Rocko, The Chihuahua On A Mission

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Rocko

Breed: Chihuahua

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

couple walking dog through winter woodland

10 Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

Hiking is a great way to shake off stress out your system and get yourself a good workout. But when your dog tags along, your outdoor experience gets even better!

Dogs are the perfect hiking partners because they are actually more excited to get out in the woods than you are. They love to climb on boulders, leap over brooks, run up a dirt trail, and gain a new battery of smells and sights. Witnessing your dog’s energy and sheer enjoyment directs you away from the physical exertion involved in hiking. It only motivates you to go farther! Not to mention the breathtaking sceneries you’ll see along the way. read more

Conversation with Daisy Pt. 4

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!

Work…

(Daisy walks under my desk and puts her head on my lap)

Daisy: Hey John!

Me: Hey, Days! read more

Top 10 Pet-Friendly Vacation Destinations

Traveling with your dog is definitely a satisfying thing to do, but it requires some planning beforehand as well as thought through choices of your vacation destinations, ways of travel, etc. While booking a pet-friendly hotel might seem like enough to enjoy your time away with your pooch, it can get quite frustrating to discover that your pup isn’t welcome in most places you’d like to visit. read more

Best Breed of Cars for your Model of Dog

Take a long, hard look at your dog’s face. Remember it. Now, go out and look your car straight in the grill. Go down on all fours or kneel, it doesn’t matter. Let it register.

What do you see?

Chances are, you’ll see yourself (or a close resemblance, anyway) looking back at you. Coincidence? Not exactly. read more

The Most Popular Puppy Names of 2019 Revealed

Whilst some owners have their puppy names picked out years in advance, some owners have no idea where to start. Is there an art to choosing a name? Is there a science to it even?

Well, there’s a little bit of both.

David Woods from My Pet’s Name suggests choosing a name which is short, snappy and doesn’t sound like a command. read more

Small, but Mighty: Meet the Chihuahua

Chihuahua is an exceptional dog breed, even though special has no superlative. This is the smallest breed, yet the one with the most prominent personality. Amusing, loyal, friendly, they could satisfy the needs and desires of every animal lover who’s looking to introduce a new friend into the house. read more

Pet Friendly Space

Sharing your living space with a pet can bring you many hours of companionship and joy. Especially if you live in an apartment, a dog or cat can help you feel less alone. Although they won’t chip in for the rent or utilities, pets are some of the best roommates you can have. read more

13 Fun Facts about Greyhounds

April is national Adopt-A-Greyhound month, and there are many greyhounds out there looking for a new home. These super-fast dogs have a few remarkable qualities that make them the ideal family companion.

1. Greyhounds Are the Fastest Dogs on Earth

Greyhounds are, quite literally, some of the fastest dogs on Earth. In fact, they are faster than racehorses, and can nearly keep up with a cheetah at full speed. read more

Easter Fun With Your Dog

Introduction

Hello, my name’s Valerie, and I am the proud owner of a Clumberdoodle called Bentley. While I love walking with my furry friend, it occurred to me that there are several times during the year when I think we could have more fun. You can also read some of my articles on OfficiallyPets. read more