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 …

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 …

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 …

Green Things for a Green Holiday

Take a look at our St. Patrick’s Day-inspired collection of five green goodies for happy dogs. It may look like a plastic garden from a sci-fi movie, but this interactive grove can give pups a rewarding experience getting treats for themselves. Just add some small delicious morsels and let your dog nose his way through the Northmate Interactive Feeder. A …

A New Baby Pup in the House

Part Two: Pup’s First Day and Night Imagine that someone has gifted you with a secret trip. You’ve boarded a private jet to destination unknown. Once you land, you find yourself someplace totally unfamiliar, amidst people speaking a language you don’t understand. You might be a little anxious at first, but soon you get into a groove and learn the …

A New Baby Pup in the House

Part One: Before the Pup Comes Home A friend just called, asking for advice about her new puppy. With so many questions and so much misinformation available from wacky television shows to outdated books, we’ve decided to assemble some of the best info we know for the new puppy parent. PART ONE: Before Puppy Comes Home From the moment you …