Archive for April, 2019

  • 4 Easy Spring Break Vacation Tips for You and Your Pets

    Are you looking to take your dog on vacation with you or the family during spring break?

    It is time to let your hair down and enjoy the sun with your family in a special way. Everyday life can be stressful and overwhelming and your pets need a break too. Petland would like to share four easy tips to keep your pets comfortable, happy, and safe while traveling to your much-needed destination. Need a perfect companion to take on future spring breaks, check out our available puppies right here!

    Create a checklist of the things you need for your trip.

    We believe having a checklist keeps things on track and increases organization. Take an inventory of all the items and supplies your pet needs to be comfortable before packing. Make a checklist you can use for packing your pet’s luggage not just for this trip, but trips in the future as well. The more organized you are the less stressed you will be. We have several Petland locations near you if you have questions about taking your pets on vacation.petland locations

    Make sure their health is up-to-date.

    Is your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations? Make updating their vaccinations a priority before traveling. Petland in SC wants to make sure not only you have a wonderful vacation, but your pet does too! Keep your pup healthy and happy by making sure they have everything they need before traveling.

    Keep your dog safe in the sun.

    If you’re traveling to a warmer climate, you want to think about how to keep your dog protected from the sun. Dogs can become dehydrated if they don’t get enough water while in the heat. Be sure to have water available while touring. Be sure to take breaks if needed if you’re walking your pet during extreme temperatures. It is not a bad idea to walk during the evening time when it is much cooler and tolerable for your pet. Remember you can always count on us. We have Petland locations near you and can assist to keep your pet safe while traveling.

    Keep your dog safe while swimming.

    Most people travel to warmer climates for vacation during spring break to experience some fun in the sun. As a pet owner, you may want to take a dip in a pool or visit a beach with your pup. Be sure your dog is prepared to swim in the pool should you make this a goal during your vacation. Depending on the breed, your pet may not be able to swim without the proper swim gear.

    Be sure to check with your veterinarian or visit us at Petland locations near you for advice on equipment and or questions about how your pet can enjoy the beach or pool comfortably.

  • 4 Must Do’s While Traveling in an RV with Your Pet

    Spring is here and it is time to hit the road!

    There are so many different ways to travel and people are becoming more creative on checking items off their bucket list. Traveling by recreational vehicle or van has become very popular in recent years. If you are looking to travel this year with your dog in an RV, we at Petland in SC would love to help you with your dreams. Read on for four must do’s while traveling in an RV.

    Consider your space.

    Traveling in an RV sounds adventurous and easy, but it can get tricky with having a limited amount of space. You can’t take everything with you while you’re traveling, so you want to think about the most important essentials necessary for your dog. That means instead of bringing the entire toy selection you should think about bringing only the top two toys for your pet.petland in sc

    Make smart accommodations.

    While you’re on the road, your style for travel may vary. You may stay in a campground or use parking lots to camp out during the night. If you’re traveling to a colder climate, research how to keep your dog warm in the winter. Whatever the choice, always make sure it is accommodating for your furry friend. For example, you don’t want to visit a campground that has a “no pet allowed” policy on the premises.

    Keep a routine.

    Depending on how long you will be on the road, you’ll want to make sure you maintain a schedule for your pup. Your schedule doesn’t have to be rigid, but your pet should know what to expect at least in the morning and evening. Be consistent with their feeding and walking times. This should help your pet adjust well to the temporary mobile home and decrease any anxiety they may have to the new change.

    Visit the veterinarian.

    Make sure your dog has their immunizations before hitting the road. It also may be a good idea to have your pet groomed as well, especially because you will be away from home for an extended amount of time. This may include getting your dog’s hair cut and nails trimmed.

    If you’re concerned with how to keep your dog warm in the winter – come visit us a Petland in SC today. Whatever your style of travel may be, Petland in SC wants you to be equipped and prepared for your trip. We make every effort for pet owners to be the best caregivers they can be. For more information, visit a store near you!

  • 4 Fun Backyard Games for Your Dog this Summer

    Spring is here and it is all about being outdoors and making memories with your family and furry friends!

