Posted: Jul 26 2012
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According to a recent Pet Age article, there are growing concerns that Children May Be Losing Interest In Pet Ownership. The cause? A growing infatuation with electronic gadgets, toys and video games. Ken Jones, a media producer at Pet Life Radio, is investigating this growing trend and searching for ways to turn this around. In the article, Jones comments that "We all know that pet hobbies that involve the keeping, raising and breeding of animals is good for kids. It teaches responsibility, discipline and encourages learning."
As a web site that sells quality products for dogs and dog owners, we hope that this trend reverses - for a number of reasons. Obviously, as the songs goes, "the children are our future" and a dwindling dog ownership would be bad for dog supply retailers such as PupLife. Simply put, children are PupLife's future customers and it is in our best interest to keep them interested in pets.
However, the most important concern for us is that children will miss out on the joys that are unique to pet ownership. The comfort that a dog can offer a child that is feeling down, after a bad day or setback. A pet can cheer you up, give you strength and bring support. The laughter and excitement that comes with playing with a pet in the back yard is also irreplaceable. The licks on the face, the wags of the tail, and the snuggling that a dog can offer simply can't be replaced by a laptop, tablet, video game or electronic device.
Don't get us wrong. We love computers (we make our living on them) and we think that they electronic devices can have a central role in our lives. We can't imagine not working on a Macbook, playing on a PlayStation or checking emails on our iPhone. Tech gadgets are here to stay and they make our lives easier, and more fun. That's a good thing.
But technology can never, ever replace a dog and the love that only a four legged friend can bring. Children need this unconditional love and they amazing feeling that pet ownership brings. With that said, we'll log off the computer now and go play with our pets. If you agree, make sure to comment on this post and/or share it with your friends on Facebook or Twitter. And then give your pet a belly rub.
Posted: Jul 18 2012
We have a new site design! It has been a long time since we refreshed the PupLife brand, so this much needed site design is a big upgrade. What is different? Well, for starters, we've switched to a top navigation scheme, so you can find everything from our nav bar on the top. Also, as you can see, we are using larger photos whenever possible, to give you a closer look at everything. The best part of our new design? It scales from desktop, to laptop, to tablet to phone. One design - it simply redraws the page to make it easier to use, on any device. Nifty huh? Please try our new design out on your mobile phone or tablet, and let us know what you think!
Posted: Apr 22 2011
Happy Earth Day!
Every year, we try to make PupLife a little greener. We've greatly expanded our selection of Eco-Friendly Dog Supplies over the past year and we are searching for ways to make our recycling program even better. Our pledge to the planet is to continually strive to reduce waste, re-use and recycle wherever we can, and as a philosophy, be good stewards of the planet we all share.
To learn more about PupLife's pledge to the environment, please read PupLife's Green Policy. We wish you and your pets health, happiness and harmony with nature.
Posted: Apr 01 2011
Recently while skiing at Beaver Creek, our company President was presented with two trail options: Lupine or Loco. Can you guess which run he chose? Tell us which trail he chose, and why! Post your comment below, or on our Facebook page. We'll select one random entrant to receive a free Lupine collar and leash set of their choice! Comments must be posted by midnight tonight, April 1st (EST). Good luck!