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The Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier

  I brought my sister to the dog park last weekend and we became fast friends with tons of dogs. But Sally really liked this little girl, a Boston Terrier.  So I thought I'd do a background search *I mean* some research about Sally's new bestie.         This breed was named the state dog of Massachusetts in 1970. Not all states have a designated state dog, I feel like it should have been a big, brown, round dog.....*ahem*. If your Terrier has a tiny black spot on the middle of their heads it's called a Haggerty dot, spot or star.  I have...

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Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Duke here, and I'm here to talk about ticks. *gross!* Deer Ticks (Blacklegged) are primarily responsible for the transmission of tickborne diseases. Here are some tips to prevent your pets from these little buggers: Keep lawn grass trimmed, don't give them a safe place to hang out Mice are good carriers for ticks -keep tidy outbuildings When returning indoors, examine your dog's coat, paws and ears carefully -if you have a lint roller, roll it over yourself and your dog Use topical, spot on treatments. There are non toxic varieties on the market that can be effective. These can be reapplied on an as-needed...

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Siblings Day

Siblings Day

Siblings Day

Hey all, it's Duke here! For my first blog post, help me celebrate Siblings Day!     I share my home with my older cat brother Lucky and my sister Sally. Lucky was a true rescue after falling into a storm drain at my parent's workplace. The difference between the two is that Lucky thinks he rules the roost, but Sally is the real leader. "Don't believe everything you read on the internet, I am the boss." ~Lucky Sally was adopted into our home through Greyhound Options, they find homes for retired Greyhounds. She pushes me aside so she can go out...

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Hearth Hounds welcomes their very own dog blogger!

Hearth Hounds welcomes their very own dog blogger!

"In addition to keeping everyone updated on our Christmas dog stockings, he hopes to offer fun and informative posts."

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Hearth Hounds Celebrates National Adopt a Greyhound Month

Hearth Hounds Celebrates National Adopt a Greyhound Month

April is National Greyhound Adoption Month! Hearth Hounds began with a love story. And this love story began with a Greyhound.  Maria adopted her first Greyhound, Gwennie, on the spot at a Greyhound Adoption event! Never expecting to actually go home with a dog that day, Maria took one look at Gwennie and it was truly love at first site! The two were inseparable for  over 12 years, and Gwennie brought her joy and laughter everyday! Gwennie's nickname was zsa zsa Gabor, because she demanded to be treated as the shining star she was! That was it, Maria fell in...

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