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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…

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Dog to Run with You

A dog can be a great exercise partner if you’re a runner. Whether you simply like to get a run in or are training for a marathon, you can always bring your dog along to give your companion a healthy workout at the same time. Here’s a brief guide to help you get started on…

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…

5 How-To’s for Walking Your Dog

An ideal dog walk would consist of a nice time simply strolling outside while your dog strolls beside, just the two of you enjoying your time out for the day or night. However, dogs are often focused on the here and now, finding many distractions in their environment, which can cause some frustration for their…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Chicago Leash Laws: Learn More to Protect Your Dog and Stay Safe

Talk to some dog owners in Chicago, and you’ll probably find out that one of the most irritating things to deal with can be loose dogs in parks that are meant to be on-leash parks. Alternatively, other dog owners believe that the most annoying thing is having to listen to another dog owner complain about…

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Retractable Leashes for Your Dog: Why or Why Not?

When choosing a new leash for your dog, it can seem like there aren’t many options: variable lengths, sure, but other than that, there haven’t been too many innovations in that realm of dog supplies in a fairly long time. One popular option, though, is the retractable leash. While they add a bit of convenience…

Choosing the Best Dogs for Apartments in Chicago

If you live in an apartment in Chicago, and are considering getting a furry friend to keep you company, you’ve probably heard opinions from everyone you’ve mentioned your plans to about what kind of dog you should get. Regardless of whether you get your dog from a shelter, a rescue, a breeder, or somewhere else,…