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Make sure your dog never gets lostRead more

Make sure your dog never gets lost

This past January I experienced the longest five seconds of my life. I fastened a leash on my Shiba. I took him out of the car. I turned back to the car to grab something. Then I noticed that the leash was not connected to my dog.

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Get fennec foxy to your home!Read more

Get fennec foxy to your home!

You must have come across these doe-eyes astoundingly gorgeous creatures in magazines, and wanted to own one of them. To be honest, the first time I laid my hands on such a picture, the first thought that came to my mind was, “ Are these real?” They looked for different from any animal I had ever seen that it had never struck my mind that you can keep one of these as your pet.

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Mysterious dalmatians: less known facts about the breedRead more

Mysterious dalmatians: less known facts about the breed

Dalmatians or (Dalmatiner) are known to be one of the best watchdogs and fire-escape hunters since time immemorial. They are known to be famous for their mysterious black spots on their velvety-smooth white fur skin. Making them one of the most easily recognizable dogs of the world.

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Celebrating your pet's birthdayRead more

Celebrating your pet's birthday

One family celebrates the birthday of her three dogs on the same day with sandwich cookies, favorite toys, and by singing happy birthday to them. Another gets a steak. Not knowing her exact birthday, family members celebrate their cat's "adoption day," when they found the calico underneath the porch.

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Taking great pics of your petsRead more

Taking great pics of your pets

Snapping great shots of your pet can be more daunting than getting a squirming three-year-old child to sit still. So, PetPlace.com asked expert photographers to share some of their tricks for capturing the unique personality of your family sidekick. Jim Dratfield is a New York-based photographer who has specialized in pets for 8 years. His sepia-toned animal portraits, taken with partner Paul Coughlin, are available as note cards in gift shops. Chuck De Laney, a professional photographer for more than 20 years, is dean of the New York Institute of Photography in Manhattan. We asked their advice on everything from what makes a great pet photo to the best way to work with animal subjects and what technical insights they have.

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Potty-training your chihuahuaRead more

Potty-training your chihuahua

House-training, sometimes referred to as “potty-training,” a Chihuahua is no less challenging than house-training any other breed of dog. Even though he’s small, you don’t want your Chihuahua relieving himself indoors. Implementing a few breed-specific training tips will help the potty-training process go smoothly for everyone involved.

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Do dogs dream?Read more

Do dogs dream?

Whether or not dogs dream isn’t known with scientific certainty, but it sure is difficult to imagine that they don’t. We’ve all watched our dogs demonstrate behaviors in their sleep that resemble what they do in a fully awake state. Paddling legs, whining, growling, wagging tails, chewing jowls, and twitching noses inspire us to wonder what our dogs are dreaming about.

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10 coolest dog's housesRead more

10 coolest dog's houses

These pooch palaces are lux, posh and amazingly awesome! Fido needs an upgrade. The world's coolest dog houses feature much more than particle board walls and a simple slanted roof. Check out the top 10 woof-worthy houses that are pure puppy perfection!

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Things to remember before going for a ride with your dogRead more

Things to remember before going for a ride with your dog

There’s nothing quite like seeing the joy a dog experiences when he gets to go for a ride in the car. The mere mention of the word "car" to your average canine, often sends him into paroxysms of joy. Many dogs quickly associate "car" with that wonderful sensation of being carried at great speeds, with the wind blowing through their hair. But, there are things to consider for dogs riding in cars, such as ensuring that your dog is comfortable, calm, and, of course, safe.

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Service dogs can change lives of autistic childrenRead more

Service dogs can change lives of autistic children

Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but what if the saying went one step further? Every day service dogs for autistic children are changing lives across the country just by doing what dogs do best — being a best friend. The service dogs for autistic children play a slightly different role than the typical service dog that comes to mind. Rather than providing physical guidance or help with daily tasks, these dogs are providing emotional support to children who struggle with autism.

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