Check Your Cat’s Health from Home!


We know our cats can suffer from ailments and that they can be very difficult to detect since most cats are stoic.  Now there is an easy way to frequently monitor your cat’s wellness and vitality between visits to the vet.

The CheckUp Home Cat Wellness Kit is designed to detect four common health problems in cats.


The Kit includes everything you need to collect a urine sample from your cat. The special hydroponic sand included with the kit will bead up the urine for testing. It is then placed into the included vial for testing. The test strips provide immediate results, similar to a home pregnancy test.


Watch this short video to see how easy it is to use the CheckUp Home Cat Wellness Test!

The CheckUp Home Cat Wellness Test is available online at  $3 from each sale will be donated to Cat Rescue.


Check Your Dog’s Health from Home!


Now you can check your dog’s health from home!  Monitoring your dog’s health and vitality is extremely important.  It is easier to prevent disease than to try to cure it after the fact.  Many times you can simply alter your dog’s exercise or their diet to prevent problems.

The CheckUp Home Dog Wellness Kit uses test strips to provide the results from common problems — high glucose levels, UTI’s, blood in the urine and kidney health.  The test strips provide immediate results, much like a home pregnancy kit!  Just like a pregnancy kit, it is always important to follow-up with your vet if there are any signs of problems.  The results are color-coded and easy to read and interpret!


The test strips are easy to read and interpret. The results are immediate!

Testing is easy!

The CheckUp Home Wellness Kit for Dogs is available for purchase online at The kit cost under $15, and shipping is free on orders over $50. $3.00 will be donated to Rescue from the sale of each kit.

Shelter Dogs Lives Matter!


This is an excellent article about talented dogs sitting in shelters. This couple in the US are pulling dogs from shelters and training them for careers working with U.S. Marshalls, FEMA Search and Rescue, police departments, and U.S. Embassies.



“We believe in the value of all shelter dogs, we see in our fields that we started in there was a lot of breeding and buying of dogs and you see our shelters full of dogs that have just the same amount of talent.”

They’re searching out shelter dogs with high energy that maybe aren’t perfect pets, but could take on another canine career.
Tim Matthews says, “The dogs that I find that are so high drive sometimes are on the euthanasia list, they’ve been out to a home, back into the shelter, and then I get them and they test good and out the door they go.”–386227601.html

ShopForPuppy supports shelter and rescue dogs through its generous donation program.  We also rescue and network Boerboels in need, many of which may be suitable for retraining and working careers.  Visit our Boerboel Rescue network page.

De-Shedding Your Dog


De-Shed Your Dog – Don’t Pull Your Hair Out Trying to Clean it Up!

We use shedding combs and blades on our horses, so why not do the same for our dogs? The long teeth on the Safari Dog Shedding Comb penetrate to your dog’s skin and pull out the dead hair and dander, and the short teeth collect the loose hair. Your dog will enjoy a good scratch, and you won’t have to sweep as much dog hair in your house!

Safari Dog Shedding Comb

Safari Dog Shedding Comb

The Safari Dog Shedding Comb from Coastal can be purchased online at  $2 from the sale of each comb will be donated to Rescue and helping dogs in need.  Use the Coupon Code “Coastal” during check-out for an additional 10% discount.

New Terminal for Pets Planned for JFK – ARK


We continue to spend more and more money on our pets as we try to make them as comfortable and happy as possible.  In this respect, JFK International Airport in NY is building a new terminal specifically for pets that need to travel by air.  Approximately 70,000 animals travel through JFK annually (yes, you read that right). The new terminal, called ARK, will feature a 20,000-square-foot dog and cat “resort”. The space will have a bone-shaped splash pool and flat screen TVs for dogs, climbing trees in a feline-focused Cat Adventure Jungle, massage therapy and paw pedicures for both, and webcams so owners can check in on four-legged friends from afar. There will also be 48 horse stalls, space for cattle and an aviary.

All animals will have access to a 24-hour clinic run by Cornell University veterinary hospital. Overnight accommodations, particularly in the dog and cat resort, are predicted to reach $100 a night.

Read more here:

JFK Airport New Terminal for Pets (ARK)

While the pets that get a chance to enjoy the facilities at JFK’s ARK, don’t forget that there are homeless dogs, cats and companion animals that need our help. is dedicated to helping less fortunate pets through our generous donation program, where we donate a portion from each sale to Rescue and Shelters in the US.  We appreciate your support.

Water Safety for Dogs


It is the time of year we take our dogs out swimming, on the boat, or near water.  Most dogs love to swim and are very good at it, but it is important that you keep safety in mind, especially if your dog is not a natural swimmer.  Some dogs struggle too much in the water and don’t have a natural, smooth stroke.  This can lead to panic which results in even more thrashing and possible danger.

Luckily my female Boerboel is a natural swimmer, but it’s always safest to wear a specially made dog life jacket when your dog is near water or on the boat.  Don’t let a pleasant summertime activity turn into a crisis!

Outward Hound Dog Lifejacket


We get excellent reviews on all of the Outward Hound gear, and the Outward Hound Ripstop Dog Life Jacket is no exception.  We also carry the Paws Aboard and Pawz Pet Products dog life jackets, and highly recommend them.  Dog life jackets can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy, and a portion from every sale will be donated to Rescue.

Hugs Hydro Fetch Dog Toy


As the US embraces for 100+ degrees F temperature this week, it is important to remember to keep your dogs hydrated.  Free access to fresh, clean water is imperative.  The Hugs Hydro Fetch Dog Toy can also help as its water-absorbent core will gradually release liquid as your dog puts it in his mouth and squeezes or chomps down on it.

