Just Pretty Collars: Is Teal the Perfect Color for Every Dog?

When it comes to complementing literally any shade of fur, nothing works as beautifully as the color teal (aqua, turqoise, blue-green—you get the idea). There’s just something magical about how the color mixes so perfectly yet remains so visible with dog fur. We combed Etsy.com for the prettiest collars in that prettiest of all colors for dogs. Check out the …

No Dog Left Behind Thanks to SPCA International: A Priceless Way to Say Thank You to Our Military

Thanks to the awesome blog, BarkPost, we discovered the great story of Jax and Sgt. Jacob Fisher, the US Marine who rescued him while on active duty in Afghanistan. The story has a wonderful ending, thanks to SPCA International’s Operation Baghdad Pups. This dedicated, determined effort reunites military folks with the dogs or cats they have fallen in love with but were …

Saving for Canine Medical Costs

Have you tried buying medical insurance for your dog? Pet insurance has really come a long way since it was first developed. Although it’s been at least five years since I tried it out, it’s worth noting that my experiences with it were pretty much failures. Here’s an example: my newly adopted young dog was fully vaccinated and completely loved …

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5 Plan-Ahead Gifts for Dog Moms on Mother’s Day

From something as simple and affordable as a custom cookie cutter to a real splurge with diamond jewelry, here are a few suggestions for unique gifts to make Mother’s Day extra special for the Dog Mom you know and love. And while giving something custom made requires a bit of planning, we bet you’ll agree it’s worth it. 1. Custom Cookie …

Beautiful, Natural, Handmade Candles that Help Save Animals

Who doesn’t love a deliciously-scented candle? Getting one for yourself or giving one as a gift is such a nice gesture. But what if the candle does more than just offer a calming, wonderful scent, and can actually help animal rescue organizations, too? At Dog Parent, we love companies that not only make quality products but make helping animals a …

Dog Cones: 5 Options to Help Boo-Boos Heal

It’s an undeniable fact: no matter how sweet your dog’s kisses are, when he starts licking at a boo-boo, it can lead to infection, slow healing, and even result in ripped sutures. Instead of trusting him not to lick, take away the temptation with a cone. Sometimes called the “cone of shame,” there’s really nothing shameful about it. Our Whiskey …