    Get some more use out of your backyard by turning it into a field day for your dog. We at Petland, believe it is important for your dogs to have activity during the day to maintain good health. Read on for four fun ways to turn your backyard into games for your pet.

    1. Run the maze.

    See what you can find around the house to create a maze for your pet. Use items, such as rope, or sticks to create a maze or track for your pet to follow. No matter if you have Frenchie pups or your dog is from the cutest big dog breeds they will be able to participate in the maze game. In the end, be sure to have a prize waiting as their incentive.frenchie pups

    2. Fetch a toy in the pool.

    Your dog will be so happy with this game. It will keep them cool and busy. Simply buy a kiddie pool and throw in their favorite chew toys for them to fetch. Some dog breeds may have difficulty swimming, such as the Frenchie pups so you should avoid overfilling the pool to make it comfortable and fun.

    3. Jump in the pile.

    You can get as creative as you like with this game, it is mainly to increase your dog’s activity in a short amount of time. This again can be for the cutest big dog breeds down to Frenchie pups – it doesn’t matter the size. You can make a pile of leaves, or dirt, etc. for your dog to jump in to dig for their prize. The important thing to do here is to make sure they see you burying the toy before you let them have at it. Be sure whatever pile you make is soft enough for your dog to jump in without getting hurt.

    4. Hide and seek.

    Lastly, this game is just a simple game for you and your pet to enjoy. Don’t let your pup see you and try to hide from them. Call their name and see if they can find you. Most likely they will because you will be in the backyard. This is just a fun way to get some exercise while spending quality time with your dog.

    We at Petland, understand how important it is to spend quality time with your furry friends. We love sharing tips on how to improve your relationship with them. We have the cutest big dog breeds if you are interested in owning a pet. Come visit us today or check out our available puppies page, we would love to help!

  • 7 “Schnazzy” Schnauzer Facts from Petland Summerville!

    Have you been eying Schnauzer puppies for sale but haven’t pulled the trigger?

    Perhaps you’ve already purchased one of our Schnauzer puppies for sale and you’re interested in learning more information about them. In any case, we’re glad you’re here. Continue reading to learn these interesting and historical facts about Schnauzers!

    1. Their Whiskers are Protection

    Sure their thick whiskers are distinct and cool, but they served a purpose beyond being picture perfect. A Schnauzer’s snout, when matted together, actually protected the Schnauzer from being bitten by the vermin they hunted on farms.schanuzer puppies for sale

    2. They’re Original

    Unlike other breeds like the Poodle, the three sizes of Schnauzer puppies for sale are totally separate breeds. The original size is the Standard Schnauzer, from which the Miniature Schnauzer and the Giant Schnauzer were developed.

    3. Their Name Means “Snout”

    The word Schnauzer comes from the German word, “schnauze,” which means snout or muzzle. Repeat the word Schnauzer again and you’ll notice that it sounds like “shnaz” which is a slang word for a big nose!

    4. They Are Versatile Dogs

    They performed many jobs for German families back in the day. Schnauzer puppies were used to guard the livestock, hunt vermin, and protect their owners. The Standard Schnauzer was the ideal size because he was small enough to fit in the farmer’s cart but large enough to serve as a guard dog. Perfect combination!

    5. They Worked for the German Army

    As we just mentioned above, they would protect their owners so it’s no surprise that the German army used them as guard dogs!

    6. They Arrived in the U.S. With Immigrants and Travelers

    The first Standard Schnauzer is said to have begun appearing in the United States in the early 1900s. They came with either German immigrant families or with Americans who had gone to Germany and purchased Schnauzer puppies for sale and brought them home.

    7. They’re True Family Members

    One thing is for sure and it’s that this breed is known for being an amazing pet companion who’s completely devoted to their family members. No matter the size these dogs are excellent with kids and of course, they are awesome watchdogs.

    At Petland, we always have Schnauzer puppies for sale. Give us a call today or take a look at our available puppies page by clicking here!

  • Petland’s 5 Most Precious Puppy Facts

    We know, we know…just about everyone loves puppies!

    It’s been scientifically proven that they lift moods and make people generally feel happy. Our puppies for sale are no exception and because we love puppies so much, we have dedicated this blog to them! Take a look at these 5 facts that we think everyone should know about these furry babies!

