Hi, I’m Jessica, and welcome to This Dog Barks. I live in Seattle, WA and went to the University of Washington, which makes me… a Husky!

ThisDogBarks.com was formerly Chic-Dog-Boutique.blog, which I started in connection with my small online pet store Chic-Dog-Boutique.com.

After running the boutique for 6 years from 2012 to 2018, I felt that running the day-to day business of physically shipping products wasn’t at the heart of what I really wanted to do.

It was more about e-commerce and less about dogs! So I closed the online store in March 2018 to turn my focus to the blog.

I hope to both educate and inspire you to be the best dog owner you can be by sharing some of the things I’ve learned from my experience with dogs and working in the pet industry.

At This Dog Barks, you’ll find tips and advice to care for your dog, funny dog related content, and homemade dog treat recipes.

In order to sustain the blog, I also use affiliate links to provide recommendations of great dog products and services that I have either personally used, or believe will benefit you and your pet. This basically means that if you click on one of my affiliate links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you (you can read my full disclosure here although it is very boring). Thanks for supporting This Dog Barks!

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Pet Resources That I Love

JustAnswer.com: If your dog is having a minor health issue, you can skip a trip to the waiting room and speak with a verified veterinarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with JustAnswer. I love the convenience of this service and that it saves both time and money.

Ibotta: Pets are expensive – this is my go-to money saving app! Earn cashback on your purchases from Petco, Petsmart, Amazon and tons of other retailers. Get $10 just for signing up.

Trusted House Sitters: With Trusted House Sitters you can find a trustworthy, verified dog sitter who wants to travel to your area and will care for your dog for free in exchange for accommodation in your home while you’re away.

Amazon Subscribe & Save: When you subscribe to regular shipments of 5 products on Amazon, you save 15% and also get free shipping. I like that there’s no commitment and shipment frequency is flexible. It’s perfect for dog food and treats – or anything you never want to run out of.