chocolate and not solid black.  I am still learning my way around my new camera but I've done some research to help me...

Beaver County Humane Society finds homes for 62 shelter pets

Beaver County Humane Society finds homes for 62 shelter pets

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays &...

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley AgnesClout Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am -...

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Hello! My name is Lumley! I am an extra, super, duper special pup. The staff here have become my family; they love me, they protect me, and they give me hope. I am dashingly handsome, but sometimes that's all anyone sees: my looks. They don't know that I have a lot of needs, some of them different than other dogs'. I love to be active, but I...

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

I follow a blog called Proud Dog Mom and recently received a post about Pig Ear Dog Treats Making Humans Sick.  The FDA is investigating and urging all pet owners to stop buying and feeding their pets the pig ears and urging retailers to stop selling them.  The CDC is now reporting 127 cases of human infection with Salmonella — 26 people have...

Horse Ownership

Horse Ownership

I typically blog about dog related topics but today I want to give you some insight into the equestrian world.  One of my fondest memories from my childhood was when my parents bought me my first horse.  We found Sparky and so my love for horses began.  My father built a barn and fenced in acreage to adopt Sparky and a horse for my sister named...

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

It's been awhile since I posted a dog treat recipe.  I know I promised you more of those so here is a Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezie recipe that I found on-line and modified to what I thought Jake and Maggie would like.  I also apologize for missing a post today.  I had one ready to go and then decided not to send it because...well...it...

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

I am so excited to share this post with you!!  My sister sent me a link one night to a company called Grounds and Hounds Coffee.  The title was interesting but I fell in love with the story not to mention the coffee is delicious.   At Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co, they believe that great coffee can fuel a greater purpose.  Through the sale of...

The Grommet

The Grommet

I was scouring Pinterest like I do every night and came across a "pin" showing all of these neat gadgets for pets.  I clicked on it and it took me to a website called The Grommet.  You can find everything on their site from children's clothes to home goods to tech gadgets.  Did you know they even have a "fish burial pod"??????  I have never seen...

Dogs and Raccoons

Dogs and Raccoons

In my last post on Dogs and Armadillos, I promised I would talk about how to prevent raccoons on your property and what to do should your dog decide to go after one.  Here is something I did not know...raccoons will go after a cat to kill it just for sport.  A raccoon will fight a dog to let it die slowly.  The dog almost always loses the battle...

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Every day I work with Jake and Maggie and we play "tricks" which involves them getting in my face at the exact time every day and me saying..."Do you want to play tricks?"  They immediately run to the mudroom so I can pull out the treats and then we go through every trick and command that they know.   One of the things that I've noticed from day...

Dogs and Armadillos

Dogs and Armadillos

I was talking to a friend who was telling me about three armadillos and a raccoon she found on her property and how curious her dog was about them.  This got us thinking about what would happen to her dog should the armadillos and raccoon (more about raccoons in a later blog) go into attack mode.  These are wild animals and their first instinct...

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizens Test

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizens Test

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizen test!!!!  Yeahhhh!!!  Thomas and I are very proud of him.  It was so hot on Saturday for Jake but he powered through.  I brought his travel bowl and made sure he had fresh water to drink.  As you can see by the look on his face, he was exhausted when he got home. I was able to snap a photo before he laid his...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc. I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the leashes (only because I knew they wouldn't chew on them) and I've thrown all soft...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc.   I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the leashes (only because I knew they wouldn't chew on them) and I've thrown all soft...

When is the best time to feed your dog?

When is the best time to feed your dog?

In the past when I had my last three, Bear, Bella, and Lady, I worked full time but always made sure they ate in the morning at 6:00 am and then when I got home at 5:30 pm.  Our schedule was that I would let them out first thing when we got up, fed them as soon a they came in, and let them out again before I left in the morning and then when I...

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

I have to write this blog because I’ve never experienced this before until I got my sweet little Jakie Poo!  I now have a little monster with Frito smelling paws and a nose that smells like honey (but that is a topic for another blog).   Does your fur baby’s paws smell like Corn chips? Fritos? Maybe corn tortillas?  This phenomenon is known as...

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

Pet Supplies Plus is having their ​National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption EventSunday, June 23 | 11 am - 3 pm Come in and visit your favorite Pet Supplies Plus location to learn more about the shelter cats available for adoption.  Help spread the word and let me know if you bring a new friend home!!!  There are so many cats and kittens out...

The cause of hairy dog teeth

The cause of hairy dog teeth

When we were living in MO, I found a wonderful vet who I not only respected as a lover of animals and veterinarian to the community of Eureka but I also enjoyed talking to him on a personal level as well.  What a smart and funny guy!  His name is Dr. Griese and he owns My Vet Animal Clinic in Eureka, MO.  During one of Jake and Maggie's checkups,...

Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and now the new landscape is going in.  What I like is that Jake and Maggie are not...

Nylabone for the power chewers

Nylabone for the power chewers

I haven't done a product review in a while so I figured I'd take another chance on a toy that said "Tuff Enuff".  I was at Shop N' Save today getting groceries and stopped in the pet isle to see what they had.  I've posted before about how Jake and Maggie do not to play well with toys, they demolish them!  Well, I bought 2 canvas toys in the...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!  And you would keep the bugs away too!  Whether it be a cluster of one kind of...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company to arm the whole house, all windows, and doors which gave us a piece of mind but...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when I walk in and see all of the beautiful plants and flowers.  But this year, I...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Do mosquitos love you?  They love me!  Well, they don’t actually love me, they love to bite me!!!  One of my readers suggested doing a post on safe and natural mosquito repellent.  Based on my research from previous years and a lot of google searches, this is what I've come up with.  It's not only important for me to find something safe but for...

How to make a “Pup Cake”

How to make a “Pup Cake”

Hi everyone!  It's been awhile and I wanted to kick off with a new look to the site, the results of my survey and most important...Jake and Maggie's 2nd birthday!!!  The pups turned 2 years old Saturday, June 8th and we celebrated with a homemade "Pup Cake", new Happy Birthday Scarves from Chewy.com, and extra special attention and lots of kisses...

1 easy way to make dehydrated zucchini medallions

1 easy way to make dehydrated zucchini medallions

Happy Memorial Day everyone!  I know...it's about over!  It's been a beautiful weekend and Thomas and I got a lot done. We mowed grass, trimmed and weeded the yard, cleaned out the garage and shed, and ran errands.  We took time out on Friday night for "date night" where we had fish n chips at Margaret's Cafe in Toronto, OH.   And speaking of...

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?Have you heard of it yet? If not, this is the time of year when every unspayed, queen (female cat) is likely to have a belly full of babies, or a litter of youngsters by her side.   This is also the time when shelters are getting bombarded with mothers and their baby kittens, some even arriving without their mothers.   Why...

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

Happy belated Cinco De Mayo everyone!  Hope you enjoyed your day.  Thomas and I hung out with Jake and Maggie this weekend.  On Saturday we took them to their 4th training session and they got A+’s again!!  Woo hoo.  We played ball in the yard and I totally missed a great shot of Jake carrying his ball through the yard.  Well, it’s not actually...

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

I just did a post on "Where to find a shelter pet?" that highlights the adorable cats up for adoption at Beaver County Humane Society.  I wanted to make sure I included these sweet dogs and bunnies who are also ready to find their forever home.   ​​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX:...

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where do you find a loving shelter pet?  Look no further than Beaver County Humane Society!  What a wonderful place to stop in, check out the amazing dogs, cats and bunnies for adoption.  If you are looking for a forever pet, check out these sweet faces below.   ​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE:...

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Thomas and I had a great weekend and celebrated Easter at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA enjoying their Easter Buffet!  The buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns to homemade waffles and donuts, desserts, seafood, pasta, and prime rib carving station just to name a few....

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

Jake and Maggie have had another big week.  We completed our second week of Canine Good Citizen Training in Burgettstown, PA with Blue Ribbon Dog Trainers. ​What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?The American Kennel Club started the canine good citizen program in 1989 as a means of rewarding dogs who were well behaved companions at home and in...

Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter Dog Treats

​It’s been a busy week and a half for Jake and Maggie.  They got to see their friend, Brian, who delivered us our favorite pizza from Fox’s Pizza!  Then they went to pre-requisite training to be considered for Therapy Dog Training.  We’ve been practicing all week so we can show the instructors at Blue Ribbon Dog Trainers how much they are...

DNA tests for your dog

DNA tests for your dog

This week is going so fast and has been so busy that I almost missed my Wednesday post.  It’s 7:44 pm and I still have time!  I found an interesting article in an “Eating Well” magazine this week titled “What Can a DNA Test Actually Reveal About My Dog?  My sister and I grew up taking in stray dogs and cats over the years and were always taking a...

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

"Jake came back from Country Dog Grooming in Eureka, MO very tired and styled with his safari bandanna". "The groomer said he was a good boy".   We are in Missouri right now and one of the things I love about living here is that it is very dog friendly.  It’s not unusual to see neighbors walking their dogs from early AM to late PM and stopping...

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

Anyone who has ever taken care of a diabetic pet, knows all to well all of the ups and downs it can bring to your life.  It can be quite complex and time consuming.  When our Bella lost her two buddies within a short period of time, she became depressed.  I took her to the vet to have her looked at and to have her blood work checked.  That's when...

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Many of us don't think about creating a Will for ourselves and our families let alone one for our pets.  And working with an attorney can be expensive.  Many don't think about what happens once they pass and the living pet is now left without a home or anyone to take care of it.  The way Thomas and I see it, is that our dogs are our children and...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

The number one music genre to help sooth pet anxiety

The number one music genre to help sooth pet anxiety

I received a new blog suggestion yesterday which got me excited and interested in doing my research.  One being that I’m helping a friend acclimate to owning a new dog and helping the dog acclimate to her new home and the other being just out of curiosity.  So this topic works perfectly with what is going on in my life right now. I always turn on...

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

 As a follow-up to my last post "Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?" see HERE, this is a post focusing on cats but can apply to any animal who has ingested alcohol and is suffering from alcohol poisoning.       What is Ethanol Toxicosis?   Exposure to ethanol, either orally or through the skin, is a common source of toxicity in household...

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?  The answer is YES!   We may have all seen at one in point in our lives, whether in person or on video, of someone giving a dog alcohol.  I have never seen it in person and I always try to stay positive in my blogging but I have to be honest, I came across a picture of a  puppy being forced fed alcohol and...

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

I’ve recently been helping a friend with a situation involving a very sweet Portuguese Water Dog whose owner has passed away.  She came as a pair with her brother but the family has split them up leaving this poor sweet girl to find a new home.  She is now with my friend and suffering from anxiety.  She’s been through a lot in a short period of...

One sure way to travel with your pet

One sure way to travel with your pet

Did you know that Pittsburgh, PA has been ranked #7 as a foodie destination? I've been watching the transition over the years and the addition of many delicious restaurants which Thomas and I have had the pleasure of trying. Now that we have Jake and Maggie, I'm also searching for dining that will allow us to bring our two monsters! I just came...

What your groomer is really trying to say

What your groomer is really trying to say

We have a wonderful groomer in Eureka, MO that we take Jake and Maggie to for their bath and toenail trim.  They leave smelling good and always have a fun bandana tied around their neck.  But...it's bit of a different story here in WV.  We went from showing up at one location three different times to find the groomer was always late.  We left one...

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and Maggie a new toy to play with and as you all know, my little monsters can destroy...

