Animal shelters rescue millions of companion dogs every year. Dog shelters provide a temporary home for these lovable creatures until they find a new one who will love them, show them the way of the pack, and reciprocate their undying love, loyalty, and companionship that these dogs are well-known for. They are knocking on the doors of your heart and imploring the kindness in you to bring them home where they can repay it with their own brand of affection, loyalty, protection, and never-ending companionship. MyPetNeedsThat.com shows you the facts about why bringing home a shelter dog is good for you and your family.
You won’t find a more handsome, loyal pup than Mack! Mack is a Collie-mix and loves his afternoon walks around Lakeview. His loving parents, Dominic and Lexi, adopted Mack after he had spent some time on the streets as a stray. He’s been loved and cared for ever since. Mack’s interests include sneaking people-food he’s not allowed to have, meeting other dogs and people, and taking long naps near his loved ones. Sometimes his outgoing cousin Scout comes over to play. They make a great team! Enjoy your month Mack. You deserve it!
With all the hustle and bustle of moving, it can create a stressful environment for your dog or cat. They can be unsure as to why you are moving around your belongings and may feel uneasy about where you are headed. There are several things that you can do before, during and after a move to help your furry friend adjust.
It would be hard to find a friendlier, more loyal pup than good ol’ Magnus. With his natural charisma, Magnus has never met a dog or human he couldn’t charm. His favorite activities include sniffing every inch of his block in Lakeview and following his mom, Lauren, around like her shadow. Magnus loves his walks, but if he had his druthers he’d skip getting his paws wiped after a rainstorm. Of course, it’s all worth it for that treat and fresh water at the end! Keep doing your thing Magnus, King of Lakeview!
What’s black and white and incredibly cute all over? The answer’s easy: Santina, of course! Pointer and hound dog blend perfectly together into a leggy, friendly pup who is always happy to go out on an adventure around the neighborhood. You can find her in her happy place prancing around Gold Coast parks and occasionally stopping to check out the local wildlife.
Meet Dublin and Ireland, Lincoln Park's fluffiest brother and sister. They're always ready and wanting to greet you with a, "Top of the mornin' to ya!", and jump around you like the Lord of the Dance. They love hanging out and walking next to one an other, and you would definitely have the luck of Irish on your side to run into these sweet siblings while enjoying their time out together.
As a dog/pet owner one has to think about several things like its safety, security, potty training, healthy environment etc. It is not an easy job. To avoid any unwanted circumstance you should keep your pet in supervision. In that case, a soft dog crate would be great solution for you. It will make both you and your pet life easy and comfortable.
Meet Judy, West Town's resident space cadet. She spent her early years helping to develop allergy medicine and being the best lab assistant there could be. After her work was done, she was adopted by her current owners and couldn't be getting more love. Since her research is over . she's trying out being a real pooch, and still getting the hang of it! Judy always welcomes snuggles and belly rubs, and figuring out the whole walking outside deal. You'll know her when you see her staring out into space, rolling over instead of walking, or just being the most genuinly sweet beagle there could be.
If you own more than one dog, you may want to keep things simple and feed them all the same food. Or, you may choose out different foods for each dog. But what is the best way to divide their diets to ensure that each dog is eating well without causing competition over food? Let’s break down the basics of feeding all of your pets in a multi-dog home. It doesn’t have to be stressful any longer!
Dogs love the wilderness, and if your dog spends too much time cooped up in a small apartment or a way too small backyard, taking time to get them out onto the trail as often as possible is something that every dog owner should attempt to do. Whether you are planning an intense weeklong backpacking trip with your dog or simply going for an hour stroll through your local state park hiking trails, there are a few essential things you need to know to make sure that your hiking trip with your dog goes smoothly and memorably. Below, we offer the top six dog hiking tips to make sure that both you and your best friend have the time of your lives.
Let’s picture this. You and your furry buddy are back from the whole afternoon running around, playing hide and seek, throwing and catching balls and chasing squirrels. He is so tired and as soon as both of you get down to the living room; he lays his body on the warm bed by the fireplace. Suddenly, you raise your head and notice his legs twitching. "He must see something in his dream," you wonder. But he is wide awake now but continues to scratch. That is when you freak out and wonder what is going on. Well, that scenario is a signal for a thorough check on your dog's coat for fleas and ticks. Don't worry just yet because these little nuisances are ordinary and with some measures, you can keep things under control....
Meet Riley, the sweetest fuzzy pup and best polar bear cub impersonator in all of Chicago. With assistance from her equally friendly kitty counterpart, Chunk, they make an unstoppable force of cuddles and cuteness. Riley loves taking easy walks through sunny parks and always welcomes some good pets (Chunk likes getting in on this part too). Riley’s relaxed attitude will make even the most anxious want to slow down and join her on a ray-filled stroll or simply just kick back for some pets
Meet Jacie, guaranteed to melt your heart if you're lucky enough to run into this cutie. After choosing which of her favorite toys to take out, she's ready to hit the streets and make anyone that passes her smile and swoon with her strut and love for anyone that falls in love with her. When she isn't out on the town, Jacie is always thrilled to be pampered with pets, laying out to soak up some sun rays, and is sweet enough to give you a kiss just for saying, "Hello." For this and so many other reasons, Jacie takes Pet of the Month for June!
Meet Cashew, the King of the South Loop who has been part of the Royal family since 2010! Cashew is one of the sweetest, most gentle pups we have ever had the pleasure of looking after. His favorite pastimes include long slow walks around the neighborhood, sniffing up all the exciting smells of the day, and getting his daily dose of pets and belly rubs. Cashew's personality is so sweet and will surely make anyone he meets quickly fall in love. For this and so many other reason Cashew takes Pet of The Month for May! :)
Cesar is one of the most energetic pups at Majestic Paws and that’s the reason our walkers love him. Even though he loves his walks, Cesar would much rather spend his time playing fetch with our walkers in the yard. Normally our visits with Cesar consist of 25 minutes of constant fetch, and even though he’s panting the whole time, we get the feeling that he could go a lot longer chasing after his favorite ball. For this reason, and his irresistibly cute smiley face, Cesar is our King of the Month for April 2017.