What Your Dog's Breed Says About You

What Your Dog's Breed Says About You

We’ve all heard the old tale about dogs looking like their owners, but that isn’t always true. There are so many reasons why people choose the pet that they have, and the appearance of the dog is only a small part of a very big decision.

Let’s be honest: most people have a favorite dog breed based on temperament, appearance, and their classification as working, sporting, herding, etc. Nine times out of ten, their pup companion reflects their taste.

Studies from several reputable organizations have shown that potential new dog owners often choose breeds that have been shown to develop personalities or habits that would mesh with their lifestyle, and, even when that’s not the case, dogs will take on personality traits from their owners over time. 

We’ve compiled a short list of popular dog breeds and what they say about their owner’s personality to let you know what your dog’s breed says about you!

Standard Poodles

Poodles and their owners often take great pride in their appearance, but that doesn’t mean they’re all looks and no substance. They’re super smart, outgoing, and love to have a good time. It’s not their fault that they’re pretty much the full package.

Great Danes

Great Danes are gentle giants who can definitely appreciate a good nap on a soft bed. These stoic, good-hearted dogs, and their owners, shouldn’t be judged by the way that they look. They may appear big and bad, but the inside is usually warm and fuzzy.

Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, and other herding dogs

Herding dogs are high-energy and bore easily. They’re usually found running alongside their owners on a morning jog or keeping a watchful eye over their loved ones. These pups and their owners are sociable outdoorsmen, always seeking out the next adventure.

Poodles, Shih Tzus, and toy breeds

They may be small, but there’s tons of personality packed into toy breeds. Sassy, loyal, and always the center of attention, you can count on pups and owners alike to light up a room with their charming appearance and adaptable nature.

Any kind of “Doodle”

You’re a little high-maintenance, but you like it that way! Doodles definitely require regular grooming, but their down-to-earth personality and sweet smile will melt the heart of anyone who crosses their path. They’re goofy, fun, the life of the party, and they look amazing doing it!

Siberian Huskies

Huskies and their owners like to try new things, and are always up for an adventure. When they set a goal, they work hard to make it happen, often bordering on stubbornness when things aren’t going their way. But, don’t worry, it’s all rooted in their determined nature and natural leadership qualities.

Terriers

Terriers always have an opinion. They’re firm in their convictions, and it can be nearly impossible to change their mind once they have it set on something. These dogs and their owners are often competitive in nature, favoring a race over a relaxing jog.

Golden Retrievers

People and dogs alike are naturally drawn to the warm confidence of a Golden Retriever or their owner. They’re loyal, reliable, and no one really has anything negative to say about them.

German Shepherds

Tenacious and focused, German Shepherds seem scary on the outside, but really just want to protect their family and their space. They develop unbreakable bonds with the people around them, and they will do anything for the people they love.

Pitbulls

Pitbulls are often misunderstood, and they usually attract owners that relate to the feeling. They’re a bit stubborn, but they’re ultimately goofy sweethearts who want to please the people they care about.

Corgis

If you have a Corgi, you’re trendy, fun, and a little quirky, much like your furry friend. Corgis know how to have a good time and go with the flow, and they’re always ready for a night on the couch or on the town!

Dalmations

Regal and unique, dalmations and their owners can be intimidating to people who don’t know them. With their inner circle, they’re playful, energetic, and make amazing watchdogs due to their perceptive nature.

Labradors

Labs are as chill as it gets. They’re even-tempered and always offer a shoulder to cry on or a friend to play with. This super-adaptable breed has been the most popular breed in the United States for the past 30 years, and we understand why!

English Pointers, Weimaraners, Irish Setters

Although these breeds can be a bit high-strung, they’ll show off their silly side under the right circumstances. Routine and organization are their favorite things, and they thrive in small social circles. 

Rescues

Rescues are our favorite breed! They may require a bit more time to warm up to new people and situations, but their continuous strength and adaptability is their strong suit. Never underestimate the power of a rescue pup or their owner. If you're interested in rescuing your very own pampered pup, visit us at Pampered Pet Recreation Center during our next adoption event with Houston CARES Rescue!


At Pampered Pet Resorts, we love every breed and seek to give each of our guests the most pampered experience possible every time. If you didn’t see your dog’s breed here, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll include it in a second list.

We Love Our VIPs (Very Important Pets)

We Love Our VIPs (Very Important Pets)

Join our pack to get the most pampered experience for your pup!

