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COVID-Safe Holiday Pet Photos with Santa

By Nancy Fedelem | Oct 16, 2020
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What: Covid-safe Santa photos, a virtual event to benefit The Pongo Fund and The Black Resilience Fund. Start getting your pets ready for this year’s COVID-friendly photos with Santa. Our event will look a little different this year as we are going virtual rather than in-person to keep you, Santa, and their elves healthy and…

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Fang! Pet & Garden Supply Fall Fest 2020 October 16 – 18

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 30, 2020
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Join us for pumpkins, gords, and an online costume contest! This year’s celebration may look a little different and masks are required yet we’re celebrating for three days vs. just one.  The event’s raffle proceeds will benefit Mudbone Grown. Mudbone Grown is a black-owned farm enterprise that promotes inter-generational community-based farming that creates measurable and…

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Tips To Prepare Pets for Emergencies

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 29, 2020
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From losing power to evacuating safely, there are many tips pet parents should know before the wildfire season starts here in the Pacific Northwest.  To ensure pet owners are prepared, FEMA established September as National Disaster Preparedness Month. Planning ahead of time is essential to making sure you and your animals get out safely when…

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What is the best cat litter?

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 24, 2020
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Updated 09/24/2020 Get the Scoop on Cat Litter: In Order of Nancy’s Favorites Environmentally Friendly Options Do you suffer from kitty litter confusion? Frequently our customers ask us; What is the best cat litter” “>What is the best cat litter?” We pulled together the following resource guide to help clarify some common questions on what…

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Dog Food

The Best Dog Food in 2020, According to Staff

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 1, 2020
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There are a lot of new types of dog food recently introduced and our staff managers compiled a list of their favorite brands. The list has a wide variety of choices for pet parents from raw diets to baked foods. These brands are approved by all of our dogs!  There are a few rules when…

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Do You Wash Your Pet’s Water Bowls?

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 31, 2020
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Cleaning Pet Water Bowls Ever rub your fingers on the inside of your pet’s water bowl and you feel a slippery slime? A study done by NSF International found that pet food dishes are the 4th germiest product found in the average home. It’s time to clean your pet’s water bowl. There is a collection…

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Senior Pets

Senior Pets Are The Least Likely Candidates to Find Homes

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 13, 2020
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Fortunately, during COVID, shelters are nearly empty. We know that many people have more time, and more time means saving an animal. Dogs, cats, chickens, and guinea pigs found homes and are living their best lives. What about senior animals? How many seniors are finding forever homes? There are many benefits to adopting seniors. Here are…

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Top Five Plants for your Medicinal Herb Garden

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 5, 2020
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There are many amazing plants you can add to your medicinal herb garden, but we have five we’ve been growing for years. Two of the plants are lavender and calendula; both herbs take off during the summer months. According to The Chestnut Herbal School of Medicine, here are five of the top picks for your…

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Fall Crops: Everything You Need to Know

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 2, 2020
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Do you have your August garden calendar ready? Now is a great time to plan your fall crops. While you enjoy your summer veggies and admire the dahlias blooming you should consider planting before the days get shorter again.  Your calendar should include some maintenance for your garden too. Fertilize cucumbers, summer squash, and broccoli…

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