Your destructive chewer will LOVE this new ultra-durable peanut butter dog bone

Your destructive chewer will LOVE this new ultra-durable peanut butter dog bone

Finally, a safe, ultra-durable chew toy that will keep your dog busy for hours! Our powerchewers here at the iHeartDogs office have been testing the Love To Chew ™ YumBones for a few weeks now, and our we’re pretty impressed with how they are holding up! The genius part of these ultra-durable, nylon bone is the mini flavor pockets – perfect for spreading peanut butter inside. This flavor boost gives this already tantalizing chew an irresistible flavor for your pup. And if you have a heavy chewer, fear not. These made-in-the-USA bones slowly wear down…continue reading →

Watch Man Risk His Life to Save His Dog in Raging Fire

Jose Guzman displayed heroism and blind love when he ran into his burning house to rescue his beloved two year old pitty, Gabbana. The dangerous and dramatic rescue was caught on video by the landlord’s son-in-law, Adam Guzman and published by KUSI in San Diego. Image courtesy of KUSI San DiegoDevoted father and family man, Jose was attending a barbeque with his fiancé and their three daughters nearby at the home of his parents. He noticed the smoke and fire and decided to go see what was going on. When he arrived at…continue reading →
No Snowman Is Safe From Stella The Frosty Assassin

No Snowman Is Safe From Stella The Frosty Assassin

Stella is an English Labrador with a remarkable zest for life. Her hobbies include rolling in mud, diving into leaf piles, and when winter rolls around, destroying snowmen. Stella just so happens to live in Maine where there is no shortage of fresh powder. If you live in the Pine Tree State, you may be tempted to sculpt your own snowperson, but be forewarned: Stella the Frosty Assassin is out there, and she’s hungry for carrot noses! Depending on the size of her target, Stella uses one of two methods of attack. For…continue reading →
The 12 Dog Breeds Perfect for Apartment Living

The 12 Dog Breeds Perfect for Apartment Living

Dog lovers come from all different parts of the country: some have acres of land, some have large backyards, and some have apartments. Living in a multi-unit building does not preclude you from getting a pup. If you have a loving home, a dog is right for you. All dogs require some form of exercise, but there are many dog breeds perfect for apartment living. You can get a dog even if you don’t have a yard. These are some of our favorites for apartment life. 12 Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Dwellers 1.…continue reading →
A Safe Alternative to Rawhide Dogs Go Crazy For

A Safe Alternative to Rawhide Dogs Go Crazy For

Bully sticks are becoming more and more popular and with good reason. These long-lasting treats are loved by almost every dog and they’re full of benefits. Unlike rawhide, which is made with different chemicals and some unnatural ingredients, bully sticks are full of healthy perks. 5 Reasons Bully Sticks Are the #1 Most Popular Dog Chew Many owners are often turned off by bully sticks when they find out they are made from beef pizzle (penis). But rest assured, they are more valuable than you might imagine. Here are 5 reasons they’re becoming…continue reading →

11 Hacks for Fresh Breath for Your Fur Baby

Oh, infamous dog breath. We’ve all smelt it, and our dogs have all dealt it. When we humans are struck with a terrible taste in the mouth, we get busy with the toothbrush before we let anyone near us. Our fur babies will happily smother us with stinky kisses, but we instinctively turn a cheek. The struggle against dog breath is real but modern dog living means we have the knowledge and the products to make those kisses smell sweeter. Prevention is the Best Medicine When it comes to keeping your pup’s breath…continue reading →
This Ingenious, Insanely Durable Bone Will Keep Your Dog Safely Entertained for Hours

This Ingenious, Insanely Durable Bone Will Keep Your Dog Safely Entertained for Hours

Finally, a safe, ultra-durable chew toy that will keep your dog busy for hours! We’ve been testing the Love To Chew ™ YumBone here at the iHeartDogs office for a few weeks now, and our pups are pretty impressed. The genius part of these ultra-durable, nylon bone is the mini flavor pockets – perfect for spreading inside peanut butter. This flavor boost gives this already tantalizing chew an irresistible flavor for your pup. And if you have a heavy chewer, fear not. These made-in-the-USA bones slowly wear down over time, but will not chunk…continue reading →
German Debt Collector Sells Family’s Beloved Pug on eBay

