Tag: Puppies for Sale in Virginia

Why Seniors Should Get A Toy Dog Breed

Many seniors, as they get older, find themselves lacking companionship. Here’s where man’s best friend can help—dogs are loving, affectionate and loyal companions for people of all ages. However, some breeds are better than others for older people. Here’s why seniors should get a toy dog breed: Small dogs love to snuggle Some breeds, like… Read more »

How to Spot and Prevent Dehydration in Puppies

Dogs can’t tell us when they’re thirsty, which is why it’s important to pay attention to the signs of dehydration in puppies. Here’s what you need to know: Breathing, panting, urinating, defecating and water evaporating through the paws all cause your dog to lose water. Under normal circumstances, he makes up for the loss by… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Dog for His First Grooming Visit

Grooming is an important part of caring for your dog so he can look and feel his best. A visit to the groomer’s includes more than just a good bath. The groomer can also clip your dog’s nails, exfoliate his skin, brush his teeth and trim or shave his hair. Here’s how to prepare your… Read more »

Best Christmas Gifts for Your Dog

When you’re wrapping up those Christmas presents and putting them under the tree, don’t forget your favorite furry friend! Here are some of the best Christmas gifts for your dog: A personalized dog bowl Serve your pup his food or water in a custom-made bowl emblazoned with his name. A cozy dog sweater Keep your… Read more »

How to Tell if Your Dog Has a Fever

Unlike your child or your spouse, your dog suffers illness in silence. Your poor pup can’t tell you if he’s running a fever, so it’s up to you to watch out for common warning sings. Here’s how to tell if your dog has a fever: Watch for changes in behavior You know how you just… Read more »

How to Control Fleas on Your Pup

It’s unfortunate but true—fleas love dogs. These irritating pests make your pup’s skin itchy, bite you, and, if you don’t take care of the problem, can take up residence in your carpets and furniture. However, we have good news!  There are steps you can take to treat and even prevent fleas. Here’s how to control… Read more »

Tips for Photographing Your Dog

If you’re anything like us, you love looking at adorable photos of dogs on social media. Maybe you’ve even wondered about making your own pup the star of the show, or just want to capture a few nice shots for your photo album. Here are some tips for photographing your dog: Set the scene Before… Read more »

Is the Pavement Too Hot on Your Dog?

If you’ve ever walked barefoot on hot pavement on a sweltering summer day, you know how painful it can be. Pavement can reach 140 degrees on a scorching day! That doesn’t feel good on your feet, and it sure doesn’t feel good on Fido’s paws. One easy way to tell whether the pavement is too… Read more »

How to Get Rid of Skunk Stench on Your Pup

Oh no! A pesky skunk sprayed your dog. Now what? Don’t go into a frenzy quite yet. We have some tips that will help you get rid of that smelly skunk stench!   Stay calm and contain the situation Your dog might be disoriented, so try to be relaxed and put your dog outside in… Read more »

Why Dogs Wag Their Tails

Dogs are smart. They possess a lot of skills that put them ahead of many of the other species that make up the animal kingdom. One of the many skills that your dog possesses is the ability to communicate with the people around them. While they cannot talk, they find many different ways to express… Read more »

Five Things Humans do That Dogs Actually Hate

We love our pups and shower them with kindness and affection. But did you know that you’re probably annoying your dog as well, without even meaning to? Here are five things humans do that dogs hate: Staring When you love a human, you want to stare deeply into their eyes for hours, and it may… Read more »

Ever Wonder Why Dogs Lick Their Lips?

Like any dog owners, we here at Pauley’s Pups all know dogs love to lick, no matter what the situation might be. But have you ever seen your dog lick their lips? The gesture can be sort of strange, especially when there’s no food or water around, and many of you might be wondering what… Read more »

Importance of Getting Your Small Dog Groomed

Did you know that when you get your small dog groomed, you are doing more than just making your pup “pretty”? In fact, you are helping your dog feel more comfortable and getting your dog groomed allows you to spot health problems before they become serious. Dog grooming and your pet’s health If you get… Read more »

Teach Your Pup How to Give You a Kiss This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, so we think it’s only fair to talk about how you can teach your pup to give you a smooch this Valentine’s Day! Giving kisses on command is a favorite dog trick for many people, especially kiddos! Teaching your dog to give you kisses also happens… Read more »

