Adopting a Dog? You Should Ask These Questions FirstIf you’ve decided that you’d like to add a dog to your household and your family, choosing to adopt an older or abandoned dog can be exciting, stressful, and truly rewarding. With an estimated 3.3 million dogs entering shelters each year, there are countless dogs out there looking for a new home and a new chance at life.

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dog bite insurance coverageIt’s Pit Bull Awareness Month and for many homeowners who live with and love a Pit Bull, they want to raise awareness of the breed whom they love.

What we want to focus on, today is whether your homeowner’s insurance will be enough to cover and protect you if you have a breed that many insurance companies consider “excluded” from … [more]

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Are Pit Bulls Really Dangerous Dogs? Exploring the Public ConceptionSome argue that pit bulls are dangerous dogs. However, many factors lead toward aggressive behavior, including breeding dogs for protection, dog fighting, and social status. Abuse, neglect, chaining, tethering, and inadequate obedience training and supervision also significantly impact a dog’s tendencies.

The truth is that no dog is inherently “bad” or “dangerous”. So how do these expectations arise?

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Want to Bring Your Dog to College? Here’s What You Need to KnowCollege is tough no matter what your circumstances are, but having a dog while in college can make things even trickier. You might think that bringing a dog along with you will be a great way to stave off loneliness and keep a responsible routine, but owning a dog while attending school full-time can be another full-time task.

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It’s hard to believe that August is coming to and end and that soon we will be in autumn and then responsible dog owner winter! Before September hits, though we wanted to share information on Responsible Dog Ownership Month which is what September has been designated by the American Kennel Club.

Pet parents want to be responsible and many do their best to … [more]

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Some people walk into dog ownership (or to being a pet parent) without knowing what costs are involved in shareing their lives with a dog. In the first year of a puppy’s life, they spend inordinate amounts of time at the veterinarian’s office for health check-ups and vaccinations.

As your dog ages, as long as she remains healthy you may … [more]

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6 Dog Behaviors that You Should Never IgnoreIt can be tough to understand what your dog means by some of his actions, but there are some behaviors that should never be ignored in your dog. One small action or symptom could be your first clue to the presence of a life-threatening problem in your dog, be it illness or unhampered aggression.

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Fire Safety Tips for Dog OwnersThe United States Fire Administration found that house fires affect 500,000 pets annually, with about 1,000 of the incidents being caused by pets themselves. Many of these fires are easily preventable, which is why July 15th has been named National Pet Fire Safety Day to focus on helping pet owners prevent fires and plan for emergencies.

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