Roundup #6 – The Best Dog Articles of the Week
From DNA tested shelter dogs to avoiding pet scams; it’s been a great week for dog articles. Have a great weekend, enjoy this spring weather, and sit back, relax and enjoy some great reading.
Best Dog Articles of the Week March 13-20
Sometimes It’s OK to Say Never
Acknowledging our own limitations is one of the most freeing steps we can take in our lives. We’d love to fix everything, but we simply can’t. This beautiful post shares the expectations we put on our dogs and why it’s OK to say “it might never get better.”
Dog World is Breeding Ground for Catfish
People lie about anything – and the internet is certainly no exception. Although we’d love to believe everyone is decent at heart it’s hard to filter out the truth, especially when dealing with people online. Here’s a great list of the five online pet scams to look out for and avoid.
Every dog owner should read this inspirational post. Detailing all of the challenges of raising a young pup into such a great, well adjusted dog will help you realize what awesome rewards come from consistency, dedication and lots of excellent training.
9 Awesome Rescue Groups That Specialize in Saving Special Needs Dogs
There are a lot of great rescues out there that are proving that there’s always a second chance for special needs pets. These rescues are helping find these so called “unadoptable” dogs wonderful forever homes.
Jack Begins the Next Chapter in His Life in Kidney Failure
Informative and heart felt article about dealing with the diagnosis of kidney failure. What makes this even more heartbreaking is hearing it from a veterinarian; the tables were completely turned when she learned of her senior dogs diagnosis.
Pet Insurance Quotes: Compare Different Breeds and Ages
Getting a quote on insurance sucks; you usually have to fill out long forms just to get a rough estimate. And then there’s the spam that magically starts appearing afterwards. Here’s a nice side by side comparison of 8 pet insurance quotes including the deductible, limits, customer satisfaction, and monthly rates.
DNA Tests Help California Shelter Speed up Adoptions
Some simple doggie DNA tests are giving some dogs at a California shelter a better chance at getting adopted quicker. When their background is identified the shelter can tell potential adopters more about that dog’s background. It also helps come up with creative names for their dogs such as the “Yorkle,” a Yorkshire Terrier/Beagle mix. Dogs that have been tested are being adopted twice as fast as those that aren’t.
A rescue organization in Costa Rica has been using this name technique with great results.
Awesome Kickstarter of the Week
Den – Do Good Dog Beds
Den has created a well crafted dog bed, and for every bed purchased one is donated to a rescue dog. They’ve partnered with a few shelters in NYC, these shelters were chosen because of their compassion and quality care for their rescue animals.
The DEN beds that are donated to the shelter dogs will stay with them for life. They will be used as a familiar object to help them adjust to their new forever home. (featured image shows a DEN bed)
DEN dog beds are made of durable denim. The fabrics chosen wear well over time and tell a story. Think of your favorite pair of jeans. These beds are simple, elegant AND durable. Perfect for a design-conscience home. Perfect for a dog in need.
Best Dog Deals of the Week
- 47% off Pet Waste Bags 700 count at Amazon
- 95% off Aspen Pet Bed 18 inch round at Amazon
- 30% off Canine Greenies Pill Pockets at Amazon
- 20% off fetch balls & toys at Entirely Pets with code WeHaveBalls
Favorite Dog Videos of the Week
I really want to get a ball pit for Laika now.
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