Safety, Dogs & Kids…Oh My!

Dogs, dogs, dogs…oh my!  They are in the house, running loose in the dog park, in cars…everywhere you look!  Some are naughty, some are nice and others just want to be left alone, but how do we know their disposition or mood? Kids, kids, kids…they are everywhere, too!  As adults with experience, it is easier…

The Itchy Blog

WARNING: THIS BLOG MAY CAUSE ITCHINESS! Summer officially started on June 21 so it’s finally time to get out there and walk, run and have some fun.  One of the effects of having a dog is making their owners more active.  A study in the U.K. found that dog owners spend about 300 minutes walking…

Walking with Wallace

First, as a follow-up from last month, have you registered for Chicago’s largest dog-friendly charity walk?  It’s happening on Sunday, June 2 at Montrose Harbor and benefits PAWS Chicago…the PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run!  Come for the walk/run and stay for the goody bags…where you will find a discount coupon for Saltsox!  Click here for all…

Pet Week, Plants & PAWS

First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous dog moms out there!  And since dog moms love their pups so much, there is a whole week dedicated to their fabulous pets as well the week right before Mother’s Day – National Pet Week, May 5-11!  And the grand finale is of course held…

National Pet Day & More

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong… ” – W.R. Purche You heard it here first, well maybe not since it was established in 2006, but National Pet Day is on April 11!  How are you going to celebrate?  Well for most of us pet owners and lovers, everyday…

You Licky Dog, You!

A good dog, like a best friend, are like four-leaf clovers, hard to find but lucky to have.  In March we celebrate luck while we share licks and kisses with our four-legged friends.  There are many reasons why our dogs lick, whether it is lucky or not is the question.  First, let’s explore lucky licks!…

L-O-V-E Is a Four-Legged Word

Ah, February…the month that is all about that little four-legged word…LOVE!  It’s time to freshen things up a bit in the ways we tell our dogs we love them and discover the ways our dogs tell us they love us.  And while on Valentine’s Day, we will obviously have a celebration of hugs and kisses,…

Happy 2019!

Happy 2019!  The New Year is here and so is the time to “paws” and reflect on 2018.  It’s also the time to set new goals and make our New Year’s resolutions.  But what about our four-legged friends?  What would be on their New Year’s resolution list?  Bark less?  Wag more?  Be nicer to the…

A Dog’s Christmas Story

’Tis the season for friends and family, holiday shopping and spending lots of time in the kitchen cooking and baking cookies.  As we embark on the Christmas season, it is important to keep our ‘Bumpus hounds’ involved in the fun (without eating ALL of the Christmas turkey) as we create the outline for our very…

All Dogs Go To Nepal

November is the official month for giving thanks for family, friends and for any other blessings we may have had throughout the year…and I’d like to think that our four-legged friends are included in this celebration as well.  Even more, why don’t we celebrate dogs a little earlier than Thanksgiving? Mark your calendar for Tuesday,…