German Debt Collector Sells Family’s Beloved Pug on eBay

What would you do if someone attempted to sell your dog on eBay? What would you do if they succeeded? This may sound like an episode of the Twilight Zone, but one German family lived through this trying ordeal. You read that right. When they fell behind on their debts, a German official collected and then sold the family’s beloved Pug on eBay. Tell Me More The story takes place in Ahlen, a northwestern German city. When a family fell behind on their bills (including the city’s $90 annual dog tax), a debt collector came…continue reading →
Woman Rescues Starving Dog Left to Die on Streets

Woman Rescues Starving Dog Left to Die on Streets

Get your tissues ready. You won’t be able to read this story and without a tear coming to your eye. This is the tale of a young woman in Argentina who rescued a starving dog left to die on the streets. If you are heartbroken at the thought of a dog going hungry, have no fear, this story has a happy ending. The Hero of Our Story Meet Hercules. This picture was taken before his journey of rehabilitation began.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Hercules (@herculesysubanda) on…continue reading →
5 Warning Signs You May Have the Wrong Dog Sitter

5 Warning Signs You May Have the Wrong Dog Sitter

At some point, you may be required to leave the joy of your life with a dog sitter. You try to get referrals and read reviews, but how can you be sure this stranger will love and care for your dog the way you do? Eventually, you have to take the leap. But have you ever returned home from a trip and wondered if your dog sitter really did all that you paid him for? There is a lot of trust in hiring someone to care for your fur baby. Here are five…continue reading →
Neglected, Abused Malamute Makes Incredible Recovery!

Neglected, Abused Malamute Makes Incredible Recovery!

Even for a dog who had spent his whole life outdoors on a chain, Odin was in very, very bad shape. He was found on a property owned by dog breeders who had neglected Odin and several other dogs. When rescuers first saw him, he wasn’t even recognizable as an Alaskan Malamute. Instead of a fluffy, black and white dog, Odin was grey, nearly hairless, and skinny to the point that his skin was hanging off his frame.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Odin (@odin_the_rescue_malamute) on Oct…continue reading →
7 Ways Your Pup Is Secretly Telling You He’s Stressed

7 Ways Your Pup Is Secretly Telling You He’s Stressed

When something is wrong, our beloved canine companions don’t have the luxury of being able to tell us what’s bothering them. Not using words at least. There are several ways our pups secretly tell us they’re stressed. They communicate with us nonverbally through their body language and actions. Think about the last time you took your pup to…​dare I say it…the​ V-E-T. Here are 7 ways to tell if your pup is stressed.   ​ 1. They Shiver I’m a proud parent of a 5lb Chihuahua, so this is the first sign I…continue reading →
Rescues Can Help More Dogs With Help From Rescue Bank

Rescues Can Help More Dogs With Help From Rescue Bank

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible. Runner was sadly left behind when her owners moved. She was out on the streets since September of 2018. Several people in the community had been feeding her and had attempted to catch her with no luck. About a week ago the temperature dropped below zero. Residents in the community were still trying to catch her. They posted her picture on Facebook asking for help…continue reading →
5 Epic Ideas to Throw The Perfect Birthday Party For Your Pup

5 Epic Ideas to Throw The Perfect Birthday Party For Your Pup

What’s the best way to show your dog how much you care? Of course, you can take them for long walks and give good scratches behind the ears, but one to way to celebrate your four-legged friend is to have a party in their honor. Whether it’s your dog’s birthday or the anniversary of her adoption, you can shower your pup with affection and treats on this day. Host the event like you would any other party: invite guests, offer food and drinks, decorate your home and give away goodies. Here are five…continue reading →
9 Things Only People Who Have Rescued A Dog Understand

9 Things Only People Who Have Rescued A Dog Understand

I’ll say it…my rescue dog rescued me. I’m not perfect. We all have issues, right? But having a dog around changes you. Your mindset, health and mental stability. For the better. My life has changed drastically since adopting my dog, Maizey. I find myself smiling and enjoying life more since becoming a parent. While it’s a huge commitment, I look forward to seeing her face every morning. When I come home, being greeted by that wagging tail…let’s be honest – it’s the whole back end. Even the way she snores, makes me smile.…continue reading →
A Treat You Can SHARE with Your Dog? These Organic Baked Treats Taste Amazing to Pups & People

A Treat You Can SHARE with Your Dog? These Organic Baked Treats Taste Amazing to Pups & People