Beaver County Adoptions

Beaver County Adoptions

t's been awhile since I've posted anything from the Beaver County Human Society and was happy to see their emails come through this morning!  I had planned on a totally different post (which I will do later) but wanted to share these sweet fur babies with you.  I hate to see them sitting in shelters but happy to help in any way I can to advertise...

One easy way to adopt a pet

One easy way to adopt a pet

I have volunteered at different shelters over the years and I know first hand how much work it is to keep a shelter running.  It can be a daunting and rewarding task all at the same time.  I have the utmost respect for the volunteers who give their time, devotion, and energy to taking care of the shelter animals all across the country.  I would...

7 ways that dogs show their love

7 ways that dogs show their love

"Playing hide and go seek"     Happy Holidays!  I can’t believe it’s 2019!  Jake and Maggie celebrated their second Christmas with us and got lots of toys from their grandma, pap pap, aunt and uncle.  Yes, of course, we spoiled them rotten too!  Last year Jake destroyed the first Christmas ornament he saw…you know…those stuffed animal door knob...

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

"Maggie loves to climb up on her daddy, lick his head and then look out the window".  "He has 73 pounds sitting on his shoulder". LOL "Jake just loves to relax".  "Maggie went looking for me and had to show me her new chewy".  "The lighting was bad but I just had to snap that photo!"    "Always kissing" We were in Missouri with Jake and Maggie...

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

With Thanksgiving having just past and Christmas right around the corner, Thomas and I have been shopping, dining, and checking things off our "to do" list around the house.  We are so excited because this will be Jake and Maggie's second Christmas with us and I'm already planning on how we are going to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Every year Thomas and I donate to the animal shelters for the holidays by not only making a monetary donation but providing the shelter with cleaning supplies and food.  I've often thought about the many dedicated and caring volunteers that donate their time and effort taking care of the animals and the shelter.  There is ALOT that goes into...

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

I've been hearing so much about essential oils lately and was excited to meet someone who sells them.  So I set up an appointment with doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Emily McConaughy, and we met to discuss the oils I was interested in.  Let me tell you that I was very impressed with Emily's knowledge, passion, and presentation and I placed my first...

Just Add Coconut Oil

Just Add Coconut Oil

"I asked Jake if he wanted to help me with this blog post and just melted when he gave me this look". "Then he said heck with it and fell asleep". LOL This post is for a friend of mine whose sweet little dog has come down with some skin allergies and I wanted to help out.  Thomas and I have a few trusted vets that we use so I placed some calls...

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

"Waiting for our sweet potatoes"     Since the day we adopted Jake and Maggie, I have given them vegetables as part of their treats.  They love organic baby carrots and zucchini.  I decided to change things up a bit and grabbed some sweet potatoes at the grocery store.  Several months back, we purchased a dehydrator from Amazon made by VonShef...

Pet Ailments

Pet Ailments

It amazes me that animals can have the same ailments and diseases as humans do and can sometimes be treated the same way as we are.  But just when you think you've heard it all, something comes across your email and surprises you.  A good friend of mine had her yellow Labrador at the vet today to find out he has Horners Syndrome.   ​Her email...

Choke collars and how to use them

Choke collars and how to use them

There are many opinions on using a choke chain/collar on your dog and whether they are good for the pet or not.  I admit we do use them on Jake and Maggie but not before we were properly trained in how to put them on and when to use them during training.  They were pulling so badly and that's when our trainer brought out this contraption called a...

What is Proofing?

What is Proofing?

Sooo, as you all know, we put Jake and Maggie through training and have been working with them using all the "key" words they have learned.  I had no idea I was "Proofing" them until I read more about it.  What does PROOFING mean?  Proofing in dog training refers to a stage of training that is often referred to as distraction proofing....

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

Little by little, I find myself looking more and more for cruelty free makeup brands, body washes, hair, skin and cleaning products but it can be so confusing at times as to who is actually real and true in their opinion of what “cruelty free” means.  I thought I’d do some research and share what I’ve found with you.   "Jake falling asleep...

Toby and Grape!

Toby and Grape!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

I'm always searching for cruelty free products and came across a CHANTECAILLE ad in a magazine.  I have not tried this product yet but it is on my "to do" list to make a purchase and I wanted to share what looks like an amazing product.  Not only is  #CHANTECAILLE SKINCARE FREE OF:Phthalates, Sulphates, Detergents, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Palm...

A bunny called Addie!

A bunny called Addie!

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Adopted!!!!

Adopted!!!!

I am so happy to share the good news with all of you!  These sweet babies have been adopted but sadly more are awaiting loving homes!  Considering adopting???...Go to the Beaver County Humane Society for more information! PhilSprinkles HematiteSweetsSherlockEarlSweetsAlainaVladOdsidianMayballineGeordieKitsyGrandiePrincessMeatball Beaver County...

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Have you ever considered giving your pet bottled water over tap water or possibly purchasing a filter for cleaner water for your pets?  Water is the most important for your pet but not all tap water is created equal.  Tap water contains less than 5000 parts per million of total dissolved solids is considered acceptable, you have to consider where...

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well...the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I've taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free to contact me.  I would be happy to talk with you and also share my research via my blog. "I told...

Happy Birthday Jake and Maggie

Happy Birthday Jake and Maggie

Today is Jake and Maggie's first birthday!  I can't believe it's been one year already!!!  We made homemade peanut butter, banana, and oatmeal treats (recipe below) for their birthday party tomorrow.  I'm crossing my fingers the weather holds out so we can pull out their baby pool for swim time and everyone can eat out on the patio and enjoy nice...

FROMM Pet Food

FROMM Pet Food

If you read my last post regarding my trip to #Treats-Unleashed, you might be interested in hearing about #FROMM pet food.  I'm looking for a holistic dog food for the pups and when Brandon, my sales guy, highly recommended this brand and why, I started listening.  He gave me several samples to try and when I mixed those in with their current...

Boredom No More

Boredom No More

Jake and Maggie are now 11 months old and have learned so much in their short little lives.  They are incredibly smart and have picked up all of their commands at Casey Ray's STL Dog Training in Wildwood, MO very quickly.  Our trainer and owner, Shelly, used her little puppy Buttercup during one of our lessons to show the pups how to pay...

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Two days after arriving home from Missouri, we had some bad weather come in and we experienced torrential downpours, high winds, thunder, and lightning.  The pups have been out in all weather from hot days to cold nights, falling snow and rain, and have never been affected by any of it.  When lighting hit and thunder shook the house, they reacted...

Earl The Hound Dog

Earl The Hound Dog

​Beaver County Humane Society 3394 BRODHEAD ROAD CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801 FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adopt Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter Hours Tuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pm Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed on...

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

BOBS from Skechers teams up with Best Friends to support dogs and cats in need.In a huge step forward in the effort to Save Them All, Best Friends is teaming up with BOBS from Skechers. For every purchase of BOBS shoes, Skechers will make a donation to support Best Friends programs — programs to keep more pets out of shelters and increase the...

All Kinds of Doggie Love

All Kinds of Doggie Love

If your an animal lover like me, you know that they have so much love to give but I've talked to people who want only a full blood and would never step foot in a shelter. Their argument is that these animals are "no good" which makes me crazy to hear that. Honestly, I have never minded one way or the other. My family and I have had animals all...

Adopt Me Today!

Adopt Me Today!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

We've been talking about getting a new camera for like...FOREVER!  Well, we finally made our big purchase and bought a Nikon D5600 DSLR from Best Buy and this wonderful camera bag from Amazon.  Jake and Maggie turned 9 months old this month and buying this camera to take better pics and videos of them will be so much fun.  If your like me, you...

BIG Nylabone

BIG Nylabone

This is Jake and Maggie listing to me so intently tell them about their birthday presents. They turned 9 months old on March 8th and what better gift to get them (besides training) was a chew toy. You all know how I am forever searching for toys that they will not ruin in 2.5 seconds and I've found it!! BIG Nylabones!!! When we got back to...

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Hello! My name is Meatball. I am one big lovable guy! I just adore getting attention! I can play independently, but I really enjoy companionship. As lovable as I am, I definitely need to learn some manners! I am only a year old so I still have all my puppy energy! I know basic commands, but I listen even better if you're going to give me a yummy...

Grandie The Black Cat

Grandie The Black Cat

Hello my name is Grandie! I have been at the shelter since September!  I am a handsome boy that loves to be where the people are.  I am a sweet boy but I also am the kind of cat that likes things on my own terms. I would do best in a home with adults and/or teenagers. I love to be petted but again I will let you know when I am done. I like to...

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Hello!   My name is Geordie!  I am an 8 year old,beautiful gray and white,older gentleman and I am ready for my new forever home!  When I came into the shelter I was very scared so I would hiss at people I didn't know.  But now I'm starting to get comfortable here and will let people pet me.  When I like you I will purr and make muffins and let...

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

I've been talking about setting up training for Jake and Maggie for awhile now.  After much research, I felt like I had finally found someone who we would want to train Jake and Maggie, so I scheduled a consultation with Zack, one of the Casey Ray Dog Trainers.  Thomas and I were very impressed and signed up the pups!  Can you believe they are 7...

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Saturday Funday, February 24!  Come out and show your support! Beaver County Humane Society​​ Beaver Animal Clinic Presents: Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018  Saturday, February 24, 20186:30 PM EST - 10:00 PM EST Center Stage 1495 Old Brodhead RoadMonaca, PA  Back for it's third year, we are proud to announce our third annual Wings, Suds & Songs...

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

A friend recommended Fresh 'N Clean dog shampoo for Jake and Maggie.  She is a dog mommy and I trust her opinion so I put the pups in my Jeep and headed to Pet Supplies Plus! She was right.  It has a great smell, creates a full lather, and left the pups soft and silky.  I chose the 2-in-1 because our water here in Missouri is harder than back...

Princess

Princess

Hello my name is "Princess", and yes I expect to be treated like one! I am a 9 year old Pitbull. I am new to the shelter! I was surrendered to the shelter because my owners could not "handle" me. I'm a super sweet down to earth girl that can be a little freaky in my cage. But I promise once I come out of my cage I'll be a completely different...

Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap your energy in seconds.  When your laying on the couch, every fiber in your body is...

Three Sweet Cats

Three Sweet Cats

"Binky" - Sweet and Mellow! ​My last two posts have been pretty serious so I wanted to change things up a bit.  What better way to do that than to talk about three sweet fur babies, Binky, Wilbur, and Piggy!  If you ever thought about adopting a kitten or a cat, here are few things to think about to prepare yourself and your home.  Trust me, once...

Pets and Domestic Violence

Pets and Domestic Violence

In relation to my last post on animal abuse, I wanted to talk about another form of abuse that we don’t normally think about and that is a pet kept in a harmful environment such as a domestic violence home.  According to an article I found at www.purina.com, the love for a pet compels victims of domestic violence to stay in unsafe situations....

Help Stop Animal Cruelty

Help Stop Animal Cruelty

"Jake and Maggie...what little hams they are".  "From tackling each other in the snow to playing 'hide and go seek', they wore themselves out"!  "Well, as you can see, they didn't hide very well". LOL!  "Jake can't quite fit all the way under the bed anymore and Maggie just picked my bathroom mat to lay on".  I recently heard about a conversation...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has to bring at least one into the garage every time he goes outside!!!   We are...

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

We are four days into the new year and Jake and Maggie have totally demolished all of their new toys.  I wanted to wrap each one individually for them for Christmas but we wanted to give the toys to them all at once.  It was a blast watching them get so excited and curious about what was under that wrapping paper.  We quickly realized, due to all...

