Cool Cats and Hot Dogs

A Guide to Keeping Your Pets Temperature Stable in the Home

Here in America, summer time and hot dogs seem to go hand-in-hand, but what about hand-in-paw? Dogs – of the furry kind – are prone to heat exhaustion and struggles, just like you and me, and a comfortable temperature inside the home is just as important as keeping them cool outside.  I was recently introduced to this fabulous infographic from Cast Iron Radiators 4U, and wanted to share it with all of you as well!



My Favorite Outsourcing Options

Get More Margin Back in Your Life

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “How do you get so much done?” I run my own business, I am a partner in a joint venture, and I volunteer about 20 hours a week at my church. It’s no secret that I am a hard worker and I pride myself in efficiency.…but the real secret to my productivity is something that I honestly wish I would have learned many years ago: Outsourcing!

Let’s face it, most entrepreneurs I know are control freaks just like me. We don’t like to let others do things. Oh how I wish I would have given up control long ago! I never wanted to give up control because I held on to the false belief that I could do things better than others, and that it would cost too much to have others help me. Both of these thoughts were wrong! I’ve become the poster child for outsourcing now and my newfound delegating abilities have taught me these two things:


Preparing for the Fourth of July

Free Infographic!

It’s that time of year!  The Fourth of July. Celebrating America’s Independence. Picnics. Hotdogs. Parades. Fireworks. Lost dogs.  Whoa…what? Yes…lost dogs.  The celebrations surrounding the Fourth of July create the perfect storm that can lead to lost dogs. Keep your dog safe this holiday by considering a few of these tips. Download your own copy of the poster and share it with others too!

4th of July


Feeling Guilty About Leaving Your Dog Alone?

Tips for busy pet parents

No time for your dog? That’s a common theme I hear. You might have your hands full with your job, volunteering, keeping up the house, managing the children, running countless errands, not to mention the never ending onslaught of emails, messages, and texts that require your attention. Now you are feeling guilty because you don’t spend enough time with your dog. Here are some of my favorite tips to combat the guilt when your life takes you away from your dog.

Sad Dog Lying Down

Dog Bite Prevention: Never Saw it Coming

Recently I shared a free infographic with you regarding Stop the 77, and keeping both kids and dogs safe.  Today I want to pass on a quick video (also from The Family Dog), and a disclaimer:  have the kleenex handy! Here, you will see the other side of the story, the side that is rarely spoken of but is vital to every family and every dog.  Check out for more resources.  Keep everyone safe and help prevent dog bites!