Category Archives: Tips + Health

Does Your BFF Have Dog-Awful Breath? Enter to Win a Cure

Photo by Roberto Nickson Wouldn’t it be nice if our pups could brush their own teeth? Lazy dog owners unite: we just learned that cleaning their pearly whites can be as simple as letting them lap up some fresh H2O. Enter TEEF!, a water additive made from natural, plant-derived ingredients that turns your pup’s water […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Animal Shelter Week

We’re beyond paw-roud to offer this article in partnership with Animal Humane Society. Not only do they have an outstanding adoption program, but we’ve been blown away as we’ve learned about the loads of additional services they offer in this community.  Time for a tip of the hat and a wag of the tail: it’s […]

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Should You Wake Your Pup From Doggy Dreams?

As I write, my senior doberman/lab mix, Tula, sleeps peacefully on the couch, her head on the arm rest. Although I’ve never heard Tulaboops snore, her paws start to quiver and twitch, like she’s running. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, she’ll softly bark. And I wonder, is she chasing a squirrel around the backyard or is […]

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6 Reasons Your Dog Trainer is Mad at You

Photo by Matt Nelson We love our dog trainers. After all, how else could we bring the woofs to all the dog-friendly places? But they’ve got a ruff gig. So we asked them: If you could anonymously put one uncensored piece of advice out into the universe to make your life easier, what would it […]

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Good Dog’s Guide: Taproom Etiquette

Photo: KME Photography Pooch-n-patio season may be coming to a close, but you can still enjoy your favorite pint indoors in any temp or weather. And thanks to a Great Dane-sized selection of dog-friendly Twin Cities and Chicago indoor taprooms, Fido can join you, too! (Speaking of dog-friendly taprooms – Twin Citizens can score free […]

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Holiday Safety Series: Halloween

Photo: @thatgoldendog For us bipeds, Halloween can be tons of fun. But the holiday’s signature creepy costumes, tempting treats, and delightful decorations can be downright terrifying for your pup. That’s why we’ve pulled together our top tips for keeping your furry friend happy, safe, and stress-free on the scariest of nights (trust us, Fido will […]

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Good Dog’s Guide: Know Your Pup’s Body Language

Editor’s note: We’re beyond paw-roud to offer this post as part of our partnership with Animal Humane Society (AHS). You may know ’em for their outstanding adoption offerings, but we’ve been blown away as we’ve learned about the additional services they offer to our community. You love to take your four-legged BFF with you wherever […]

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Find a Lost Dog? Do These 6 Things Stat

As much as we don’t want anyone to lose his or her dog, sometimes it happens. Despite our best intentions and our years of dog-owning experience, sometimes our dogs get loose, especially around holidays like the 4th of July (thank you, fireworks) and Halloween (frequent opening and closing of doors, scary masks, constant doorbell ringing, […]

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Are Rescues Sending Potential Adopters to Craigslist Breeders?

Our thoughts were provoked by a recent Animal Sheltering headline: “Adopt, Don’t Shop! But only if you’re perfect. Otherwise, don’t even bother trying.” Inga Fricke, Director of Sheltering Initiatives and Outreach at The Humane Society of the United States, points out that rescue/shelter adoption application requirements have become increasingly stringent. This well-intentioned practice may be leading to good (if imperfect) adopters […]

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