    1. Did you know that the word “puppy” has French roots?

    Some say the word puppy derives from poupeé, which is a French word that means doll or toy. The word puppy actually didn’t enter the English language until the late 16th century. Prior to that, baby puppies were referred to as whelps.puppies for sale

    2. Did you know that puppies have baby teeth too?

    Just like many other newborn mammals, puppies are born completely toothless. It’s not until they’re around 2 to 4 weeks of old that their 28 baby teeth will start to come in. Around 12 to 16 weeks old, those baby teeth will fall out, and by the time they reach 6 months, they should have 42 adult teeth.

    3. Did you know that puppies like “baby talk” more than their parents?

    Just like with humans, puppies seem to grow out of baby talk based on recent research. As part of a 2017 study, 30 women were asked to look at various pictures of people and dogs and repeated pre-written lines like: “Hi! Hello cutie! Who’s a good boy? Come here! Good boy!” When they did, it was spoken in a higher register, i.e. baby talk. These recordings were later played for 10 adult dogs and 10 puppies and almost all of the puppies started running towards the speakers when they heard the baby talk! How adorable is that?

    4. Did you know that some breeds are typically born by C-section?

    There are some puppies for sale that are born with extreme body proportions, which can make it very difficult to have a natural birth. Take for instance the English Bulldog and the French Bulldog. Their heads are simply too large and C-sections are the only way these little beauties are born.

    5. Did you know that puppies are born blind and deaf?

    When they are first born, their eyes are firmly shut and their ear canals are closed making them functionally deaf and blind for about the first few weeks of life. After that, they begin to open their eyes and their hearing is more developed!

    We hope these facts about puppies have been enlightening, entertaining and educational! Check out all of our puppies for sale by clicking here for our available puppies page. We have adorable puppies of all sizes and breeds that will add joy and happiness to your life!

  • Petland Speaks: All About Maltese Puppies

    The Maltese is a rather affectionate and gentle breed of dog and they make the absolute perfect companion for anyone who’s looking for a small but mighty pet.

    They may be small in stature and fall in the toy breed category, but they possess a fierceness that’s undeniable! If you pick up a Maltese for sale, you won’t be disappointed. We’ve gathered some basic information about Maltese puppies that will be helpful for you. You can also check out all of our Maltese puppies for sale, just click here!

    Personality

    In true fierce fashion, Maltese dogs are quick to make new puppy friends. They are highly sociable. This, of course, includes their sweet people-person personalities. They thrive being around their owners and families and we’ll say it again – they are fierce! This means they will try to protect their families. How cute? Like any other dog, early training and socializing will show to be beneficial for the development of the Maltese puppies. Eventually, they’ll grow to be curious and well-trained little beauties.maltese puppies

    History

    The Maltese hail from Malta, as their name suggests. Malta is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. They’re said to have been around since ancient times dating back as far as 500 BC. In fact, Aristotle is reported to be the first person to call the dog a Maltese.

    Fine Facial Features

    A Maltese for sale is adored for the beautiful looks. Their facial features are so distinct. What with their white luscious locs and mysteriously dark eyes, they are natural born beauties! If you live in colder climates and stay inside more during the winter, you’ll notice that your Maltese’s nose may fade to a flesh-colored pink or light brown. Once it’s sunny consistently again, it will go back to its beautiful black color.

    Luscious Locks

    We touched briefly on their fine manes but let’s delve some more. When you purchase a Maltese for sale, you’ve gotta learn about their hair care. It’s one of their “mane” attractions! The Maltese doesn’t have an undercoat or high amounts of dander and doesn’t shed like a normal dog. This is tremendous news for people with dog allergies because they are hypoallergenic. In order to keep their hair healthy, we recommend regular professional grooming. You’ll want to keep up their beautiful standards – they’ve got reputations to keep!

  • FAQs about Pug Puppies for You!

    Are you looking into adding a Pug puppy to your family? Check out our FAQs before you do!