Owning a Dog Doesn’t Have to be Smelly

Dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike will tell you that sometimes, you can smell someone’s pet as soon as you walk into their home. While we love our fur babies, we don’t want ourselves or our guests to have to smell them as soon as we walk through the front door! Luckily, there are a… Read more »

What to Know About Your Dog’s Ears

Dogs are loyal companions that quickly become part of the family. But dogs also require some maintenance, from regular pet visits to grooming and more. It’s important to care for them properly, and it’s not always as straightforward as you may think. Dog’s ears are a great example. So what should you know in order… Read more »

Why Do Dogs Chew Everything?

You read stories about it, but think it will never happen to you. Until you come home one day to discover your favorite shoes with bite marks on them – or worse, in pieces on the floor. Surely, you walked into the wrong house because sweet little Benji wouldn’t dare destroy something so important to… Read more »

How to Keep Your Pup Safe This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which means there will be a lot of candy, costumes and decorations in sight. Your children may love this time of the year, but your four-legged friend may not have as much fun. Here are a few things to keep in mind around Halloween time: Avoid loose fabric and… Read more »

Why You’ll Love Owning a Small Dog

From time to time, small dogs are a popular choice for so many individuals and families, but have you ever asked yourself why? Here are a few reasons why little dogs make such great companions and additions to the household: They are less expensive to care for Little dogs require much less than larger dogs… Read more »

Did You Celebrate National Dog Day?

On Saturday, August 26th, national dog day took place. In case you missed it, we thought we would fill you in and help you celebrate, since we know how much you adore your four-legged friend! So what is national dog day? National dog day is celebrated every year on August 26th. It was founded in… Read more »

Do You Know These Facts About Pups?

We love our dogs, they are a big part of our lives and we would do anything for them so don’t you want to know a little more about them? After reading these interesting facts about your dog you probably didn’t know, you will love and appreciate them more, if that’s even possible! Dogs don’t… Read more »

Keep Your Pup Cool and Hydrated This Summer

To protect your dog from heat stress and heat related illnesses, keep your dog cool and hydrated when temperatures begin to really heat up. Before you head out to have some fun in the sun with your pooch, keep these tips in mind to keep your dog safe in the heat: Make sure your dog… Read more »

Maltese Dogs: A Brief History of the Breed

A little dog with a big heart and even bigger personality, the Maltese has been known by many names, says the American Kennel Club. Called “Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta” and the “Roman Ladies Dog,” this breed stands out with its fluffy, white coat and springy personality. Growing to no more than about 7 pounds… Read more »

Five Tips for Fireworks and the Fourth

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, summer fireworks season is about to explode into colorful spectacles in the evening sky. While the booms and flashes are fun for people, they’re not always as great an experience for your four-legged friend. Here are a few tips to help your pup through what can… Read more »

Preventing Puppy from Overheating While You’re Out

Every summer, as the temperatures rise outside, so does the thermostat inside. While you get up and go to your job every day – which hopefully is air conditioned! – your four-legged friend stays home. With the heat also comes the potential for heat-related illnesses and even heat stroke. Here are a few tips to… Read more »

Keeping Your Pup Cool in Summer

Summer is on the way! The days are longer and hotter, and it seems to be happening earlier than usual this year. As a discerning pet parent, it’s your job to ensure that your furry family member is happy and comfortable during these warm months. There are plenty of treats and hot weather games to… Read more »

Keep Your Pup Healthy with an Annual Vet Trip

As any responsible pet owner knows, your dog – even if in good health – should have an annual checkup by a veterinarian. Just as you have an annual physical and wellness appointment with your doctor, so too should your four-legged friend. There are a number of health areas that your vet will review with… Read more »

Famous Dogs on the Big Screen

Many times what we see on TV is what we want. This is exactly why many people choose a certain breed of dog. Those well trained dogs on popular TV shows make us believe we will have that dog someday. The truth is to have a dog like that you will need to put a… Read more »

Keeping Your Pup Warm

In many states, the month of February has been extremely cold; in some states it has even broken records for being the coldest month of the year and coldest month in history. There has been a lot of the white stuff flying around and that naturally will bring the temperatures around us down even more…. Read more »

