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Quick tips and tricks for making your tiny home more pet friendly

“Tiny houses” are an increasingly popular trend in architecture and minimalist living. All across the country, this small home trend continues to grow on a large scale. These spaces can bring about challenges for pet parents but, luckily, you can have the best of both worlds!  Surprisingly, tiny homes can easily become pet friendly. Here are some hacks to try and create a more pet friendly environment in your smaller living space. Read more

Helping dogs and cats survive the Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July midweek this year, your neighbors are likely to pop off fireworks before, during and after the holiday. That can mean a stressful week for people with noise-phobic pets. Dogs and cats that are afraid of fireworks will express their fear in different ways. Read more

Earth Talk: Aquamation is eco-friendly alternative to pet cremation

Given that pets become part of our families, it's hard to let them go when their time comes. And beyond that, it's hard to know what to do with their remains. Here are some options. Read more

Planning a cross-country move with your pet: Tips to make the journey go smoothly

A cross-country move is no small feat. The logistics alone of packing up all your worldly belongings and getting them to your new digs in one piece -- and on time -- is enough to make your head spin. And, when your beloved furry sidekick is taking the journey with you, it's easy to feel even more anxious. Read more

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Flying the pet friendly skies: Top 10 airports for pet travel

When you choose to travel with your pet by air, your number one priority is making sure the experience is a happy and safe one for your furry kid. You spent a great deal of time researching the best pet friendly places to stay for your pooch, and you looked into pet friendly activities and restaurant options available at your destination. However, you're still concerned about whether your dog will be comfortable and safe during your flight. There are many people out there sharing your same concerns; according to the American Animal Hospital Association, approximately 76 million cats and dogs travel with their owners each year. Airports have to take notice of this compelling statistic, and many are taking great strides to accommodate pets and their human travel companions. Read more

A doggie plus one: Tips on making rover a part of your dream wedding

Weddings are a time of joy, unity and celebration for families. It’s natural to want to include our beloved four-legged family members in the festivities.  Pets often play a big role in a couple’s pre-wedding life, and couples are increasingly choosing to make their furry kids part of their wedding ceremonies. If your dream wedding doesn’t seem complete without your pooch, we have some tips on how to best include him on your big day. Read more

10 Modern Cat Must-Haves

As a pet parent, it’s only natural to spoil your fur babies, but before you know it, all of your furniture is upholstered in jute and sisal and your floor is littered with, well, litter among many mouse-shaped toys. If you don’t see an end in sight for your cat-dominated shopping habits, it might be time to at least raise your style standards. Fortunately, there are a lot of modern pet supplies out there that have been designed with home decor trends in mind. Here’s a roundup of 10 classy products for the refined feline. Read more

New adoptables in Southeast Nebraska. Pick your new dog or cat!

Browse through local shelter pets available for adoption. Read more

The 43 most popular house-friendly dogs

Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, these breeds will likely be quite comfortable with a relaxed, in-home lifestyle. Read more

The most popular big dog breeds in America

From least to most popular, here's a look at 25 big dog breeds that pet owners can't get enough of, according to overall American Kennel Cl… Read more

How popular is your dog's name?

Curious about the popularity of your dog's name? Want to know how names like Chloe and Milo fare? Check out our name database to find the perfect name, or see what others chose to name their pets. Read more

10 Items That Adventurous Travelers Should Pack

1. A quick-dry towel that'll come in handy when budget accommodations don't have a towel at the ready. I’ve stayed at many hostels where there are either no towels available or it costs $15 to use one. Instead of breaking my budget just to ensure I stay fresh and clean, I pack a quick-dry towel. These towels are nothing short of magical. They fold up really thin, making them easily packable, and they’re made out of microfiber so they dry super quickly (within two hours or so). I usually bring a small and large — one for the shower and one that's useful for outdoor activities. Read more

All The Inspo You Need To Throw A Puppy Shower

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13 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Ireland

1. Diving into the Serpent's Lair. Also known as the Worm Hole, this naturally formed pool is situated on Inis Mór island off the west coast of Ireland. It's a popular spot for cliff jumpers, but if you'd prefer to stay dry, we won't blame you. It's still stunning to observe from a distance. Read more

Things To Know About Having A Small Dog

Small dogs are great companions that take up little space and are just downright adorable. However, a small dog isn't necessarily easier than a medium or large breed dog - the challenges are different. Your small dog’s diet, exercise and training need to be considered and established with his size in mind. Read more

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