Adoption Tips on How to Choose a Rescue Dog

Between 6 million and 8 million dogs and cats enter the US’s more than 3,500 animal rescue shelters every year, according to the Humane Society. Sadly, most of them will not find forever homes. If you’ve decided to adopt a rescue dog, our hats are off to you, and we hope we can help you learn how to choose a rescue dog.  The first step, of course, is finding a good, reputable dog shelter near...Read more

February is Responsible Pet Ownership Month. What Exactly Does That Mean?

February is Responsible Pet Owner Month, which is a nice way to remind current and soon-to-be pet owners to think about what that means. From nose to tail, cradle to grave, here is our list of what responsible pet ownership means.  Pick the Right Pet As a responsible pet owner, your first task is to ensure you select the right pet for your home and lifestyle. We know it's difficult looking at all the adorable...Read more

List of Pet Holidays for 2021

Looking for some reasons to rejoice in the new year outside of it not being 2020? How about 12 months of pet holidays 2021? That's an entire year of special days to recognize everything pets, including people and organizations that help make the lives of our furry friends better. So while we humans mark days like “National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day” (Nov. 15) and “Talk Like a Pirate Day” (Sept. 19), we find reasons...Read more

First Pets in the White House — A List of Presidential Dogs

Over the years, a number of presidential dogs — and a menagerie of other animals — have called 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home. As new dogs prepare to take up residence in the White House in January, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take a look back at some of the most notable first dogs in the White House. Enjoy! Becoming a First Dog, White House Pet While it's an honor becoming First...Read more

6 Dog Owner Laws You Should Know About

Photo by Lance Grandahl on Unsplash You probably know about laws and local ordinances that pertain to pets, especially dangerous pets. But did you know there are seven types of dog owner laws, and if you violate them, you could pay fines? Part of welcoming a dog into your family involves following your local dog laws and regulations. Non-compliance can lead to civil consequences such as fines or criminal penalties for you and euthanization for...Read more

How to Create a First-Aid Kit for Dogs (Checklist)

Every home should have first aid supplies for humans and pets, because they are part of the household too! Readiness begins with a first aid kit for dogs, and we've got your checklist below. Tuck away your supplies in an easily accessible place so everyone in your household (including dog sitters) can find it. First item on the list for your first-aid kit for dogs: a duffel bag, backpack, or even a tackle box to...Read more

Christmas Gifts for Dogs & Dog Lovers (2020 Edition)

Well, here we are at the end of 2020, and what else could we write about but what we hope will become an annual Christmas tradition. Presenting our 2020 list of Christmas gifts for dogs. You might see some familiar items from our BarxBuddy shop -- we are, after all, an online store for pet lovers. However! We're not all about us; we've included gift suggestions from dog-related sites we like.  First, let's stuff the...Read more

15 Essential Tips for How to Travel with a Dog in a Car or RV

Whether you're a weekend get-away kind of family or world travelers, you know it can be a painful situation if you have a dog. Often folks are forced to leave their pets in kennels or boarding facilities while they travel because they don’t think their plans can accommodate the family dog.  Taking your pet along on your travels is possible and can be enjoyable. To ensure things go well, BarxBuddy has 15 tips for traveling...Read more

Congrats on Your New Dog! Here’s Your Shopping List and Puppy Supplies Checklist

Are you adopting a puppy, or an adult or senior dog? Congrats! In all the excitement of welcoming a new pet into your life, it's easy to overlook a few details. What are the essentials? What do you need to protect your home and keep your dog healthy and happy? That depends on your pet's age. Like humans, dogs have different needs based on where they are in their lifespan. An item that may be...Read more

List of Online Resources for Dog Lovers

Bookmark These Dog Websites! Our Big List of Online Resources for Dog Lovers Looking for some health information for your dog? Searching for the perfect companion and not sure where to start? Or, maybe you need some pet inspiration? If you're a dog lover and looking for pet resources you've come to the right place. We have gathered several websites that we consider worthy of sharing with you as a pet parent.  Best Pet Websites...Read more