covid-19

With NYC Mostly Closed, Dog Has Tourist Spots To Himself

Since the coronavirus outbreak required most places to close, formerly packed areas are now empty. You’ve probably seen some of those slideshows featuring haunting images of people-less places during the outbreak. It’s pretty strange looking at a place like Times Square in New York City without its usual throng of people snapping photos or commuting …

Dog Groomers Are Some Of The First Back In Business As COVID-19 Closures Lift

Dog groomers in various states are now allowed to start seeing clients. Governors are reopening certain types of businesses in calculated geographical areas of their states. This lifting of closures is a welcome change for these small business owners as well as those that have shaggy dogs, badly in need of some grooming. But things …

New CDC Guidelines For Pets And What You Need To Know

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC has recommended exercising caution when it comes to exposing domestic cats and dogs to known infected humans. There have been conflicting reports on how the virus may or may not be transmitted from humans to animals and vice versa. We all want to keep our pets safe so what …

A Pug Becomes First Known Dog In America Infected With COVID-19

Back in February, there were reports of a dog in China that was thought to have been infected with the particular strain of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from his infected human companion. Researchers at Duke University have confirmed the first known positive test result for the virus that causes COVID-19 in a domestic, family …

Pet Care Companies Argue That Grooming Is Essential During COVID-19

Local and state governments are struggling with which businesses to categorize as essential and which should remain closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sometimes, the answer is obvious. Grocery stores are essential. Medical clinics are essential. Recently, it was ruled that dog daycare and boarding operations are also essential. What about dog grooming salons? So far, …

A Professional Groomer’s Guide To Stay-At-Home Grooming

Some pet services have been deemed essential during COVID-19, such as boarding kennels and dog daycares. Grooming salons, however, have been forced to temporarily shut their doors. There are many ways dog parents can keep their dogs clean, comfortable, and snuggly fresh during the stay-at-home order. We asked a professional groomer and pet salon owner …

Dog Sitting Service Deemed Essential To Serve Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers are putting in insanely long hours, putting their lives on the line to support us all during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tons of businesses have been forced to close their doors to the public as we all work together to flatten the curve and bring this crisis to an end. At first, dog sitting …

7 Engaging Ways To Make The Most Of The Great Indoors

Many of us are spending the majority of our time at home these days thanks to COVID-19. Although our dogs are super happy to have us around more, boredom is starting to set in for everyone. There are plenty of ways you can keep your dog (and yourself!) engaged during the stay-at-home order. From fun …

The Definitive Guide To Dog Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Introduction On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. As panic and misinformation continue to spread along with the virus, many pet parents are concerned about what this may mean for their dogs.  In order to answer your questions and help allay your fears, we have created a …

People Are Needlessly Surrendering Their Dogs Amid COVID-19 Fears

Despite repeated expert advice that people cannot contract COVID-19 from family pets, shelters across the country are seeing large spikes in owner surrenders. Some are even receiving requests to have pets euthanized. There is plenty of fear to go around as we all do everything we can to make sure we stay healthy against this …