Frequently asked questions about the German Shepherd

What are the common health problems of German Shepherd dogs? German Shepherds are prone to elbow and hip dysplasia and are also prone to swelling. There are also a considerable number of them who develop Von Willebrand’s disease and skin allergies. The average lifespan of the German Shepherd dog is 12 years. Is the German Shepherd a Dangerous Breed? The […]

Rename your Greyhound Rescue

We have 2 rescued animated greyhounds named Angel and Ares. We adopted Angel from Greyhound Friends of North Carolina. We are in the middle of finalizing the adoption of Ares from Northeast Ohio Greyhound Rescue. When we got the two greyhounds from the greyhound rescue, they were still using their track names, or some rehash anyway. I was disheartened when […]

Raising a dog named Black Jack

It is not really known what Black Jack is or where it comes from. He is just a 14 pound black puppy with few social skills. He was transferred from another foster home that could not hold him because he had too much energy for the other foster homes who were too old to want to put up with a […]

How to Select a Reputable Pet Store

Pet stores are one-stop-shops for buying a dog, cat, fish, bird, or smaller animal, in addition to their food, treats, toys, and supplies. When choosing a store, animal lovers should ensure that it matches their specific needs. They should take the time to research local retailers in the area with positive reviews. Also, here are some features to consider when […]

What kind of dog is Benji?

Benji was the name of a canine character in several very popular movies. The dogs that played Benji were so cute and so smart that it’s only natural that many people want a dog like him. So what kind of dog is Benji, anyway? Unfortunately, answering that question is not as easy as it sounds, because the dogs that played […]

Thinking of a Neapolitan Mastiff?

If you are considering looking for a Neapolitan Mastiff, there are definitely pros and cons that you should know about. Neapolitan Mastiffs are beautiful large dogs. They are very large, weighing up to 170 pounds, have large flat heads and a box-shaped body. They have flabby and wrinkled skin around their face and neck. Some have cropped ears and tails, […]

Understanding and Controlling Prey Drive

Prey drive is the “buzzword” among dog people these days. Its textbook definition states that it is the instinctive behavior of carnivores to chase and capture prey, but it is commonly used to describe habits in dog training. The prey drive is what motivates a dog to chase a running ball, animals, car, or child, so it is important to […]

This is why you should adopt a cat

When people decide to have a cat as a pet, they are faced with the dilemma of adopting or buying one. You can always buy a kitten from a well-known cat breeder, which is the best option if you are going for a purebred feline. However, there are several reasons why a kitten or cat from a shelter or rescue […]

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