Keeping Pets Cool during the Balmy Summer Months

My husband and I live in the beautiful southern United States. While we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, we sometimes get excruciatingly hot during the summer months. We aren’t the only ones that get hot at our home though. Our beautiful dog Lucy also gets hot. I’m constantly searching for effective ways to keep her cool while she’s outside. And during the winter, it can get oddly cold at times. Do you have loving pets at home? Consider purchasing a small plastic pool for your pets to splash around in. And when it's cold, make sure to monitor them very carefully while outside. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious tips to help you care for your pets during any extreme weather.

Looking For A Small Dog? Choose A Yorkie Puppy

Pets & Animals Blog

A small dog is beneficial especially if you live in an apartment, are older, or simply just like small dogs. One small breed you should consider is purchasing a Yorkie puppy. There are many things you can learn about this breed to help you decide if you would like to purchase or rescue one. Keep reading to learn much more about this. 


Even though Yorkies are small, they are known to be loyal and protective of their family. There is a famous Yorkie named Smoky that helped during World War II, as well as helped veterans after the war was over. Your Yorkie will help you in many ways as they are also affectionate and enjoy snuggling with their family. 

Expect your puppy to be energetic and stay energetic when they reach adulthood. They can also be stubborn at times, which may make it a little harder to housetrain your dog. These dogs are also vocal, which can be funny and amusing. It may seem they are trying to talk to you. Your dog may follow you around during the day as you move throughout your home and may talk to you when they want your attention. 


A Yorkie has a long coat and needs to be brushed a few times a week. Their fur will grow in their eyes, so you must take your Yorkie to a groomer regularly. When you pet a Yorkie, their fur is silky and feels much like human hair. You should be aware that Yorkies do not shed a lot even though they have long fur. This means this would be a good choice if you or someone else in your home has allergies. This also means you will have less dog hair getting on your clothes, furniture, etc. If you find your dog's fur grows quickly, ask the groomer to help you learn how to give your dog a trim at home in between grooming visits. 

Yorkies are small, so they must be protected from the weather. If you live in a cold region, purchase a sweater for your dog when you take it outside. It should not be outside for long periods of time. If the weather is extremely hot, your Yorkie can become overheated quickly, so make sure you watch out for this. 

Talk with a breeder to learn much more about adopting a Yorkie puppy. If you find one at a shelter, the employees can give you information about this breed. 

Contact a breeder about Yorkie puppies for sale.


19 April 2023