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Learn to Live in the Moment: Like Our Dogs!

By Nancy Fedelem | Dec 4, 2018
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Dogs teach us so many lessons. The most important one may be to learn to live in the moment.Patience is another!An article on PsychCentral.com tells us, “When we give ourselves permission to just be, we can take our time and explore new things, like the dog who sniffs every tree and bush on the block.…

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Be your dog’s advocate and help boost their immune system this winter with supplements!

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 21, 2018
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The number one job as a pet parent is to promote your dog’s physical AND emotional well-being.Winter can be stressful, and we wanted to share a few ways you can support your dog’s immune system now that the colder temps and rain are here.Some dogs are stressed with guests in their homes during the holidays…

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4 Adoptable Animals for Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

By Nancy Fedelem | Oct 31, 2018
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We are celebrating Adopt-a-Shelter dog month! According to the ASPCA, “approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and often abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. Some of the benefits of adoption are often hidden. Human and canine both…

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Organizing Dog Gear: How to Declutter on a Budget

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 29, 2018
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We are days away from October and the rain hasn’t really come back yet. Before it does, it is time for folks to consider a mudroom makeover. Or if you don’t have a mudroom then creating something to help organize all the dog gear you’ve accumulated over the last year must be on the list…

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Top 5 Dog Tips for Back-to-School

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 7, 2018
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Can you believe it is September? Fall is in the air! We have some suggestions for Autumn flavors to spice up meals and how to keep bored dogs happy now that everyone is back to school and busy!Also, we want your four-legged fur friends to be fall-ready with rain gear, and winter coats so read…

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New Series: Staff Recommendations on What to Feed your Dog and Cat

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 29, 2018
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The question we get asked the most is what to feed your dog and cat! Often customers come into the store, and they just brought home a puppy or have a cat that won’t eat. We spend hours every day talking to people about the food brands best suited for their animals and supplements. So,…

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Looking for Animal Books? Don’t Miss Our Staff’s Summer Reading List!

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 9, 2018
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Summer is winding down! Lots of folks are heading out on summer vacation, so we pulled together a list of our fave animal books that we’ve been adding to all our summer reading lists.Whether you’re looking for some health and wellness tips or are interested in what it’s truly like to foster dogs, this list…

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Celebrate National Blueberry Month with Dog Treat Recipes

By Nancy Fedelem | Jul 31, 2018
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What have you done to celebrate national blueberry month? And most importantly how are you celebrating with your dogs? Have you taken your dog to a blueberry festival? Have you taken your family to a U-Pick farm at all this summer? Our fave U-Pick farm near Portland is Columbia Farms. Dogs are not allowed in…

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6 DIY Craft Projects for Shelter Animals

By Nancy Fedelem | Jul 18, 2018
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July 21 is National Craft for Local Shelters day! And was started by Sew Doggy Style back in 2012. Each of the below crafts has been pinned by various influencers and bloggers and complete directions and materials are listed in their post. These are some of our faves on Pinterest but there are so many…

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