One Dog Treat Company Believes That If Its Not Good Enough for Humans, It’s Not Good Enough for Dogs We have to admit, we were a bit skeptical. A dog treat that both humans and dogs could eat, that actually tastes good? But from the moment you tear open the bag and get a whiff of the smell, you begin to understand. My 13 year old Siberian Husky is as picky as a cat when it comes to food and treats. I didn’t think she’d even give them a sniff. But to my…continue reading →
This Is What You Must Know About The Rainbow Bridge

This Is What You Must Know About The Rainbow Bridge

For many of us with dogs, we’ve already known the unbearable sense of loss when faced with the passing of a pup. For others who are sharing their love with their first dog, the sorrow is too painful to even contemplate. Perhaps it was the weight of grief that drove an anonymous poet to pen The Rainbow Bridge, a prose poem written in the 1980’s to help all of us manage the unmanageable. To see in words, what we know in our hearts.     The Beginning Of The Rainbow Bridge. Just where…continue reading →
5 Reasons Your Dog Needs a Friend

5 Reasons Your Dog Needs a Friend

Should you get another dog? People who have one pup may come up with a plethora of excuses for why they could never add a second. Either it’s too expensive. Two dogs would be way too much to handle. Maybe they worry that the dogs wouldn’t get along. However, studies have shown that it is actually better to have two dogs as opposed to just one. The cost difference is not significant. As long as you find another dog that gets along with your current furry friend, you can end up making both…continue reading →
5 Reasons Science Says Your Dog Should Sleep in Your Bed

5 Reasons Science Says Your Dog Should Sleep in Your Bed

It’s eleven o’clock at night. Do you know where your dog is? If you are anything like the group surveyed by the American Kennel Club, your dog is most likely snuggled into your bed. A survey conducted by the AKC  found that 45% of people with dogs allow their pup to sleep in their bed. If more than 60 million US households have a dog at home, that’s a lot of fur on the covers! There’s no need to be embarrassed by this sleeping arrangement. Not only is it common, but there are…continue reading →
Letter From A Rescue Dog

Letter From A Rescue Dog

If you’ve ever rescued a dog, no doubt, you’ve heard or even used the expression, “they rescued me.” But make no mistake. You saved this fragile life. That life that had its time on earth measured in days. As great as that little pup may make you feel, you may never know the boundless, heartfelt gratitude that your friend has for you. A Letter From Your Rescue Dog My life hasn’t always been easy. I’ve been yelled at and had things done to me that no dog should experience. I may not show…continue reading →
Do Dogs Have A Concept Of Time?

Do Dogs Have A Concept Of Time?

“You’re good doggies. I’ll be back soon.” Ever said that? Those were my last words to my dogs this morning when I took my kids to school. Though I’d only be gone 20 minutes, I knew I’d return to whimpers and wagging tails as if I’d been gone for days. That made me wonder. Do dogs have a concept of time? We’ve all heard that one human year is like 7 dog years. Now, I’m no mathematician, but without breaking out my calculator that would mean my 20 minutes would feel like days…continue reading →
These 10 Canine Commandments Will Melt Your Heart

These 10 Canine Commandments Will Melt Your Heart

There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with dog ownership. The moment you invite a pet into your home, you’re making a thousand promises, and that dog put all his hope in you. Not just til puppyhood is over – but for his whole life. Your dog may not be able to tell you everything he needs from you, but whatever good human wrote the following made a pretty good guess at what a dog might say to a new owner. These are the things we should promise our dogs when they come…continue reading →
7 Simple Ways to Make Your Dog Smarter

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Dog Smarter

Advertisement Have you met “The Smartest Dog in the World”? In 2014, 60 Minutes introduced the world to Chaser, a border collie with a vocabulary of more than one thousands words. Woah.Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your dog knew the difference between your shoes and boots and could bring them on command? You may not have the time (or patience) to teach your dog a thousand words. That’s okay. There are easy ways to increase your dog’s intelligence and decrease boredom if you’re not home. Before we suggest seven simple ways to make…continue reading →
10 Things Only Small Dog Lovers Will Understand

