Green Paws: Earth Friendly Tails

  • Why Rescuing A Dog Is (Often) Better Than Breeding One

    If you’re on the market for a new furry best friend, then you might be considering either rescuing your next dog or buying one from a breeder. But have you considered the impact your choice will have on the planet --not to mention your time, energy, and money? 

    There are definitely some great advantages to buying a new puppy from a breeder, including the cuteness factor and training a pup to specific criteria that works for your lifestyle. But in our honest opinion, there are disadvantages to this choice that far outweigh the advantages. Here’s why.

    We already know that dogs aren’t the most environmentally friendly investment (we talk more about that in this post right here). So when we choose our next furry family member, let’s make sure we make this the most planet and animal-friendly decision we possibly can. 

  • What's In Your Box: September 2021

    It's Fall Y'all! Time to get together with your best buds to plan for all the fall activities! Beer, late night pizza while sitting outside with yo...
  • Organic September

    Technically Organic September is a UK thing. It was created by an organization called The Soil Association as a campaign to encourage people to eat organic foods and choose organic products. As an eco-friendly pet company, we love this concept and thought it would be fun to throw it out into the blogosphere as a challenge for our country, too! In this post we will talk about what organic actually means, why it is beneficial to go organic, and ways to adopt an organic lifestyle. 
  • How to Help Protect Honeybees

    It’s probably time to have a conversation about the birds and the bees. 

    Well, maybe just the bees. 

    And yes, we mean actual bees.

    As an eco-friendly pet product business, we are big fans of bees and the role they play in our lives. Protecting honeybees and encouraging people to create bee-friendly environments or even become beekeepers themselves is an important part of preserving our earth. In this post we will share honeybee basics, how to “bee” friendly in your own backyard, and why it is important to support local beekeepers. 

  • Common Household Chemicals That Harm Your Dog’s Health

    Unless you’ve already Marie Kondo’d your house of toxic, chemical-laden products, then you probably have a few things hanging around that could potentially harm your dog’s (and your family’s) health! 

    These could be everyday products that are sitting in your laundry room, under your kitchen sink, in your garage, and even out in your yard.

    As humans, we usually know how to stay away from toxic substances, but unfortunately, dogs aren’t as in tune danger. Curiosity can lead to an unexpected visit to your vet which is why, as a dog owner, it’s important to know which chemicals are harmful to your pups, what household products they are found in, and take action accordingly!

  • What's In Your Box: August 2021

    August is all about health!   This month we are focused on the health of your pup! With new brands that keep your pet and the planet in mind. To st...
  • National Mutt Day

    Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi once said, “A mutt is couture-it's the only one like it in the world, made especially for you.” I read this and immediately looked over at Dover, thinking how perfect this analogy is. Our Dover is most definitely one-of-a-kind, and like any piece of couture fashion, he fits us perfectly. In this blog post we will share the joys of mixed breed dogs and offer up ways to celebrate National Mutt Day. 
  • The Importance of Hydration for Dogs

    Did you know that July is Pet Hydration Awareness Month? If you read our recent blog about World Ocean Day, you read about how our bodies are made up of 50% water. Our dogs are also made up of around 50% water. In this blog post we will discuss the importation of keeping your dog hydrated, best practices for keeping your dog hydrated in creative ways, and eco-friendly choices for bowls.  
  • The truth about dog waste bags + which one is best for the planet

    Chances are if you have a furry best friend, you probably have a roll of dog waste bags in your coat pocket, in a drawer, in the glove box of your car, and your purse because nothing’s worse than having your pup do their business and not having a bag to pick it up!

    Plastic poop bags are certainly the cheaper and more convenient option for pet owners, but are they the best way to dispose of your dog’s waste? Not really. Biodegradable doggy bags aren’t as great as you might think either! We want to tell you the real truth about dog waste bags and which one is best for the planet. 

  • What's In Your Box: July 2021

    Every Pup (and human) loves a good Sunday brunch, pancakes, wine spritzers, celebrating with friends - and if you're lucky, your brunch turns into a night curled up by the fire. 
    This month, you are in for a treat!! Literally! Starting off with your toy of the month, Cycle Dog's Wine Toy! Your pup is getting a recycled toy shaped like a wine bottle, for their fav brunch cocktail! Next up, Jiminy's Blueberry and Peanut Butter cricket treats for the perfect toppers to your pancakes or waffles! The main event, for the first time in our box... Craft Canine Treats new flavor, Brunch So Hard - packed with bacon, maple syrup and blueberries! 
    Now we all know its best to end the day with a campfire, but lets make some s'mores with Bocce's Bakery!! 
  • Outdoor Summer Fun with Your Pets

    If you use the Astronomical calendar, summer officially begins on June 20, 2021. According to the Meteorological calendar, summer begins on June 1. And if you’re a lifelong northerner like we are here at Pure Earth Pets, summer starts as soon as it gets warm.  You know what I’m talking about...our shorts, tank tops, and flip-flops replace our parkas and boots. Grilling season begins, and we get more and more daylight with each passing day. 

    No matter what day summer begins, we love this season, especially all the outdoor fun that we can have with our dog Dover! Because of our love for summer, this blog post is all about sharing fun ideas to do with your dog now that summer is here, both at home and out and about. We have also shared some basic safety tips for having fun with your pup during hot weather. 

  • World Ocean’s Day

    We are all in this together, every human, every animal, from the largest whale down to the smallest microorganism. And so, we are very excited to write about World Ocean Day, why every day should be world ocean day, and how you can make a difference in the health of our oceans.