Fun articles and tips by West Paw Design.

This dog ball is better than a Tennis Ball

There are many reasons why the Boz™ ball is better than a tennis ball for dogs.  Boz is a tough dog ball that won't easily break like a tennis ball.

A Smorgasbord of Options - Dog Treat Ideas & Suggestions

Picky pup? No problem.  Create your own unique combination of Toppl tastiness by wedging a tempting treat of your chooing into the dog toy's center.  Since Toppl® cleans up easily in the dishwasher, you can dole out different snacks morning, noon, and night.  Customizable Toppl makes it possible to please even the most persnickety of pooches.

What Happens When Shelter Dogs are Unmanageable as Family Pets?

Fewer Than 1 In 1,000 Dogs Have What It Takes...

During the month of April we have partnered with our friends at Working Dogs for Conservation. Find out how you too can help these doggy superheroes...

New at West Paw Design: Delivery by Drones

Get your products faster with our state-of-the-art fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles!

The days of barking at the mailman are slowly becoming a thing of the past, and West Paw Design is embracing the change. Like robotic storks carrying precious cargo, our high-tech drones maneuver through the skies on missions from our Montana headquarters to deliver your order right to your door. They do it so quietly and swiftly you won’t even know it has happened until you discover a box full of WPD treasures waiting to be unpacked.

Shop Our New Line of Wigs and Toupees for Dogs and Cats

Studies have shown that hair is the feature we notice first when we meet someone new, whether they have two legs or four. Make sure your dog or cat is feeling 100% confident about this most important physical characteristic. Provide your pet with a comfortable, non-toxic, earth-friendly hairpiece from West Paw Design’s new line of wigs and toupees.

The Zen of Puppy Teething

You may read this title and think, “There is no Zen for the parent of a teething puppy!” True, a teething puppy requires extra supervision and care, but with the right precautions you and your pet can survive the “terrible tooths” with less stress.

A puppy, like a human, will get two sets of teeth during his lifetime. By the time he’s around four months old, a puppy will have 28 deciduous teeth or “puppy teeth.” He’ll have a whopping 42 permanent or “adult” teeth by the time he’s around six or seven months old.

Puppies Are Companions, Not Commodities: Why Adoption is the Best Choice

Thinking of getting a frisky young dog on this National Puppy Day? Consider visiting an animal shelter or rescue organization. By adopting a puppy from a shelter or rescue, you’ll avoid supporting commercial puppy breeding facilities—sometimes referred to as puppy mills or “backyard breeders”—that breed dogs for profit.   Need another reason to adopt?  Check out our "5 Smart Reasons to Adopt A Puppy" infographic.  Better yet, help us celebrate National Puppy Day and share this infographic with your friends.

Keeping Your Vehicle Clean This Spring: Tips for Dog Owners

For those of us who live in regions with four distinct seasons, spring’s ample sunshine, welcomed warmer temperatures, and budding trees often come with an ample dose of mud. Rain showers and snowmelt transform the soil into a mucky, messy sludge to which dogs seem helplessly, happily magnetized. Springtime excursions with your favorite canine can be as muddy as they are fun, and, when it’s time to go home, some of that mud is inevitably—though innocently—carried by paws and fur back into your vehicle. The pooch doesn’t mean to make a mess, but still, the constant cleanup is a hassle.

Want a Hair-Free Home? Consider Cat and Dog Breeds with Minimal Shedding

Do you wonder if adding another pet to your family will result in a house that’s full of the hair shed by your four-legged friend? If you’ll walk around with an undesired layer of Fido or Fuzzy’s fur on all your favorite clothes? Or make a new hobby out of vacuuming? Fear not!

Some dog and cat breeds are known for being minimal shedders, or for not shedding at all, which can make your annual spring cleaning a much simpler endeavor. Here are some low- or no-shedding dogs and cats to consider: