• Today I found a stray dog and I quickly realized that I wasn't sure what to do right away! Here's what to do when you find a stray dog! 
    Dogs,  Tips & Tricks

    What To Do When You Find A Stray Dog!

    Today I found a stray dog and I quickly realized that I wasn’t sure what to do right away! Here’s what to do when you find a stray dog! I’m hoping that you can learn from my experience and be prepared should you ever be in the same situation where you find a stray dog. Oh no! I found a lost dog! Dogs and even cats get lost on occasion. They slip their leash (what happened to the dog that I found) or they get out the door of the house or the car before their humans are ready for them to go. In tact males and females are more…

  • We now have three (yes three) big dogs in the house! One of our main concerns as pet parents is what they eat! These easy homemade dog treats let me reward them with something that I know is safe and healthy.
    DIY,  Dogs

    Easy Homemade Dog Treats

    We now have three (yes three) big dogs in the house! One of our main concerns as pet parents is what they eat! These easy homemade dog treats let me reward them with something that I know is safe and healthy. Easy Homemade Dog Treats We recently added another pup to our gang here at Charlie and the Pips. Lincoln is a Bernese Mountain Dog who has quickly wiggled his furry little bear shaped butt into our furniture and our hearts. Along with Oscar, our resident senior and Burton our 8 month old German Shepherd we have quite the pack of hungry boys. We’ve tried everything from traditional dry dog…

  • Owning a pet is a big responsibility, none greater perhaps than that of a dog. Dogs are unique and knowing if you are ready for a dog is more difficult than just knowing you want a dog! Let's look at some of the ways you can tell if you're ready for a dog.
    Dogs,  Pets

    How To Know If You’re Ready For A Dog

    Owning a pet is a big responsibility, none greater perhaps than that of a dog. Dogs are unique and knowing if you are ready for a dog is more difficult than just knowing you want a dog! Let’s look at some of the ways you can tell if you’re ready for a dog. How To Know If You’re Ready For A Dog Everyone is different. Maybe your list of reasons why you know you’re ready for a dog will be different from mine. In my experience these are some common ways to know that you are ready to dive into the fun, exciting, stressful world of dog ownership. I’ve done my research!…

  • It's been a few months with our new German Shepherd baby, Burton Guster. He's the joy of our lives most days ;) He's been growing like a weed and since I've been rather remiss in posting I thought, what better way to jump back on the wagon than with some adorable photos of my favorite guy. 
    Dogs

    Burton’s Highlight Reel | German Shepherd Cuteness

    Burton is our new-dish German Shepherd baby. He’s the joy of our lives most days 😉 He’s been growing like a weed and since I’ve been rather remiss in posting I thought, what better way to jump back on the wagon than with some adorable photos of my favorite guy. Burton’s Highlight Reel | German Shepherd Cuteness   German Shepherd Puppies Love Snow…At least mine does! Ruger, our first GSD who we lost to lymphoma in August was a snow FEIND. We couldn’t keep him out of it. To be fair, I have a snow obsession. I can smell it coming. There’s just something so magical about snow that makes…

  • We all know that dog toys can get expensive. With two big dogs in the house we are always cleaning, repairing, or replacing dog toys. These awesome DIY dog toys give us a cost effective option that our boys really love! 
    DIY,  Dogs,  Pets

    15 DIY Dog Toys Your Pup Will Actually Like

    We all know that dog toys can get expensive. With two big dogs in the house we are always cleaning, repairing, or replacing dog toys. These awesome DIY dog toys give us a cost effective option that our boys really love! You can make DIY dog toys for next to nothing. They’re so inexpensive compared to the ones at pet stores and online. I love it for my chewers…who will gnaw the feet, tags, and noses off of everything we bring into the house if we let them! I love that with these DIY dog toys I can let them go to town without constantly having to redirect them to…

  • If you have dogs, you have dog toys. There's nothing worse than smelly dog toys! I'll show you how to clean dog toys in a safe, healthy, easy way! 
    DIY,  Dogs,  Tips & Tricks

    How To Clean Dog Toys

    If you have dogs, you have dog toys. There’s nothing worse than smelly dog toys! I’ll show you how to clean dog toys in a safe, healthy, easy way! How to Clean Dog Toys We have two big dogs. They like toys and bones and balls and ropes of every shape and size. We also have a pool. They throw all kinds of toys in our pool during the summer months and while that might not seem like a big deal, then they drag them, soaking wet, out to the yard where they play with them and throw them in the dirt, etc. etc. Long story short, our dog toys sometimes look pretty rough.…