Help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

I always try to blog about positive and informative topics but today is not one of them.  If you delve further into the Yulin Dog Meat Trade, you will find disgusting and graphic information.  I will not include pictures but felt it necessary to help spread the word with the next festival being right around the corner beginning Friday, June 21st...

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I've recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) "To Microchip or To Not Microchip?".  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in their particular niches. This expert team includes former Olympians, doctors, registered nurses,...

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I've recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) "To Microchip or To Not Microchip?".  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in their particular niches. This expert team includes former Olympians, doctors, registered nurses,...

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

I’m sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone and hope you all have a wonderful day.  I know everyone is busy so I’m keeping this blog post short this week.   There are three items that I continue to purchase because they are amazing and I want to share them with you.     Yaktrax Boot TrayThe Yaktrax Boot Tray.  This tray has really saved me...

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie.  What is Clavamox?

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie. What is Clavamox?

I watch Maggie and Jake like a hawk and would never have known that Maggie had adolescent UTI (Urinary Track Infection).  She did not show any signs of being sick, urinating frequently, straining to urinate, having accidents in the house, blood in the urine (I used a white Scott towel to collect her urine and did not see blood), licking, or...

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfortable 3M Reflective Multi-colored Stripe Mesh Padded Dog Harness Vest, Matching Collar & Leash Available Separately.    We were having a problem with the puppies pulling when we took them for walks which put me on a quest to find safe, comfortable and most importantly, durable harnesses to help eliminate this...

Wild Child

Wild Child

  "Trip to the vet with our new harnesses and leashes followed by a trip to Walmart.  Maggie ate Mommy's Jeep manual and I watched".  Love, Jake   "Road trip from West Virginia to Missouri!  Mom and Dad said we were good boys and girls". "Back home on Friday!  We miss our big yard!"  Love Maggie   Big week so far for Jake and Maggie!   Sunday was...

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

I found something interesting today and couldn't wait to share it with everyone.  I'm that nervous Nelly who when picking out dog food for my fur babies, I wonder if I'm the 1 in a million who is getting a bag from a bad batch of food.  When it's time to choose the next stage of food for their age group or whether I want chicken, beef, or lamb to...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

As I was taking this picture and thinking about how I keep forgetting to cut the string off of Maggie's collar, I was also wondering about her food...and where to buy her new collar she so desperately needs!  She is staring at me like this because she is hungry and wants her dinner!  Or HANGRIE, as my friends in St. Louis say it!  LOL.  Her toy...

Our little helpers :-)

Our little helpers 🙂

"Jake helping dad with a codes and standards electrical safety question" "Maggie helping mom with her blog"   You Might Also Like What Do You Think? Let Us Know!

New treats the healthy way!

New treats the healthy way!

So...Mom made us new treats last night :-). She calls them "chewies" but we know there organic chicken strips from Kroger.   We were waiting patiently on the couch for our "chewies" to be done but it was taking way to long...8 hours is just toooooo long for us to sit one spot.  They were so good that we want to share the recipe with you.  It's...

New Treats…happiness!!!

New Treats…happiness!!!

My sister bought Jake and Maggie new treats today and they love them!  This video says it all...sheer happiness!  Just look for Busy Chewnola's by Purina at your local pet store or grocery store.  We found ours at Kroger!  On my "to do" list" is to use the organic chicken strips I bought at the grocery store in the dehydrator and incorporate...

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie are 3 months old now and I thought it would be fun to take them on their first trip to Pet Supplies Plus.  I needed to get them new toys and treats and figured they would want to pick something out :-). Let's just say it was an eventful trip but short lived.  I didn't consider how these two would attract so much attention.  I made...

Purina Puppy Pro Plan

Purina Puppy Pro Plan

We've had Jake and Maggie alittle over 3 months now.  I just took them to the vet yesterday for their second round of shots.  Jake weighs in at 27 pounds and Maggie is at 24 pounds.  I'm sad because they are getting harder to pick up but I love their little fat rolls and they love my hugs and kisses.  The vet said they look healthy and happy and...

Tiger Is Ready For Adoption

Tiger Is Ready For Adoption

Hello! My name is Tiger! I am the most lovable, snuggliest, sweetest boy around. l am the epitome of a lap cat! I just want to be petted all day long. As soon as we make eye contact, I start making muffins. I am a bit head shy, so I need a slow and gentle hand. I can...

Road Dogs and Rescue

Road Dogs and Rescue

I’m very excited to talk about an interview that I did with Alyssa Thai, Social Media Marketing for Road Dogs and Rescue at https://www.roadogsandrescue.org.  I contacted Road Dogs via a direct message through Instagram wanting to know more about the organization and...

Frankie Available For Adoption

Frankie Available For Adoption

I've partnered with the Beaver County Humane Society again and I'm making it my mission to be at their facility at least once a month to take pictures of the sweet animals up for adoption.  I had the pleasure of meeting Frankie last Friday and she won my heart.  It...

Eli Is Available For Adoption

Eli Is Available For Adoption

I've partnered again with the Beaver County Humane Society and had the pleasure of meeting a very sweet Pit Bull Terrier this week named Eli.  Eli is a brown and white neutered male and at only 2 years old, he is very calm.  This sweet boy posed for many pictures and...

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Have you ever been so touched and inspired by a story that you wanted to tell the world about it?  It is so easy to take the blessings we have for granted and get so engrained in our day-to-day stuff.  Sometimes I feel that I should be doing more.  As you know my...

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley AgnesClout Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter...

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Hello! My name is Lumley! I am an extra, super, duper special pup. The staff here have become my family; they love me, they protect me, and they give me hope. I am dashingly handsome, but sometimes that's all anyone sees: my looks. They don't know that I have a lot of...

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

Pet Supplies Plus is having their ​National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption EventSunday, June 23 | 11 am - 3 pm Come in and visit your favorite Pet Supplies Plus location to learn more about the shelter cats available for adoption.  Help spread the word and let me...

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

I just did a post on "Where to find a shelter pet?" that highlights the adorable cats up for adoption at Beaver County Humane Society.  I wanted to make sure I included these sweet dogs and bunnies who are also ready to find their forever home.   ​​Beaver County...

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where do you find a loving shelter pet?  Look no further than Beaver County Humane Society!  What a wonderful place to stop in, check out the amazing dogs, cats and bunnies for adoption.  If you are looking for a forever pet, check out these sweet faces below.  ...

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Beaver County Adoptions

Beaver County Adoptions

t's been awhile since I've posted anything from the Beaver County Human Society and was happy to see their emails come through this morning!  I had planned on a totally different post (which I will do later) but wanted to share these sweet fur babies with you.  I hate...

One easy way to adopt a pet

One easy way to adopt a pet

I have volunteered at different shelters over the years and I know first hand how much work it is to keep a shelter running.  It can be a daunting and rewarding task all at the same time.  I have the utmost respect for the volunteers who give their time, devotion, and...

Toby and Grape!

Toby and Grape!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

A bunny called Addie!

A bunny called Addie!

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Adopted!!!!

Adopted!!!!

I am so happy to share the good news with all of you!  These sweet babies have been adopted but sadly more are awaiting loving homes!  Considering adopting???...Go to the Beaver County Humane Society for more information!...

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Earl The Hound Dog

Earl The Hound Dog

​Beaver County Humane Society 3394 BRODHEAD ROAD CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801 FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adopt Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter Hours Tuesday...

Adopt Me Today!

Adopt Me Today!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Hello! My name is Meatball. I am one big lovable guy! I just adore getting attention! I can play independently, but I really enjoy companionship. As lovable as I am, I definitely need to learn some manners! I am only a year old so I still have all my puppy energy! I...

Grandie The Black Cat

Grandie The Black Cat

Hello my name is Grandie! I have been at the shelter since September!  I am a handsome boy that loves to be where the people are.  I am a sweet boy but I also am the kind of cat that likes things on my own terms. I would do best in a home with adults and/or teenagers....

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Hello!   My name is Geordie!  I am an 8 year old,beautiful gray and white,older gentleman and I am ready for my new forever home!  When I came into the shelter I was very scared so I would hiss at people I didn't know.  But now I'm starting to get comfortable here and...

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Saturday Funday, February 24!  Come out and show your support! Beaver County Humane Society​​ Beaver Animal Clinic Presents: Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018  Saturday, February 24, 20186:30 PM EST - 10:00 PM EST Center Stage 1495 Old Brodhead RoadMonaca, PA  Back for it's...

Princess

Princess

Hello my name is "Princess", and yes I expect to be treated like one! I am a 9 year old Pitbull. I am new to the shelter! I was surrendered to the shelter because my owners could not "handle" me. I'm a super sweet down to earth girl that can be a little freaky in my...

Tiger Is Ready For Adoption

Tiger Is Ready For Adoption

Hello! My name is Tiger! I am the most lovable, snuggliest, sweetest boy around. l am the epitome of a lap cat! I just want to be petted all day long. As soon as we make eye contact, I start making muffins. I am a bit head shy, so I need a slow and gentle hand. I can be timid, but just of unfamiliar places. I warm up quickly to nice people! I am...

Road Dogs and Rescue

Road Dogs and Rescue

I’m very excited to talk about an interview that I did with Alyssa Thai, Social Media Marketing for Road Dogs and Rescue at https://www.roadogsandrescue.org.  I contacted Road Dogs via a direct message through Instagram wanting to know more about the organization and how I could help spread the word on saving the lives of these poor animals left...

Frankie Available For Adoption

Frankie Available For Adoption

I've partnered with the Beaver County Humane Society again and I'm making it my mission to be at their facility at least once a month to take pictures of the sweet animals up for adoption.  I had the pleasure of meeting Frankie last Friday and she won my heart.  It didn't take me long to bond with her as she was very curious, friendly and...

Eli Is Available For Adoption

Eli Is Available For Adoption

I've partnered again with the Beaver County Humane Society and had the pleasure of meeting a very sweet Pit Bull Terrier this week named Eli.  Eli is a brown and white neutered male and at only 2 years old, he is very calm.  This sweet boy posed for many pictures and allowed me to move around him snapping photos at every angle.  Scroll down to...

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Have you ever been so touched and inspired by a story that you wanted to tell the world about it?  It is so easy to take the blessings we have for granted and get so engrained in our day-to-day stuff.  Sometimes I feel that I should be doing more.  As you know my passion is for the animals and my Instagram page is full of adorable animals, small...

Beaver County Humane Society finds homes for 62 shelter pets

Beaver County Humane Society finds homes for 62 shelter pets

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays &...

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley AgnesClout Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am -...

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Hello! My name is Lumley! I am an extra, super, duper special pup. The staff here have become my family; they love me, they protect me, and they give me hope. I am dashingly handsome, but sometimes that's all anyone sees: my looks. They don't know that I have a lot of needs, some of them different than other dogs'. I love to be active, but I...

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

Pet Supplies Plus is having their ​National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption EventSunday, June 23 | 11 am - 3 pm Come in and visit your favorite Pet Supplies Plus location to learn more about the shelter cats available for adoption.  Help spread the word and let me know if you bring a new friend home!!!  There are so many cats and kittens out...

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

I just did a post on "Where to find a shelter pet?" that highlights the adorable cats up for adoption at Beaver County Humane Society.  I wanted to make sure I included these sweet dogs and bunnies who are also ready to find their forever home.   ​​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX:...

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where do you find a loving shelter pet?  Look no further than Beaver County Humane Society!  What a wonderful place to stop in, check out the amazing dogs, cats and bunnies for adoption.  If you are looking for a forever pet, check out these sweet faces below.   ​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE:...

