A pet’s death can hurt more than losing a fellow human

We’ve all experienced the loss of a loved one, be it a family pet or mother, father, grandparent, etc. I think the interesting piece here is the mention that while grieving for loss of family of friends is widely seen as socially acceptable, grieving for the loss of a pet is not nearly as accepted, … Continue reading A pet’s death can hurt more than losing a fellow human

Therapy Dogs Work Miracles. But Do They Like Their Jobs?

An interesting study for sure! The title of the article is a bit click-baity, but that shouldn’t stop you from reading. It’s not like the puppy wakes up on a Monday morning, paws at the alarm like a bear, and lazily makes an attempt to start the work week..... On second thought.... (Source : National … Continue reading Therapy Dogs Work Miracles. But Do They Like Their Jobs?

Dog Born With Facial Deformity Is Rescued After Five Years Of Neglect

For years, this poor dog was treated like less than trash. Purely based off his appearance. This woman has given Beaux a chance when no one else would. And we couldn’t be happier for this outcome. Way to go, Beaux!!! (Source - LAD Bible - Dog born with facial deformity is rescued after 5 years of … Continue reading Dog Born With Facial Deformity Is Rescued After Five Years Of Neglect

PetSmart faces another dog death

It seems like stories like these are coming out more frequently. At some point, enough has to be enough, and the company (along with all parties involved) should release something a bit more than a glorified "sweep under the rug, business as usual" routine. This dog was obviously a loving part of the family, and … Continue reading PetSmart faces another dog death

Maryland woman gives sheltered 26-year-old cat a new home

Great news for this 26 year young cat! Here’s to a comfy, stable home!! It's awesome to see that this cat is given another opportunity to have a loving home. Especially at his age, where people would immediately shuffle down the line to look at the next prospective addition to the family. (Credit goes to … Continue reading Maryland woman gives sheltered 26-year-old cat a new home

After Decades of Breed Specific Legislation, Iowa City Lifts Pit Bull Ban

Good on this city!! Just goes to show there is no such thing as a bad dog breed. Just bad and negative training, neglect...pretty much anything involving a human. Dogs (all animals really) aren't born "bad". The sooner we can move past the stigma of "this dog breed is violent and aggressive", the better we … Continue reading After Decades of Breed Specific Legislation, Iowa City Lifts Pit Bull Ban

A Heartwarming Tail (Tale)

I can't really come up with something more horrifying than losing a loved one, be it pet or family member. But that's what happened to a gentleman who lived close to my parents, earlier in December 2017. This man adopted a beautiful Boxer, only to have the Boxer escape and run out of the house … Continue reading A Heartwarming Tail (Tale)

Merry Christmas from La Pawtite!

Who doesn't like Christmas Trees and Presents?!? (alright, don't answer that!) One of our favorite yearly traditions is to set up the Christmas tree, complete with lights and ornaments. And we bring out Dancing Snoopy too, which Sam and Thisbe love! By love, I mean Sam loves barking at it, and Thisbe wants to chew … Continue reading Merry Christmas from La Pawtite!

The Benefits of Exercise

Much like humans, the benefits of Exercise to our furry family members reaps many rewards, both psychologically and physically. Granted, you probably shouldn't expect Buddy or Bandit to deadlift twice their bodyweight, but a healthy pup is a happy pup! NOTE : This post will mainly talk about exercise, not nutrition or supplementation. We'll save … Continue reading The Benefits of Exercise

Daily Dog Walks

We all know how important daily exercise is for not only ourselves but for our dogs as well. But with our busy schedules and long days it can often be difficult to find the time or motivation to fit in 30 minutes of daily exercise time. During the days of my corporate life when my … Continue reading Daily Dog Walks

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