Summer Dog Fun: 5 Activities For You and Your Dog

Summer Fun With Your Dog

Summer’s the perfect time to head out with your best furry friend. With so many options, it’s hard to choose what to do. Make sure you don’t miss out on these five must-do summer dog and human adventures to create a season filled with memories for you and your dog. Create A Frozen Treat Frozen […]

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Summer Coat Care for Dog Paddlers!

If your dog loves jumping in the lake, cavorting on the beach, or even diving into the pool, that summer splash factor can wreak havoc on your dog’s shiny coat and itch-free skin unless you take some simple grooming precautions. Read on for more coat care for Pool Pooches, Beach Dogs, and Freshwater Fidos!

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Pet Travel Essentials

If you’re going to be road-tripping (or even heading out for a fun day in the sun) with your pet this summer, don’t forget your dog-specific travel supplies! We’ve compiled a list of the 8 most important items to ensure you both make the most of your day(s) off without any hassles or health trip-ups!

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Pet Tips for the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is one of the most dreaded holidays, striking fear and terror into little hearts everywhere… and sometimes sending the bravest of them all scurrying to hide under the bed or into a closet. We are, of course, talking about how this holiday affects your pets. Though you (and especially your kids) love the festivity of fireworks, their deafening noises can scare the daylights out of your dog or cat. Check out our list of safety tips, so that you and your pets can enjoy a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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Six Steps to Prep a "Pet Emergency" Kit Today, for Peace of Mind Tomorrow!

We’ve all heard the sad stories of pets left behind in the wake of natural disasters, and the thought of being separated from our pets strikes fear into the heart of any loving pet parent. Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to a longer term absence or even permanent evacuation. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire, earthquake, flood, tornado, or terrorist attack depends largely on the emergency planning you do today. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets in the unlikely event of an emergency is to be prepared, so if and when that time ever comes, you don’t have to think, you can simply act on the plans you prepared long beforehand. We include six easy steps to follow today, so that if and when an emergency ever happens, you (and your pets) will be prepared!

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Advice on Flying the Pet-Friendly Skies

Two million animals travel on airplanes each year in the US, but a bit of forethought and prior planning goes a long way to ensure the trip is smooth sailing and not a horror story in the making. To make sure your airline trip with your pet(s) is hassle-free, and most importantly, safe for all of you, follow the advice below, and your air travel will hopefully be free of turbulence (though we make no guarantees about the air-related kind).

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Keeping Pets Safe and Calm on the 4th of July

Although you might love Fourth of July Fireworks and the surrounding holiday celebrations, all of the commotion and deafening noises of Independence Day can scare the daylights out of your dog or cat. Follow this list of precautions to protect your pet this holiday weekend, so everyone in your family can enjoy a fun and safe Fourth of July!

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Dog-Friendly Outdoor Adventures

Summertime is here, which means the opportunities to get out and play – with our canine companions – abound far and wide. And it doesn’t get much better than hiking with your dog. It’s a great opportunity to hit some new trails, revisit a wilderness area that may be an old favorite, newly green and sun-warmed after a winter buried under snow cover, and explore a nature that is very different from the “nature” that you typically see in daily dog walks around your neighborhood! However, good preparation and planning are key to a successful outdoor adventure with your dog. You can’t just show up at any trailhead and expect your dog to be welcome. National Parks are not the only option for wilderness exploration. There is just as much wildnerness and natural beauty to discover and explore in most national forests and national recreation areas. Websites like hikewithyourdog.com and petfriendlytravel.com are great to help you plan your next vacation with your four-legged friend while leaving the pet-sitter home!

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Enter our Huge Jetaway Contest to San Francisco!

One lucky grand prize winner will win a HUGE prize package worth approximately $2800 for you and your dog to enjoy!! Win: Roundtrip airline tickets for two plus your dog to San Francisco, CA from within the 48 lower United States (retail value of $1000)
Two nights stay at the pet-friendly Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco (retail value of $400) and MORE!

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