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Beaver County Adoptions

Beaver County Adoptions

t's been awhile since I've posted anything from the Beaver County Human Society and was happy to see their emails come through this morning!  I had planned on a totally different post (which I will do later) but wanted to share these sweet fur babies with you.  I hate to see them sitting in shelters but happy to help in any way I can to advertise...

One easy way to adopt a pet

One easy way to adopt a pet

I have volunteered at different shelters over the years and I know first hand how much work it is to keep a shelter running.  It can be a daunting and rewarding task all at the same time.  I have the utmost respect for the volunteers who give their time, devotion, and energy to taking care of the shelter animals all across the country.  I would...

Toby and Grape!

Toby and Grape!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

A bunny called Addie!

A bunny called Addie!

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Adopted!!!!

Adopted!!!!

I am so happy to share the good news with all of you!  These sweet babies have been adopted but sadly more are awaiting loving homes!  Considering adopting???...Go to the Beaver County Humane Society for more information! PhilSprinkles HematiteSweetsSherlockEarlSweetsAlainaVladOdsidianMayballineGeordieKitsyGrandiePrincessMeatball Beaver County...

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Earl The Hound Dog

Earl The Hound Dog

​Beaver County Humane Society 3394 BRODHEAD ROAD CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801 FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adopt Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter Hours Tuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pm Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed on...

Adopt Me Today!

Adopt Me Today!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Hello! My name is Meatball. I am one big lovable guy! I just adore getting attention! I can play independently, but I really enjoy companionship. As lovable as I am, I definitely need to learn some manners! I am only a year old so I still have all my puppy energy! I know basic commands, but I listen even better if you're going to give me a yummy...

Grandie The Black Cat

Grandie The Black Cat

Hello my name is Grandie! I have been at the shelter since September!  I am a handsome boy that loves to be where the people are.  I am a sweet boy but I also am the kind of cat that likes things on my own terms. I would do best in a home with adults and/or teenagers. I love to be petted but again I will let you know when I am done. I like to...

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Hello!   My name is Geordie!  I am an 8 year old,beautiful gray and white,older gentleman and I am ready for my new forever home!  When I came into the shelter I was very scared so I would hiss at people I didn't know.  But now I'm starting to get comfortable here and will let people pet me.  When I like you I will purr and make muffins and let...

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Saturday Funday, February 24!  Come out and show your support! Beaver County Humane Society​​ Beaver Animal Clinic Presents: Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018  Saturday, February 24, 20186:30 PM EST - 10:00 PM EST Center Stage 1495 Old Brodhead RoadMonaca, PA  Back for it's third year, we are proud to announce our third annual Wings, Suds & Songs...

Princess

Princess

Hello my name is "Princess", and yes I expect to be treated like one! I am a 9 year old Pitbull. I am new to the shelter! I was surrendered to the shelter because my owners could not "handle" me. I'm a super sweet down to earth girl that can be a little freaky in my cage. But I promise once I come out of my cage I'll be a completely different...

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Have you ever wondered what the anatomy of a dog’s paw is?  I have and according to AKC, a dog’s paw is made up of skin, bone, tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and connective tissue. That doesn’t sound all that different from our anatomy and for that, we have to be...

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Happy Friday everyone!!  As I sit here typing and watching the news, I’m thinking of the many people who are helping us get through this quarantine from the truck drivers to store clerks to the first responders helping those who are dealing with the devastation from...

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Spring is finally here!  It has been a chilly one and it hasn’t stopped my allergies from knocking me off my feet!!  I’m glad Jake and Maggie have such thick healthy coats to protect them but I’ve noticed as spring moves forward, they are shedding a bit more.  The...

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

This post might be a little late for some of you, but I thought about it today and did some research.  Can you claim your dog on your taxes?  I have always been told “no" but wondered…are there any loop holes??  Now that Jake and Maggie are certified therapy dogs, I...

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Has everyone been enjoying their time away from the office or are you getting stir crazy?  Life really hasn’t changed for us except that Thomas’ travel has been cancelled through May!  We are loving life at home together; he in his office and me in mine being...

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do dogs really understand the meaning of personal space?  I don't think Jake and Maggie do.  I’m sure we are all sick of talking and thinking about the Coronavirus.  I know Jake and Maggie are!  Every activity I think of involves being around places and people so we...

4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized

4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized

Happy Thursday everyone!  What a week it has been!  I’m rushing spring to get here and have been spring cleaning all week!  I set out on a mission to organize all of our closets and drawers and finished up with that today!  One of my items on my bucket list for 2020...

How To Protect Your Pet During A Tornado

How To Protect Your Pet During A Tornado

This post is dedicated to Nashville and all those who have lost their homes and loved ones due to the tornado that hit on Tuesday morning.  It is also dedicated to the many animals who were scared and have lost their lives in the storm.   My family knows exactly what...

Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling With Your Pet

Are you tired of this wintery weather and looking forward to spring?  Do you have any camping trips planned this year with you and your pet?  Before you and your BFF hit the trails, make a check list of what you need to bring.  Don’t forget any essentials.  I’ve made...

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

With Jake and Maggie passing their second TDI test with Thomas as their handler, we can now all volunteer together.  I’m so excited because Jake and Maggie are signed up to do some reading classes for the children at two local libraries.  What I haven’t been able to...

Careers Involving Animals

Careers Involving Animals

What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you stay on track and become what you always wanted or did you veer off choosing another profession?  I wanted to be a veterinarian but as time went on, I changed my mind and went into business.  I left the corporate...

What Is Dog Flipping?

What Is Dog Flipping?

Can you imagine letting your dog out and after a few minutes wondering why he hasn’t barked at the door to be let in only to find he is gone!!!  The chain is laying on the ground, the gate is closed to the fence, no one has seen your sweet pup and there is no sign of...

Are Gentle Lead Head Harnesses Effective?

Are Gentle Lead Head Harnesses Effective?

I recently posted pictures of Jake and Maggie on Instagram that were taken during one of our walks around our neighborhood.  In those pictures, they are wearing a gentle lead head harness no pull lead that I bought from Chewy.com.  These leads were used in our...

Games You Can Play With Your Dog

Games You Can Play With Your Dog

With the winter here and cold weather keeping us all bundled up inside, I have not been diligent in taking Jake and Maggie for their walk.  We haven’t played frisbee much outside lately either and there are days where the dogs get bored.  We play our tricks in the...

Tips For Making A Party Appetizer

Tips For Making A Party Appetizer

I recently posted "How to make a meat and cheese tray for 8 people" and thought I would include this appetizer I made for the holidays.  This cheesy and salty dish is loaded with color and flavor and so easy to make.  Honestly, I think it put everyone in the party...

How The Pet Industry Has Grown

How The Pet Industry Has Grown

With the pet industry exploding in growth opportunities, I thought I would put together some statistics on pet ownership, cost per month, and how advanced we have come in our thinking about the quality of food, treats, care, services, and technology.  We are now...

How To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals

How To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals

How to teach children to be kind to animals?  How else can a child know the difference?  I was once told that animals do not have personalities or feelings.  I was an adult participating in this conversation and could not for the life of me rationalize the words my...

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas

We all know how to wrap gifts.  Some are fantastic at it while others just want to get the job done.  Personally, I love to wrap gifts.  I find it relaxing and enjoy picking out the wrapping paper as much as I do picking the gift out.  For me, it is about putting a...

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

I have been racking my brain over Jake and Maggie and their incessive licking of their paws and how to fix it.  I've tried Benadryl, Coconut Oil, and Cortizone 10.  I've been told by one vet that they have allergies to grass and another vet that they have allergies to...

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our "to do" list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I'll be blogging those pictures...

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

This time of year, there are so many animals sitting in shelters.  It breaks my heart because so many of us want the puppy, the younger dog, because they are healthier, less trips to the vet, less maintenance, but what about those senior dogs waiting for their forever...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell,...

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

I couldn't wait for this post because I'm so excited to tell everyone that Jake and Maggie passed their TDI test on Friday night.  Thomas and I are very proud of them!  I now have to submit all of the appropriate paperwork and then wait for their certifications to...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give...

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

Soooo.....I took Jake and Maggie to the vet last night to get their preventative shots for Lyme disease and they acted as if they had never had a day of training in their lives!!  I could see the vet tech looking at me and I knew what she was thinking...get your dogs...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

When we lost our last 3 dogs, Thomas and I said we were going to take a break from being pet parents.   But after only a month, I started looking for another dog.  It didn’t matter to us where the dog came from or the breed.  I just knew that what was meant for us...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is...

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

We recently took Jake and Maggie to Misty Pines Dog Park and I asked to see their facilities.  Thomas and I have always agreed that we would never board our dogs and we stand by that.  It is either for you or not and we just feel more comfortable not boarding.  The...

Can dogs have identical twins?

Can dogs have identical twins?

I was sitting around the table at Thomas' family's house and we were talking about my blog when his aunt asked me if dogs can be born twins.  I said that I thought so and was going to research it.  Turns out that dogs can be born twins and here is how.     "Jake and...

What are your rights when losing a pet?

What are your rights when losing a pet?

I first started researching the emotional toll it takes on a pet when you give it up simply because you do not want it.  There have been people in my life who have adopted an animal because they thought it was a good idea at the time only to turn around and give it up...

Why foster a dog?

Why foster a dog?

First I have to say that I could never foster a dog....why?...because it would become mine.  I could never give the dog up.  I would end up with a whole house full of dogs so I admit it is not for me but there are a lot of amazing people out there who can.  Why foster...

Beef liver for your dog

Beef liver for your dog

Have you ever given the thought to giving your dog beef liver?  I have to admit that it has never crossed my mind.  I am always making sure that Jake and Maggie get the best food and treats.  I buy everything organic whether it be a baby carrot for a treat or their...

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

I can't tell you how many pictures I've taken of Maggie only to delete them because they didn't turn out right.  I don't have a problem with Jake. He is very photogenic and takes better pictures and quite possibly because he is chocolate and not solid black.  I am...

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Every day I work with Jake and Maggie and we play "tricks" which involves them getting in my face at the exact time every day and me saying..."Do you want to play tricks?"  They immediately run to the mudroom so I can pull out the treats and then we go through every...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc. I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc.   I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the...

Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Do mosquitos love you?  They love me!  Well, they don’t actually love me, they love to bite me!!!  One of my readers suggested doing a post on safe and natural mosquito repellent.  Based on my research from previous years and a lot of google searches, this is what...

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Have you ever wondered what the anatomy of a dog’s paw is?  I have and according to AKC, a dog’s paw is made up of skin, bone, tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and connective tissue. That doesn’t sound all that different from our anatomy and for that, we have to be extra cautious in walking our dogs on hot pavement.  Summer is here and we are...

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Happy Friday everyone!!  As I sit here typing and watching the news, I’m thinking of the many people who are helping us get through this quarantine from the truck drivers to store clerks to the first responders helping those who are dealing with the devastation from the hurricanes that ripped through TX, OK, and LA last night.  These are amazing...

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Spring is finally here!  It has been a chilly one and it hasn’t stopped my allergies from knocking me off my feet!!  I’m glad Jake and Maggie have such thick healthy coats to protect them but I’ve noticed as spring moves forward, they are shedding a bit more.  The dogs are not immune to allergies either.  I can take some Allegra and feel somewhat...

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

This post might be a little late for some of you, but I thought about it today and did some research.  Can you claim your dog on your taxes?  I have always been told “no" but wondered…are there any loop holes??  Now that Jake and Maggie are certified therapy dogs, I wondered if this might benefit us during tax season. And….the answer is no!...

