Match Your Personality to the Canine You Ought to Adopt

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Guest Post By: Barry Nyhan

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Fetch is a discovery natural dog treat subscription box that is launching in August. We ship 4 all natural treats right to your doorstep every month for you and your favorite pooch. For dogs, the Fetch dog subscription box is like the great happiness of jumping into a giant ball pit! Watch their eyes light up and their tails wag uncontrollably as they see the subscription box full of tasty treats arrive to the door every month.

Your Personality and the Adoptable Canine

Much like attempting to locate your future spouse or wife, finding a solid match for your K-9 partner is crucial. Consider it, will be with this lovable animal for 10-15 years, so we here at FETCH believes it makes sense that picking a pooch whose demeanor, vitality level, and identity work well with your own is a savvy move. That being said, read on to find the kind of pooch that may suit you best.

The Eccentric, Carefree, and Softly Dynamic House Inhabitant

Not searching for a pooch to trek up mountains or train for a marathon with, yet at the same time need one that is vigorous and cherishing? Consider a pug. This upbeat breed will joyfully go on strolls and to the pooch park with you, regularly mingles well with different canines, and are the best little snugglers on the planet. Since they are so social, you might need to consider getting them in sets so they will have a companion to play with when you’re away.Dog - Adopt a Pug Continue reading

Can You Help This Dog See Again?

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Please Help Boston Terrier Get Cataract SurgeryDog Needs Cataract Surgery

When any of our dogs have had health problems, we of course want to do whatever we can to give them the very best medical care. Can you imagine how you would feel if you learned your dog was going blind? Sadly, Our friends Brett and Hillary are dealing with this heartbreaking ordeal in their family. We have known Hillary since she was a young girl and were thrilled to see her get married to her loving husband and bring into their family two cute little Boston Terrier Dogs, Gin and Tonic. We recently heard that 3 year old Gin needs cataract surgery. Poor little Gin wants to play with her brother, Tonic, like she used to before her eyes developed severe cataracts.

We are reaching out to our readers to ask for your help. Hillary and Brett have set up a GoFundMe page to help with the expense of the cataract surgery. Please consider a small donation. I know every little bit will help.

Julie, Murry, and Blue Belle – DogBlog – A Dog’s Eye View

Can You Join Our Family and Help Gin See Again?

GoFundMe Page:  https://www.gofundme.com/helpginseeagain

Please pass it on to your followers. Gin and Tonic will love you for your compassion.  Blue Belle thinks it will be cool too!

Boston Terriers Gin and Tonic

 

Traveling With Our Dog – Finding a Self Wash Dog Bath

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Dog Friendly Road Trip

Pet Place MarketWe were so excited to wake up early in the morning with our car jam-packed with luggage, sleeping bags, a cooler full of drinks and lunch, an audio book for our listening pleasure, snacks, and of course the BEST DOG IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, Blue Belle, who joined us on our road trip to to the great Northwest.  We traveled from Boise, Idaho on the interstate freeway system through Oregon, over the Columbia River to Washington State, through scenic wine country and finally to venture through the picturesque cascade mountains and Kittitas County.  We truly love to travel the state highways through the beautiful small communities. As soon as we could, we hopped off the interstate to relax on the slower pace of the Washington state highway.

Shortly after leaving our home in Boise I realized that I should have given Blue Belle a bath the day before we left.  Riding in our small car, with Blue Belle snuggling up between us, caused some discussion about the unpleasant odor we would have to endure for several days. It didn’t seem to bother Murry much, but I do have a very good sense of smell.  So we looked online to see if there was a self service dog wash somewhere on our route. We knew we would be spending the night in Cle Elum, WA, and the next day stopping to take Blue Belle for a walk and enjoy the awesome view of Snoqualmie Falls, so we searched google for a self serve dog wash near Snoqualmie.

Our search brought us to a fantastic jewel of a find, Pet Place Market, located in North Bend, WA.  We sent an online message to let them know that we would be traveling through North Bend the next day and would be so happy to give Blue Belle a bath in their self serve dog wash.  When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised when we stepped inside to say we were traveling and needed to use their self serve dog wash.  The nice lady said “this must be Blue Belle”.  Yah! They read our message.  We were greeted by the Manager, Amanda, and a nice young man named Zack.

