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Planning for Your Pet Even After You’re Gone

No one wants to think about their own passing, and the less time we have to devote to it, the longer our lives will probably be!  But it’s inevitable – eventually we will pass, whether we expect it or not.  We all want to ensure that our families are provided for, and that includes our
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Why Dog Owners Live Longer & Healthier Lives

As any animal lover knows, the unconditional love we get from our four-legged friends is beyond compare. They also help us to live longer, happier and much healthier lives. Perhaps one of the most obvious health benefits comes from walking and exercising our beloved canines, which also reduces health risks for them as well. A
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Pampered Services for the Pampered Pooch

Long gone are the days when your pooch stayed at home waiting by the door for you every day or sitting in a cold metal cage while you’re off on that amazing summer family vacation.  It seems like new high end solutions for the pampered pet are popping up all over the place these days
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Canine Coast Guard: On and Off Duty

Meet Evy and Ricky: loyal and brave dogs of the U.S. Coast Guard who’s story recently went viral after they completed their helicopter efficiency training in April.  Coast Guard K-9 teams routinely conduct training and efficiency tests with military, federal, and local partners to ensure that their canines can proficiently perform their tasks on partner’s
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Your Pup’s Summer Hobby

Dogs love to have fun during summer and many of them also find new favorite activities. For example, this cute Lab named Milo discovered that he just LOVES waterslides! As soon as he slides down he runs back up with the kids to enjoy it all over  again! Looks fun, doesn’t it? (credit to: thedodo.com)
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Excessive Barking: Causes and Solutions

Does your pet bark a lot? To figure out the solution to this, you need to identify the cause. In this article, Jordan Walker, Coops and Cages content curator, imparts his knowledge about the causes and solutions for excessive barking. Dogs bark for many reasons. It can be caused by fear, anxiety, or boredom. Most
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January Newsletter: BOGO Campaign Recap

  Our #PawItForward BOGO Campaign was a huge succes! We wanted every dog to feel special this holiday season so we partnered with Paws 4 You (paws4you.org), a not-for-profit, no-kill, animal shelter located in Miami, FL, on our Buy One Give One “BOGO” Campaign. Thanks to our loyal customers, on Christmas eve our Pooch Perks
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My Wampa Barks! What about yours?

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away… The group of four-legged fans of the Star Wars world has joined their human companions to celebrate the premiere of Episode VII: The Force Awakens! Dressed up as their favorite characters, these pooches easily won us over on cuteness, and that is why today we present
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 12!

On The Twelfth Day of Christmas We Met… Reba! Paws 4 You staff jokingly refer to Reba as a country girl at heart who loves country music. If she hears it on, she will try to sing along. Often off beat but it’s the most adorable thing! This dog loves to smell everything outside as this is an innate quality to her hound
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 11

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas We Met… Roy! Meet Roy, a young Jack Russell terrier, who is little in size but big on personality! He is inquisitive and lively as well as affectionate, loving and friendly. Roy is also very smart and eager to please. This little fellow loves to play fetch and will jump high to catch
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 10

On The Tenth Day of Christmas We Met… Sophia! Sophia is a super sweet 5 year old American Bulldog. She was rescued from Animal Services in a very bad condition: under weight with many skin issues. Since then, Paws 4 you staff has cleared up her skin  and are plumping her back up to beautiful and healthy.
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 9

On The Ninth Day of Christmas We Met… Will!   Meet Hound Will! This lovely boy was rescued from the Georgia woods, and he is around 2 years old. At first he seems shy, but once he warms up to you he is a good boy and want nothing more then to give you love and
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 8

On The Eighth Day of Christmas We Met… Kyo! Kyo is a large adult German Shepard who lives in one of Paws 4 You shelters. This lovely girl is very shy at first but once she warms up, she becomes really sweet and playful. She has a big heart and is waiting for a perfect family for
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 7

On The Seventh Day of Christmas We Met… Rio! Rio is a 4 year old Chihuahua mix:  he is taller then a Chihuahua but as you can see, he has the face and body of one! He is very shy when you first meet him, but give him some time and he is warms up and is very
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 6

On The Sixth Day We Met… Maverick! This sweet little guy’s name is Maverick. When he was adopted several years ago we were happy to say that he found a forever home, but unfortunately things didn’t go as planned. Maverick was not in his owners plans to relocate, and he had to come back to Paws 4
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 5

On The Fifth Day We Met… Tiger Lily! Tiger Lily is a very sweet girl and just LOVES to be around people all the time! Surrendered by her owner, she is now at one of the Paws 4 You shelters, waiting for a new family and a forever home. She is very active  and likes
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 4

On The Fourth Day We Met… Fugi!   The staff of Paws 4 You spent weeks trying to catch fearful Fugi at an empty parking lot after they first found him! At first, everything was new to him, but he has turned into an amazing companion. He is great with other dogs, very playful, and does not take
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 3

On The Third Day We Met… Daysee! Daysee is a lovely girl who unfortunately was very neglected by her previous owner who did a poor job maintaining her weight and teeth and then dumped her at Miami Dade Animal Services where she was left to live her final days. Rescued by Paws 4 You, Daysee was nurtured back
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12 Dogs Of Christmas: Day 2