Most pet resorts offer some kind of doggie daycare package. Generally, packages are good for one week to 30 days, and offer discounted daycare reservations during that time. While daycare packages offer some awesome savings, they really only benefit regular daycare clients. At Pampered Pet Resorts, we have dedicated ourselves to creating a truly pampered experience for all of our guests. That’s why we created our Inn-The-Pack membership program.

Becoming an Inn-The-Pack member gets you more than just discounts on doggie daycare. Our VIPs get exclusive access to extended drop-off and pick-up times, Inn-The-Pack email updates, and priority holiday lodging in addition to unbeatable discounts on lodging, daycare, and shuttle services. 
 
Best of all, Inn-The-Pack members receive e-postcards and tickets to our themed doggie day camp events completely free, and all members are eligible to use their applicable benefits across both of our Pampered Pet facilities.
 
We offer two convenient ways to pay: monthly, for pet parents who prefer to pay in smaller installments, and annually, for pet parents who want the VIP treatment year-round. Inn-The-Pack memberships can be discontinued at any time before the next payment is due, so giving up your benefits is easy, too!
 
Grooming services are not included in our membership at this time to guarantee that our groomers are fairly compensated for their skillful services. However, our Inn-The-Pack members are always welcome to add grooming services onto their other discounted reservations.
 
Here’s a breakdown of our Inn-The-Pack member benefits:
  • Exclusive drop-off and pick-up times
  • 2% off lodging, all year round
  • 10% on Doggie Day Camp services
  • Complimentary E-Postcards every time your pet stays with us
  • Inn-The-Pack email updates to keep you pup-to-date with all things Pampered Pet
  • Priority lodging for Holidays
  • 50% off our Shuttle Service
  • Free themed daycare photos
Going into our 40th year of pampering Houston’s pets, we’ll be offering multiple chances to win a free month of Inn-The-Pack membership. Keep an eye on our social media for giveaways, special announcements, and more, or ask a member of our staff how to purchase your pet's Inn-The-Pack membership today!
 
Top 10 Gifts for Pampered Pets & Their Parents

Top 10 Gifts for Pampered Pets & Their Parents

Pamper your pet (and yourself) with gifts curated by the experts.

We all know how hard it can be to find the purrrfect gift. Pampered Pet Resorts has made it easy with a curated list of the best gifts for pampered pets and their parents!

1. Matching Pajamas

Kick off the holiday celebrations in style with matching pajama sets for you and the whole fur-mily! Who knew looking this great could be so comfortable, too?

Check out the amazing pajama selection at Target: https://www.target.com/c/matching-pet-and-family-pajamas/-/N-1269y

2. Kuranda Dog Bed

Speaking of comfort, get your pet their own spot to relax (and get your bed back in the process) with a top-of-the-line Kuranda Dog Bed!

The cot-style design evenly distributes their weight to relieve pressure on their joints, unlike traditional pet beds.

Click here to read more about Kuranda Dog Beds: https://kuranda.com/?partner=17426&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=KurandaPartnerProgram&utm_source=partners.kuranda.com

3. A Custom Pet Christmas Ornament

With a customized breed Christmas ornament from TheUrbanBurro on Etsy, your pet can be featured proudly on your Christmas tree for years to come!

Find your pet’s breed here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/theurbanburro/

4. Enrichment Puzzles

Keep your dog, cat, or rodent busy for hours on end with enrichment puzzle toys! From Licki Mats to Snuffle Rugs, enrichment toys stimulate your pet’s mind and engage their natural instincts in a healthy way.

Licki Mat: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088JTWXPR?ots=1&slotNum=54&imprToken=d6bedfe8-3656-e7ec-244&ascsubtag=%5B%5Dst%5Bp%5Dcjh6kgxrr006k5iy6unpydtqq%5Bi%5DXAxElV%5Bu%5D3%5Bt%5Dw%5Br%5Dgoogle.com%5Bd%5DD%5Bz%5Dm&tag=thestrategistsite-20&th=1

Hide-A-Squirrel: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005VS9WO6?ots=1&slotNum=12&imprToken=d6bedfe8-3656-e7ec-244&ascsubtag=%5B%5Dst%5Bp%5Dcjh6kgxrr006k5iy6unpydtqq%5Bi%5DzTvVOD%5Bu%5D3%5Bt%5Dw%5Br%5Dgoogle.com%5Bd%5DD%5Bz%5Dm&tag=thestrategistsite-20&th=1

