New Puppy? Here Is A Handy Checklist For Bringing Your New Friend Home

February 5th, 2013

If you’re reading this, then you probably just brought a new puppy home, or you’re planning on bringing a new puppy home soon. Either way, congratulations! There’s nothing like a cute, fuzzy new addition to the family. While it’s important to start right in on the cuddling and training needed by a new puppy, it’s[...] Read the full article…

 

Puppies Behind Bars

December 20th, 2012

This story is a great one. And. Really Inspiring. And made us wonder if there were any programs like this in Washington or Oregon. We’ll do a bit a research and get back to you on that one, but if you know, let us know! We need more programs like this… At the Fishkill Correctional[...] Read the full article…

 

Litter Box Training Your New Cat

December 18th, 2012

As we mentioned, many of us in the Hot Diggity! family have been adopting cats this month. As promised, here is some advice on how to train your cat to use it’s litter box. The most common reason a cat will not use its litter box… Because the litter box is dirty – from the cat’s[...] Read the full article…

 

How To Set Up Your Home & Have a Happy Transition for Your Newly Adopted Cat

December 15th, 2012

Many of us in the Diggity! Family have been adopting new cats this month First. Congratulations everyone!! Secondly. We’ve been getting a lot of questions on what to do once you have brought home your new furry companion. Elizabeth Teal, Former ASPCA Animal Behavior Counselor, gives us some mighty fine tips on what to do with[...] Read the full article…

 

How to Adopt a Dog with the Right Energy

December 8th, 2012

We have watched our clients adopt some great new family members over the years. It’s been a real gift to watch those relationship grow, and be a part of them as well. Many of you have reached out to us when thinking of adopting. It is definitely a decision that needs a lot of careful[...] Read the full article…

 

For the Love of Shelter Dogs

October 6th, 2011

Yesterday Hot Diggity! Dog Walking + Pet Sitting had the pleasure of attending a client’s Wellness Fair, and we were amazed by how many people have or are planning to adopt shelter dogs. We love Portland! October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month so, if you are thinking about bringing home your own four-legged bundle of joy, take[...] Read the full article…

 

Preparing for New Arrivals

September 25th, 2011

Preparation is key when bringing a new pet into your home. While the sun is in hiding, take the opportunity to make sure everything is ready for your puppy or kitty. First, the essentials: food, treats, toys, leash/collar, bed/crate, and those handy cleanup bags. Next, make sure you have your support team in place. As[...] Read the full article…

 

Find love this weekend!

September 16th, 2011

We can all use a little extra love in our lives. Head out to Beaverton this Saturday to find your next four-legged family member from Homes for Hounds, Greyhound Adoption Agency. Remember Hot Diggity! offers dog running in addition to dog walking for pets (like greyhounds) that need a bit more activity. And whether or[...] Read the full article…

 

Adopt a Friend This Summer!

June 8th, 2010

Summer is the perfect time to give a rescue friend their forever home. Training classes can be found all over Portland, and it’s easier to encourage dogs into a new routine when it’s nice outside. Right now, Clackamas County Dog Services is offering half-price adoptions for the month of June! You can give a great[...] Read the full article…