We've travelled extensively with our dogs for nearly 13 years. I'm one of those dog moms that feels a family vacation isn't much of a vacation without our precious furry family members! We've learned a lot and made more than a few mistakes along the way trying to create a fabulous holiday with the dogs.  At this point we have planning a great vacation with the dog, and the dog travel essentials that go with it down pat! We know exactly how to plan and prepare for a fabulous Vacation that's dog friendly. 

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Dog Travel Essentials for a Vacation With Dogs

In this post, I share all my dog travel essentials. I'll talk about my dog travel kit, including all the essential dog travel accessories and dog travel gear you need to pack for a fabulous vacation with dogs.


Should I adopt a dog? The short answer is YES! You should adopt a dog from an animal shelter or dog rescue. In my opinion, it's best to Adopt Don't Buy if you can.  Adopting a dog saves two lives; the life of the dog you're adopting and the life of another dog that your adoption enabled the shelter or rescue to make room for. However, you should adopt a dog from a reputable animal shelter or dog rescue!  But how do you know if a dog rescue or animal shelter is a reputable one?

Jessie, our newly adopted Silky Haired Terrier dog

Do some research online, and if possible in person at the facility, to ensure the animal shelter or dog rescue is reputable. 


Thinking about adding a Siberian Husky to your family? There are 10 Siberian Husky Dog Facts you should know before you buy or adopt a Husky. It's important to research the breed of dog you want before you actually bring that dog home. It can determine whether or not the dog you've chosen to share your life and home with will be a great fit, or a potential failure.

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Siberian Husky Dog Facts

Huskies are easy to fall in love with. They are strikingly beautiful, resemble their wolf ancestors, and their personalities are delightful! But I've said it many times, a Husky is not for everyone. This is especially true for first time dog owners.

Seizures and Epilepsy in Dogs

Dogs can have Epilepsy, just as humans can. Fortunately, there is treatment available for Canine Epilepsy, and Epilepsy in dogs is Not a death sentence!  

My good friend, author Dorothy Wills-Raftery became an expert on Epilepsy in dogs after her beautiful Husky, Gibson, was diagnosed at the age of three. She and Gibson had many wonderful years together, filled with love, adventure, and community. 

Today I have the pleasure of turning the blog over to Dorothy so she can share the experience of living with her Epi-dog Gibson and dealing with his illness, which she did brilliantly. She turned her experience with Gibson's Epilepsy into an opportunity to educate dog parents about Dogs with Epilepsy, and show them that life with an Epi-dog can still be filled with love and adventures!  Take it away, Dorothy!!

Seizures and Epilepsy in Dogs

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and dogs can have seizures, too. My heart dog, Gibson, had his first seizure shortly after his third birthday in 2009. It was one of the most frightening experiences I have ever witnessed with one of my dogs. I did not know what happened and, at the time, I never saw a person or dog have a seizure, nor was there much information available about seizures in dogs. 


The holidays are upon us! Looking for great Christmas gift ideas? We've got the perfect Holiday Gift Guide for the dogs and dog lovers on your gift list! 

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The perfect Holiday Gift for the dogs and dog lovers on your gift list!

I've compiled my best holiday gift ideas for dogs and dog owners from some of my favorite dog product companies. I've added a few products from my own online store as well, for all the dogs and dog lovers on your gift list. Here we go! 🐾🐾 

This is a sponsored post. We are pleased to share some of our favorite dog products in this Holiday Gift Guide! As always, we only share information and products we feel are helpful and relevant to our readers. 

Holiday Gift Ideas For Dogs and Dog Lovers

4Knines Car Seat Covers and Cargo Liners 

15% OFF w code MERRYK9S

4Knines car seat covers and cargo liners are the best around and make a great holiday gift! 4Knines allows dog owners to take their best friend along for any adventure. Car rides without the clean up by keeping fur, dirt, snow and mud off car seats. 

BUY IT NOW! Get this stylish 4Knines Hammock style rear seat cover, or one of their many car seat cover styles, on the 4Knines Website   

We Love our 4Knines pet car seat cover, it fits our Honda CR-V seat like a glove. It's saved our car seats from loads of muddy, dirty, wet, and sandy paw prints!  It's extremely durable and SO easy to clean! It's the best cover for car seats we've ever had.

Visit 4Knines on FACEBOOK   and  INSTAGRAM    

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Holiday Gift Ideas

WHIMZEES by Wellness Dental Treats, in irresistible holiday themed shapes!

Perk your pup up this holiday season with these adorable Holiday Variety Packs, featuring festive snowman and holiday tree shapes! 

WHIMZEES by Wellness, festive Snowmen and Holiday Trees shapes are designed to clean teeth and reduce plaque and tartar through your dogs chewing action. WHIMZEES by Wellness also promotes healthy teeth and gums and fresher breath for even better doggie kisses under the mistletoe
BUY IT NOW! Learn more, and see where you can buy these festive holiday dog dental chews, on the WHIMZEES by Wellness website   Irresistible festive shaped WHIMZEES dog dental treats are a limited edition dog treat, so get them while they last! I found them at PetSmart, Petco, Target and Chewy.