Large Snuffle Mat: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MFJB749?ots=1&slotNum=28&imprToken=d6bedfe8-3656-e7ec-244&ascsubtag=%5B%5Dst%5Bp%5Dcjh6kgxrr006k5iy6unpydtqq%5Bi%5D77xINY%5Bu%5D3%5Bt%5Dw%5Br%5Dgoogle.com%5Bd%5DD%5Bz%5Dm&tag=thestrategistsite-20&th=1

Sunflower Snuffle Mat: https://www.amazon.com/Vevins-Snuffle-Feeding-Blanket-Foraging/dp/B09C5R7ZZ1/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=cat+snuffle&qid=1639604650&sr=8-9

5. Nail Polish/Claw Caps

Your dog or cat can feel and look their best with pet-safe nail polish or kitty claw caps! Who wouldn’t want a matching mani pedi with their pet?

These kitty claw caps are super easy to apply, come in tons of colors and styles, and are also an ethical alternative to declawing: https://www.amazon.com/VICTHY-140pcs-Colorful-Covers-Applicators/dp/B07JNMK9XH/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=kitty%2Bclaw%2Bcaps&qid=1639605043&sr=8-2&th=1

Warren London nail polish pens are quick-dry and come in 13 fun colors, ready to apply instantly: https://www.amazon.com/Warren-London-Nail-Polish-Pen/dp/B004R4I2K0/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=dog%2Bnail%2Bpolish%2Bpens&qid=1639604842&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExSUEyNkIwSUQxVFQ5JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODk0MDI5M0owNERJRDRXTklKMCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTQzOTkyRThHQTVDR1FCQ1Q4JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1

6. Pet Sweater

Keep your pet warm in the winter weather without sacrificing style with these fur-bulous pet sweaters from our online store! 

There’s limited stock, so be sure to get yours now before they sell out: https://pampered-pet-resorts-store.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage

7. Pet DNA Test

Most pet parents aren’t really sure what their dogs’ lineage is like, unless they were purchased from an accredited breeder. With this pawesome DNA test kit, you can find out what the mix is in terrier mix! As an added bonus, you’ll get a full health report to make you aware of any medical conditions that may run in your pet’s bloodline.

Click here for doggie DNA test kits: https://www.amazon.com/Embark-Identification-Results-Genetic-Markers/dp/B01EINBA76?th=1

Click here for cat DNA test kits: https://www.amazon.com/Basepaws-Genetic-Discovery-Wildcat-Markers/dp/B07NP4Q3Z8/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=cat%2Bdna%2Btest&qid=1639605833&sr=8-5&th=1

8. Furbo Camera

Have you ever wondered what your pet does when you’re not home? With the Furbo Dog Camera, you’ll be able to see your pets, speak to them with two-way audio, and send them a treat to remind them that you'll be home for dinner!

We’ve researched TONS of pet cams, and this one has to be our favorite: https://www.amazon.com/Basepaws-Genetic-Discovery-Wildcat-Markers/dp/B07NP4Q3Z8/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=cat%2Bdna%2Btest&qid=1639605833&sr=8-5&th=1

9. A Custom Pet Portrait Mug

This gift goes out to the pet parents who just want to cozy up with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate during those chilly winter days. 

With a custom pet portrait mug, you’ll always have your pet close by whether you’re on the couch or at the office!

Pet photo mug: https://pampered-pet-resorts-store.myshopify.com/products/custom-pet-portrait-mug

Pet line portrait mug: https://pampered-pet-resorts-store.myshopify.com/products/custom-line-portrait-mug-1

10. Chewy Goody Box

If all else fails, grab a Goody Box from Chewy! Boxes contain hand-picked treats, toys, and surprises that any pampered pet (and their parents) would love. Choose the type of pet you're buying for, then you can pick from a full list of themes ranging from Disney to seasonal. They even have boxes specifically for puppies and kittens!

Click here to see all of your options: https://www.chewy.com/brands/goody-box-6800

Pampered Pet Resorts' Holiday Donation Drive Raffle 2021

Pampered Pet Resorts' Holiday Donation Drive Raffle 2021

Are you ready to make a difference for Houston’s homeless pets this holiday season and enter to win 6 months of FREE Inn-The-Pack Membership? Pampered Pet Resorts is back with another year of our Holiday Donation Drive Raffle benefiting BARC!

 

How do I get Inn on the fun?

