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How to Locate Dog Friendly Hotels

September 26th, 2014
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It is really important to travel as an entire family from time to time and this does include the dog. The good news is that there are many pet owners that love dogs and that want to travel with them. Because of this, many different dog friendly hotels appeared on the market. The problem is that travelling is a challenge and you need to be ...

We Made the Top 50 Pet Blogs

September 23rd, 2014
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Thank you for choosing us as one of your favorite sources for everything related to dogs. This infographic by the team at Rebates zone lists DOGSPIRED as a top 50 dog blog. .  

9/11 Ground Zero search dog still lends a helping paw

September 22nd, 2014
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Denise Corliss is pictured with her search dog Bretagne at Ground Zero in New York City in September 2001. It was their first deployment together.

Some heroes boast muscle and brawn. Others possess steely nerves and impeccable timing. But this hero is a little different. This one has feathery fur, a sunny smile, a calm nature and — for a dog — an uncanny ability to zero in on the people who need her most. She’s a 15-year-old golden retriever named Bretagne, and she’s one of the last surviving search dogs ...

How A Dog’s Smile Can Change Your Life

September 18th, 2014
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There are moments in life in which you know you need to do something. And along the way, you discover that you actually love dogs when you have no idea that this was the case. This is exactly what happened just a few weeks ago. I was walking with a friend and in the middle of the road we saw a dog that seemed to be ...

How to Prepare Your Home for a New Dog

September 12th, 2014
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For many animal lovers, bringing home a new dog is akin to welcoming a new member into their family. They look forward to getting to know it, play with it, watch it perform playful antics, and generally enjoy its friendly company. When we welcomed our new mutt Junior home, I realized that keeping it healthy and happy would require the same kind of adjustments to ...