My Fellow Curs: A Commencement Address from our CEO

dog who gives commencement speeches

It’s that time of year when Petswelcome’s CEO, Hobbes Kingsley, is in huge demand as he travels the country to give commencement speeches to dogs graduating obedience schools. The following is an excerpt from one of his speeches. First, my fellow curs, let me say congratulations on completing your coursework and making humans think that […]

A Hotel Chain Dedicated to Pets (but Allows Humans)

hotel dedicated to pets

We can dream can’t we? Petswelcome has been doing this a long time and we always thought that, one day, some ambitious entrepreneur would come up with the brilliant idea of starting a hotel chain dedicated to pets. Yes, there are some great chains like Kimpton, La Quinta, and others that are wonderfully pet friendly. […]

Confessions of a Pet Travel Entrepreneur

Dog Traveler

“Nobody knows you’re a dog on the internet,” is the caption of a famous New Yorker cartoon that shows one dog sitting at a computer explaining to another dog the advantages of cyberspace. I’ve always loved that cartoon and thought that, in a weird way, it captured what I do for a living. Not that […]

Be Like Rudy: Inspiration for a Winter Morning

Rudy the Bulldog

Sometimes in winter, it’s tough to get out of bed in the morning. There’s something about the cold and dark that takes the spring out of your step and makes the blood move like molasses. Even my dogs, who both are deep blanket divers, have to be lured out of bed with treats and forced […]

Is Your Dog a Republican?

dog with political shirt

Petswelcome is celebrating Election Day 2018 in this issue of Your Weekly Bone by focusing on politics and pets. Is Your Dog a Republican? is an update from an earlier article. I think my dog is a Republican. I’m a Democrat so it’s a little disheartening to suspect he’s playing for the other team. Of course, […]

Top 12 Weird and Wacky Things People Do with Dogs

Dog and man in sky

I know there are a lot of weird and wacky things people do with dogs. But I keep it on the straight and narrow with mine and, in general, do normal things: go for walks, do road trips, play fetch, roll around on the grass and howl, try to catch birds in our mouths, urinate on […]

How To Spend a Perfect Summer Day With Your Dog

dogs in hammock

As July comes to a close, I start thinking about the end of summer. It’s not that I’m a pessimist, but there must be a slant of light or some other subconscious signal in the air that turns my thoughts to death and dying and the futility of life and the universe. Like I’m some […]

How to be a Good Guard Dog

dachshund as good guard dog

As dogs, there are just a few things people expect of us: follow a few commands (sit, stay, lay down…), maybe do a couple of tricks (rollover, shake hands), and, always, guard the house. Overall, the commands and tricks are easy and harmless. It’s the silly price we have to pay for being pampered, fed […]

5 Myths About Dogs and Cats Debunked!

cat and dog

There are many myths about dogs and cats that have been around for a long time, some going back hundreds or even thousands of years. For example, in Norse mythology, if a cat showed up at your wedding, it was a sign of good luck. On the other hand, medieval people thought cats ferried spirits […]

Some Crossbreeds We’d Love to See

Russian OsterDox

With the current popularity of crossbred dogs such as Cockapoos, Labradoodles, Puggles, and Schnoodles, to name just a few, some of us at Petswelcome got to thinking about other interesting crossbreeds we’d love to see. What better way to spend an afternoon at the office (and get paid for it!) than concocting new breeds out […]

Crazy Ass Dog (and Human) Behavior

Dogs being dogs

Are dogs funny? Last week I read a piece by Alexandra Horowitz, an author and researcher of dog behavior and cognition, who addressed that question and our portrayal of dogs in general. In the article she bemoaned the ubiquitous excess of “funny dog” photos and videos on the web, TV, and in the movies, claiming […]

My Dog vs Alexa: An Intelligence Test

Alexa vs Hobbes

To the casual observer, it would appear that Alexa (Amazon’s “Smart” Speaker) has a huge intelligence advantage over dogs. Especially if you define smart as providing a meaningful response to a specific command. However, my research reveals that canines are actually smarter than Alexa. This is true even when I pit her against my dog […]

Dog Dictionary

Ok, so if you read the articles on here, you know that sometimes my cats leave me letters on my computer or iPad telling me to shape up or to stop petting that dog down the block. Sometimes they have told me secrets about the lives of cats. Mostly it is just them complaining that […]

Cats eating human food

Ok, we’re not really supposed to let our pets eat human food. But… come on, these videos are funny. Cotton is thirsty but doesn’t quite understand the way a straw works This cat wanted some carbs Mac and cheese? Sounds great! Can I get some more syrup for my pancakes? A compilation of cats having […]

Having a “ruff” day?

Did you just get yelled at by your boss? Did your car have two flat tires from the same damn pothole? Well, maybe these pug puns will help.

Cat Puns

Need a little laugh? Maybe this will help.

Bathing A Cat Or What Not To Do On A Sunday Afternoon

Cats tend to take care of themselves when it comes to staying clean but sometimes they need a bath. They may have rolled in something gross or maybe you need to bathe them to help with your allergies. Sometimes your cat may smell like a port-a-potty on a hot day… don’t think about why… they […]

Cat Shaming

Sometimes cats are jerks. Disagree? Here’s some proof.

Photographer Uses His Dog In All His Holiday Photos

While many of us send the traditional holidays to friends and family that may be a card we bought or a photo family card, one photographer uses his dog. Sounds normal right? You’re probably thinking his dog is sitting pretty in front of a fire place or out in the snow looking cute. But, no, […]