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Has everyone been enjoying their time away from the office or are you getting stir crazy?  Life really hasn’t changed for us except that Thomas’ travel has been cancelled through May!  We are loving life at home together; he in his office and me in mine being productive.  We get to meet (in the kitchen) for lunch every day and dinner is exactly...

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do dogs really understand the meaning of personal space?  I don't think Jake and Maggie do.  I’m sure we are all sick of talking and thinking about the Coronavirus.  I know Jake and Maggie are!  Every activity I think of involves being around places and people so we have begun a new routine of walking our property line, and a new routine of...

4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized

4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized

Happy Thursday everyone!  What a week it has been!  I’m rushing spring to get here and have been spring cleaning all week!  I set out on a mission to organize all of our closets and drawers and finished up with that today!  One of my items on my bucket list for 2020 was to prioritize my time better and by doing that, I have been making a “To Do”...

How To Protect Your Pet During A Tornado

How To Protect Your Pet During A Tornado

This post is dedicated to Nashville and all those who have lost their homes and loved ones due to the tornado that hit on Tuesday morning.  It is also dedicated to the many animals who were scared and have lost their lives in the storm.   My family knows exactly what Nashville is going through.  When I was in high school, we had a tornado touch...

Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling With Your Pet

Are you tired of this wintery weather and looking forward to spring?  Do you have any camping trips planned this year with you and your pet?  Before you and your BFF hit the trails, make a check list of what you need to bring.  Don’t forget any essentials.  I’ve made a list of things to think about and items to bring to prepare you for what could...

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

With Jake and Maggie passing their second TDI test with Thomas as their handler, we can now all volunteer together.  I’m so excited because Jake and Maggie are signed up to do some reading classes for the children at two local libraries.  What I haven’t been able to do is get them scheduled to volunteer at any schools and universities yet.  I...

Careers Involving Animals

Careers Involving Animals

What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you stay on track and become what you always wanted or did you veer off choosing another profession?  I wanted to be a veterinarian but as time went on, I changed my mind and went into business.  I left the corporate world but the profession I chose allowed me to gain the skills I needed to start my...

What Is Dog Flipping?

What Is Dog Flipping?

Can you imagine letting your dog out and after a few minutes wondering why he hasn’t barked at the door to be let in only to find he is gone!!!  The chain is laying on the ground, the gate is closed to the fence, no one has seen your sweet pup and there is no sign of your pet anywhere.  You know he has been stolen and panic sets in! Pet Theft...

February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

I think we all know that keeping your pet’s teeth healthy and clean is very important but how many of us knew that February is dedicated to Pet Dental Health? Did you know this?  I have to admit that I did not.  National Pet Dental Health Month was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association to highlight how important oral health is to...

Are Gentle Lead Head Harnesses Effective?

Are Gentle Lead Head Harnesses Effective?

I recently posted pictures of Jake and Maggie on Instagram that were taken during one of our walks around our neighborhood.  In those pictures, they are wearing a gentle lead head harness no pull lead that I bought from Chewy.com.  These leads were used in our training sessions with our trainers and were recommended to us to help train the dogs...

Games You Can Play With Your Dog

Games You Can Play With Your Dog

With the winter here and cold weather keeping us all bundled up inside, I have not been diligent in taking Jake and Maggie for their walk.  We haven’t played frisbee much outside lately either and there are days where the dogs get bored.  We play our tricks in the house and we take rides in the car but I think they need more mental stimulation as...

Tips For Making A Party Appetizer

Tips For Making A Party Appetizer

I recently posted "How to make a meat and cheese tray for 8 people" and thought I would include this appetizer I made for the holidays.  This cheesy and salty dish is loaded with color and flavor and so easy to make.  Honestly, I think it put everyone in the party mood as soon as they walked into my kitchen!  :-). I like putting appetizers out...

How The Pet Industry Has Grown

How The Pet Industry Has Grown

With the pet industry exploding in growth opportunities, I thought I would put together some statistics on pet ownership, cost per month, and how advanced we have come in our thinking about the quality of food, treats, care, services, and technology.  We are now looking for high quality food, organic food, quality medications, quality vet care,...

How To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals

How To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals

How to teach children to be kind to animals?  How else can a child know the difference?  I was once told that animals do not have personalities or feelings.  I was an adult participating in this conversation and could not for the life of me rationalize the words my ears were hearing.  It is so important for children to learn how to treat and...

Meaningful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Day

Meaningful Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Day

I have to admit that when I was younger, it didn’t much matter to me if I celebrated New Year’s Day or not.  As I’ve gotten older, I started looking forward to celebrating the new year and putting more thought into hitting the “refresh” button.  For me, it’s not about making “resolutions" because, honestly, I never keep them.  It is about...

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas

We all know how to wrap gifts.  Some are fantastic at it while others just want to get the job done.  Personally, I love to wrap gifts.  I find it relaxing and enjoy picking out the wrapping paper as much as I do picking the gift out.  For me, it is about putting a whole theme together.  I want the wrapping paper, bow, and card to match and I...

Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

How many of you sleep with your dog? Thomas and I sleep with Jake and Maggie every night and honestly, I love it!!! Jake and Maggie have two different sleeping styles with Maggie curling up into a ball at the bottom of the bed and Jake literally sharing a pillow with me and snoring in my ear. I’ve been asked many times how I can sleep like that....

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

I have been racking my brain over Jake and Maggie and their incessive licking of their paws and how to fix it.  I've tried Benadryl, Coconut Oil, and Cortizone 10.  I've been told by one vet that they have allergies to grass and another vet that they have allergies to food!  Here are my findings and recommendations:  I got Jake and Maggie...

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our "to do" list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I'll be blogging those pictures this week.  We got some deliveries on Friday and Saturday one being from Puppy...

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

How To Create A Christmas Wreath

We got our first big snowfall today...well, it was like an inch but it was pretty!!  Waking up to snow falling, the tree on, and a hot cup of coffee in hand...that's a relaxing morning :-). I went shopping with my sister today and as we backed out of the driveway, I looked at my cute little front porch that I just decorated and thought...what a...

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

This time of year, there are so many animals sitting in shelters.  It breaks my heart because so many of us want the puppy, the younger dog, because they are healthier, less trips to the vet, less maintenance, but what about those senior dogs waiting for their forever home.  What we don’t see is all the love older pets can give.  What we also...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I wanted to put a post together for you.   I wanted a reliable source to work from...

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

We had a beautiful weekend here in the burgh and what better way to spend a sunny afternoon with your pup but take them with you to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  Jake and Maggie had a day of firsts from riding an elevator,  to walking the streets of Pittsburgh, to attending the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  I was hesitant at first because this could have...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog that showed up at our house.  We were taught that having an animal was hard work...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell, Hear, and Taste but their smelling ability is rated top on the list!  My first...

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

I couldn't wait for this post because I'm so excited to tell everyone that Jake and Maggie passed their TDI test on Friday night.  Thomas and I are very proud of them!  I now have to submit all of the appropriate paperwork and then wait for their certifications to come in the mail.  They said it typically takes 6- 8 weeks!  I participated in two...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited for them.  We had our practice test today and it went well.  We will know if they...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give the gift receipts just incase your friends and family need to return anything!  I...

Decoding Your Pet’s Body Language

Decoding Your Pet’s Body Language

It’s not always easy to know what our dogs are telling us. For those of us who have been around animals all our lives, we have a pretty good idea by their wagging tails, growls, licks, shaking, etc. but do we really??? We often don’t realize that “they” understand “us” better than we realize. Researchers in Budapest used magnets resonance imaging...

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

Soooo.....I took Jake and Maggie to the vet last night to get their preventative shots for Lyme disease and they acted as if they had never had a day of training in their lives!!  I could see the vet tech looking at me and I knew what she was thinking...get your dogs under control!!!   "On the way to the vet...and below...after the vet"  What to...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

When we lost our last 3 dogs, Thomas and I said we were going to take a break from being pet parents.   But after only a month, I started looking for another dog.  It didn’t matter to us where the dog came from or the breed.  I just knew that what was meant for us would show up in an unexpected way and into our lives came Jake and Maggie.  We had...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is rich in nitrogen, which is known to kill grass when concentrated amounts collect...

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

We recently took Jake and Maggie to Misty Pines Dog Park and I asked to see their facilities.  Thomas and I have always agreed that we would never board our dogs and we stand by that.  It is either for you or not and we just feel more comfortable not boarding.  The facilities were clean and the animals looked very well taken care of which...

Can dogs have identical twins?

Can dogs have identical twins?

I was sitting around the table at Thomas' family's house and we were talking about my blog when his aunt asked me if dogs can be born twins.  I said that I thought so and was going to research it.  Turns out that dogs can be born twins and here is how.     "Jake and Maggie playing while I was getting ready to run errands".  "When Jake gets tired...

What are your rights when losing a pet?

What are your rights when losing a pet?

I first started researching the emotional toll it takes on a pet when you give it up simply because you do not want it.  There have been people in my life who have adopted an animal because they thought it was a good idea at the time only to turn around and give it up because it wasn't "working out" for them.  From lizards, to birds, to cats to...

Why foster a dog?

Why foster a dog?

First I have to say that I could never foster a dog....why?...because it would become mine.  I could never give the dog up.  I would end up with a whole house full of dogs so I admit it is not for me but there are a lot of amazing people out there who can.  Why foster a dog?...These are a few good reasons and if you are one of those people who...

Beef liver for your dog

Beef liver for your dog

Have you ever given the thought to giving your dog beef liver?  I have to admit that it has never crossed my mind.  I am always making sure that Jake and Maggie get the best food and treats.  I buy everything organic whether it be a baby carrot for a treat or their kibble but liver????   Nope!  I've dehydrated chicken strips, sirloin strips,...

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

I can't tell you how many pictures I've taken of Maggie only to delete them because they didn't turn out right.  I don't have a problem with Jake. He is very photogenic and takes better pictures and quite possibly because he is chocolate and not solid black.  I am still learning my way around my new camera but I've done some research to help me...

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Every day I work with Jake and Maggie and we play "tricks" which involves them getting in my face at the exact time every day and me saying..."Do you want to play tricks?"  They immediately run to the mudroom so I can pull out the treats and then we go through every trick and command that they know.   One of the things that I've noticed from day...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc. I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the leashes (only because I knew they wouldn't chew on them) and I've thrown all soft...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc.   I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the leashes (only because I knew they wouldn't chew on them) and I've thrown all soft...

Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and now the new landscape is going in.  What I like is that Jake and Maggie are not...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!  And you would keep the bugs away too!  Whether it be a cluster of one kind of...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when I walk in and see all of the beautiful plants and flowers.  But this year, I...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Do mosquitos love you?  They love me!  Well, they don’t actually love me, they love to bite me!!!  One of my readers suggested doing a post on safe and natural mosquito repellent.  Based on my research from previous years and a lot of google searches, this is what I've come up with.  It's not only important for me to find something safe but for...

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their...

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their...

Celebrating Your Dog On Valentine’s Day

Celebrating Your Dog On Valentine’s Day

I was so excited when I logged onto Chewy.com and found these adorable dog toys for Valentine’s Day.  As I anxiously awaited my special purchase, I planned out the whole photo shoot in my mind.  The dogs would lay nicely on a perfectly straightened blanket showcasing...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give...

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Happy December 2nd everyone!!!  Can you believe it’s December already and Christmas will be here before we know it!!  It is also NATIONAL MUTT DAY.  Let’s celebrate together!!  I’m thinking I want to put out a post every day in the month of December…yep, that includes...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I...

