Undoubtedly you have heard a dog communicating at some point or another. They can easily do this by howling to signify their location for others. Considering dogs are direct ancestors of wolves; this behavior truly comes as no surprise. However, there are those breeds of dogs that are not known to howl. So if you have a dog that is not a known howler, then it may be necessary to take your dog for a veterinarian checkup if this is behavior they start without any warning.
Having a pet is an amazing thing that definitively changes your life for the better. But what happens when you want to go for a walk in the park with your furry friend but you also have to do some shopping.
It would be a bit inconvenient and time-consuming to go back home to let your dog home just so you can come back to do some shopping. That’s why you’d better know in advance which shops are pet-friendly and which aren’t. read more
These are actual conversations I have with our 1.5-year-old English Shepherd, Daisy. Note, I am interpreting Daisy’s barks, expressions, and intonation. But these are all true!
I’m singing to Daisy, who is standing next to her ball.
Me: Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true.
Me: I’m half crazy all for the likes of you!
(Daisy rolls her eyes)
Daisy: Just kick the ball to me.
Daisy: Oh, and don’t quit your day job. read more
We love our dogs like family and would love to have the opportunity to be with them all day long. But, sometimes it’s just not practical. After all, we have to earn a paycheck to pay for our living expenses and, of course, our favorite pups.
But, what if your boss decided that he or she might consider allowing employees to bring their dogs to the office? How fantastic would that be to have your favorite companion with you all day long! read more
Hey! My name’s Valerie, and you’ll often catch me writing about dog-related topics on Officiallypets.com!
Every dog owner likes to buy gifts for their pooch, and most dogs end up with their own toy box full of playthings. Often these toys need to be thrown away because the dog has chewed them. Perhaps the stuffing is coming out, and the ears have been ripped off. Sometimes the toys are left unsafe for a dog. No surprise then, that dog owners are always on the lookout for toys which are almost indestructible. Certainly, we all want toys that our dogs simply cannot destroy. read more
Hello, fellow cat person. The official ‘Hug your cat day’ is coming. Any cat owner must wonder, “Why would anybody create a special day based on a nearly impossible activity?” If you have an adorable cat that is too affectionate and lets you pet it all the time, you must be disagreeing with me already. Make hay while the sun shines, because your beloved pet must be chalking out its ultimate plan to take over the world while you are asleep. read more
If you’re looking for something to do that involves your four-legged friend; or somehow is based around him, then look no further!
We’ve rounded up some of the most compatible hobbies for dog lovers, and there is something for everyone.
Whether you’re really active and are looking for a new sport to take up with your pooch; or you just want to relax in front of the fire and crochet your adorable puppy. read more
The US is thought to be home to between 70 and 90 million pet dogs with 580,900 pups being registered in 2018 alone. The number of dogs seems to be going up and up with the number of the world’s favorite animal increasing every year.
There’s no surprise that the number of our four-legged friends is constantly on the up. Dogs are the perfect companion for families, couples, individuals, and help to make our lives easier and safer through their work as service dogs. read more
When you are in the middle of a hard and stressful workday, there is one thought that never fails to comfort you. You know that when you finally come back home, someone adorable and furry is waiting for you at the door.
There is nothing better than hugging your sweet pup right after you make the first step in your flat. Then you just put on your soft pajamas, flop down in an armchair, switch your favorite TV series on, and cuddle with your dog all evening long. At moments like this, you realize that being a dog mom is the most amazing thing you could ever imagine. read more
Pet of the Week
Location: Frisco, Texas
Human: Amanda L.
Story: Rocko the Chihuahua might be tiny, but he is a pooch with a mission. After her mom was diagnosed with dementia, Amanda met Rocko – who would become her canine companion and supporter. Every day, Amanda would take Rocko to visit her mother at the Memory Care facility in the hospital. He was so popular with the office staff, everyone loved him! read more