Category Archives: Pets

DIY Pet Grooming Stations for Happy Tails

A dog who was just washed in a DIY pet grooming station.

Do you have a furry friend by your side? Awesome! They bring so much love and joy, but let us be honest – muddy paws, tangled fur, and that doggy odor can be a bit much.

Do not worry, you do not have to break the bank or stress out your pup with fancy groomers. Here is the new, secret weapon for pet parents: DIY pet grooming stations!  Think of it as a personal spa for your pooch, with all the love and none of the scary strangers.  Plus, you can save some cash and turn grooming time into some serious bonding fun.

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Creating a Welcoming Home for Pets

A mom and son saying hello to their dog after creating a welcoming home for pets.

Sharing your home with a furry companion is an enriching experience. Pets bring joy, laughter, and unconditional love into our lives. However, creating a comfortable and functional space for you and your pet requires thoughtful planning and consideration. Whether you are a seasoned pet owner or a new paw-rent, this guide will help you transform your house into a welcoming home for pets.

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Helping Pets Enjoy Summer

A dog and a cat enjoying summer by staying inside to keep cool.

Sun, outdoor activities, and quality time with our cherished pets characterize the summer season. However, increased temperatures could be harsh for their health and happiness. As responsible pet owners, it is our job to keep our pets secure and at ease as temperatures rise. Let us learn how to make this summer special for our furry friends, from keeping hydrated to offering a shady hideaway.

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A Dog Owner’s Guide to House Hunting

A family with their dog thinking about their future house hunt.

Searching for the perfect home can be a stressful process. So many things need to align for it to be successful- it needs to be the right time, you need to be in a good financial situation, and then there are all the home showings to schedule! But what happens when you add one more thing to the mix, specifically a dog? Looking for a home just for people is one thing but looking for a home suitable for pets is different. Dogs have their own needs, and you must ensure your new home can fulfill them.

If you are a first-time home buyer and don’t have any prior experience with this, it can be a little confusing. So, we created a short dog owner’s guide to house hunting to give you a better idea of what to do.

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How to Downsize Without Panicking the Pets

A woman downsizing her home with her dog in a moving box.

According to the National Association of Realtors, homebuyers actively search for a house an average of  8 weeks before making a final decision. House hunting requires planning, access to finances, and a balance of present and future needs. Add pets into the mix and each new effort is slightly more complicated.

Realty Executives explores various useful tips to help make your house hunt easy and streamlined for you and the pets. 

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Adding a Pet to Your Home

A family introducing a new pet to their home.

Adding a pet to your home and family can be an exciting and stressful task! There are many factors to consider:  the type of pet to choose, the space available inside and outside of your home, the time available in your schedule, etc.  In this article, we’ll review some tips to help you bring home your new pet and successfully incorporate it into your living space.

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How to Safely Introduce a Pet Dog to Your Chickens (The Right Way!)

A dog saying hello to a friendly chicken in the yard.

As chicken coops have spread beyond farming communities and across the backyards of modern suburbia, more and more people have found themselves struggling to introduce their pet dogs to their new chickens, or even wondering if they should do it at all.

In this article, we’ll cover the ins and outs of living in harmony with a dog and a flock of chickens.

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