Mid-Century Modern for Your Dog

Pre-Fab Pets: Modern and Contemporary Furniture for Pets

Do the names Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, or Marcel Breuer hold meaning for you? Are you tired of traditional offerings at the furniture stores? If your answer was “Yes” to one or both then you are going to love Pre-Fab Pets, the pet furniture business started by industrial designer David Neighbor in 2007.

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Beauty and The Bath (and other rooms too!)

Alexander Art   Ceramic Portrait Tiles and Fine Art

courtesy Sondra Alexander, http://sondraalexander.com/

Would you like a way to memorialize your dog or include your favorite breed in your home design in a more permanent manner? Are you thinking about remodeling or building a new bathroom? Will a dog shower be part of your project? Will you be updating the kitchen with a new backsplash? Are you considering a new ceramic tile border around your fireplace? Maybe you would just like an image of your dog to hang on the wall. These are a few of the places where the beautiful and elegant creations of Sondra Alexander may be just the thing you need. Continue reading

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ABC Revolution – Dog Proof and Dog Friendly Living Room

Ty Pennington uses Nancy’s Living Room on TV

The dog-friendly living room from “There’s a Dog in the House” was used on the new Lifestyle TV show “The Revolution” on ABC. The host, Ty Pennington, pointed out some of the ideas in the book in this clip. Continue reading

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Zeke’s Hideaway

Dog Crate Alternatives

Zeke, a 9 year old Samoyed, resides in Bozeman, Montana. Up until recently Zeke’s crate was in the kitchen. When his humans decided to renovate the kitchen the crate seemed out of place and in the way. Continue reading

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There’s a Dog in the House was selected as a finalist for the Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers (APDW) Arthur Awards in the non-fiction category.


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Do-it-Yourself and Do it for Your Dog

It’s nice to see that people are interested in making things for their dogs. There’s plenty of free info available on the Internet about how to make homemade dog food, dog treats, and dog toys. And if you are into dressing your dog or at least keeping him warm in the winter many sites contain free patterns for dog clothes and coats.

One of Lena's many coats.....

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Dog of the Week

Check out this image on the Dog of the Week page.

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Happy New Year

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The Joy of Dogs

Winter Solstice

Today in the northern hemisphere we celebrate the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Tomorrow brings the beginning of winter and the return of the sun as each day grows longer. It’s a good time to be inside with family, friends and dogs.  I am grateful for the joy that all of my dogs (past and present) bring to me.  My love for dogs is boundless and includes all dogs: big ones, small ones and every size and shape in between. Continue reading

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Indoor Dog Toilets

Temporary Solutions

There may be a point in your dog’s life when it is necessary for him to temporarily eliminate indoors. Illness, injury, surgery, and old age all qualify as good reasons for allowing a dog to eliminate indoors. Most often these situations require a temporary solution.

Our dog Teddy developed advanced kidney disease that caused him to urinate frequently. It was often difficult for him to get outdoors in time so he started to urinate in the house. He picked one location and at first we spent a lot of time cleaning the floor. Soon, we decided that this was one case where training wasn’t going to work so we needed to manage the situation. I placed a piece of plastic on the floor and used two pool “noodles” to prop up the sides. This kept the urine from flowing off of the plastic. It also prevented overspray when Teddy lifted his leg to urinate. Since Teddy was a small dog one end was left open for easier access.

Temporary Indoor Dog Potty

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