Amanda showed us into the back room where the doggie spa was located.  A nice sized room that was very nicely decorated with several bath stations.  She gave us a tour and explained how everything worked.  First we put on some stylish blue (Boise State Colors, by the way) rubber aprons and took Blue Belle to a table where we brushed her.  If we wanted we could do a few other grooming things like clip her nails.  Then we took her to the bathing station.  The water was already set to the proper temperature and ready to go. Amanda showed us how to use the shampoo and conditioner, how to hold the sprayer for the water and how to use the blow dryer.  We even had scented spray to use after she was all cleaned up.  We chose the lavender spray.  She smelled so good.

After her bath we looked through the pet store and found a product to add to our purchase – an organic dog treat made with real berries produced locally. Wet Noses grain free dog treats are USDA organic Non-GMO and made nearby in Monroe, Washington.  I found this information about their facility on their website:  “Every single one of our treats are produced at our facility in Monroe, Washington – about 30 minutes north of Seattle. Wet Noses has called the beautiful Pacific Northwest home for nearly 20 years, since our beginnings in a Seattle kitchen in the late 1990s”.  They also say “Our company is founded on one very basic philosophy, if you wouldn’t eat it – don’t give it to your pet”.  What a great attitude!

We were so thrilled to find this super duper pet place with such a friendly staff.  We plan to stop in again when we take another road trip with the BEST SMELLING DOG IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

  • Blue Belle Really Needed a BathWe found a great place with a self serve bath.
  • Pet Place Market in North Bend, WAMurry signs us up to JOIN THE PACK!
  • First Step - Brushing Her CoatBlue Belle wasn't so sure about this.
  • Amanda Takes Us On A TourTips and instruction about using their dog bath.
  • Water Set to Perfect TemperatureBlue Belle was being such a good dog.
  • Scrubbing BubblesMurry takes his turn at bathing.
  • Getting Clean.The shampoo/conditioner worked great.
  • All Clean!Amanda tells Blue Belle she looked so pretty. And she had treats.
  • full screen sliderWe found a local organic dog treat from Wet Noses.
  • Pet Place MarketWe absolutely love this place!
Blue Belle Really Needed a Bath1 Pet Place Market in North Bend, WA2 First Step - Brushing Her Coat3 Amanda Takes Us On A Tour4 Water Set to Perfect Temperature5 Scrubbing Bubbles6 Getting Clean.7 All Clean!8 Nice Pet Supplies.9 Pet Place Market10
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Traveling Dog Project You Can Back

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Alexis, Charlie and Zolo Plan Travel Through Canada

Alexis, Charlie and Zolo Plan Journey Through Canada

Seattle Family and Their Dog Travel Through Canada

Now this is a project that dog lovers can get behind.  A family from Seattle will travel with their dog, Zolo (who happens to be from Taiwan) through Canada to give you a taste of what life is like in that beautiful place we like to think of as our good neighbors to the north.  Let’s keep in touch with Alexis, Charlie and Zolo and follow their travels and insights while they journey across Canada in their van they have named Vanny with their puppy Zolo, hero to neurotic dogs everywhere.  I’m sure they will greatly appreciate your encouragement and backing.

Online Resources

Information is available at ZoloNeurotico.com and on the Kickstarter page at http://kck.st/10tu9tP.

About the Seattle Family

Alexis, Charlie and Zolo are a family from Seattle, Washington. They’ll celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary somewhere in British Columbia this July. But the star of the show is Zolo, their 27-pound mixed breed rescue who came to live with them three years ago thanks to the magic of Petfinder.

All three are world travelers. Their numerous past trips include a month-long honeymoon in Bali, four months working and living at the South Pole, long trips in Europe and many multi-day, back-country hikes around the Western United States and Alaska. Even Zolo was rescued in the hills of Taiwan and flown here as part of a rescue program.

The KickStarter Campaign

Zolo Neurotico in Canada: A Multimedia Guidebook/Travelogue

Launched: May 9, 2013      Funding ends: Jun 8, 2013

by Charles Redell  ~ We’re gathering material for a multimedia travelogue and guidebook to seeing Canada with a slightly neurotic dog.