Are Your Dogs Spoiled by “Grandparents”? You’re Not Alone.

We were thrilled to see our pack leader, Ali Jarvis, and her pup Maggie Moo featured in the Star Tribune over the weekend. The article, “No grandchildren? Minnesota baby boomers spoil ‘granddogs’ instead,” highlights a growing trend of dogs who are beloved by not just their own people but by their human grandparents, too.

Check out the article — and be sure to defend Maggie and her grandma in the comment section! #noshameinthegranddoggame


  1. Rachel on October 9, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    We are reaching a cultural shift in a short time that spans only a generation (possibly two) where before people “needed” to have children, not as a source of happiness but as a cultural normal and for survival of the farm etc. The millenials don’t buy into that and aren’t having children because they don’t want them. So we have extra time and extra money and dogs (and cats). Older generations view this as selfish or spoiled. What do we have to gain from overpopularion? We now have social security and nursing homes. We don’t need to have children to secure our lifestyle in old age. We are free to travel and live lives older generations never dreamed of. I don’t plan to have children. I do plan to have dogs and I do plan to spoil them just as I spoil my nieces and nephews. Call them pets or children it doesn’t matter. The label isn’t the issue, it’s the cultural normals that have changed and some people have issues with that.

    • M. Dean on October 11, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Without children, sweetie, you’ll also have insufficient numbers of working adults to ensure your Social Security and Medicare. No grand dogs will protect you from that.

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