Have you ever considered getting a portrait of your furry friend? It's an easy and fun way to create a lasting memory of your beloved pet. Among the crew at DinkyDogClub, Kendra Profumo is one of our favorite pet portrait artists. Kendra loved being around animals and nature as long as she can remember. She also took an early interest in drawing and her passion for art led Kendra to Chico State University where she studied painting.
August 26th is National Dog Day, which was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige. National Dog Day is a day to celebrate all dogs, including purebreds, mixed breeds, family pets and working dogs that risk their lives. Some ways you can celebrate National Dog Day are by showering your dog with even more love or by donating money or time to your local pet shelter or rescue organization. To learn move about National Dog Day, visit their website.
What's the number one thing small dog owners wish their dog can do? If you said, "talk," you're correct. The answer is in response to DinkyDogClub asking their Facebook and Instagram followers to finish this sentence: I wish my dog could _ _ _. Seventy-six responded wishing their dog could talk to them.
The Wall Street Journal, with the help of the American Kennel Club, put together a list of the 25 most popular small breeds in America. Topping the list was the French Bulldog, followed by the Beagle, Poodle, and Yorkie.
If you'd like a regular dose of cuteness, start following Sparkles the Diva on Instagram. This sweet little Shih Tzu is well known for her passion for fashion and her little tongue. Sparkles lives in Atlanta and has recently started another Instagram account, FabulousDogofAtlanta to bring the dog community together. Read more about Sparkles on Modern Dog Magazine.
How to Choose a Small Dog and Prepare Your Home. Owning a pet is a great responsibility, but one that offers numerous rewards. And yet, there is much you need to decide and prepare for before adopting a new furry friend. Consider the following before picking a pet to better decide what breed makes the most sense for you.
As a nation of dog lovers, we want to be uber-confident that just as we enjoy our outdoor space, that it is safe for our dogs to enjoy too. But what is harmless to humans can be toxic or irritating to dogs. With summer on the doorstep, the teamat Rattan Direct have created this handy cut-out-and-keep guide for dog owners looking to ensure their garden is safe for the four-legged member of their family.What is it you should be looking for?
If you have a fluffy little dog, regular grooming is required. While some dogs love to be pampered by a pet stylist, others get anxious. And then there are the endless shampoo options and grooming tools. Angie Bolghoz, an expert pet stylist in Charleston, South Carolina, shares helpful advice to make grooming easier for you and your pup.
Did you know dogs can get a sunburn? It's true and it's why Solardogz developed their SPF 50+ rash guards. These sporty pet shirts are soft, stretchy and quick drying. The pull-over style means no velcro, buttons or snaps to deal with. We had a chance to meet Mary Lou Scott, the founder of Solardogz to learn more about these protective, and stylish, doggy shirts.
If you're thinking of taking your small dog on your next weekend adventure or vacation, take a look at our list of pet-friendly hotels. When traveling with your dog, it's always best to book your room directly with the hotel you plan to visit, rather than a third-party site like Expedia or TripAdvisor. The reason for this is hotels may have a limited number of pet-friendly rooms available, so when you book direct, you can be assured they'll have a room ready for you and there won't be any sur...
Harley the Chihuahua came to a Sioux City, South Dakota for a visit one day. Everyone fell in love with the little dog and now he's a fixture at the school. Along with listening to children read, Students can earn points for good behavior, and redeem those points to spend time and share treats with Harley. Click here to read more about this amazing little dog.
Both dogs and people need regular exercise to get and stay in good shape. So why not work out with your dog? You can go running with your small dog. You can play a variation of fetch with your dog, where you try to get the ball before your dog does. You can play chase with your dog and even swim with your dog. Sound like fun? It is. Henrik Nielsen, a CrossFit coach at Fits-Me and proud owner of a Jack Russell Terrier, has put together some great tips and suggestions to help you get started wo...