Tag Archives: dog

Why “Free to a Good Home” is a Death Sentence

Friend of Up For Pups Barbie Marble wrote an informative article for CT’s News Times recently about why it is dangerous to list your pet as “free to a good home” if you need to surrender him or her. Here’s … Continue reading

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Conscious Living With Pets

Our guest blogger today, Lillian Brummet, has loads of experience with conscious living. She’s the co-author of Trash Talk, author of Towards Understanding, co-author of Purple Snowflake Marketing (a book promotion guide), host of the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show, and owner of the Brummet’s … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Diet, Allergies, and Illness

Responsible pet parents do their best to keep pets healthy: they feed their pets premium-quality food, read labels, limit snacking, provide plenty of fresh water, and make sure they get sufficient exercise. So why are we seeing an accelerated rise in allergies, obesity, cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, and arthritis in our pets along with a never-ending list of new maladies? Continue reading

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Mill Mommas and Mistletoe

Everywhere you turn during the months approaching Christmas, you see signs saying things like, “Christmas is a time for giving.” Because this giving is regulated to happen every 12 months, it can easily become automatic, lacking profound thought. For me, … Continue reading

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Interview with Roxanne Hawn

Roxanne Hawn is an animal advocate and prolific pet blogger. We interview her to learn more about how blogging can help make the world a better place for our furry friends: Continue reading

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Potty Training Tips: Using a Doggy Diaper

Within two weeks, I had Zoye potty-trained using this method, and you can do it, too, with a good diaper, a consistent schedule, a little patience, and minimal cleaning supplies. Good luck! Continue reading

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Golden Oldies

About a month ago I posted about Petfinder.com’s “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet” campaign. I specifically wrote about the black dog syndrome, which is also often true for brindles. I have no idea why people are hesitant to adopt brindle … Continue reading

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Pet Room and Board for the Holidays

The Bags 4 Bowls program is a way that people who are not in a position to bring a new dog into their homes can still help. All you have to do is visit the Iams Facebook page and either “Like” or comment there, or you can pick up a specially marked bag of Iams food. Either results in Iams donating one bowl of dog food. Continue reading

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Bow Wow Bill Talks Coaching

Dog Coach Magazine, “The Magazine For Irrationally Exuberant Dog Lovers.” Continue reading

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Dog Tipper Talks Barkonomics

Today’s four-question interview is with Paris Permenter of Dog Tipper. We had been emailing back and forth since the inception of Happy Tails Books, but we finally got to meet in person at the BlogPaws conference. I was excited to … Continue reading

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