Do You Consider Yourself a Dog Mom?

Some dog owners love to be called “dog moms” or “dog dads” and they gladly refer to their pets as their fur kids. On the other hand, some people don’t like to think of their pets as their “kids.”

I asked five mothers how they feel about being called dog moms, and here’s what they had to say.

Lisa, Michael and Hudson

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Celebrating “Adopt a Shelter Pet Day” Every Day

Celebrating Adopt a Shelter Pet Day Every DayToday is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, a day where we spread awareness for pets that need homes in shelters and rescue organizations across the United States. The organizations in our local area are run by a group of dedicated individuals who have a strong passion for shelter pets and would do just about anything to help them find their forever homes.

One of these amazing volunteers is Sierra. In addition to adopting 3 shelter pets of her own, she also has volunteered and fostered animals with numerous rescue organizations in the Fargo-Moorhead area. She improves the lives of animals every day.

 We had the pleasure of meeting Sierra (and her animals) and learning more about her connection to this important day.

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Tips For Including Your Dog In Your Wedding

My husband and I got married in 2012, and we had our Lab mix at the outdoor ceremony and reception.

As someone whose life revolves around dogs, this was important to me, and I’m thankful I will always have those memories and photos of my special dog Ace.

Josh Lindsay and Ace

Of course, having your dog at your wedding causes a lot of additional stress, so I thought I’d share a few tips that might be helpful for other couples. [Read more…]

Going Green: Tips for Pet Owners

Sure, you might recycle your cans and use CFL lightbulbs, but have you “greened” your life for your pooch? There are several things pet owners can do to be more environmentally conscious. Here’s a roundup of some of things you can add to your own routine to be a bit more green.

Going Green: Tips for Pet Owners

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3 Spring Grooming Tips for a Happy Dog

3 Spring Grooming Tips for a Happy DogHealthy fur makes for a happy dog. But when your dog grows a thick coat in the winter, keeping it groomed and tangle-free isn’t always easy. That’s why spring is an important time to give your dog a good grooming.

Follow these three grooming tips to prepare your dog for spring:

1. Keep on brushing.
Whether your dog is short-haired or long-haired, repeated brushing removes loose hair from their winter coat and keeps it healthy and shiny. Choose brushes or combs that are gentle on your dog’s fur and skin, and see a professional groomer if you run into any tangles that are too tough to handle. [Read more…]