Come on and pee, already!

February 27th, 2015

The temperature is below-freezing, the ground is wet because, duh, it’s Portland, you’re already in your sweatpants and slippers, and Fido needs to go out to pee. A simple enough situation for a dog owner, sure, but what happens when your dog takes forever to get down to business and do his business?   Dogs[…] Read the full article…

 

Your City Through Your Walker’s Eyes

February 27th, 2015

Toni Molatore has some great insights on the joys of walking with a dog, and some local neighborhood tips for the curious adventurer!   I think walking helps me gain appreciation for all the different areas Portland has and how much a little drive can change your perspective. I’m always amazed by the fact that[…] Read the full article…

 

Shark-Cat Lightning

February 27th, 2015

  We’re just going to let this one speak for itself…

 

Meet Your Dog Walker: Liz Revord

February 27th, 2015

Liz is a (relative) newbie to Portland, so if she’s one of your walkers, let her in on the top local spots!  Where are you originally from? What brought you to Portland?    I met my boyfriend on a deployment with the American Red Cross and after a two year long distance relationship, made the trek[…] Read the full article…

 

Puppy Swap

February 27th, 2015

A PSA created by the Toronto Humane Society brings to light a very important issue with just the right touch of irony. “Puppy Swap” creates an enticing scene with beautiful graphics and realistic testimonials that might just lull the unsuspecting into a false sense of acceptance for their trade-in attitude towards pets. The video aims[…] Read the full article…

 

Get Outta Here!

February 27th, 2015

Traveling can be so many things–exciting, stressful, enlightening, expensive, overwhelming… depending on your destination and how much planning you put into it, you can skip the stressors. Originally from Vermont, I’ve lived in Ohio for 3 years, Portland for 5 years (and driven cross-country multiple times in the process), studied abroad in Spain for 5[…] Read the full article…

 

Meet Your Dog Walker: Jenny Romero

February 3rd, 2015

Jenny Romero has been working with Hot Diggity for 4 months. She left her cold home state of Vermont to attend Lewis & Clark College. She just graduated, so if you see her, give her some props!   How long have you been working with Hot Diggity? What drew you to the job? I’ve been[…] Read the full article…

 

Your Daily Dose of Cute: A Cuddly, Curious Platypus

February 3rd, 2015

Barry the Pug’s bath time video sent us on a youtube frenzy looking at cute animal videos here at the HD! office. We could feel bad about shirking work for 20 minutes, but who has time for that when this little platypus has us feeling so in love with all the beautiful creations nature has[…] Read the full article…

 

Barry the Pug in the Tub!

February 3rd, 2015

The Hot Diggity! office erupted in a chorus of sighs, “awwws,” and squeals when we found this adorable video of a suds-loving little pug named Barry! How cute can one little fuzzball get?! Do any of your pets love bath time this much?

 

Pet Healthcare: Prevention Happens at Home

February 3rd, 2015

Most of us spend so much of every day  managing the various responsibilities of parenthood, holding down a job, keeping our families fed and our relationships happy, that it’s difficult to notice inconsistencies in our pets’ normal behaviour. It’s important to pay close attention, however, as changes in behaviour often signify an illness. Since animals[…] Read the full article…

 

Sweet Misery! The Truth About Dogs and Chocolate

February 2nd, 2015

Like most of the country I was at a Super Bowl party in a house full of adults, children, snacks, beer, good cheer, and dogs. As usually happens at a party with children involved, many a brownie was dropped on the floor and squished underfoot. As I was watching the game, I overheard one parent’s[…] Read the full article…