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

I am so excited to share this post with you!!  My sister sent me a link one night to a company called Grounds and Hounds Coffee.  The title was interesting but I fell in love with the story not to mention the coffee is delicious.   At Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co,...

The Grommet

The Grommet

I was scouring Pinterest like I do every night and came across a "pin" showing all of these neat gadgets for pets.  I clicked on it and it took me to a website called The Grommet.  You can find everything on their site from children's clothes to home goods to tech...

Nylabone for the power chewers

Nylabone for the power chewers

I haven't done a product review in a while so I figured I'd take another chance on a toy that said "Tuff Enuff".  I was at Shop N' Save today getting groceries and stopped in the pet isle to see what they had.  I've posted before about how Jake and Maggie do not to...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company...

DNA tests for your dog

DNA tests for your dog

This week is going so fast and has been so busy that I almost missed my Wednesday post.  It’s 7:44 pm and I still have time!  I found an interesting article in an “Eating Well” magazine this week titled “What Can a DNA Test Actually Reveal About My Dog?  My sister and...

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

I've been hearing so much about essential oils lately and was excited to meet someone who sells them.  So I set up an appointment with doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Emily McConaughy, and we met to discuss the oils I was interested in.  Let me tell you that I was very...

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

"Waiting for our sweet potatoes"     Since the day we adopted Jake and Maggie, I have given them vegetables as part of their treats.  They love organic baby carrots and zucchini.  I decided to change things up a bit and grabbed some sweet potatoes at the grocery...

Choke collars and how to use them

Choke collars and how to use them

There are many opinions on using a choke chain/collar on your dog and whether they are good for the pet or not.  I admit we do use them on Jake and Maggie but not before we were properly trained in how to put them on and when to use them during training.  They were...

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

Little by little, I find myself looking more and more for cruelty free makeup brands, body washes, hair, skin and cleaning products but it can be so confusing at times as to who is actually real and true in their opinion of what “cruelty free” means.  I thought I’d do...

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

I'm always searching for cruelty free products and came across a CHANTECAILLE ad in a magazine.  I have not tried this product yet but it is on my "to do" list to make a purchase and I wanted to share what looks like an amazing product.  Not only is  #CHANTECAILLE...

FROMM Pet Food

FROMM Pet Food

If you read my last post regarding my trip to #Treats-Unleashed, you might be interested in hearing about #FROMM pet food.  I'm looking for a holistic dog food for the pups and when Brandon, my sales guy, highly recommended this brand and why, I started listening.  He...

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

We've been talking about getting a new camera for like...FOREVER!  Well, we finally made our big purchase and bought a Nikon D5600 DSLR from Best Buy and this wonderful camera bag from Amazon.  Jake and Maggie turned 9 months old this month and buying this camera to...

BIG Nylabone

BIG Nylabone

This is Jake and Maggie listing to me so intently tell them about their birthday presents. They turned 9 months old on March 8th and what better gift to get them (besides training) was a chew toy. You all know how I am forever searching for toys that they will not...

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

A friend recommended Fresh 'N Clean dog shampoo for Jake and Maggie.  She is a dog mommy and I trust her opinion so I put the pups in my Jeep and headed to Pet Supplies Plus! She was right.  It has a great smell, creates a full lather, and left the pups soft and...

Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has...

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

We are four days into the new year and Jake and Maggie have totally demolished all of their new toys.  I wanted to wrap each one individually for them for Christmas but we wanted to give the toys to them all at once.  It was a blast watching them get so excited and...

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

I’m sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone and hope you all have a wonderful day.  I know everyone is busy so I’m keeping this blog post short this week.   There are three items that I continue to purchase because they are amazing and I want to share them with...

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie.  What is Clavamox?

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie. What is Clavamox?

I watch Maggie and Jake like a hawk and would never have known that Maggie had adolescent UTI (Urinary Track Infection).  She did not show any signs of being sick, urinating frequently, straining to urinate, having accidents in the house, blood in the urine (I used a...

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfortable 3M Reflective Multi-colored Stripe Mesh Padded Dog Harness Vest, Matching Collar & Leash Available Separately.    We were having a problem with the puppies pulling when we took them for walks which put me on a quest to find...

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

I found something interesting today and couldn't wait to share it with everyone.  I'm that nervous Nelly who when picking out dog food for my fur babies, I wonder if I'm the 1 in a million who is getting a bag from a bad batch of food.  When it's time to choose the...

New Treats…happiness!!!

New Treats…happiness!!!

My sister bought Jake and Maggie new treats today and they love them!  This video says it all...sheer happiness!  Just look for Busy Chewnola's by Purina at your local pet store or grocery store.  We found ours at Kroger!  On my "to do" list" is to use the organic...

Purina Puppy Pro Plan

Purina Puppy Pro Plan

We've had Jake and Maggie alittle over 3 months now.  I just took them to the vet yesterday for their second round of shots.  Jake weighs in at 27 pounds and Maggie is at 24 pounds.  I'm sad because they are getting harder to pick up but I love their little fat rolls...

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

Online Store Launch With The Pampered Pooches

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Online Store Launch With Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Online Store Launch With Puppy Paws Coffee Company

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

Online Store Launch With Barkville Bakery

I’m so excited to tell you that my on-line store has launched!  I am working with three amazing women owned businesses:  Barkville Bakery, Puppy Paws Coffee Company, and The Pampered Pooches.  They not only came highly recommended to me and once I tried their products, I knew why!  I reached out to them about working with me and here we are!  I...

Celebrating Your Dog On Valentine’s Day

Celebrating Your Dog On Valentine’s Day

I was so excited when I logged onto Chewy.com and found these adorable dog toys for Valentine’s Day.  As I anxiously awaited my special purchase, I planned out the whole photo shoot in my mind.  The dogs would lay nicely on a perfectly straightened blanket showcasing their logo, with large blue diamond rings, fluffy red roses, and champagne and...

February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

I think we all know that keeping your pet’s teeth healthy and clean is very important but how many of us knew that February is dedicated to Pet Dental Health? Did you know this?  I have to admit that I did not.  National Pet Dental Health Month was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association to highlight how important oral health is to...

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my previous post on Holiday Gift Ideas and wanted to share more with you.  It all depends on how much you want to spend and how elaborate you want to go, but here are some gift basket ideas that might appeal to you.  And we must not forget to give the gift receipts just incase your friends and family need to return anything!  I...

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Celebrating National Mutt Day

Happy December 2nd everyone!!!  Can you believe it’s December already and Christmas will be here before we know it!!  It is also NATIONAL MUTT DAY.  Let’s celebrate together!!  I’m thinking I want to put out a post every day in the month of December…yep, that includes weekends to!  Are you guys ok with that?  I have fun pictures of the dogs, lots...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I wanted to put a post together for you.   I wanted a reliable source to work from...

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

I am so excited to share this post with you!!  My sister sent me a link one night to a company called Grounds and Hounds Coffee.  The title was interesting but I fell in love with the story not to mention the coffee is delicious.   At Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co, they believe that great coffee can fuel a greater purpose.  Through the sale of...

The Grommet

The Grommet

I was scouring Pinterest like I do every night and came across a "pin" showing all of these neat gadgets for pets.  I clicked on it and it took me to a website called The Grommet.  You can find everything on their site from children's clothes to home goods to tech gadgets.  Did you know they even have a "fish burial pod"??????  I have never seen...

Nylabone for the power chewers

Nylabone for the power chewers

I haven't done a product review in a while so I figured I'd take another chance on a toy that said "Tuff Enuff".  I was at Shop N' Save today getting groceries and stopped in the pet isle to see what they had.  I've posted before about how Jake and Maggie do not to play well with toys, they demolish them!  Well, I bought 2 canvas toys in the...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company to arm the whole house, all windows, and doors which gave us a piece of mind but...

DNA tests for your dog

DNA tests for your dog

This week is going so fast and has been so busy that I almost missed my Wednesday post.  It’s 7:44 pm and I still have time!  I found an interesting article in an “Eating Well” magazine this week titled “What Can a DNA Test Actually Reveal About My Dog?  My sister and I grew up taking in stray dogs and cats over the years and were always taking a...

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

I've been hearing so much about essential oils lately and was excited to meet someone who sells them.  So I set up an appointment with doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Emily McConaughy, and we met to discuss the oils I was interested in.  Let me tell you that I was very impressed with Emily's knowledge, passion, and presentation and I placed my first...

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

"Waiting for our sweet potatoes"     Since the day we adopted Jake and Maggie, I have given them vegetables as part of their treats.  They love organic baby carrots and zucchini.  I decided to change things up a bit and grabbed some sweet potatoes at the grocery store.  Several months back, we purchased a dehydrator from Amazon made by VonShef...

Choke collars and how to use them

Choke collars and how to use them

There are many opinions on using a choke chain/collar on your dog and whether they are good for the pet or not.  I admit we do use them on Jake and Maggie but not before we were properly trained in how to put them on and when to use them during training.  They were pulling so badly and that's when our trainer brought out this contraption called a...

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

Little by little, I find myself looking more and more for cruelty free makeup brands, body washes, hair, skin and cleaning products but it can be so confusing at times as to who is actually real and true in their opinion of what “cruelty free” means.  I thought I’d do some research and share what I’ve found with you.   "Jake falling asleep...

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

I'm always searching for cruelty free products and came across a CHANTECAILLE ad in a magazine.  I have not tried this product yet but it is on my "to do" list to make a purchase and I wanted to share what looks like an amazing product.  Not only is  #CHANTECAILLE SKINCARE FREE OF:Phthalates, Sulphates, Detergents, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Palm...

FROMM Pet Food

FROMM Pet Food

If you read my last post regarding my trip to #Treats-Unleashed, you might be interested in hearing about #FROMM pet food.  I'm looking for a holistic dog food for the pups and when Brandon, my sales guy, highly recommended this brand and why, I started listening.  He gave me several samples to try and when I mixed those in with their current...

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

BOBS from Skechers teams up with Best Friends to support dogs and cats in need.In a huge step forward in the effort to Save Them All, Best Friends is teaming up with BOBS from Skechers. For every purchase of BOBS shoes, Skechers will make a donation to support Best Friends programs — programs to keep more pets out of shelters and increase the...

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

We've been talking about getting a new camera for like...FOREVER!  Well, we finally made our big purchase and bought a Nikon D5600 DSLR from Best Buy and this wonderful camera bag from Amazon.  Jake and Maggie turned 9 months old this month and buying this camera to take better pics and videos of them will be so much fun.  If your like me, you...

BIG Nylabone

BIG Nylabone

This is Jake and Maggie listing to me so intently tell them about their birthday presents. They turned 9 months old on March 8th and what better gift to get them (besides training) was a chew toy. You all know how I am forever searching for toys that they will not ruin in 2.5 seconds and I've found it!! BIG Nylabones!!! When we got back to...

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

A friend recommended Fresh 'N Clean dog shampoo for Jake and Maggie.  She is a dog mommy and I trust her opinion so I put the pups in my Jeep and headed to Pet Supplies Plus! She was right.  It has a great smell, creates a full lather, and left the pups soft and silky.  I chose the 2-in-1 because our water here in Missouri is harder than back...

Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap your energy in seconds.  When your laying on the couch, every fiber in your body is...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has to bring at least one into the garage every time he goes outside!!!   We are...

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

We are four days into the new year and Jake and Maggie have totally demolished all of their new toys.  I wanted to wrap each one individually for them for Christmas but we wanted to give the toys to them all at once.  It was a blast watching them get so excited and curious about what was under that wrapping paper.  We quickly realized, due to all...