On The Second Day We Met… Bella! Bella had been previously adopted out as a puppy in 2014 to what everyone thought to be her forever home. Sadly for Bella, when her owners decided to relocate she was not included into their plans and was left behind heart-broken and confused. As Paws 4 You has a
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December Newsletter: #PawItForward

Pooch Perks is proudly launching #PawItForward with its Buy One Give One campaign. We believe that every dog deserves a present this holiday regardless of whether they have a home or not. Starting on Black Friday and until December 23 with every box you order Pooch Perks will donate a box to a dog in
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Thanks “Giving”

While Thanksgiving is another reason to get your family together and express your gratitude for their love and support, it is also the perfect time to remind ourselves how lucky we are to have the companionship of man’s best friend – our beloved pooches. Always there for us on good days and bad, they also
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Look Ma There’s Snow!

Unless you are one of the lucky ones living in a place where it is always summer (like the Pooch Perks Fam!), you have probably already started to notice the first signs of cold chill in the air. Whether you like winter or not, there is one thing that remains the same for all of
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November Newsletter:  Give Thanks 

Thanksgiving is the time of the year when we take a minute and think about what we are really grateful for:  family, friends, and most importantly our pooches.  With our busy schedule we forget how much they contribute to our lives just by their presence, loyalty, and love.  In light of Thanksgiving and on the
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Trick-or-Treat ready: Easy Recipe To Treat Your Pooch

Just because your pooch cannot have chocolate, doesn’t mean he should be left without a treat on Halloween! You can easily prepare some pumpkin pie biscuits to take with you trick-or-treating.  Here’s how: INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup rolled oats 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. allspice
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Fun D.I.Y. Pooch Halloween Costume Ideas

Fun D.I.Y. Costume Ideas for Your Dog  The past time of trick-or-treating and dressing up for Halloween is not just for kids anymore. Dog owners have jumped on the band wagon and dogs in costume on the trick-or-treating trail are becoming the norm.  While searching through the variety of creative, funny, and sometimes really scary
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Cool Dog Products

Pooch Perks was recently feature on the today show along with other cool and fun products for dogs.   Check out the feature below along with the full video.   Don’t forget about Fido! It’s hard enough to get kids organized and smiling for photos after a soccer game or in the pumpkin patch. Throw
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Bow-Wow-Ween October Newsletter

This is the time of year we all love and it kicks off with Halloween.  Halloween is a festive and fun time for the whole family, including its furry members. Here are several tips to ensure that your pooch is safe and happy during the holiday: No candy for Fido: Resist the temptation of sharing your treats with your
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Pooch vs Lover? Which Would You Choose?

It’s no secret how much we love our dogs, so much so, we are likely to choose our dogs even above our significant other!  A couple weeks ago for National Dog Day, our team at Pooch Perks performed a new survey to see how far dog owners are willing to go for their four-legged companions. The
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The Mile High Club

Safety Tips for Air Travel with Your Pooch The Champs d’ Elysses with your pooch in your pocket book or a walking tour of Rome with Fido by your side sounds like an amazing vacation, doesn’t it?  Several hours on a plane and you are in Italy, one more and you are in Spain taking in
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Road Trip!

Safety Tips as You & Your Pooch Hit the Expressway How exciting is it to travel with your pooch! I know our dogs love the occasional road trip (even if it is just down the street for a cup of Joe!). Traveling with a pet involves more than just loading your fur-baby in the car and hitting
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September Newsletter: What You Need To Know When Traveling With Your Pooch

  How exciting is it to travel with your pooch?  I know our dogs love the occasional road trip (even if it is just down the street for a cup of joe!).  Traveling with a pet involves more than just loading your fur-baby in the car and hitting the road – especially if it is the
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Vaca! Top 5 Pet Friendly Cities

Top 5 Pet-Friendly Destinations for an Unforgettable Trip. They say that finding a pet-friendly vacation spot is like searching for a needle in a haystack, but not anymore. More hotels and airlines are seeing the value in marketing to the percentage of 100 million pet owners who travel with their four-legged friends every year. To
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Protect Your Pooch This Panting Hot Summer

Pet Safety Tips for Outdoor Fun After a long treacherous winter, we are tempted to spend every free moment outdoors enjoying the sun and warm weather.  And, let’s admit it,  it would not be nearly as fun unless our pooch came with us!  A long walk outside with your dog enjoying the sunny day may
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August Newsletter

After the long winter season it may be tempting to spend every free moment outdoors enjoying the sun and warm weather.  A long summer walk outside with your dog may sound delightful, but pets are more sensitive to temperature rises than we are so it is important to keep them safe.  On this panting hot summer day, we prepared
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Welcome to Our Blog!

Welcome to Pooch Perks Post!  We are the pet safety, travel and nutrition experts.  Pooch Perks Post was founded by the team at PoochPerks.com to provide our fellow dog lovers useful information and tips about Dog safety, travel, and nutrition.  We are committed to posting bi-weekly blogs providing the most up-to-date information about how to pamper
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