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10 Ways to Travel Safely with Your Dog This Summer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paris Permenter and John Bigley   
Monday, 20 April 2015 04:40

Summer fun is just around the corner—and a big part of that fun is summer vacation, a chance to get out and explore the world with your two-legged and four-legged family members.

Whether your summer vacation plans call for a series of staycations in your own hometown, weekend getaways to the lake or beach, or a multi-day dream vacation, safety is always a top priority. You can help make sure the memories you bring home from your travels are good ones with these easy tips for summer dog travel:

1.    Buckle up. Just as you buckle your children in the car, dogs need to be safely restrained in the car as well. A safe dog travel study by Kurgo and AAA revealed that only 16 percent of dog lovers are restraining their dogs in the car, but it’s very easy to secure your dog with a car safety harness that utilizes your car’s seat belt system. Along with buckle systems, other safe options include crates and carriers as well as booster seats for small dogs.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 04:59
Stray Dogs Attend Funeral of Woman PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Monday, 30 March 2015 21:07

In the heart of Merida, the capital city of the Mexican state of Yucatan, lived a woman called Margarita Suarez. She was well-known for her charity towards animals. Each morning, she would feed the 20 or so stray dogs and cats that showed up at her home. As any animal lover knows, word gets out among strays and they seem to communicate to other strays which homes can be trusted. No matter where her travels took her, she could be trusted to have a bag of dog food in the trunk of her car so she could feed any animal in need that she happened upon. 

When Suarez recently passed away after battling a long-term illness, her funeral took an unexpected turn. The same stray dogs that she devoted her mornings to began showing up at the service. But, not just the service. As her body was waiting in the funeral home to be prepared for burial, the dogs waited as well.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 21:17
Wine (and Dogs) Are Better with Age PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 19 March 2015 00:00

Let’s face it - everything in life is better with dogs, and that includes wine. Chateau La Paws has developed three outstanding wines with the intention of helping animals in their quest for greatness.  Today, we are bringing you some fun little tasting notes, ideas for pairing these wines, and a look at why this company stands out from others.

The mission of Chateau La Paws is to bring awareness (and good wine) to the masses. Each wine bottle features a rescued dog personally photographed by renowned photographer, Carli Davidson.

In 2015, Chateau La Paws™ & Diageo Chateau & Estates are donating $100,000 to North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, to help fund the great animal rescue work that they do.  Chateau La Paws proudly supports No Kill Organizations around the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015 19:46
Top Irish Names of Dogs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Friday, 13 March 2015 00:00

This year, took an early survey to discuss which Irish names are the most popular among pet lovers in the USA. The result is a fun, informative infographic that gives us an overview of our most favorite Irish things in the US. As it turns out, Americans are pretty obsessed with the Emerald Isle. Here are a few other things you may not know:

  • Louisville, KY surprisingly ranks #1 for the most Irish-named dogs; San Francisco ranks #1 for most Irish dog breeds, with neighboring city Vallejo ranking #1 for most Irish food & beverage dog names.
  • Irish Actor Liam Neeson (who does not appear to be a fan of wolves or wolf lovers) nevertheless appears to lead the pack for actor-inspired Irish dog names. We won't know his feelings on wolves for sure until we ask him, but rest assured, we'll be reporting comments when/if we do.
  • Guinness made the list for #3 alcohol-related top dog names in 2014. Surprising considering all of the other amazing dog brews on the market!

And now, here is the list of popular Irish dog names!

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 20:44
Luck of the Irish: 5 Irish Dog Breeds You'll Adore PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00

It’s that time of year when we’re all a wee bit Irish, and this St. Patrick’s Day, we’re taking a look at a few dogs who lay claim to a bit of Irish heritage. The emerald isle has also birthed some beautiful dogs, (most with the instinctive urge to run away at any given time). We’re not sure if that characteristic also applies to their kilted men, but we suspect it’s a possibility.

Without further ado, here are the dog breeds of Ireland and a look at what you can expect if you bring them into your life!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 18:01
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