"Oh my gawd, he is so cute!" says the sweet elderly lady as she tries approaches Oliver. I look down at my side, where Oliver was and feel the familiar tug on the leash as he backs away, eyes straight on the approaching human. "Sorry," I apologize as I try to step in front of… Continue reading Look at that!
It sounds idyllic- take your pup to daycare, they'll play all day with friends and come home happily exhausted. Unfortunately that isn't what always happens. The most important thing to remember is that daycare is not right for every dog, nor is every daycare right for every dog. Making sure your pup will be comfortable… Continue reading Doggy Daycare- is it right for your pup?
Sweet Oliver. He definitely did not have the best beginning. From what we can cobble together he went from a puppy mill to a pet store, ended up at a shelter where he was adopted at 5 months old, then we got him as an owner relinquishment at 11 months. That's a LOT for any… Continue reading Oliver the Afraid
Today we celebrate two years of Oliver being part of our family. It seems like yesterday I got a call from Kim, head of Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue ,about an owner surrender in the south suburbs of Chicago. I was told he was almost a year old, had basic obedience training and was overweight. From… Continue reading The Story of Oliver
I learned accidentally that I am part of a Facebook group for lost and found dogs in our area with Oliver's former owner. Her profile photo was of a new puppy. While I will never send them this letter, I couldn't help but write my thoughts. Dear Oliver's Former Family, Remember me? The woman you… Continue reading Dear Oliver’s Former Family
Oh, Oliver. He came into our lives unexpectedly. An owner relinquishment we were to foster for Central Ohio Pom Rescue. Oliver was a MESS. Obese- a whopping 24.3lb (but I'll cover that another time), fearful of everything (again, another time!), and FLUFFY! Oliver immediately got the nickname Fluffy Puppy. Everywhere we went his fur was noticed.… Continue reading The Not-So-Fluffy Fluffy Puppy
The cold has hit Chicago! With temps hitting the negatives we're not spending very much time outside with the dogs. No matter how much they-and we- are bundled, after a few minutes we're all ready to come inside and warm up. Dogs are natural scavengers. They're meant to be on the move, exploring and learning… Continue reading Baby it’s cold outside! Five ways to keep your pet from cold weather boredom.