Pick an item from the BARC wish list to purchase, and bring it to either of the Pampered Pet facilities for collection in our donation drive boxes, pictured above.

How do I enter the raffle?

Each item donated counts as one raffle entry, getting you closer to 6 months of FREE Inn-The-Pack Membership! Every $10 of monetary donation gets you an entry, too.

How will I know if I won?

Two winners will be chosen on January 6th and notified via the email listed on their client profile, so please make sure that your client profile contact information is fully up-to-date.

Can I make a monetary donation?

Absolutely! Leave cash or check donations with a member of our front desk staff, or ask to add on a donation to your purchase at check-out. Every $10 you donate counts as an entry to the raffle!

We are so excited to participate in this special donation drive once again, and we’re happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the donation drive or raffle!

Is the expensive pet bed worth the investment?

Is the expensive pet bed worth the investment?

Most pups aren’t picky about where they lay their head, but where they sleep can have major effects on their health.

At Pampered Pet Resorts, we believe that knowledge is power! Knowing how different sleeping arrangements can affect your dog in the long run can help parents make the right choices for their pampered pet. 

For dogs, a great sleeping area fits these criteria: 

  • Joint Support
  • A safe space, separated from any commotion
  • Just their size
  • Easy to clean
  • No risk of injury

Check out our pros and cons list of how the most common pet sleeping situations measure up to our standards below:

1. The floor
Though many people think dogs can curl up and sleep anywhere, your furry friend really shouldn’t be sleeping on the floor. While the floor is fine for a midday nap in the sun, sleeping on a hard surface for long periods of time can cause or worsen symptoms of hip dysplasia, arthritis, or other structural ailments, especially in senior dogs. Even a carpeted floor is too firm for your dog to truly relax.

Pros:

  • Easy to clean
  • No risk of injury

Cons:

  • Long-term joint issues
  • No safe space for your pet

2. The couch/Your bed
While this option provides more support for your pet’s joints and increases their likelihood of getting a good night’s sleep, having your pup curled up next to you when they sleep can increase their feelings of separation anxiety when you’re away and make it difficult for your pet to sleep when they are alone. For small dogs, sleeping next to their humans poses a potential threat of injury or suffocation should a parent roll on top of them during the night.

Pros:

  • Joint support

Cons:

  • Increases separation anxiety
  • Potential risk of injury or death (small dogs)
  • No safe space for your pet

3. Generic pet bed
Having a bed in general gives your pup their own space to escape the hustle and bustle of your home. Dogs are naturally den animals, and need their own spot to relax that’s large or small enough for their size. While less expensive beds are an easy option, cheap pet beds are normally very thin, and offer little joint support. So while they’re getting the space they need, they may not be getting the quality sleep or support that they need.

Pros:

  • Provides a safe space for your pet
  • No risk of injury

Cons:

  • Long-term joint issues
  • Possible issues if too big/too small

4. High-quality pet bed
Dogs can track in a lot of dirt and pests like fleas. Having an area designated for them keeps the spreading of dirt and germs around your house to a minimum. Higher-quality dog beds usually come with a removable cover for easy cleaning, so it’s easier to clean your pet’s bed once a week than try to control what they’re tracking onto your carpet, bed, and couch.
When a dog’s joints are properly supported, they can fully relax, leading to the highest quality sleep. A good night’s rest improves your dog’s memory and can even make your pooch smarter, according to a study published in a 2017 edition of Scientific Reports. For senior dogs or dogs with severe joint issues, we recommend an orthopedic bed for maximum comfort.

Pros:

  • Provides a safe space for your pet
  • Complete joint support
  • Easy to clean
  • No risk of injury

Cons:

  • Possible issues if too big/too small

After weighing all of the pros and cons, we have to say that the very best thing for your pet is to get them a high-quality bed that is the appropriate size for them. We recommend placing the bed in a quiet space away from the action of the household like a bedroom or crate. A high-quality bed can definitely be an investment, but the long-term benefits for your pet are undeniable, and it can save you money on medical expenses down the line. Not to mention, when your pet is getting a good night’s sleep, they can show up as their best self every day!

If you’re in the market for a high-quality pet bed, Pampered Pet Resorts recommends Kuranda Dog Beds every time! Chew-proof and easy to clean, Kuranda beds offer elevated orthopedic support for pets of every size! Click here to shop Kuranda Pet Beds today: https://dogbed.us/17426