10 Things Only Small Dog Lovers Will Understand

Advertisement Ever heard, “Though she be but little, she is fierce!”? Shakespeare said that, and I think he was talking about dogs – maybe without knowing it. If you have a small dog then you know that size doesn’t really matter. In fact, small dogs have just as much spark, personality, and loyalty as their bigger canine counterparts – usually even more. For little pup devotees, you know what it’s like to have one of these peanuts at home. If you have a small dog burrowed on your sofa, you’ll definitely get a kick…continue reading →
10 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

10 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

They say there are two types of people: those that love big dogs and those that love little dogs. Okay, that’s probably an over-simplification. Most of us love all dogs, but most of us have a preference when it comes to size. For those of us that have a penchant for the bigger breeds, you’ve heard and seen it all before. Here are 10 things you can definitely relate to. Advertisement They start small, but they grow fast. Fast is an understatement. All dogs begin as puppies, but big dogs don’t stay little…continue reading →
11 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

11 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

Advertisement They say there are two types of people: those that love big dogs and those that love little dogs. Okay, that’s probably an over-simplification. Most of us love all dogs, but most of us have a preference when it comes to size. For those of us that have a penchant for the bigger breeds, you’ve heard and seen it all before. Here are 11 things you can definitely relate to. 1. They start small, but they grow fast. Fast is an understatement. All dogs begin as puppies, but big dogs don’t stay…continue reading →
Does Your Pup Love You? Here’s How They Say It.

Does Your Pup Love You? Here’s How They Say It.

Advertisement There is a large body of scientific evidence to support that dogs do indeed love their people. Every dog owner knows this to be true. Puppy love is the real deal, and our dogs prove it to us everyday with these 8 fur ball ways of saying, “I love you.” #1 – Puppy Kisses One of the most obvious ways that our pups show they care is by licking our face, hands, and feet. The American Kennel Club says that dogs lick us for a variety of reasons including enjoying the taste of our skin…continue reading →
8 Ways Your Dog Says “I Love You”

8 Ways Your Dog Says “I Love You”

Advertisement There is a large body of scientific evidence to support that dogs do indeed love their people. Every dog owner knows this to be true. Puppy love is the real deal, and our dogs prove it to us everyday with these 8 fur ball ways of saying, “I love you.” #1 – Puppy Kisses One of the most obvious ways that our pups show they care is by licking our face, hands, and feet. The American Kennel Club says that dogs lick us for a variety of reasons including enjoying the taste of our skin…continue reading →
Shelter Dog Helps Veteran Find Joy In Life Again

Shelter Dog Helps Veteran Find Joy In Life Again

Advertisement Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible. Gary, an Army Veteran, bravely served our country, and while doing so, suffered several service-connected injuries. He had a hard time leaving the house and could not even enjoy being out with his wife because he was never at ease and continuously hyper-vigilant. As soon as Gary met his service dog, Sarai, everything changed. Photo Credit: Canines for Service Sarai, found as a stray,…continue reading →
Here’s What You Need To Know To Keep Your Dog Safe And Happy During Extreme Cold Weather

Here’s What You Need To Know To Keep Your Dog Safe And Happy During Extreme Cold Weather

Advertisement The U.S. is experiencing extremely low temperatures across the Midwest as a polar vortex sweeps through the area. If you live in an area affected by the low temperatures, be sure to keep your pets just as warm as the rest of your family. It should go without saying that all pets should be indoors. Temperatures this low can be deadly to pets, and animal neglect is punishable by law in all 50 states. The rule is: if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them! Keeping Your Pet Safe…continue reading →
Stuck Inside? Here Are 12 Tips To A Happier, Healthier Indoor Dog

Stuck Inside? Here Are 12 Tips To A Happier, Healthier Indoor Dog

Advertisement 12 Ways to Boost Happiness & Health of your Indoor Canine Companion   Owning a dog is a lot like having a child- exciting in theory, maybe a little scary at first, but always a beautiful adventure that continues on for as long as any love can. Keeping that child healthy and happy? That’s not always an easy feat. Indoor dogs require a certain kind of awareness to ensure they are getting both equal parts affection and wellness care to keep their tails wagging for days to come. Unlike the latest model of smartphone,…continue reading →
Dealing With The Loss Of A Dog? Here Are 10 Tips To Help You Grieve

