Food, Recipes

Here at the Bennett house we tend a little backyard garden during the spring and summer months. While we make good use of most of what we grow, we are only two people. So by June of every year, without fail, the herbs we’ve planted have typically grown into giant bush monsters. I’m not sure what it is about our backyard that makes it perfect for parsley…but y’all we have enough parsley to feed an army.

This year, I’m enlisting Topher’s help in eating and using more of what we grow. Since most of the herbs we grow are safe for dogs to eat, I decided to make him a green smoothie dog friendly popsicle to keep him cool while we play outside. The mix of mint, parsley, and basil is great for freshening breath, which is a nice bonus! This recipe is also easily scaled up to make lots of treats, if your yard is as flush with fresh herbs as ours.

If you think a dog friendly popsicle will make too much of a mess…you’re probably right. This is not an indoor treat by any means. However, this blended mix of herbs is also a great starter for baked, homemade greenies, another breath freshening option that won’t ruin your carpet! Read More

Adoption Stories

The team at Good Dogs & Co. believes in thoughtful consideration before you begin any kind of plans to get a dog (Why You Shouldn’t Get a Dog (Yet), Pre-Puppy Planning, and Advice for Future Dog Owners). Bringing a dog into your home is a long-term commitment that spans the lifetime of the dog (10–15+ years!) and requires a lot of money, time, and effort. The very thought of rehoming or surrendering your dog is heart wrenching, but sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that can blow even the best laid plans out of the water.

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Health

Let us all collectively sigh at what is arguably the most tedious chore of any dog owner: ensuring your dog’s oral health is in good standing. While regular oral care isn’t that big of a chore, it often gets forgotten until your pup gives you a big sloppy kiss, and you get a whiff of his breath. Yikes! How did that happen?

Well, there are three ways to look after your dog’s teeth and oral health, so let’s get strategizing so your pup can have pearly whites and fresh breath.

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Guess what happened after I did I roundup of inspiring dog photography? I went and found even more. These dog photography projects and series aren’t afraid to get serious, or seriously silly.

Timeout, by Ty Foster

The dreaded cone of shame. It’s an iconic piece within the saga of dog ownership, usually signaling the end of a hardship and the beginning of the healing process. Or maybe not so much, for dogs. In this series, Ty captures our pets’ true feelings about the dreaded cone, and all the awkwardness that goes along with it.

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Interactions

Have you ever encountered this scenario? You’re out and about, perhaps walking your own dog, or simply exploring and enjoying your neighborhood. Then out of the corner of your eye you catch it: a dog running loose. A wandering dog—whether stray, lost, or recently escaped—faces many dangers: vehicle traffic, the potential for injuries and illnesses, or even predatory animals. Life on the streets is no life for dogs or cats, but catching a stray dog can be very tricky.

Here are some tips so, the next time you encounter a wandering pup in your area, you can learn how to catch a stray dog. With some luck and a little preparation, you might even turn a dog’s entire life around. Read More

Interactions, Rescue Spotlights

A missing dog is terrible ordeal for any owner—an experience no one wants to go through if they can help it. Unfortunately, sometimes pets go missing even with all we do to prevent it. When you come across a dog that may not be a stray, but someone’s lost pet, it’s critical to do everything within our power to reunite the pet with their owner. Of dogs lost, 49% of owners were reunited with their pets by searching in their neighborhood, with 15% of the dogs being recovered because they were wearing some form of ID or had been microchipped. Only 6% of dog owners with lost animals were reunited with their dogs at a shelter.

Do you know what to do when you find a lost dog, to give it the best chance of being reunited with its owner?  Read More

Adoption Stories

We like to focus on the positive experience owning a dog is. It’s a beautiful relationship that, at its core, stands to benefit both sides. At the beginning of all of that is a critical decision: Are you ready to bring a dog into your life?

It’s gut-check time. Rather than gloss over all the what-ifs and maybes, let’s be real. A dog is a ton of work, can be expensive, and will require a great deal of time. If you find yourself drawing closer and closer to the decision to get a dog, it’s time to be totally honest with yourself, and see if you’re ready to have a dog at this point in your life.

Not to sound like a mom, but it’s a big responsibility. So, do you think you’re ready? We’ve narrowed down some key points you need to consider before committing to a new canine sidekick.

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As designers and photographers, Ivana and I are always on the lookout for inspiring artof all kinds. The art projects of others inspire our own creative endeavors, they spur us into seeking out new features to share with our community, and sometimes they even move us to buy and hang it on our walls.

Recently, I’ve been really inspired by pet photographers. Pet portrait photography can be really challenging—when’s the last time you tried to get on your pet’s level, point a large camera at them, and keep them still yet engaged enough to click that shutter? It’s balancing an animal’s needs and temperament and mood while balancing all the usual technical and artistic pieces of photography, and every once in a while everything fits perfectly in their places and you’re left with one beautiful photo.

Here are a few pet photographers doing just what I described: creating art centered around animals. Their dog photography inspires us (or me, at least) and celebrates all the personality our canine companions can offer up to the camera.

Feature photo by The Dogist

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