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

I’m sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone and hope you all have a wonderful day.  I know everyone is busy so I’m keeping this blog post short this week.   There are three items that I continue to purchase because they are amazing and I want to share them with you.     Yaktrax Boot TrayThe Yaktrax Boot Tray.  This tray has really saved me...

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie.  What is Clavamox?

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie. What is Clavamox?

I watch Maggie and Jake like a hawk and would never have known that Maggie had adolescent UTI (Urinary Track Infection).  She did not show any signs of being sick, urinating frequently, straining to urinate, having accidents in the house, blood in the urine (I used a white Scott towel to collect her urine and did not see blood), licking, or...

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfortable 3M Reflective Multi-colored Stripe Mesh Padded Dog Harness Vest, Matching Collar & Leash Available Separately.    We were having a problem with the puppies pulling when we took them for walks which put me on a quest to find safe, comfortable and most importantly, durable harnesses to help eliminate this...

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

I found something interesting today and couldn't wait to share it with everyone.  I'm that nervous Nelly who when picking out dog food for my fur babies, I wonder if I'm the 1 in a million who is getting a bag from a bad batch of food.  When it's time to choose the next stage of food for their age group or whether I want chicken, beef, or lamb to...

New Treats…happiness!!!

New Treats…happiness!!!

My sister bought Jake and Maggie new treats today and they love them!  This video says it all...sheer happiness!  Just look for Busy Chewnola's by Purina at your local pet store or grocery store.  We found ours at Kroger!  On my "to do" list" is to use the organic chicken strips I bought at the grocery store in the dehydrator and incorporate...

Purina Puppy Pro Plan

Purina Puppy Pro Plan

We've had Jake and Maggie alittle over 3 months now.  I just took them to the vet yesterday for their second round of shots.  Jake weighs in at 27 pounds and Maggie is at 24 pounds.  I'm sad because they are getting harder to pick up but I love their little fat rolls and they love my hugs and kisses.  The vet said they look healthy and happy and...

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Have you ever wondered what the anatomy of a dog’s paw is?  I have and according to AKC, a dog’s paw is made up of skin, bone, tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and connective tissue. That doesn’t sound all that different from our anatomy and for that, we have to be...

Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

I’ve been talking about starting my own (in-house) herb garden for a while now and I finally did it!  Honestly, I was nervous but I have no idea why because there is nothing to it but buying your containers, purchasing your desired herb packets and following the...

How To Protect Your Dog From Venomous Snakes

How To Protect Your Dog From Venomous Snakes

Did you know that in the US about 90 percent of snakebites occur between April and October?  What to do if your pet has been bitten and how to prevent a snake bite. Stay away from high grassy areas, leaf piles, rocks, caverns; any place that you would know a snake...

What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs And Cats?

What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs And Cats?

Dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM occurs in cats where it is associated with a nutritional deficiency.  Dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the most common heart diseases in dogs, according to the Pet Health Network. With DCM, heart muscles degenerate and wear thin. Thinner...

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Spring is finally here!  It has been a chilly one and it hasn’t stopped my allergies from knocking me off my feet!!  I’m glad Jake and Maggie have such thick healthy coats to protect them but I’ve noticed as spring moves forward, they are shedding a bit more.  The...

What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

Last week I found a small cyst on Maggie’s back in between her shoulder blades which was about the size of a dime?  I made an appointment to see our vet and he explained it was a pimple that would keep getting bigger and eventually rupture. It had to come out.  What...

Animal Finders of Beaver County PA

Animal Finders of Beaver County PA

I reached out to the Beaver County Humane Society last week and in my conversations with them and animal control, I was put in contact with a Dusty Popovich of Animal Finders of Beaver County PA.  If you have a missing pet or know of someone who has lost their beloved...

Do Not Adopt Blacklist

Do Not Adopt Blacklist

I’ve been trying to keep my blog posts positive and upbeat during this stressful and unknown time in our lives dealing with the Coronavirus but I’m haunted by something that has led me to this point.  I made some phone calls last week and think it is important to blog...

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Did you know that dogs can get acne just as people do?  Have you ever seen a dog with white and red pimples around their mouth?  When I adopted my old dog Bear years ago from the shelter, he was around 1 year old and I noticed tiny bumps around his mouth with some...

What Is Biofilm?

What Is Biofilm?

Have you ever picked up your dog’s water bowl and dishes and felt a slimy substance on your fingertips?  That is called Biofilm.  A Biofilm forms when certain microorganisms (for example, some types of bacteria) adhere to the surface of some object in a moist...

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do dogs really understand the meaning of personal space?  I don't think Jake and Maggie do.  I’m sure we are all sick of talking and thinking about the Coronavirus.  I know Jake and Maggie are!  Every activity I think of involves being around places and people so we...

What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs?

What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs?

Have you ever heard of a dog reverse sneezing?  I never did until years ago when I witnessed our dog Bear doing something very odd that seemed uncomfortable for him.  I quickly made a vet appointment only to find out he was having a reverse sneeze episode and would be...

What Is Dog Flipping?

What Is Dog Flipping?

Can you imagine letting your dog out and after a few minutes wondering why he hasn’t barked at the door to be let in only to find he is gone!!!  The chain is laying on the ground, the gate is closed to the fence, no one has seen your sweet pup and there is no sign of...

Road Dogs and Rescue

Road Dogs and Rescue

I’m very excited to talk about an interview that I did with Alyssa Thai, Social Media Marketing for Road Dogs and Rescue at https://www.roadogsandrescue.org.  I contacted Road Dogs via a direct message through Instagram wanting to know more about the organization and...

Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel?

Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel?

Thomas and I went into town this weekend for lunch and the Pittsburgh Auto Show at the David Lawrence Convention Center.  If you have never been to a car show, I think it is something fun to try especially if you are in the market for a new car like we are.  We don't...

What Is Hydrocephalus?

What Is Hydrocephalus?

What is Hydrocephalus in dogs and cats?  I have an instagram account full of adorable dogs that make me smile.  I also follow organizations that take in dogs with disabilities, put them into foster care to be cared for until they find them forever homes.  I am friends...

When To Make The Decision To Euthanize Your Pet

When To Make The Decision To Euthanize Your Pet

I don’t always have a topic in mind when I sit down to write a blog post.  Sometimes I refer back to my notes that I keep on blog post ideas and sometimes, they arrive to me out of the blue.  Today is one of them.  I was walking through Walmart this morning with my...

Aujeszky’s Disease In Dogs

Aujeszky’s Disease In Dogs

I recently noticed that Jake’s left ear was red and swollen and after a trip to the vet, he has the start of an ear infection and some yeast was showing during the swab test.  During Jake’s visit, I had a conversation with my vet about what I was feeding the dogs and...

Why You Should Never Buy From A Puppy Mill

Why You Should Never Buy From A Puppy Mill

My neighbor in Missouri had the most adorable little Shih Tzu I had ever seen.  He had this quirky look with a droopy left eye and the sweetest personality.  I never asked what was wrong with his face but when she proceeded to tell me where she adopted him and what...

What Does Tethering Of Dogs Mean?

What Does Tethering Of Dogs Mean?

What does “Chaining” or “Tethering” of dogs mean? The term refers to the practice of fastening a dog to a stationary object or stake, usually in the owners backyard, as a means of keeping the animal under control.  These terms do not refer to the periods when an...

The Breakdown And Dysfunction Of An Animals Mind

The Breakdown And Dysfunction Of An Animals Mind

Rene’ Descartes, the 17th century philosopher and mathematician once quotes that animals were not so much organisms but machines, biological devices with no more awareness than a clock.  “Animals eat without pleasure, cry without pain; growing without knowing it....

How To Find Pet Insurance

How To Find Pet Insurance

It’s been an amazing year and I’m so looking forward to what 2020 will bring!  I was so excited when the mail came the other day and we received Jake and Maggie’s TDI certifications.  Jake and Maggie are on their way to doing great things and helping many people.  All...

Three Dog Bakery

Three Dog Bakery

Now that Christmas is over and the house is put back together and as promised, I can get back to blogging.   I am so excited to tell you the good news…drum roll…   Jake and Maggie are officially TDI certified and received their certifications from Therapy Dog...

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

Pogis Grooming Wipes For Your Pet

I have been racking my brain over Jake and Maggie and their incessive licking of their paws and how to fix it.  I've tried Benadryl, Coconut Oil, and Cortizone 10.  I've been told by one vet that they have allergies to grass and another vet that they have allergies to...

Noise Anxiety In Dogs

Noise Anxiety In Dogs

I was prompted to do more research on this topic because I am the dog mom who wants to coddle and console the dogs every time they get afraid. Thomas is the dog dad who says…let them go because they will think something is wrong and keep being afraid. I researched the...

Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

My Question and Answer yesterday sparked some interest with readers on another subject "Do Dogs Dream" and so I thought I'd put together another Q & A!  I've always believed that animals dream just like we do.  I've also believed that a dreaming dog should be left...

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

This time of year, there are so many animals sitting in shelters.  It breaks my heart because so many of us want the puppy, the younger dog, because they are healthier, less trips to the vet, less maintenance, but what about those senior dogs waiting for their forever...

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I...

Health Risks Associated With Dogs Eating Poop

Health Risks Associated With Dogs Eating Poop

Thomas and I recently had a conversation with a friend about why dogs eat their own or other dog’s fecal matter and the risks involved.  Yes, we were talking about dog poop with a friend but that’s ok because he is not a dog owner and we were able to educate him just...

Can dogs eat turkey?

Can dogs eat turkey?

With Thanksgiving being next week, we are all busy grocery shopping and making plans for turkey day.  If you are like me and my family, our pets are a big part of our holiday celebration and we love to give them a little holiday treat.  Jake and Maggie do not get...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell,...

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

As I was writing my blog post on the frozen yogurt blueberries (see here), I made sure to make a note to talk about today's post and the benefits of yogurt for your dog. I want to clarify that I used plain, unflavored, non-fat greek yogurt which I did not state in...

Animal obesity

Animal obesity

If your pet is obese, are you guilty of animal neglect?If you ask me, I would say "YES" without a doubt...YES!  If you type "fat dog pic" into your browser, pictures of overweight animals will come up with videos that are supposed to be funny but in my opinion, they...

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

We recently got Jake and Maggie's shots updated (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, Bordetella, and rabies).  We wanted to not only update their shots but to make sure they had the Bordetella vaccination because we will be taking them to Therapy Training and possibly...

Dental care for your pet

Dental care for your pet

I've had dogs all of my life and fortunately, I have never and hope to never (crossing my fingers) deal with dental problems with Jake and Maggie or any future animals I may adopt.  But many have and what does this all mean for you and your pet.  Animals hide their...

Doggie TMJ

Doggie TMJ

 I was getting my hair done last week and my friend and hair dresser, who is a huge dog lover like I am, was telling me his dog was having problems with his mouth not closing properly when he ate.  He took him to the vet to find that he has Doggie TMJ!  I was so...

Toxic Algae Exposure

Toxic Algae Exposure

I typically give you a post on Friday of "What I'm Loving" but today I have to talk about dogs across the South that are dying from Toxic Algae Exposure.  My dad mentioned this to me so I went home and did some research to find out what is going on.  I feel that this...

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

I follow a blog called Proud Dog Mom and recently received a post about Pig Ear Dog Treats Making Humans Sick.  The FDA is investigating and urging all pet owners to stop buying and feeding their pets the pig ears and urging retailers to stop selling them.  The CDC is...

