Don’t give your dog a bone

Make him work for it!

jaydaandtoysDogs will do almost anything for a treat, and lucky for Rachel Berger and her dog Alli, Alli will have a new bag of treats to work for. She was the winner of our cutest puppy contest last week.

On another note, my dogs LOVE to play with their toys, especially if treats are involved. It is really rare that either one of my fur-kids get a treat that isn’t deserved or used to keep them busy. Continue reading

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This man’s work with senior dogs left me in tears

It takes an awful lot to make me cry, but the story of Thayne Hamilton and Grey Muzzle Rescue turned me into a puddle of mush.

Thayne operates a rescue for senior or severely abused dogs from Orcas Island, Washington.

This is Thayne with Lilla, a dog who lived chained to a concrete slab for 14 years.

This is Thayne with Lilla, a dog who lived chained to a concrete slab for 14 years.

Thayne and his wife Christine founded the rescue together and over a period of ten years rescued and rehabilitated over 20 dogs from all over the country. Many of these dogs faced euthanasia and were seen unadoptable by most. Continue reading

Who’s at fault: dog or child?

In a story reported by Wave 3 News on March 24, 2015 Scott Wade, owner of a boxer named Toothless, told the story of his dog biting the 5-years-old neighbor boy.

Wade and his dog Toothless

Wade and his dog Toothless

The police report states that the attack happened when Barrett Graeter, the child, went in to Wade’s backyard to retrieve Barrett’s dog that had gotten loose while the child was walking it. While in the backyard, Wade’s dog got loose from his leash and bit the child.

Wade blames the attack on the child, Barrett, and Barrett’s parents. Continue reading

What’s better than puppy breath?

Coming home to your puppies after a long week without them.

Jayda and Mickey had an awesome spring break on our friends farm and they are still sleeping their ruff week off. I came home from our cruise very sick, but had an amazing time and the fur-kids are keeping me company.

On another note, when is a better day to come home (and gain internet access) than National Puppy Day?!

Photos have flooded Facebook and Twitter today and I know I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Who Doesn’t love puppies filling their news feed?

We’ve decided to host a cutest puppy contest. The contestants are recent Poe’s Pantry customers. The winner will receive a free bag of treats. The contest will end March 29.

Allie, a border collie, is Rachel Berger's dog.

Alli, a border collie, is Rachel Berger’s dog.

Avi, a shih-tzu, is Kelsey Shute's dog.

Avalon, a shih-tzu, is Kelsey Shute’s dog.

Mopar is Tyler Wallace's dog and Mopar is  a pit mix.

Mopar is Tyler Wallace’s dog and Mopar is a pit mix.

Now show us some puppy love and send me photos of your adorable fur-kids! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite puppy!

5 Things to do with your dog over spring break

Spring break is finally upon us and I will be on a cruise for the next week so I won’t be able to post. I will be back to posting next Monday.

I didn’t want to leave you all hanging, so I compiled a list of 5 fun things you can do with your dog this spring break.

1. Visit the dog park

Lafayette is lucky enough to have a great dog park located on Wabash Avenue just on the other side of the bridge from campus. Shamrock Dog Park is always loaded with pups that are super eager to chase your fur-kid around. Malakai and Jayda go at least once a week. They love it. Continue reading

A few of my favorite things

He isn't our school mascot, but i'm thinking he should be.

He isn’t our school mascot, but I’m thinking he should be.

Spring break is coming and many students here at Purdue are gearing up to head to their vacation destinations. But what if you aren’t going anywhere and you are still looking for something to do?

I’ve got a solution for you.

Spend quality time with your dog. I interviewed a few Purdue students to see what they will be doing with their dogs this spring break and what their favorite thing to do with their dog is. Maybe you can try a few with your dog? Continue reading

It’s only the best week ever for pets everywhere

Just in case you all didn’t know, this week was the biggest, most important week for pet product producers all over the world.

Why you may ask?

All week in Orlando, FL the 2015 Global Pet Expo has been happening. It was so big this year that it has been trending on twitter for the last 3 days with the hastag #GlobalPetExpo.

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What’s so great about senior dogs?

old1Old dogs always seem to get a bad rap. You know, you always hear, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

How true is this old adage? Sometimes old dogs are just so perfect, they don’t need taught anything, and sometimes old dogs carry a wise and quirky charm that shows through despite their old “set in their ways” attitude.

This witty charisma lead photographer Pete Thorne to begin his project, Old Faithful. Thorne noticed that the old dogs seemed to have their life stories written all over their faces. Continue reading

Frozen, Fuzzy Feet- The 12 Dogs of Winter

Winter has finally fallen upon Lafayette, IN. We were hit with a blizzard and the dogs aren’t really sure how to feel about it. Jayda loves the fluffy white stuff and Malakai can’t get inside fast enough.

To put it lightly, he can’t stand the frozen snow ball feet of doom.

Their polar reactions lead me to create the 12 Dogs of Winter. Let us know what you think.

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