Dealing With The Loss Of A Dog? Here Are 10 Tips To Help You Grieve

Advertisement Dealing with the loss of a dog can feel impossible. Here are some tips to help manage the pain. There are few things worse than losing a beloved pet. As a loyal and loving family member, you become accustomed to sharing daily life with your four-legged friend. When they go for the final walk across the Rainbow Bridge, the pain can seem unmanageable. If you recently lost a pup, here are 10 ways to help you deal with the heartbreaking loss of a dog. Allow Yourself Time to Grieve Like losing anyone in your…continue reading →
Top 10 Reasons Your Dog Has Diarrhea and When to Worry

Top 10 Reasons Your Dog Has Diarrhea and When to Worry

Advertisement When your beloved pooch comes down with a bout of diarrhea, it can certainly make life miserable for both of you. Many mild cases of diarrhea may resolve on their own, but others may be indicative of a more serious condition that requires treatment by your vet. If diarrhea lasts longer than 24 hours, is accompanied by additional worrisome symptoms such as a change in behavior, lethargy, vomiting, or reduced appetite; or if the diarrhea is black, tarry, or contains large amounts of blood, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian…continue reading →
What Causes Dog Diarrhea? What Can I do?

What Causes Dog Diarrhea? What Can I do?

Advertisement Why does my dog have diarrhea? What do I do? When your beloved pooch comes down with a bout of diarrhea, it can certainly make life miserable for both of you. Many mild cases of diarrhea may resolve on their own, but others may be indicative of a more serious condition that requires treatment by your vet. Chronic, persistent diarrhea should always be investigated.  A study conducted at Freie Universität Berlin in Germany showed that 13% of such cases were serious enough that they either did not respond to treatment or contributed to the…continue reading →
What Causes Dog Diarrhea? What Can I do?

What Causes Dog Diarrhea? What Can I do?

Why does my dog have diarrhea? What do I do?When your beloved pooch comes down with a bout of diarrhea, it can certainly make life miserable for both of you. Many mild cases of diarrhea may resolve on their own, but others may be indicative of a more serious condition that requires treatment by your vet. Chronic, persistent diarrhea should always be investigated.  A study conducted at Freie Universität Berlin in Germany showed that 13% of such cases were serious enough that they either did not respond to treatment or contributed to the dog’s eventual…continue reading →
See This Service Dog’s Precious Photos From His Trip To Disneyland!

See This Service Dog’s Precious Photos From His Trip To Disneyland!

Advertisement Ashley Wilt is a full-time college student, photographer, and puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Being a puppy raiser means she takes in adorable pups knowing that in only a few short, sweet months she’ll have to say goodbye. Although the heartbreak is guaranteed Ashley says it’s worth it to be able to help raise a dog for service. “The months of love while raising the puppy and the years of pride after they graduate overshadows the bouts of sadness that are weaved in the middle,” she says in an interview…continue reading →
That Moment When a Dog Is Rescued from Their Abuser [12 POWERFUL PICS]

That Moment When a Dog Is Rescued from Their Abuser [12 POWERFUL PICS]

These dogs are getting a second chance – and it started exactly when these photos were taken. These pictures capture the incredible moment in time where a sad story came to an end and a better, brighter future began. For a dog who has had to endure a life of abuse, a rescuer is a hero, a savior, and a best friend all rolled into one. Breaking the chains – Source Yesterday’s sad dog chained up and laying in the dirt will have a warm blanket and fresh water tomorrow. Thank you for…continue reading →
6 Things Your Deceased Dog Would Want You To Know

6 Things Your Deceased Dog Would Want You To Know

Advertisement At iHeartDogs.com we often write about coping with the loss of a beloved pet. We do this because we understand that saying goodbye is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do, and we hope that somehow our words can provide a bit of comfort. Having experienced the love and compassion of dogs and cats all my life, I believe they would want us to keep these 6 important messages close to our hearts after they have gone. 1. They understand your sadness, but would rather see you happy…continue reading →
5 Ways To Tell If Your Dog Is Bonded To You

5 Ways To Tell If Your Dog Is Bonded To You

Advertisement If you recently adopted a dog, you might be wondering if they’re bonded to you. Some dogs may be so grateful to be adopted that they’ll bond to you almost immediately. Other dogs are shy or may have had a rough life prior to meeting you, so they may take a little longer to warm up. Even if your dog doesn’t seem bonded to you yet, don’t fret – humans and dogs have created strong, long-lasting bonds for centuries, and with work and patience you and your dog will too! Here are 5…continue reading →