Christmas, dogs, and movies: three things beloved by many. Combined, they send children into frenzy and tug at our heart strings. The storyline possibilities are endless: receiving a puppy as a gift, being reunited with the family dog for the holidays, or having a dog save Christmas. However the tale is told, it’s guaranteed to hit you in the feelers and warm your heart. Let’s take a look at some classic Christmas dog movies that you should take the time to watch this season.


A Dog Named Christmas

Let’s start this list off with a little ditty that holds the prestige of being a Hallmark Hall of Fame film. Based on the novel with the same name by Greg Kincaid, the movie tells the tale of a boy with a learning disability who embarks on a mission to see that townspeople adopt as many shelter dogs as possible. Through it all, his father’s heart is softened and the family grows closer together.


The Search for Santa Paws

This film makes the list for its name alone – brilliant! If you need more to …

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful!

In last week’s blog, we discussed the different ways to help protect your dog this Winter.  Now let’s talk about the different activities we can do with our dog during the cold months.

Sometimes the winter weather will not allow us to go outside to play.  Below are ways to keep you dog active when indoors to help lessen any behavioral or aggression problems, which commonly creep up when kept inside without regular exercise.

Let’s have some fun….

Puzzle Toys

There are a number of different puzzles to choose from, which usually house food or treats, where the dog must do different tasks to get the reward.  This is an excellent way to keep his mind sharp, while keeping him busy.

Tug Toys

Tug is a great form of both physical and mental exercise. This game helps teach your canine companion self-control and how to listen. Choosing a tug toy is a matter of personal preference. When first starting out, you may want to choose a longer tug toy that allows for more room between your dog’s mouth …

With Winter coming up quickly, let us help you keep your furry friend safe and warm with these easy to follow tips.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Even though Fido has a built-in fur coat, extra protection is a must have to keep him warm against the harsh elements of the weather. This is especially important for puppies, seniors, or short-haired breeds — layering on a doggie sweater or coat will ensure they are dry and comfortable. Since the nights tend to be darker and longer this time of year, using reflective collars, leashes, and gear makes your furry friend easier to see.. Did you know even long, thick fur loses its ability to insulate your pet when it gets wet, leaving them susceptible to hypothermia? Limiting the time spent outside during extreme cold temperatures is the best way to keep your canine companion safe from the dangers of winter weather.

Protecting Paws

Take extra care of your pet’s paws by thoroughly wiping them off after your outside adventure. Chemical ice melts, salt, and other dangerous products stick to the pads, which can cause them …

Thanksgiving is on its way and the Christmas and New Year festivities aren’t far behind. For many, Holidays are an exciting time filled with family, friends, and of course, food. Your house may be a little more crowded than usual or you may even be traveling. So what does all this mean for your canine companion? Here are a few tips to help make the Holidays fun and safe for you and Fido.

Create a Safe Haven

This probably sounds like a given, but it’s worth mentioning. Your dog may do well in crowds, but it’s always a good idea to designate a spot just for them when things get a little chaotic around the house. Create a ‘time-out’ zone and put their bed or crate in a quiet room so they’ll have a spot to snuggle up if they’re anxious or just need to rest.

Chocolate, Grapes, and Onions, Oh My! Food Dos and Don’ts

It’s known that chocolate is not safe for dogs, but did you know that grapes, raisins and onions are also bad news? Bones are a major doggie health hazard …

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