Shetland Sheepdog


This is Shelbie! She is a Shetland Sheepdog (also known as a sheltie). She is very sweet and gentle. Shelbie loves to play outside and be with kids. Her favorite toy is her frisbee. She can be shy at first but once she gets to know you she is super friendly and sweet. Shelbie is about 30 pounds which is the average weight for the Shetland Sheepdog.

Most are medium size and medium energy. They are the 24th most popular dog breed according to the American Kennel Club. They are bright, playful, and energetic. Sheltie’s are devoted family pets that love to spend time with their family. They will often follow family members around the house. They are emotional animals that tend to feed off the mood of their owners and are not shy to speak their mind (this breed likes to bark). Because of their history as herding dogs, Shelties love to run around an enclosed yard and love to be given a job to do.

They have naturally long coats that must be brushed and groomed regularly. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip and elbow dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Shetland Sheepdogs are healthy dogs.

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golden doodle

This is Rosie! She is a fun-loving, playful, and kind goldendoodle. She is energetic and loves to play outside. Doodles are highly trainable and very intelligent. They are great families with children, singles and seniors, and houses with yards. Goldendoodles can be highly active so daily exercise is needed. They are great with agility training as well as obedience training (this comes from their poodle genes) and are very sociable with people as well as other dogs!

The Goldendoodle came into existence by breeding a Golden Retriever to a Poodle. This combination is called a crossbreeding. There is some controversy as to where the Goldendoodle originated. Those in England assert that the Goldendoodle originated there however; breeders in the United States swear that the first Goldendoodle was bred in America. This hybrid was created to be a hypoallergenic and active family pet.

Goldendoodles come in a variety of sizes. The Standard Goldendoodle should weigh between 50 and 90 pounds and stand 20 to 29 inches tall at the withers. Mini Goldendoodles tip the scales between 25 and 50 pounds and are from 13 to 21 inches high at the shoulder. Goldendoodles can be predisposed to all of the health issues faced by Golden Retrievers and Poodles because they are a combination of the two breeds. The average Goldendoodle lives between 10 and 13 years.

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Bernese Mountain Dog

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This is Floyd! He is a short hair Bernese Mountain Dog. He loves to play outside, especially with his duck and chicken friends! Floyd loves children and being with his family all the time. Bernese Mountain dogs typically have medium energy levels and are calm, good-natured, and strong.

While some Bernese Mountain Dogs are bred to have long hair, others have short. An occasional grooming is necessary to maintain a healthy and clean pet! When adults, Bernese Mountain dogs can reach up to 80-100 pounds and can be described as “gentle giants”. They love outdoor activities, like hiking or even pulling young children in a cart. In the home, they tend to be relaxed, quiet, and affectionate and are eager to please their owners. As long as they are properly exercised, they don’t often bark or act out.

BMD health issues include hip and elbow dysplasia, cancer, bloat, sub-aortic stenosis, autoimmune diseases, skin and coat problems, thyroid disorders, von Willebrand’s disease, and eye disorders (ectropion and entropion, cataracts, PRA). Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but many Bernese Mountain Dogs are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder is very important when finding your dog, sometimes one may even find you when you least expect it (i.e. local animal shelter! ).

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BOBS Sketchers- Best Friends Animal Society


BOBS from Sketchers is proud to partner with Best Friends Animal Society to help save the lives of dogs and cats in shelters across the country. Every time a BOBS purchase is made, Sketchers will make a donation to support Best Friends’ many lifesaving initiatives; these initiatives include reducing the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number of animals who get adopted! Additionally, BOBS from Sketchers is the presenting sponsor of Best Friends’ Strut Your Mutt, a nationwide dog-walking event. This event helps to raise funds for homeless pets and Best Friends Super Adoptions, which has led to over 2,000 adoptions per year!


  • Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.
  • Best Friends operates Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals.
  • Since Best Friends was founded in 1984, they have helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to an estimated 4 million.

