Author PetsBlogs

Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).

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Taking Your Pets On A Family Road Trip

Vacation season is here at last, and across America, nine million RV owners are getting ready to hit the open road. The great thing about an RV vacation is that there is…

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Decoding Your Dog (Infographic)

As all dog owners know, each and every dog has a personality completely unique to them. While dogs can’t talk (thank goodness, right!), they can still speak volumes without the ability to…

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Want to Turn Your Dog Into A Pioneer Pet?

There’s a normal pet, and then there’s a pet pioneer. You may be curious as to what exactly “pioneer pets” are, as you may never have heard the term before. defines…

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Treating Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

Does your dog experience distress and behavioral problems when they’re left alone? Separation anxiety is a relatively common condition and it’s one that an estimated 20-40% of dogs receive treatment for by…

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Cute Cat Costumes

When you think of cute pets and Halloween, you might think of dogs in costumes first, right?! Me, too. It seems that most of the world’s pet apparel is geared towards dogs,…

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‘Game of Thrones’ and Huskies

The mega-hit HBO series Game of Thrones is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon, with an impact that goes far beyond the television landscape.
But what happens when fans clamor to incorporate as many elements of the show into their lives as possible? The show has sparked an increased demand for Siberian Huskies, and other dogs in the Husky family, because of their resemblance to the beloved direwolf—and not always with positive outcomes. 
Just this week, actor Peter Dinklage (who plays Tyrion Lannister) urged fans, via PETA, to reconsider their desire to have a Husky as a pet solely because of their interest in the show. 
“We understand that due to the direwolves’ huge popularity, many folks are going out and buying Huskies,” Dinklage said to fans in a statement. “Not only does this hurt all the deserving homeless dogs waiting for a chance at a good home in shelters, but shelters are also reporting that many of these Huskies are being abandoned—as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs.” 
No one understands or appreciates this sentiment more than Heather Schmidt, the founder and executive director of

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