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What is the best dog breed?

Small breed or large breed? Purebred or mixed breed? There are so many different dog breeds out there, all with their own unique characteristics. Which one is right for you and your family? 

Best breeds for first-time dog owners 

January 10, 2024

Thinking of getting your very first dog? Here are some breeds we recommend for first-time dog owners.

Which dog breeds are child-friendly? 

February 23, 2024

Nothing beats growing up with a dog. Find out which dog breeds make the best companions for kids. 

Learn about your favourite breeds

December 19, 2023

Is your heart set on a particular breed? Learn everything you need to know to care for them.

Should you adopt a puppy? Or buy from a breeder?

There are thousands of dogs in shelters and rescues waiting to find their fur-ever home. Could adoption be the right path for you?

How to choose the right puppy 

January 30, 2024

There are several things to consider when searching for your new best friend. Make sure you find the right fit for you.

What are the benefits of adoption? 

February 15, 2024

There are hundreds of rescue dogs waiting for their fur-ever homes. Here are some reasons to consider adoption first.

Questions to ask before adopting

January 14, 2024

Want to adopt a puppy? Great! Here are some questions you should ask before bringing your new friend home. 

Are you ready for a puppy?

Part of being a responsible dog owner is not buying a puppy until you’re ready. But how do you know when the time is right?  

Things to consider before you get a puppy 

January 23, 2023

Getting a puppy is a big commitment! We don’t call them fur-babies for nothing. 

How much does it cost to own a dog?

Responsible pet owners are prepared to pay for all aspects of their pet’s care. Are you financially ready to support a puppy?

Are you ready for the costs of dog ownership?

January 23, 2023

Buying a puppy is only the first big expense of dog ownership. Don’t forget to budget for the ongoing, hidden costs that add up over the years. 

Welcoming your first puppy into the family?

Congratulations! Welcoming your first pet is exciting. Here are some tips to help your family adjust to their newest addition.

How to introduce your kids to your new puppy

January 23, 2023

Your kids probably want to shower your puppy with love. Take care not to overwhelm your new furry friend.

Not your first pet? Here are some tips for you

Not every pet does well in a multi-animal household, but there are things you can do to help your puppy get along with your other pets.

Should you get a second dog?

January 10, 2024

Thinking about getting a new dog? How will your old dog react? There are a few things you need to consider before committing to a new puppy.  

Introducing your puppy to your dog

February 23, 2024

Your young, rambunctious puppy is sure to push your older dog’s boundaries. Follow these steps to make sure they get the best introduction possible. 

how to introduce your puppy and cat

December 19, 2023

Cats and dogs don’t have to be mortal enemies. Follow these steps to ensure a smooth introduction and amicable relationship. 

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