My name is Shanna. I am a writer, animal lover, pet parent, and part-time pet sitter. My husband and I are privileged to have both dog and cat rescues as companions. Every day they keep us silly and laughing. On this site, I have combined my real-life experience, expertise, and opinions along with advice and opinions of the experts regarding all things pets.

Camping dog

Arliss is a German shepherd mix. He’s a sweet, eccentric boy. His favorite things are barking at thunder, eating carrots, camping and hiking, and splashing through water.


Lily is an Australian shepherd mix. She’s high-energy and full of unending love. Her favorite things are meal times, playing fetch and tug-of-war, and chasing butterfly shadows.

Cat bath

Dublin is a Russian blue. She’s strong and fearless. Her favorite things are washing, sleeping, going on walks, and kicking mouse-toy butt.


Oslo is Dublin’s son. He is the most princess-y, fraidy cat I’ve ever known. His favorite things are slap fights with Dublin, hanging out in the catio, taking showers, and constantly inviting Lily to smell his butt.



All articles are for informational and educational purposes only. I put in loads of hours of research and interviews with experts in order to provide this content; however, I am not a veterinarian. I recommend finding a vet you trust, establishing a relationship, and discussing all issues and concerns with them.


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I will never, ever, recommend a product that I don’t have faith in. All reviews, positive or not, affiliate or not, are my true and honest opinions and findings.