July 2012

Kelly Merritt, experienced city dweller shares her top ten picks for helping your pets thrive in the urban jungle. Are you an urban dog owner? How do you and your pooch navigate the concrete jungle?

By Michelle Miller, Charity Coordinator on July 22nd, 2012

At Big Dog Ranch Rescue, even the smallest puppy can find a loving home. Read about Lil’ Dumplin’s journey from neglected to nurtured as his foster mom rehabilitated him from Swimmer Puppy Syndrome and found him a forever home; and learn how you can be a part of this Wellington, FL Rescue.

Fact: felines can be fussy. There’s no doubt about it. But, when it comes to welcoming a new cat to the house, can you blame them? How would you feel if a funny-smelling stranger from the street started sharing your dinner plate, toilet, and bed?

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on July 18th, 2012

We’ve all seen that pitiful look from our dogs as we get ready for work. The tail droops, he pants and his eyebrows crease, heaping guilt on us as we head for the door. Chewed sofa cushions and worse may await us when we return. We want to help break the cycle of stress before the owner went back to work on Monday. Here was our approach—the same may work for your anxious pup.

The Summer often brings a burning thermometer. While we can maintain our bodies by frequenting our favorite air-conditioned gym, it’s not so easy for our pets. Rocketing temperatures and heavy humidity tend to slow-our-pets-down. Decreased activity coupled with steady or increased food consumption can make it easy for pets to pack on the pounds over the next few months. Keeping your pet’s figure streamlined vs. blimp-like is easier than you might think.

By Michelle Miller, Charity Coordinator on July 11th, 2012

One of the things we enjoy the most at MrChewy.com is our Shelter & Rescue Network, where we partner with non-profit, no-kill rescues throughout the country that work so hard to take care of animals in need. We are also heavily involved in our local community and donate pet food to nearby non-profit, no-kill shelters. If there’s one thing we know, it’s pet food, and we love delivering food to help keep those furry bellies full.

Ahoy, matey! It’s hot out here. The beach is right at the end of our street. The Atlantic Ocean, aqua-blue and brimming with sea life, greets us as we scamper down the dune. My bully mix, Mac, prefers excavating the wet sand for crabs while I dip in the calm water. I put Mac’s life vest on and coax him in until a gentle swell lifts his feet and he paddles back to shore.

Few things in life bring more joy to dogs than chomping down on a nice crunchy treat. But with so many options available, picking a new treat for your little buddy can be quite a challenge. We’re here to help. Here’s our list of the top three crunchy treats guaranteed to make tails wag:

From Blue Buffalo to Taste of the Wild to Natural Balance, MrChewy.com provides pet owners with just about every kind of pet food any dog would relish. We know all about the sophisticated palates of pampered pets. But when it comes to delicious vittles, no one does it quite like celebrity chefs.