What to Expect When Adopting a Dog

The fundraising arm of this blog is Wigglebutt Warriors®. Our sole mission is to crusade to save dogs’ lives. Imagine our superhero glee when writer and pet parent, Diane Rose-Solomon , asked us to contribute to her latest project: What to Expect When Adopting a Dog. This book is your go-to, must have resource if in any way, shape, or form, you are considering the adoption of a … [Read more...]

13 Items to Make Dogs Happy and $100 Amazon Giveaway

Dogs ask for nothing more than to be loved, cared for, played with, and fed. There are a lot of ways to make dogs happy. One of the ways we make dogs happy at Fidose of Reality is through the fundraising arm of our blog, which is Wigglebutt Warriors. To date, we've hosted three gala fundraisers and have raised close to $80,000 for dog rescue groups. We've had Wigglebutt … [Read more...]

Faithfully Yours Dog Book Review and Giveaway

My heart beats dog.® It beats dog so much that it is my trademarked slogan and is permanently tattooed on my arm. Faithfully Yours, the new book about the bond we share with animals, beats with that very same rhythm. If you love animals, stories that are uplifting about them, and enjoy curling up with short stories that resonate to your dog-loving heart: Peggy Frezon wants you … [Read more...]

Two Books for Dog Lovers of the Highest Order (and Giveaway)

M.K. Clinton has a sense of humor, a love of dogs, and a wit with a talent for prose that make her two books, Showstoppers and The Returns, must haves on your dog-themed reading list. If you are anything like me, you love to read books about dogs but dread that moment when the dog dies.  Dog lovers rejoice, it is not so in these books. You need not read both of these books, … [Read more...]

My Old Dog Book Review and Giveaway

My Old Dog: These are three words that dog moms and dog dads dream of saying about their own dogs. How often have we been told that 40 is the new 20 or that 60 is the new 40? With all of the advances in nutrition, supplementation, veterinary medicine and, of course, the human-canine bond—10 certainly has become the new 5 in the canine world. If we play our cards right, however, … [Read more...]

Dog Lovers Book Delivers a Heartwarming Tale and Contest

Dog lovers, your time has come. I am a sucker for a tale well told that involves drama, a dog, and the promise that the dog won't die in the end. If you are like me and like dog-friendly fiction without the fear of a tearjerker end, then prepare to fall in love with the latest title from writer, Jackie Bouchard, House Trained. Fidose of Reality is a health and wellness blog … [Read more...]

Valentine Gifts for the Dog Lover Who Has Everything

Love is in the air, it's February, and that means time for those hard-to-by-for dog lover friends who well, have everything. You know the type (I am one of those "types"): We have the shirts that proclaim our dog love, plenty of paw print-laden photo frames, and more puppy print socks than you can be count. That's why you have us at Fidose of Reality. You won't find any dog … [Read more...]

How to Surprise a Pet Parent for the Holidays #ShedHappens

Imagine being confiscated as evidence in a drug bust: And imagine if that “evidence” is that of a living being; more precisely, a dog. This is the true story of a dog originally called “Zyla Cocoa” and how she came to enter my dear friend, Ellen’s life. Her mom, Ellen, renamed the dog, Zola, upon rescuing her, but most days she calls her “the world’s biggest shedder.” I am … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Pet Household With Ease #ShedHappens

Shed happens: For most pet parents, this is a fact of life. A new pet in the household, particularly one with fur, generally results in the shed factor. It is a lot easier to clean a pet household than most folks realize. With 4 million dogs in need of their forever homes, our friends at Swiffer® along with Bark & Co. are out to stop the shed and make cleanup easier. … [Read more...]

Dog Lovers Store Opens at Central PA Pet Expo

Get ready to get all of your Christmas shopping done if you are a pet lover: The Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania, is going to the dogs (and er, cats and more) this Sunday, October 18th from noon until five. And Fidose of Reality along with Wigglebutt Warriors will be launching the debut of our dog lovers store in person!!!! And if you aren't able to … [Read more...]