One of my favorite quotes: We don’t deserve dogs.

They are loyal and do care about your well-being when you’re taking them on a walk. Next time you’re on the irrigation canal or walking in your neighborhood, observe what they do when a stranger approaches. 

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Your dog will glance up to see if you have any anxiety.  We don’t deserve dogs. 

A Forbes Advisor nationwide survey found out what states have the most devoted dog owners. A recent Forbes Advisor survey found that dog owners are willing to make professional, financial, and personal sacrifices for the sake of their dogs.

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Forbes Advisor analyzed states across seven key metrics, including dog owners who go above and beyond to provide - professional, financial, and personal sacrifices for the sake of their dogs.

Two of the top ten are here in the Pacific Northwest: Washington (7th) & Oregon (10th)

 

 

Washington is tied with Arkansas for 7th in America

Washington was found to be the fifth most likely to move out of an apartment - to provide their dog with a yard.

Washington Dog owners are 7th most likely to live on a tighter budget to afford their dogs’ expenses.

Top Pet Peeves of Owning a Dog in Washington

Owning a dog comes with some responsibility. Potty training, food, and vet bills are among the necessary things we need to do to keep our dogs healthy and happy. 


Forbes Advisory polled WA dog owners and ranked our three biggest burdens: 

1 - Walking/Exercising my dog

2 - Finding a dog sitter

3 - The cost of owning a dog

The 20 Most Loyal Dog Breeds

If you're looking for a loyal dog who will always be by your side I would choose one of these dog breeds.

Gallery Credit: Billy Jenkins

Great Gift Ideas for the Dogs in Your Life

If you want to spoil your dog and go beyond just a normal stuffed toy, here are some great options.

Gallery Credit: Billy Jenkins

11 Country Songs About Dogs That Will Rip Your Heart Out

If you've ever owned a dog, you've experienced one of the greatest loves this world has to offer. A dog's love is unconditional, which is why it's so difficult to say goodbye to them when it's time for them to cross the rainbow bridge. Grab some tissues and listen to these country songs about dogs that will absolutely rip your heart out.

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