    Pugs are precious and mischievous! They have the most inquisitive faces. It’s like they’re always asking a question! The Pugs for sale in SC Petland locations are no exception! Our Pug puppies are adorable and people always gravitate towards them when they visit our store. People from all walks of life have fallen head over heels for Pug puppies. They really fit into any lifestyle, whether it’s a single person home or a large family with kids. They make the perfect addition to any household. Here’s a list of our frequently asked questions about Pugs for sale in SC.

    How much exercise do pugs require?

    We’re going to get into their weight a little later on, but we’re going to let you know now that they are a lazy breed and they detest exercise. Sure, sure they have short snouts that might impact their breathing patterns but that’s in extreme climates. We think Pugs use this to their advantage because these babies are slow runners and downright couch potatoes or lap dogs! So, to answer this question, yes they require exercise to keep their weights under control but they won’t be joyfully joining you on a jog! You may opt for game playing to get in more exercise out of your Pug.pugs for sale

    How much do Pugs typically weigh?

    These babies are certainly prone to obesity, so no people food or high calorie treats. A normal and healthy weight for Pugs is 14 and 18 pounds.

    What are their diets like?

    As we mentioned, they are prone to obesity and perhaps that has a lot to do with the fact that Pugs absolutely love to eat! It’s imperative that you give your Pug healthy treats and that they’re on a likewise and nutritional diet. You must be consistent with this throughout their lifetime. As much as you love your Pug, they love their food!

    What’s the lifespan of a Pug?

    Pugs have a fairly long lifespan. They have an average of living between 13 and 15 years.

    What are their grooming requirements?

    Despite being short-haired dogs, Pugs shed quite a bit. You’ll need to brush them several times a week to keep a handle on the loose hairs! Invest in lint brushes and a powerful mini-vac to pick up hairs quickly. Keep their nails trimmed and short at all times. Long nails can hurt your Pug’s paw pad. Brush their teeth and keep the wrinkles on their faces cleaned. This will keep out any infections and other skin irritants.

    When you find Pugs for sale in SC at one of our Petland locations, you’ll fall in love because of their overall gentle and comical dispositions. They are a happy and healthy breed that’s understandably desired. Take a look at our available Pug puppies page and contact us on how you can own one of our Petland Pugs for sale in SC.

  • Pomeranians for Sale, This Petite Breed Packs in the Love!

    If you’re looking for Pomeranians for sale, look no further! Petland Summerville has Pomeranian puppies!

    Pomeranians are known for their active but diminutive nature, they are dogs that don’t demand much, they only need a good diet and grooming as well as short walks now and then. Pomeranians are great in a family setting with older children, as they are small dogs and can be easily hurt. They need a firm hand with training, but treats go a long way in getting a Pom to do what you want! They are affectionate and loving to their owners, but can be wary of strangers. Want to check out all of our adorable Pomeranians for sale, just click here!pomeranians for sale

     

    What else you need to know about the lovely Pomeranian:

    • The dog is tiny, social and family-oriented. It’s more of an indoor pet than an outdoor dog. This makes it a perfect choice for a person who is looking for an additional member to the family. You’re sure to get a good companion and a pet that will add spice to your family.
    • Pomeranians like playing, they are also curious and self-confident. They are also a very attentive dog, but also always ready for an adventure or a game. They have a tendency to bark, so start training early on when it’s appropriate to bark and when they need to stay quiet. All the same, the dog will not only provide much needed company in the house especially when children are around, but also make the place lively with their cheeky and playful demeanor.
    • With its original home being the German region of Pomeranian, the dog has a warm coat which needs brushing regularly. The grooming needs to be done carefully as the dog is sensitive to low temperatures as well as hot climates. Our Pomeranians for sale come in many different colors. They range from cream to brown, merle to parti, so many choices!
    • Pomeranians always attract attention due to their beauty and well kept coat, for this reason they are beloved as show dogs. With a Pomeranian, you’re assured of stares and glances as you walk the dog. It’s a dog that will not only give you the companionship you’re searching for, but will also boost your levels of confidence as people admire your little puppy.
    • Pomeranians are a good bet for a family pet, they are puppies that will brighten a home, their beauty and social attitude makes them a good option when you want to increase the size of your family.
  • There is Nothing Better Than Finding the Perfect Yorkie Puppy for You!

