Lhasa Apsos: The Tibetan Sentinels

At Pauley’s Pups, we love to learn about small dog breeds and how they came to be. As Lhasa Apso owners already know, their dogs like to be aware of their surroundings. Always protective of their companions and healthily wary of strangers, the Lhasa Apso is a small dog that doesn’t let its size get… Read more »

Should I Dress Up My Pauley’s Pups?

Have you seen other pet owners walking around with their dog dressed in clothes and wondered if you should do the same for your animal? At Pauley’s Pups, we’ve seen our fair share of doggy outfits -some reserved, some extravagant, and some just plain ridiculous. If you don’t currently dress him up, are you keeping… Read more »

What NOT to Feed Your Pauley’s Pup

Last time, we posted about what to feed your puppy, mentioning that some foods are actually toxic to dogs. So this week, we’ll talk about what NOT to feed your new puppy. First, there are foods like sugar and alcohol that are bad for just about any species that might ingest them. Dogs, especially small… Read more »

What Do I Feed My New Pauley’s Pup?

As soon as you walk out of Pauley’s Pups, you’ll be carrying the responsibility of a growing puppy in your hands. The first few months of a dog’s diet are crucial to set them up for a happy and healthy life. While it’s always good to consult your veterinarian about your particular dog and the… Read more »

Vaccines For Your Pauley’s Pups

At Pauley’s Pups, we know that while no one likes getting shots, they deliver vaccines that keep us guarded from potentially dangerous diseases. Much like their human owners, dogs require a certain regimen to protect them from an array of potentially deadly medical conditions. Here are some common canine diseases serious enough to consider having… Read more »

Pauley’s Pups to Obedience School: Choosing a Trainer

At Pauley’s Pups, we care deeply about the dogs we carry, both before and after we find them a home. To get your relationship off on the right foot, you should start thinking about how you’ll train your puppy immediately. Here are a few things to consider when looking for the ideal trainer. Check Their… Read more »

The Chipper Chihuahua

When thinking of Chihuahuas, two common references undoubtedly come to mind. One is courtesy of Taco Bell, with the famous Chihuahua mascot exclaiming, “Yo quiero Taco Bell!” The other is the image of a tiny Chihuahua tucked in the purses of posh female celebrities, going everywhere their famous owner goes. While Chihuahuas don’t necessarily want… Read more »

Basic Grooming Tips For Dogs

When grooming your dog, there are some basic things to remember to ensure everything goes smoothly and you keep your dog safe.  Choose the right time – Just because you’re in the mood to groom your dog doesn’t mean your dog is in the mood to be groomed. Pick a good time to go to… Read more »

Should I Spay My Puppy?

At Pauley’s Pups, we specialize in connecting small breed dogs with loving, caring, lifelong human companions. After we help you find your new friend, you’ll have many choices to make that affect her future health and behavior. One such choice is whether to spay your puppy, a common practice with many scientifically recognized benefits. The… Read more »

Neutering your Puppy

Although it often has a negative connotation, neutering your puppy is not a bad thing; it keeps your dog from fathering any unwanted puppies. Neutering involves an incision made in the front of your puppy’s scrotum in order to take the testicles out.  When male dogs are neutered, they become less aggressive because they have… Read more »

The Gentlemen Terrier

The Boston Terrier was first bred in the 19th century to be a ferocious fighting dog, but what was really created was a loving, gentle and playful breed. The Boston Terrier has the most unique features compared to other terriers. The Boston has a strong and sturdy body, as well as a boxed-like head and… Read more »

Taking Care of your New Puppy

If you’ve just acquired a puppy, it would be nice if they came with a manual. Since puppies do not, we have some general guidelines to share with you regarding the first few weeks and months of having a puppy in your life. Did you know the USA has the most dogs per country on… Read more »

Tips for Naming Your New Puppy

You’ve brought home your new best friend and now it’s time to name your puppy. Where do you start? Here are a few things to consider when choosing a name for the new addition to your family! Try to avoid popular names – Duke, Bella, Sparky; these are all typical, generic names for your canine…. Read more »

The Puffy Pomeranian

Of all the small dog breeds, if you are looking for a small, curious and active pup, the Pomeranian is the dog for you.  Known for being playful and self-confident, Pomeranians live each day to the fullest. Their foxlike expression combined with their small, rounded body always turns heads, as does their puffy double coat… Read more »

Advice for Caring for Your Pug

A pug is a great choice for a family pet. Pugs adapt well to any lifestyle, they learn to love what their family loves, and they bond well with children. Many people adore pugs for their endearing faces and cute pooch noises, but they also make great companions for coping with stress or healing ailments…. Read more »

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Cool in The Summer Heat

It is just as common for dogs to get overheat in the summer months as it is for humans. When we overheat, our bodies shut down, we feel weak, heart rate spikes, we get sweaty and even blurred vision can occur. These symptoms can also happen if your dog spends too much time in the… Read more »

The Bold and Adorable Miniature Dachshund

One breed that’s gaining a great deal of popularity these days is the miniature dachshund. While this breed is a smaller version of the standard dachshund, the characteristics between the two are very different. The dachshund name comes from two words in German translation, dach meaning “badger” and hund meaning “dog”. In 17th century Germany,… Read more »

The Lion of Dog Breeds

According to Animal Planet, tales say the Pekingese is a product of a lion that fell in love with a monkey. While it does have both lion and monkey characteristics, it tends to display more lion characteristics, at least in our opinion.  Physically, the Pekingese has a massive, flat head with a smushed face. Donning… Read more »

Why We Love the Westie

We know how difficult it can be to choose a breed of dog to suit your lifestyle, perfectly. Fun loving, intelligent and beautiful are all characteristics of the West Hoghland White Terrier, otherwise known as Westie, in fact if you ask us, the Westie breed is the most attractive of the Terrier family. Originating in… Read more »

Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

Aside from being a loyal companion and providing unconditional love, there are many more benefits to owning a dog. In fact, owning a dog is beneficial to your health and the health of your family in various ways.  For starters, owning a dog, or cat for that matter, is great for your heart. Not only… Read more »

Bring Home a Puggle Today

Another great family addition is the puggle. If you are looking for a high-energy, fun loving companion, the puggle is a wonderful choice. Created in the 1980s, the puggle is a cross between a purebred pug and beagle. Considered to be a small lap dog, puggles can weigh anywhere from seven to thirty pounds. A… Read more »

Owning a Chihuahua is Loving a Chihuahua

When you take home your new Chihuahua, you’re taking home a lot of love in a tiny package- so there are a few things to know. First, know that your Chihuahua will love and respect you, even when you discipline him. You must teach the dog that you are the alpha, in your daily routines…. Read more »

A Maltese Makes a Beautiful Companion

Looking to add a new member to your family? You won’t believe the unconditional love and entertainment a dog can bring to your life. We’d like to introduce the . The Maltese is easily adaptable and loves company! In general, the Maltese is a well-rounded dog, a perfect fit for everyone. The vital statistics of… Read more »

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