You Won’t Believe What This Sweet Yorkie Mamma Is Doing!

Bridget, a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier delivered two puppies by C-section at the Humane Society in Utah that, unfortunately, did not survive. On a whim, an employee decided to introduce her to a litter of kittens with a missing mother. Apparently a mother’s love knows no bounds! Bridget’s maternal instincts traversed the line between species and postoperative difficulties: she adopted all five kittens! Continue reading

National Pet Week: Responsible Pet Ownership Quiz

This week is National Pet Week! Now this is a celebration we pet lovers can get excited about that! Whether reptiles or birds make you happy, or you’re more of a dog or cat person, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. The goals of National Pet Week are to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine. We’re going to explore these ideas through the blog this week.

Take this quiz to see how you measure up as a responsible pet owner! Continue reading

Cats in the Military

It was so incredibly meaningful to finally see the reunion video of Sgt. Aaron Yoder and his military dog Bart reunited on 05/03/12. Yoder was Bart’s handler who protected his specially-trained dog from enemy fire by taking the bullet himself. Read the full story and watch the video by clicking here.

Since Fridays are all about the felines on this blog, it got me wondering: have cats ever played a role in military actions? This was one of the more interesting research projects, let me tell you! Some of it is serious, but some is just flat out funny! Continue reading

Dog Dating Sites?

Perhaps you heard the story of a dog wedding this past month that became a fundraising event to help an animal shelter in California. What can we say? People do crazy things for their pets! And we have the doggie bridal merchandise that flies off the racks as proof. But now we’ve heard of Internet dog dating sites that are starting to pop up! Continue reading

How Pets Can Improve Your Office Life

I’m pleased to share that more and more places are becoming pet friendly, including shopping centers and places of work. Of course we are pet friendly here at BaxterBoo, but that is often because the animals that come to work here are actually working! But did you know that more places of employment are allowing pets simply for the morale and stress relief that pets bring to the workplace? Continue reading

Best Dogs For Apartment Living!

What breeds are best suited for apartment living?  Well that may be the wrong question to ask.  When looking for a dog that would be happy living in an apartment, you need to look for energy levels.  Even within the same litter of pups, there are ones that are more energetic then the others.

Exercise is crucial for any dog.  You have to think of your home like a dog cage, just because you let your dog outside, doesn’t mean he has gotten the exercise he needs.  Of course when you only have an apartment, your dog has an even smaller cage to live in.

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Hybrids: Designer Doggies or Just Mutts?

I have never been one that has desired designer clothing, needed a fancy car, nor been a fan of designer prices. Perhaps that was why I felt comfortable with getting a puppy of mixed heritage from a friend at a bargain price. Continue reading

A Newfound Passion for Pit Bulls (and Other Bully Breeds)

The BaxterBoo staff has signed up for the Furry Scurry, which is the nation’s largest pet dog walk that benefits the Denver Dumb Friend’s League, a shelter that has been serving our community for over 100 years! As the team lead, I was encouraging our staff to bring their dogs, dress them up, and just make it a super-fun day to benefit a great organization.

One of our fabulous warehouse guys, Jack, mentioned that he couldn’t bring his dog because she is a pit bull, and they aren’t allowed in Denver. I had heard about this law, but never before had I personally felt its impact. While I have yet to meet his dog Emma, I know that Jack is quite smitten with her, even running home on lunch breaks to check on her well being. He gets all mushy, even as a tough guy, when he talks about his sweet dog. Continue reading

Feline Fridays: National Walk In the Park Day – March 30th

Can You Really Take Your Cat on a Walk?

Today is National Walk in the Park Day. And Fridays are also all about felines here at BaxterBoo. (Hurrah for Boo!) You may be wondering how these two things can possibly work together. Well, feline friends, we’re here to expand your kitty’s horizons and say it is possible for you both to enjoy outings together. Continue reading