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5 things to keep your dogs safe at the beach this summer.

  5 things you can do to keep your dog safe at the beach this summer. We all love taking our dog on vacation with us however, we do need to give some thought to safety. Before I head out on an adventure with my dogs I evaluate whether the destination will be fun and safe for […]

Traveling with Pets

Traveling with Pets by: Emily Griffith             Vacation time can be one of the more enjoyable experiences in life, but not all who travel are worry-free. Chances are, if you travel, you either hire pet care professionals to stay with your animals while you are away or you are forced to take them. Personally, I […]

Best Life Hacks: Pet Edition

Best Life Hacks: Pet Edition By: Emily Griffith We all have that one friend who functions as the MacGyver of your circle. You call this person for substitutes when you run out of milk in recipes. You text them to help with kids’ science fair projects. They just know everything! Thanks to the emerging geniuses […]

Pets 911: How Prepared Are You?

Pet 911: How Prepared Are You? Many of us are well prepared for a small personal emergency or disaster. Daily emergencies such as fixing a flat tire and even choking hazards can make or break you and potentially change the rest of your life. Take a moment and recall what plans you may have in […]

Is Heartworm Prevention Enough?

Is Heartworm Prevention Enough? By: Emily Griffith, GPW (2016) We are all familiar with your run-of-the-mill ailments for pets: hip dysplasia, heartworm, fleas and ticks. But, could there potentially be another hidden danger that is growing quickly in commonality? It turns out, the answer is yes. Whip worm is something I had no idea even […]

Shorty Howell Park

Shorty Howell Park is a beautiful, 67 acre park located at 2750 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. While this park doesn’t have any dog parks, it does have a 1.25 paved walking trail that you and your pooch can have a walk or a run on. Beautifully, the park has a pond in the center […]


By Gemma A. Whippets are a medium dog breed with a lot of personality in an elegant package. Appearing to be a smaller version of a greyhound, whippets are actually close relatives. A British breed, whippets were created when the popularity of early greyhounds took off among the nobles. Only those of royal blood were […]

Leave It!

0 By Lisa S. Many people know that “come” and “stay” are two commands that will save your dog’s life. In my opinion, a third command, “leave it”, is just as essential. “Leave it” is training your dog to ignore an object or food until you say it is okay to approach – or not. […]


By: Gemma A. If you’re looking for a loyal, loving, and elegant companion, let me introduce you to the retired racing Greyhound. These long legged, ‘needle nosed’ dogs are well known for their gentle nature and soulful eyes. From the farm where they are born to the race tracks where they demonstrate their incredible speed, […]