Hugs Hydro Fetch Dog Toy
This is especially important for brachycephalic dogs as their shorter airways make it harder to cool down.  Your dog will love this toy, and you will know he is getting hydrated when he plays with it.

Hugs Hydro Fetch Dog Toy

Hugs Hydro Fetch Dog Toy

The Hugs Hydro Fetch Dog Toy is available online at ShopForPuppy.  A portion from each sale will be donated to Rescue.  Use the Coupon Code “Hydro-Toy” for a 10% discount.  Orders over $50.00 ship free.

Dogtra 200C Compact 1/2 Mile Remote Trainer


Dogtra 200C

Many people own small dogs or hate the look of a big clunky box on their dog’s collar.  The Dogtra 200C is designed as an ultra compact remote trainer so your dog doesn’t have that large box screaming “look at me I’m wearing a shock collar!”.  The Dogtra 200C is a compact remote trainer with a range of up to 1/2 mile. Everyone wants a lightweight, ubiquitous collar for their dog, and the Dogtra 200C and 202C fit this bill. With its small size, the collar can be worn on a dog as small as 10 pounds. It is also an excellent choice for larger dogs, but won’t be as noticeable on your dog as some of the older models of remote trainers.

The remote handheld transmitter can be used with one hand so that you can keep your other hand free. Precise stimulation levels from 0-100 will help you find the perfect level for your dog’s temperament. It is a low to medium-powered trainer, and most dogs will respect the intensity.  The 1/2 mile range is ample for training purposes and hunting with your dog.


Dogtra 200C is a 1-dog system that is compact enough for dogs as small as 10 pounds, with a range of up to 1/2 mile.

Precise Stimulation Levels with Dogtra 200C

The Dogtra 200C has precise stimulation levels from 0 – 100 so that you can fine tune the intensity level to match the temperament of your dog. The gradual intensity levels of Nick and Continuous Stimulation can be quickly adjusted with just one hand. The dial is at the top of remote handheld so that you can adjust intensity if needed. When a dog is working one-on-one with you, they will most likely respond to a milder intensity level compared to a situation with distractions; i.e., a passing dog or cat, something to chase, children playing, etc.

When starting to train your dog, enforce your commands with the lowest stimulation to get his attention. Reinforce his commands on your own property before you introduce distractions.

The Dogtra 200C also features Non-stimulating Pager (vibration) to give you additional options when working with your dog.

The new Dogtra 200C (1-dog system) and Dogtra 202C (2-dog system) are available for purchase online at  As always, a portion from each sale will be donated to Rescue and helping dogs in need.

Motorola Wireless Pet Fence


Now that vacation season is here, more people will be out on the roads and traveling with their pets.  You may plan a day trip to the beach, to a family cook-out, the park or a camping trip.  Now with the new Motorola pet containment systems, you have an easy-to-carry and simple to set-up wireless fence system that can be easily adjusted to cover a small area like a campsite or up to one acre in size.  You can move back and forth to whatever size fits your requirements at the time.

“These wireless travel fences are a great way to enjoy taking pets with you when you go on trips,” says Jordan Riggs, President of Binatone North America. “People don’t want to leave their pets behind when they travel, but there is always the concern of how to make sure that they are safe and secure when they are in an area that is strange to their pets. Now with these new battery-powered units you can easily set up and establish a safe perimeter that will keep dogs from straying away no matter where you are.”


Motorola Wireless Pet Fence is an easy way to contain your dog within boundaries that you set yourself. It is portable and sets up easily.


The Motorola Wireless Fence 25 (WIRELESSFENCE25) consists of a transmitter that is powered by a battery or AC power, a battery-powered receiver mounted on the dog’s collar, and a set of boundary flags to help train the dog.  The dog is trained to learn that the boundary flags designate the limit of the distance that they may travel, and they will learn the warning tone means they are getting close to the boundary.

The Motorola Travel Fence 50 (TRAVELFENCE50) has all of the same features as the WIRELESSFENCE25, and also includes a remote trainer.  The remote trainer works like a small walkie-talkie in that it has the Push-to-Talk feature that is world renowned in the Motorola 2-way radios.  The remote trainer handheld works in conjunction with the receiver mounted on the dog’s collar.  It will help you quickly train your dog using the Push-to-Talk feature to send voice commands which your dog can hear.  The remote trainer transmits at a range of up to 250 yards.  The remote trainer also buttons that will cause the receiver to emit a warning tone, vibration or static correction.

Both units are available online at ShopForPuppy, where a portion of the revenue from each sale will be donated to Rescue.  Thank you for shopping at our store!





Motorola Wireless Fence 25 – How it Works


Often people want to know how wireless fence containment systems work.  This diagram clearly shows how the Motorola WIRELESSFENCE25 operates, and how it is designed to be portable, flexible and easy to install.  Use it at home, or take it with you on a camping trip or to the beach!


The Motorola Wireless Fence 25 is flexible and portable, and can easily be set up at home or during travel! 

“We love this new wireless fence from Motorola. It is portable, and it gives our dog more freedom without having to be on a leash or tethered. Our dog learned his boundaries very quickly. If he does get close to the boundary line, the transmitter beeps to warn us inside the house. We also take it camping so the dog can be free to enjoy the smaller surroundings of the campsite.”  ~ Robert S., Avon, IN

The Motorola Wireless Fence 25 (WIRELESSFENCE25) is on sale at ShopForPuppy through May 20th.  Hurry!  Supplies are limited.  As always, a portion of the revenue from each sale will be donated to Rescue.