Category Archives: Dog Accessories

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Dog?

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If you’re thinking about adding a dog to your family, you may be wondering if you can afford it. Here’s our guide to costs associated with having a dog in your pack.

Acquisition: Your initial cost to buy a dog will vary greatly depending on the breed (or lack thereof) and on where you buy. If you adopt a dog from a public shelter, your fees will generally be much lower than any other means of obtaining a dog. Shelter fees generally cover spay/neuter, worming, and up-to-date shots. Depending on where you live, shelter fees may run from $50 to $300. Many shelters hold special adoption events where fees may be discounted or waived altogether, particularly if their cages are full. Continue reading How Much Does It Cost to Have a Dog?

New Dog Tags


If you read this blog regularly, you know I swear by my tags from DogTagArt. I’ve used them for years and am impressed with their durability. However, recently, I’ve had a problem with my OTHER tags (rabies, county registration) rubbing off on the DogTagArt tags, kind of obliterating the information on them. In looking for solutions, I came across some other innovative tags I thought some of you might be interested in. Continue reading New Dog Tags

Small Petweighter Bowls

Penny enjoying her Petweighter bowl.  Photo by Philley
Penny enjoying her Petweighter bowl. Photo by Philley

If you’ve been following along, you know I am a fan of the Petweighter brand dog dishes. My dogs like to chew on their dishes when they can get away with it, and they tend to drag them all over the house. The Petweighter dish attaches securely to a base you fill with water so it stays put. When I bought my dishes, they only had one size, which was perfect for my bigger dogs, but wouldn’t be suitable for a smaller breed. So, I’m excited to share this news I got in my mailbox – they now have a smaller size! Continue reading Small Petweighter Bowls

Dealing With Canine Anxiety

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Our friends at Women’s Health Magazine have come up with nine ways to help your anxious dog:

Spray Adaptil on the dog’s food. It simulates the pheromone mama dogs emit when their dogs are nursing.

Try a Thundershirt, which basically swaddles your dog to help him or her deal with thunderstorms, fireworks, etc.

Provide basic support, like belly rubs, treats, and snuggles. Continue reading Dealing With Canine Anxiety