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

It's been awhile since I posted a dog treat recipe.  I know I promised you more of those so here is a Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezie recipe that I found on-line and modified to what I thought Jake and Maggie would like.  I also apologize for missing a post...

When is the best time to feed your dog?

When is the best time to feed your dog?

In the past when I had my last three, Bear, Bella, and Lady, I worked full time but always made sure they ate in the morning at 6:00 am and then when I got home at 5:30 pm.  Our schedule was that I would let them out first thing when we got up, fed them as soon a they...

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

I have to write this blog because I’ve never experienced this before until I got my sweet little Jakie Poo!  I now have a little monster with Frito smelling paws and a nose that smells like honey (but that is a topic for another blog).   Does your fur baby’s paws...

The cause of hairy dog teeth

The cause of hairy dog teeth

When we were living in MO, I found a wonderful vet who I not only respected as a lover of animals and veterinarian to the community of Eureka but I also enjoyed talking to him on a personal level as well.  What a smart and funny guy!  His name is Dr. Griese and he...

Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and...

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?Have you heard of it yet? If not, this is the time of year when every unspayed, queen (female cat) is likely to have a belly full of babies, or a litter of youngsters by her side.   This is also the time when shelters are getting bombarded with...

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

"Jake came back from Country Dog Grooming in Eureka, MO very tired and styled with his safari bandanna". "The groomer said he was a good boy".   We are in Missouri right now and one of the things I love about living here is that it is very dog friendly.  It’s not...

White Chocolate Toffee Popcorn

White Chocolate Toffee Popcorn

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day!  We (myself, Thomas, Jake, and Maggie) worked around the house, played in the yard, and cooked on the grill.  This Memorial Day was one of the most relaxing for us.  We drank our coffee and had breakfast out on the patio while watching Jake and Maggie play in the yard.  As we enjoyed our morning, we...

Pea-nutty Apple Pie Treat

Pea-nutty Apple Pie Treat

Happy “Friday Treats” Friday everyone!!  I was at the grocery store today buying up everything for the weekend and our Memorial Day celebration and guess who was on my list???  You guessed right…Jake and Maggie!!!!  I made a separate list just for them…Stella and Chewy Freeze Dried Kibble from Pet Supplies Plus, dental chews to order from...

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Protecting Your Pup’s Paws On Hot Pavement

Have you ever wondered what the anatomy of a dog’s paw is?  I have and according to AKC, a dog’s paw is made up of skin, bone, tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and connective tissue. That doesn’t sound all that different from our anatomy and for that, we have to be extra cautious in walking our dogs on hot pavement.  Summer is here and we are...

Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

I’ve been talking about starting my own (in-house) herb garden for a while now and I finally did it!  Honestly, I was nervous but I have no idea why because there is nothing to it but buying your containers, purchasing your desired herb packets and following the directions.  I just had to pick the perfect spot for my herbs to grow and a place...

Blueberry Almond Banana Pancake Treats

Blueberry Almond Banana Pancake Treats

I couldn’t wait to show you this recipe (below)!  First I have to brag about how yummy these treats are.  I got tail wags and doggie kisses for this one!  I will admit that I’m an amateur photographer but working on my skills every day and these pictures look delicious!  I really enjoy making homemade treats for the dogs and sharing them with...

Book Review During The Quarantine

Book Review During The Quarantine

Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I have to apologize for not getting a post out on Monday! Thomas and I were binge watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend and before I knew it, it was 1:00 am Monday morning! Has anyone watched this show? It ran 7 seasons but when it aired, my first thought was that I wasn’t sure how I would connect with the...

Strawberry Blueberry Tart

Strawberry Blueberry Tart

I couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you because…It is so yummy!!!!  But I have to warn you…this Berry Tart is VERY sweet!  It is also scrumptious with a light phyllo dough crunch, berry tartness, and gooey gooey sweetness all rolled into one bite!  With a few simple ingredients and little preparation, you can make this to!  I'll let you in...

How To Protect Your Dog From Venomous Snakes

How To Protect Your Dog From Venomous Snakes

Did you know that in the US about 90 percent of snakebites occur between April and October?  What to do if your pet has been bitten and how to prevent a snake bite. Stay away from high grassy areas, leaf piles, rocks, caverns; any place that you would know a snake would make its homeShould your dog get bitten by a snake, walk − do not run − away...

Tiger Is Ready For Adoption

Tiger Is Ready For Adoption

Hello! My name is Tiger! I am the most lovable, snuggliest, sweetest boy around. l am the epitome of a lap cat! I just want to be petted all day long. As soon as we make eye contact, I start making muffins. I am a bit head shy, so I need a slow and gentle hand. I can be timid, but just of unfamiliar places. I warm up quickly to nice people! I am...

One Meatball Recipe Cooked Two Different Ways

One Meatball Recipe Cooked Two Different Ways

Are you looking for something rich and savory and easy to make?  You have come to the right place.  I have several meatball recipes but use only one tried and true for my homemade wedding soup.  I have been making these recipes for years and always save some of the meat to either make hamburgers or tacos but wanted to try something different this...

What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs And Cats?

What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs And Cats?

Dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM occurs in cats where it is associated with a nutritional deficiency.  Dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the most common heart diseases in dogs, according to the Pet Health Network. With DCM, heart muscles degenerate and wear thin. Thinner muscle walls decrease the heart’s contractility (how strong it can contract and...

How I Turned My Spare Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

How I Turned My Spare Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to get this post out to you all and I'm finally getting to it.  I had a spare bedroom and bathroom that needed some TLC but I didn't want to spend A LOT of money on paint and decorating. I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to keep it a spare bedroom or turn it into a dressing room and the...

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Dating Apps For Dog And Cat Lovers

Happy Friday everyone!!  As I sit here typing and watching the news, I’m thinking of the many people who are helping us get through this quarantine from the truck drivers to store clerks to the first responders helping those who are dealing with the devastation from the hurricanes that ripped through TX, OK, and LA last night.  These are amazing...

Frozen Apple Peanut Butter Brittle

Frozen Apple Peanut Butter Brittle

I am so excited to put this recipe out to you guys!!  Can you imagine slivered apples, peanut butter, and oats together and frozen into brittle?  Well, this recipe is doggie approved and delicious.  I even had a small bowl of it myself because it is that good!  Jake and Maggie had a great day today running and playing in the yard.  They watched...

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Spring is finally here!  It has been a chilly one and it hasn’t stopped my allergies from knocking me off my feet!!  I’m glad Jake and Maggie have such thick healthy coats to protect them but I’ve noticed as spring moves forward, they are shedding a bit more.  The dogs are not immune to allergies either.  I can take some Allegra and feel somewhat...

Supreme Pizza

Supreme Pizza

I know I had promised you guys a follow-up on Thomas’ birthday cake and pizza and here it is!!  I was so excited about making his mother’s chocolate cake recipe for him and followed the directions to a “T”!  It came out smelling and looking amazing which made me proud.  It was light and airy and smelled of delicious chocolate.  It had a beautiful...

Oreo Cookie Milkshake

Oreo Cookie Milkshake

I wish I didn’t have a sweet tooth but I do; always have; always will.  And who doesn’t love ice cream, right?  One of my fondest memories from childhood was going to Dairy Queen every Friday night with my parents and my sister and getting a Full Meal Deal special which consisted of a root beer (or sometimes a Coke), burger with mustard and...

Keto Fat Bombs

Keto Fat Bombs

I think we can all agree that being quarantined has wrecked havoc on our diets.  As I scour Pinterest at night looking at delicious looking pictures of cakes and pies, I come across dessert recipes for those on the Keto Diet.  Not that we are on any kind of diet in our house, but I thought I’d give the Cheesecake Keto Fat Bombs a try.  I was...

What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

Last week I found a small cyst on Maggie’s back in between her shoulder blades which was about the size of a dime?  I made an appointment to see our vet and he explained it was a pimple that would keep getting bigger and eventually rupture. It had to come out.  What worried me was that it felt hard but Dr. Brown assured me it was not cancer....

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

I'm hoping that Easter Sunday brought you joy and happiness.  It is a crazy time so I wanted to make it fun for the dogs and us.  It rained for a short period but nothing was going to stop me from holding our Easter Egg Hunt for the pups.  We worked in the yard and played Frisbee on Saturday with the dogs (pictures this week) and cooked a...

Animal Finders of Beaver County PA

Animal Finders of Beaver County PA

I reached out to the Beaver County Humane Society last week and in my conversations with them and animal control, I was put in contact with a Dusty Popovich of Animal Finders of Beaver County PA.  If you have a missing pet or know of someone who has lost their beloved fur baby, this is the organization to call.  What an amazing group of dedicated...

Do Not Adopt Blacklist

Do Not Adopt Blacklist

I’ve been trying to keep my blog posts positive and upbeat during this stressful and unknown time in our lives dealing with the Coronavirus but I’m haunted by something that has led me to this point.  I made some phone calls last week and think it is important to blog about.  Have you ever been haunted by something that you could do nothing about...

My Social Distancing Profile

My Social Distancing Profile

We had a very productive weekend mowing grass, cleaning and setting up our porch and patio, and spending time with Jake and Maggie.  They absolutely love playing frisbee in the yard and just hanging with us.  With all this time on my hands, I’m having fun taking personality quizzes, researching (shopping) on-line and answering social distancing...

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Did you know that dogs can get acne just as people do?  Have you ever seen a dog with white and red pimples around their mouth?  When I adopted my old dog Bear years ago from the shelter, he was around 1 year old and I noticed tiny bumps around his mouth with some missing hair.  I panicked thinking it was a bacterial infection and rushed to the...

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

This post might be a little late for some of you, but I thought about it today and did some research.  Can you claim your dog on your taxes?  I have always been told “no" but wondered…are there any loop holes??  Now that Jake and Maggie are certified therapy dogs, I wondered if this might benefit us during tax season. And….the answer is no!...

Very Very Veggie Easter Treat

Very Very Veggie Easter Treat

Have you been wanting to make healthy homemade dog treats but have been to intimated to try?  Afraid to mess them up or your dogs won’t like them?  Well, these are healthy, doggie approved, easier than ever made dog treats and in shapes of Easter eggs, flowers, and bunnies.  It took no time at all to make them and only 20 minutes to cook.  I...

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Has everyone been enjoying their time away from the office or are you getting stir crazy?  Life really hasn’t changed for us except that Thomas’ travel has been cancelled through May!  We are loving life at home together; he in his office and me in mine being productive.  We get to meet (in the kitchen) for lunch every day and dinner is exactly...

What Is Biofilm?

What Is Biofilm?

Have you ever picked up your dog’s water bowl and dishes and felt a slimy substance on your fingertips?  That is called Biofilm.  A Biofilm forms when certain microorganisms (for example, some types of bacteria) adhere to the surface of some object in a moist environment and begin to reproduce. The microorganisms form an attachment to the surface...

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do dogs really understand the meaning of personal space?  I don't think Jake and Maggie do.  I’m sure we are all sick of talking and thinking about the Coronavirus.  I know Jake and Maggie are!  Every activity I think of involves being around places and people so we have begun a new routine of walking our property line, and a new routine of...

Shamrock Shake And A Root Beer Float

Shamrock Shake And A Root Beer Float

I made it out yesterday and today to run errands and let me tell ya…It is crazy out there!!  I wanted to make sure that we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at the Domitrovich household.  I made us an Irish meal (more on that next week) and brought back an old recipe from my childhood…A Root Beer Float!  I haven’t had one in years!!!!  My mom and dad...