A Little Background on Your Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso was first seen in Tibet at least 4,000 years ago and was bred and domesticated as early as 800 BC, which makes the Lhasa Apso one of the world’s oldest breeds. It is also considered the breed most closely related to the wolf. Originally the Lhasa was a guard dog for monasteries… Read more »

Anxiety in Small Dogs: What to Know

If you were a small dog you would understand why they have anxiety, they are towered over by humans all day long. Not only are humans taller than them but in most cases they are stronger, which can be very intimidating. Some dogs may handle the anxiety better than others, but they will all have… Read more »

Tips for Naming Your New Puppy

As a new fur mom or dad, the most important first step is to name your new puppy.  The name can come immediately once you see them, or you may try out a name or two once you get them home and see if they seem to fit one better than the other.   There… Read more »

How To Clean Your Puppy’s Ears

Although a little earwax is good for all of us, it’s important to keep your puppy’s ears clean to avoid infection. If you have a puppy with floppy ears, or if your pup likes to play outside in windy or cold conditions, it’s especially important to make sure that you clean their ears regularly!  … Read more »

Puggles – The Best Mix of Beagle & Pug

Puggles are one of the most popular mixed breeds available, and why not?  These dogs are super cute, energetic, and they are the perfect size. Puggles were first discovered in the late 1980’s when breeders began experimenting for designer dogs.  The colors of Puggles are typically fawn, tan or black.  Since Puggles are a designer… Read more »

The Energetic Morkie

The Morkie breed, a cross between a purebred Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier, is by far one of the most adorable toy dogs you’ll ever see. Due to their parentage and sweet appearance, the Morkie is often referred to as a “designer dog.” Even with given a glamorous and elite status as a designer dog, the Morkie… Read more »

Crate Training Your Pauly’s Pup

There are many instances where it will be necessary to crate your new puppy, but how do you do that so that it is a pleasant experience for both? Dogs instinctually seek out a den, a place where they feel safe and can relax-their home inside their home. You can use this when training your… Read more »

A French Delight: The Bichon Frise

If you’re looking for a cute little puppy that will attract a great deal of attention, this is one of the best. Here at Pauley’s Pups in Ashland, VA, we love the Bichon Frise breed for its happy-go-lucky, cheerful attitude, bundled into a cuddly little cotton ball. The Bichon Frise is a gentle and friendly… Read more »

Puppy Problems: Stop Your Dog From Begging

This is the fourth in a series of posts about solving common problems with puppies. Follow the whole series by subscribing to our blog at the bottom of the page.   It’s dinner time and your family sits down to enjoy your meal and discuss the day, and your dog, your pooch, your pal, your… Read more »

Puppy Problems – Part 2: Stop Your Dog from Digging

This is the second in a series of posts about solving common problems with puppies. Follow the whole series by subscribing to our blog at the bottom of the page.   Here at Pauley’s Pups, we know that dogs love to be in the great outdoors, where they can run and play. Many dogs have… Read more »

Puppy Problems – Part 1: Stop Your Dog from Chewing

This is the first in a series of posts about solving common problems with puppies. Follow the whole series by subscribing to our blog at the bottom of the page. At Pauley’s Pups in Ashland, Virginia, we love cute puppies more than anything else in the world. But when they chew up our new pair… Read more »

Keeping Your Pauley’s Pup Warm in the Winter Weather

The past few weeks have put many people, all across the country, through some very frigid winter weather. Of course us humans dread going outside when the temperature dips too low. But we tend to forget that our dogs and puppies can get cold as well. In fact, extremely cold temperatures can be very dangerous… Read more »

Malt-a-poo: A Fluffy Bundle of Fun and Love

There’s been a lot of talk about “designer dogs” – dogs that are not considered mixed breeds, but are bred purposely to combine the best of 2 breeds. At Pauley’s Pups, we love these types of puppies. Cross a miniature or toy Poodle with a Maltese and you get the Malt-a-poo, a loving and playful… Read more »

Keeping Your Dog’s Barking Under Control

Everyone knows how annoying a dog can be when it won’t stop barking. Barking dogs, however, are not uncommon. In fact, many believe that the dogs we call our pets have been specifically bred to bark, so as to warn their owners of unwelcome visitors. Even so, there’s no reason why, with the right training,… Read more »

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 »