Blog

we-love-dogs

10 Safety Tips to Know Before Your Next Dog Park Visit

When taking your dog to the park, it’s important for both you and your canine pal to have fun, but safety is of equal importance. Here are some safety tips to help ensure you and your dog have an enjoyable experience during your next visit to the local park. 1. Find the Right Park for…

Where are the Best Chicago Dog Rescue Centers?

Rescuing dogs and other animals is becoming an increasingly popular option over buying from pet stores or breeders. One of the reasons for this is the problems regarding overpopulation, making it more important to provide homes for pets that truly need them instead of breeding more of them. Here are some of the best Chicago…

local dog veterinarian in chicagoland header

What to Look for in a Local Dog Veterinarian in Chicagoland

When you own a dog in Chicago, finding the best local veterinarian can be a tough job. It seems like there’s one on nearly every corner, so how can you be sure you’ll get the best service and that your dog gets the best treatment? Finding the best local dog veterinarian in Chicagoland can be…

Cruisin' Canines - top 10 chicago neighborhoods for dogs

2017’s Top 10 Chicago Neighborhoods for Dog Owners

Whether you live in Chicago and are having a tough time trying to find a new apartment that’s dog friendly, or you’re thinking of moving here and want to find a place that’s near like-minded dog lovers, we’re here to help. At Cruisin’ Canines, we help dog owners in Chicago with their dog walking needs,…

Copy of Cruisin' Canines - 6 best dog friendly festivals in chicago

6 Best 2016 Dog-Friendly Festivals in Chicago

One of the best parts about living in Chicago is that when the weather is warm, there’s never a shortage of things to do. Street festivals and neighborhood festivals happen nearly every weekend, and they cover all sorts of different ground—from festivals that celebrate a certain type of food to ones that showcase local music…

crate training for dogs

Should You Crate Train Your Dog?

When you bring a dog home for the first time–whether a puppy or adult dog—you’ll probably spend some time dog-proofing the space, setting up food and sleep areas for the dog, and getting everything lined up for an easy transition. One way that many people work toward a smooth transition for a new dog is…

What to Know About Dog Blood Donation and Canine Blood Banks

Want to Know More About Canine Blood Donation?   As pet owners, we’ll often pull out all the stops to ensure the health and well-being of our furry friends. Yearly vet visits to keep updated on vaccinations, a balanced diet and regular walks and exercise are a given, but one thing we may not spend…

leaning and grooming your pup from head to toe

A Crash Course in Cleaning and Grooming Your Dog

If you’re the sort of person who prefers to drop off your dog at the local groomer, this article is not for you. The desire to hand off that dirty task is completely understandable, after all—what’s worse than a muddy dog shaking off water before you’re done rinsing? However, if you’re a do-it-yourselfer, get ready…

As dog owners having durable toys and grooming products is good for the pets

Must-Haves for Owning a Dog: Durable Toys, Grooming, and More

If you’re new to dog ownership or are considering taking it on, you probably already know that you’re going to have to invest not just a lot of time, but a lot of money as well to get both your home and your life prepared for owning a pet. Beyond the basics like food, a…

Find a good spot to rest from fieworks or help acclimate your dog to loud noises.

How to Calm Your Dog’s Nerves from Thunderstorms and Fireworks

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s not uncommon to get caught in a surprise rainstorm complete with thunder and lightning. It’s also pretty common to hear fireworks all season long in your neighborhood, even if there’s nothing in particular going on that’s cause for celebration. While these can be simply chalked up as…