Pups Blog

In Memory of Theo – Lori’s “Little Man”

Pups@Play Owner, Lori, cares for dogs of all breeds and personalities. In fact, she treats them as if they were her own. Unfortunately, 2 weeks ago we lost not only one of Pup’s family members but, sadly, one of Lori’s Learn more

Caring For Your Aging Dog – Let the Golden Years be a Golden Time

An aging doggie may have many of the same issues as elderly humans, but when it comes to your pet, some aspects of care are a different animal (see what I did there?? LOL) in part because, well, your pooch Learn more

Made In The Shade… Shield Your Pooch from the Dangers of Summer Heat

Yippee and yahoo too! Summer’s here … And, so, fun ensues for you and your pooch! Did you know, though, that doggies can suffer from heat stroke—aka hyperthermia—and heat exhaustion during these muggy, sweaty months? Nope, it’s not only humans Learn more

28 Things to Consider when Choosing a Dog Care Service

Daycare, Boarding, Grooming, Training, Dog Walking, Dog Sitting … Locating a pet care provider that’s a good fit for your dog takes more than a map and a cute company logo. Over and above the obvious— that the organization delivers Learn more

PupALERT: Are There Hazardous Ingredients in Some Dog Foods & Treats?? Grrrrooowwl

OK, let’s begin with a HUGE ‘beware of what you read,’ as I continue to write 😉 There seems to be a flood of recent articles about hazardous ingredients in specific brands of dog treats, such as Milk Bones and Learn more

Early Starts: The Basics on Grooming Your New Puppy

You’ve got a brand new puppy! As adorbs and cuddly as can be, with doe-y eyes and a soosoft coat, why on Earth would you need to groom her? And how on Earth should you proceed? In fact, grooming is Learn more

SUITING UP YOUR PUP: HOW TO SIZE AND FIT YOUR DOG’S COLLAR OR HARNESS

When it comes to dogs’ collars and harnesses (and putting thoughts of fashion aside,) addressing the fit of these accessories speaks to an essential element for any dog owner. OK, any dog owner who at ANY time needs to control Learn more

ENSURE Your Dog with Pet INSURANCE ;)

We’re probably alike in that we consider our dogs ‘not just pets’ but rather important parts of our families, right? Like other family members, pooches are pretty much as prone to suffering unexpected illness or injury as human beings. In Learn more

HOLIDAY SEASON MEANS APPRECIATING FAMILY AND FRIENDS…THAT INCLUDES YOUR DEAR DOGGIE TOO :)

As the unofficial holiday season drifts in, (IS there an ‘official’ version?) if you haven’t begun so already, it’s time to take stock…Pause for a moment here and there to feel sincere gratitude for what you have and who provides Learn more

AT-HOME DOG TRAINING TIPS AND HINTS

Enlisting the help of a dog trainer can be a super helpful move. Know, though, that you and you’re family can choose from a plethora of handy-dandy, effective methods to train your dog right at home…Many of them addressing basic Learn more