    Searching for Yorkies for sale? Look no further than Petland, your local, family-owned pet store!

    Yorkshire Terriers are easily one of the most recognizable breeds in the dog world. With their precious little teddy bear faces and loving disposition, the Yorkie is a perfect companion for many different types of families. The Yorkie is loyal, playful and despite their small stature, will protect their families at all costs! Want to learn more about the Yorkshire Terrier? Read along below for information on this tenacious breed! Can’t wait to see picture of the Yorkies for sale in our store? No problem, just click here for our available puppies page!

     

    Yorkie puppies are really the absolute cutest!yorkies for sale

    Again, the Yorkie is a very recognizable breed in the dog world. They only come in black and tan, blue and tan and the very rare chocolate and tan. However, all Yorkies will turn a shade of silver and tan within the first few years. They are a very small breed, averaging just 4-9lbs full grown. They also have a very long lifespan at just around 13-15 years. Because they technically have hair instead of fur, they do not shed as much as other breeds and have been known as a good fit for those with allergies. Because their haircoats continue to grow, we suggest finding a good, local groomer to take your puppy to if you don’t want to groom them yourself.

    Small dog, big personalities!

    Yorkies are well known for their vivacious personalities! They certainly don’t realize how small they are and will fearlessly jump into any situation. You definitely have to keep an eye on them as they are prone to getting into anything and everything because of their curious personalities. Caring for very small breed puppies is a lot of responsibility, you must be there making sure they eat enough, have plenty of rest and don’t get into anything that could be dangerous. Yorkies are very intelligent, which is good for training, but you must have a firm hand with them! And we suggest lots of treats too!

    Interested in finding out more about our Yorkies for sale? Just give our knowledgeable Pet Counselors a call today and they can help with any questions or concerns! If you think the Yorkshire Terrier could be the perfect breed for you, swing by the store today to all of our adorable puppies in person.

  • Miniature Goldendoodle Puppies – A Whole Bunch of Cuteness in a Small Package!

    Thanks for joining us on our breed blog of the day, we will be talking about the very popular Miniature Goldendoodle! Now, as you may know, the Miniature Goldendoodle is the smallest version of the Goldendoodle family, but it’s no less loved by people all across America for its sweet and loving personality and small stature. In this blog, we will go over what makes this breed so lovable! Petland always has Miniature Goldendoodle puppies for sale!

     

    1. First off, what is a Goldendoodle?

    Well, the original Goldendoodle was a hybrid mix between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. The breed was introduced to the US in the early 1990s, after being bred earlier in parts of Australia. It was then realized that the Goldendoodle cross exhibited “hybrid vigor”. This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line. The hybrid cross between these two parent breeds are terrific family dogs, friendly, intelligent, affectionate and easy to train.miniature goldendoodle puppies for sale

    1. How did the Goldendoodle become a miniature?

    After the Goldendoodle was introduced, its popularity soared, because it was like having two great breeds of dog in one! The only issue was that the Goldendoodle was a large breed dog and that doesn’t always work for a family. And while the Golden Retriever only came in one size, the Poodle came in three distinct sizes, standard, miniature and toy! With a little help on the breeding side, the Miniature Goldendoodle was born!

    1. What are Miniature Goldendoodles like?

    Goldendoodles are an intelligent and obedient family companion. Miniature Goldendoodles are friendly towards children, other dogs and pets, and easy with strangers. They are social dogs, happiest when with people. Their intelligence, eagerness to please, and love of learning make them very easy to train. They are small to medium sized family dogs with easy dispositions. They can range anywhere from 20-45lbs full grown.

    1. What about different generations of Goldendoodles?

    The first generation crosses, also called an F1, are between a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle. Breeders are also doing an F2 cross, which is between two Miniature Goldendoodle parents and tend to be on the small side.

    Well, we hope you found this article helpful and if you want to know more about the Goldendoodle breed, check out our breed info page here!

    Want to find out more about Miniature Goldendoodle puppies for sale in our store? Check out our available puppies page to see Miniature Goldendoodle puppies for sale!

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