Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Top 11 Riskiest Dogs to Own (From an Insurance Perspective)

Risky Dog Breed

As a pet boarding company, we've come to know a lot of breeds of dogs pretty well. We've met some terrifying toy breeds who we wouldn't let within a mile of a small child, and we've met pit bulls who are utter babies. But that doesn't mean your insurance company cares. If you own one of these "risky" breeds, you might face some big headaches when it comes to homeowner's or renter's insurance.

These days, companies are pickier than ever about which breeds they'll insure. The reason: they don't want to deal with a potential lawsuit if someone gets bitten or hurt by your dog while they're in your home.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

6 Tips for Dressing Your Dog

Dog Clothing Tips

Admit it — most of us have done it. An adorable sweater, a stylish jacket, or even a silly Halloween costume, the majority of pet parents have tried to play dress up with their four-legged friends. It might be purely for fun, or for your dog's safety, but either way you will need to work with your dog to adjust to their new apparel.

In the winter, small and short-haired breeds will often require a sweater or jacket (at minimum) to protect them from the elements during walks and while playing outside, even snow-loving long-haired dogs should wear protective footwear in extreme cold or heat, the hairless breeds regularly wear clothes to stay warm, and a dog that’s recently had surgery may need to wear clothing to protect an incision site.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tips for Walking Your Dog in the Winter

Dog Walking Winter

Some dogs love to romp and play in the winter weather, others prefer to snuggle indoors where it's warm. No matter which your dog prefers, they all will need to be protected from the elements when they do venture outside for a walk. Read below for 5 tips to keep your dog safe on walks during the winter!

1. Bundle Up! (You AND Your Dog!)

Dog Walking WinterYes, some dog breeds are built to venture out into the cold without extra protection (Huskies, Saint Bernards, etc), most dogs would be safer (and more comfortable!) with a nice coat or sweater to protect them from the wind and cold.