AKC Admits Six Rare Breeds

This is BIG NEWS, BaxterBoo friends. Not since the invention of baked canine confections have we been so excited! The American Kennel Club (The AKC) has graciously included six new breeds which could make the next month’s Westminster Kennel Dog Show in New York an even more thrilling, competitive jaunt through the “who’s who” in the doggie kingdom. Continue reading

The Healing Power of Pets

Is There A “Perfect” Time to Adopt?

My family and I have been going through a difficult transition, so when my teenage daughter started campaigning for a cat, I wasn’t sure this was a good idea. Due to allergies, I hadn’t owned a cat for 16 years. So naturally I had some deep reservations knowing that adoption is a commitment through the life of a pet, and my daughter will be heading off to college in a few short years.

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Celebrating National Change a Pet’s Life Day: What Could You Do to Show Your Appreciation

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So, you’ve started marking off your New Year’s Resolution list (well, at least we hope). However, starting a new year off can be difficult. There’s a ton of pressure to start changing small things in your life, like vowing to work out more or start doing more good deeds in society.

It doesn’t have to be that difficult. Lucky for you, January 24, just so happens to be National Change a Pet’s Life Day! Generally, pets are very easy to please, which means that you can improve your life by doing more good deeds for pets while not altering your life immensely. Continue reading

Health Problems of Popular Dog Breeds

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There’s a reason pet stores are still in business and pure-bred adoption agencies have grown; people just can’t seem to get enough of pure-bred puppies. One of the number one reasons people pick a pure bred over a mix is because they think they know what they’re getting when they are able to choose the breed. It’s believed that when you get those AKC papers, your pup is perfect.

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French Bulldog Replaces Kardashian in Skechers Ad

Kim Kardashian’s 72-hour marriage has been exploding in the media. It’s come to the point that every time I receive a US Weekly magazine in the mail, my husband automatically asks, “What’s Kim Kardashian doing now?”

She’s had so much media attention that I’ve actually started to produce an up-chuck reflex every time I see her face. Since I’ve started to avoid any news containing the reality TV star that sold her soul to the media, it was unlikely that I would be very fond of a recent news article.

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Genesis Service Dogs: Providing Free Service Dogs

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It’s pretty obvious that we have an obsession with dogs at BaxterBoo, but hey, who doesn’t? Their loving, furry, and oh so cute! Besides the fact that they provide support and solace when you’re having a rough day, dogs can provide a service to the needy.

Service dogs are trained to assist humans with special needs. Many non-profit organizations have sprung up in recent years that train pups to become guide dogs, balance dogs, seizure alert dogs, insulin level detection dogs, wheel-chair assistance dogs, hearing dogs, and many more.

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Seeing Eye Dog for a Dog?

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Friendship is no strange word to a dog. Typically called man’s best friend, dogs are uniquely loving creatures by nature. Man isn’t the only friend a dog has, they also find and hold deep friendships within their species.

Lily and Maddison are two Great Danes that share a passion for each other. Not in an intimate way, but rather they have friendship that runs deep. Without Maddison, Lily would have a tough time surviving.

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Wednesday Wellness: Keep Your Dog And Yourself Beach-Season Ready Throughout Winter

Whipping winds, snow covered grass, and below freezing temps give us a handful of excuses to neglect our on-going efforts to make a lifestyle change and get into shape. Let’s face it, if we can’t get our butts into gear and get fit, what chance do our dogs have of avoiding those winter pounds?

The feeble attempts people make consist of gimmick diets that just leave you hungry and out of shape, overpriced home workout equipment, and inconsistent work out partners that are just as unmotivated to make a lifestyle change as you. So often, we overlook the one of the greatest workout tools we have; our canine companions.

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Dog Survives 4 Days Buried in an Avalanche

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Superheroes are more than just figures out of a comic book. While their super-cool powers and capes may seem like requirements to qualify for superhero status, they can be everyday people doing something extraordinary. One doesn’t have to dress in tights and stop five bank robbers just to be able to do something amazing.

Heck, you don’t even have to be a person to be a superhero! Animals do plenty of amazing things every day, and most of the time, they don’t receive the credit they deserve. At BaxterBoo, we’ve written blogs before about furry critters that leave us shaking our heads in disbelief, and this story is no different.

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