Pets

Gobble Gobble! Ensuring Your Pooch is on his Best Behavior this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may be planning get-togethers with family and friends, albeit on a smaller scale this year.  However, whether there are 4 or 40 guests gathered ‘round the table, your four-legged family member may not be ready for the festivities.  New people, shuffling around, loud talking and laughter, and extra activities can often combine to tempt your pup into misbehaving.  So, it’s best if you're prepared, before your furkid grabs Uncle Ted’s turkey, jumps up on Grandma, or tips over the trash!

Have Cat, Will Travel! Top Tips for Hotel Stays with Fluffy

While most pet travelers are typically dogs, there is an increasing number of road trippers of the feline persuasion packing up and adventuring with their people. Staying at pet-friendly hotels is clearly an essential part of the trip -- and it’s the number one issue that concerns cat parents. Clearly, there are some unique nuances when staying in pet-friendly hotels with cats versus dogs.

Enjoy “Barktoberfest”: Bring Your Pooch to the Country’s Best Breweries!

This year, instead of just celebrating Oktoberfest, think... Barktoberfest!  Sampling great brews is a huge part of Oktoberfest fun, and breweries are some of the pet-friendliest places around. Not sure where to go? We’ve made a list of the best pet-friendly breweries in the country, so bring your pup, grab a pint, and celebrate this traditional Bavarian festival together!

Dog is My Co-Pilot: Tips for Taking a Road Trip Alone with Your Furkid

Adventuring is always more fun when shared with your pup -- especially if the two of you are going it alone. Taking a solo trip with your pet does require a little extra foresight and preparation, but if you plan wisely, and anticipate your pet’s needs, you and your best furry bud will have an enjoyable, stress-free road trip. To help you along, here are our tips to ensure your trip is happy and safe.

Spooky Ghost Tours That Welcome You and Your Pooch

Whether you like ghoulish tales steeped in history, or exciting ghost hunts complete with spirit-sensing gadgetry, ghost tours across the country are waiting to welcome you and your pet with their spooky arms. Here are our picks for the most entertaining pet-friendly ghost tours in the United States. If we’ve overlooked a great one, let us know!

Botanical Gardens--The Hidden Gems of Pet-Friendly Activities

Spending time in nature is one of the best activities you can do with your pet, as it’s something you’ll both truly enjoy. Scenic, sincerely, and artfully cultivated, botanical gardens are one of the most underappreciated ways to explore the natural world with your pet. Many botanical gardens across the country are waiting to welcome you and your pooch. Here are 11 of the most beautiful, pet-friendliest gardens in the United States.

America’s Best Historical Walking Tours (And They’re Dog-Friendly, Too!)

Road trips aren’t just about dining out and relaxing - they're about exploring something new!  Historical walking tours are a great way to learn about a place and understand its unique history and culture.  Many famous American cities and towns offer fun and engaging tours that take you right into the sights, sounds, and smells of the past. Best of all, many of the tours welcome dogs to join in, making them a perfect activity to enjoy with your furry sidekick!

Apartment Living with Pets: Making a Small Space a Home You’ll Both Love

Nothing compares to the excitement and joy of bringing a new four-legged family member home to love and care for.  But when that home is an apartment, special considerations must be made before and after adopting. Here are our tips for ensuring you and your pet are both happy and comfortable with apartment living.

Getting the Most Out of Hiking with your Dog

Dogs love walks, and they love the outdoors, which make hiking a truly great activity to do with your pup. You’ll both get exercise, enjoy the beauty of nature, and, best of all, make irreplaceable memories. Before you grab your hiking gear and head out, however, there are a few things to consider. To ensure your hiking trip is a great adventure, you and your dog must be capable and prepared. Here are our tips to help you gear up for a safe and happy hiking experience.

Help your Dog Go Green with these Simple, Practical Tips

It’s easy to think about "going green" in human terms. When it comes to helping take care of the earth and preserving it for future generations, you can probably list a dozen ways to make a difference right off the top of your head.   Things like setting a recycling bin next to your trash can, using Energy Star appliances, and avoiding buying single-use plastic containers or bags are all ways that we can do our part.