Visit Wellness Pet on INSTAGRAM  and  TikTok  

Zymox Advanced Enzymatic Shampoo and Conditioner for dogs itchy skin. 

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Formulated to gently cleanse, soothe, deodorize, and hydrate the skin's natural protection. Zymox Advanced Enzymatic Shampoo and Conditioner is hypoallergenic, pH balanced, tear-free, paraben free, and safe for Dogs and Cats of all ages. 

I've been using Zymox products on my dogs for years, so I'm really excited about these new Advanced Enzymatic Shampoo and Conditioner products!

BUY IT NOW! Get Zymox Advanced Enzymatic dog and cat shampoo and conditioner on the Zymox web site 

Visit Zymox on FACEBOOK   and  INSTAGRAM  

Note: the original Zymox Shampoo and Rinse formulas are always available to purchase, this is an extension to the Zymox line of pet products.

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Great Christmas Gift Ideas

Another of my favorite gifts for Dogs and their people is The Gift of Good Health for dogs!  

These products are important for dog health, especially as our dogs age.  We want them to stay healthy so they can be with us for as long as possible. Here are a few of my picks for dog products that can benefit a dog's health.

Salmon Oil or Fish Oil 

With Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, fish oils can improve dogs Immune, Heart, Brain and joint function, as well as skin condition. I give my dogs salmon oil daily. 

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Probiotics for Dogs 

Dog probiotics can help keep the bacteria in your dog's gut healthy. I add probiotics to my senior dog's food daily.

Joint Health supplements 

Joint health supplements for dogs usually contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which is especially helpful for senior dogs. My dog Icy is 13 years old and arthritis is setting in, so I give her a daily joint health supplement that relieves her hip and joint stiffness.

Pet First Aid Kit

A first aid kit for dogs is a great dog safety tool at home and while traveling. I road trip with my dogs a lot, so a first aid kit for pets is a must! It's a great gift for any pet parent, especially if they're traveling for the holidays. 

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Joint supplements for dogs and pet first aid kit

Having a healthy dog is priceless! A gift basket with a few essential dog health items is a great gift idea for the holidays for any dog parent.

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Gifts for Dogs
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Gift ideas from my RedBubble store with my unique dog designs. 


Long Sleeve Lightweight Sweat Shirt celebrates the Unconditional Love of Dogs  Unisex shirt, Available in 6 colors, Sizes XS through 3XL Also available in  LIGHTWEIGHT HOODIES style.

Backpacks to hold everything for fun adventures with your dog! 

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For a day at the park, Hiking, Biking, School, Work, or Running around town. Express your Love of dogs with these stylish backpacks!

If you love both Dogs and Cats, this Adorable Pet Bandana is perfect! 

Featuring a dog and cat silhouette surrounded by a heart, this bandana fits both cats, small dogs and larger dogs. Size Small for small dogs and cats, Size Large for medium to large dogs. Available in white or gray.  

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Drawstring Bags are great for an outing with your adventure dog! Lightweight, stylish and trendy, sturdy and spacious bags are easy to hike or travel with. 

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These adorable dog themed Aprons will inspire as you bake special holiday dog treats, or show off your love of dogs as you whip up your favorite holiday meals or Christmas cookies! Sloppy-Kisses to the cook who wears one of these aprons

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The holidays can be difficult for any pet parent who has lost a precious furry family member. With this beautiful design, artist Kamira Gayle captures the perfect sentiment for any bereaved pet parent who has lost a precious pet. The design is available on a number of different Products. 

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You Left Pawprints on my Heart 

Our pets definitely leave paw prints on our hearts forever, and this design is a great way to honor a beloved dog or cat and the unconditional Love they gave.

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Remembering Pets
We Have Lost

A gift of beautiful Note Cards is traditional and sentimental, just like the holidays! Let someone know they're in your thoughts with this original design featuring beautiful red poppy flowers. I bought these as a gift for my sister and she loved the red poppies in this design!

Thinking of You Red Poppy Flowers 

I hope the Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them Holiday Gift Guide 2022 gave you some great gift ideas for every dog and dog lover on your holiday gift list!




Fall is the time of year for pumpkin spice everything!  This quick and easy pumpkin spice dog treat recipe makes the perfect homemade dog treats. I love DIY recipes that are quick, easy, and no bake. This super easy dog treat recipe fits the bill!

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Homemade treats for dogs


Dogs are amazing, they enrich our lives in so many ways. But sometimes our sweet, adorable dog can exhibit behaviors that are destructive or undesirable. In some cases, these undesirable behaviors can be downright dangerous to both dogs and people! Here are 5 of the most common dog behavior problems and how to fix them.

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5 Of The Most Common Dog Behavior Problems
and How To Fix Them