Where is Best Friends Animal Sanctuary?

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary can be found in southern Utah! On any given day, about 1,700 dogs, cats, horses, pigs, rabbits, birds and other animals take refuge there. Many have special needs making it harder for them finding homes. Others were abandoned, abused, hoarded, or victims of natural disasters.

Once these beautiful animals set foot on the grounds at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, they are given the opportunity to find their forever families and loving homes of their own.

For more information about BOBS Sketchers and Best Friends Animal Society, visit their website


Pet Safety Year Round


oliver-springWe all want to have fun with our pets but in order to do so we have to keep them safe and healthy! Our pets safety and health are the 2 most important things to remember while having a pet if you live in an area with changing seasons, so listen up; this is a perfect blog post for you!


Be cautious of sun rays and be sure to use sun protection on your dog- even if you think their hair is covering their skin, the sun does come through. The best would be baby sunscreen but always consult with a vet before applying to your pet. Be aware of paws of hot surfaces like concrete or sidewalks. NEVER leave a dog parked in a car; it feels much hotter to them than it does to us. Always keep your pet hydrated 🙂


If you celebrate halloween, make sure to keep ALL candy away from pets, considering it is poisonous. When cooking turkey, do not give pet any bones because they can splinter unlike stronger bones bought in pet stores.


Keep your pets warm with sweaters and booties (the more festive the better!). Keep an eye on your pets around holiday decorations, especially tinsel. Try not to feed your pet table scraps, especially candy and goodies, even though it is so hard to say no sometimes! Make sure to be aware of antifreeze, it is poisonous and harmful.


Be aware for signs of allergies such as skin scratching or ear problems (shaking of the head or scratching). Keep a correct ID on your pet at all times incase he/she gets lost (this is for ALL year, not just spring). It is a good idea to learn what plants are poisonous and the ones that aren’t incase your pet is to ingest one.

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This is Pupino! She is an 8 year Maltese with a wonderful personality. She loves to play with balls and her favorite thing to do is go on walks! Pupino is always sleeping under the covers, hiding from her owner and can never be found! She cannot go down stairs and has to be picked up because she is afraid.

Malteses are a small dog breed with a medium energy. They are the 32nd most popular dog breed and known to be charming, playful, and gentle. They are the most gentled mannered  of all little dogs, but also full of energy and very playful- great family pets! If kept long, Maltese’s should be brushed daily to prevent mats from forming in their long, white coats.

Maltese are highly intelligent and know very well how to use their charm to get their way-they can become easily spoiled. It is not recommended that Maltese go to homes with young children, where as tiny puppies, there is the possibility of being stepped on or dropped by a child. Maltese, like all other dog breeds, may have health issues but the majority of the breed are healthy. If you have any questions about this breed consult with a breeder!


English Bulldog


This is Myles, the English bulldog. He is so kind, friendly, and courageous. Bulldogs are rated 4th in most popular dog breeds. They have medium energy and are usually medium in size, while some may be smaller or even larger. They have great stability and strength while also exhibiting a kind and courageous manor (not at all vicious or aggressive). Bulldogs have very short coats that shed regular. Keeping pet wipes handy will make the shedding process easier! Their nails should be trimmed regular as well as regular ear check up to protect from ear infections. Another important factor is cleaning skin folds because they can become infected as well.

Bulldogs only need minimal exercise. They are very sweet and great with children. They can weigh up to 50 pounds! They can become very lazy at times but it is okay; they need a little push to be active and this is why they are great with children! They enjoy moderate walks and need a good diet to stay trim. It is very important for them for stay in the air conditioning because of their snout and sometimes may have trouble breathing if in the heat for too long of a time.

Like every breed of dog, health problems can occur with bulldogs. Their short nosed snout makes breathing difficult. Other health problems may be “cherry eye” or infections between the skin folds, but infections can be prevented by daily cleaning! For more information, visit the website below and read about health, talk to a breeder, and learn more about the amazing bulldog breed!