Pet Parent Blog

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I am bringing home a new puppy! What do I need?

Congratulations on your new fur - bundle - of joy! This is a very exciting and stressful time for owners and puppy. Puppies are a huge responsibility and much like human infants, have many different needs... They will need the following to get a good head start: 1. A...

Valentines Day… It’s not just for humans!

According to a recent study, 32% of pet parents consider their pet their Valentine. I mean, it makes sense! Dogs are the most faithful and loyal beings after all. That doesn't mean that our kitties don't deserve something special too, because we know how much we love...

Is your pooch, getting a pouch?

If you're like most of us New Englanders, when the cold strikes, you don't want to get off the couch, never mind bundle up and taking the pooch out! Have you glanced at him/her one morning when breakfast rolls around, and said to yourself "I think he's getting a bit...

Dog Friendly Hiking Nearby!

"In life, it's not where you go, it's who you travel with." It's January, going on February and you and your pooch are going a bit stir crazy. A little snow and ice doesn't have to stop you from going on an adventure together! In fact, we advise you to take some "me"...

Dog walking app security breach.

Last week, I was watching my Facebook feed and noticed that there had been a security breach with a dog walking APP. Supposedly, the app had accidentally exposed Client's personal information - lock box codes and even addresses... YIKES! It was noted that by the time...

2018 New Years Resolution! (For Pets)

2017 is coming to an end and it's time to ring in the New Year! With 2018 approaching, so is the "new year, new me" mentality and that doesn't just go for us humans; it goes for our pets, too! There are many different ways to improve your dogs well being, whether it...

Dog Friendly Parks and Beaches on the Northshore:

My dogs LOVE the snow! Does yours?! Snow can be so much fun for dogs to run and play in (in moderation, of course) and it also helps to keep that winter weight gain to a minimum, for them and their humans too! Did you know: domesticated dogs go into hibernation mode...

Family friendly Christmas events for animal lovers!

Holiday vacation is fast approaching! It's always nice to have things planned for your children. Whether it be the movies, the arcade or a family get away. What could be better than that? You guessed it... animals! Anything with animals will always get you bonus...

Safe Travels With Your Pets:

Planes! Trains! Automobiles! Traveling alone can be stressful, but the addition of your furry friend to the occasion can bring additional concerns. There's so much to do in preparation for safe and pleasant travels, especially when it comes to our beloved companions!...

Winter dog walking safety and tips!

Ah, New England... Where it's sunny and 65 degrees one day and 10 degrees the next... It proves challenging for all of us who lead active and outdoorsy lives, including our four legged friends! Here are a few ways to stay safe while spending time outside walking or...

Vacationing With Your Four Legged Friends!

It's a great time of year to take that vacation you've been longing for, but wait, who is going to watch your animals? For some, boarding isn't an option, it's just too stressful and too expensive. No need to worry- we have a great list of places you can visit that...

Black Friday Deals and Steals!

Black Friday is only 4 days away and you know what that means... Lots of chaos and people running amok trying to find those awesome deals to buy their friends, family and, of course... their pets! We've done the work for you and found some of the best sites to snag...

Thanksgiving Food and Pet Safety!

It's our favorite time of the year! Friends, family and even our four-legged friends get to gather 'round and enjoy great company and food. With that in mind, there are many things that are dangerous and even deadly for your dogs. 1. SPICES: While we love the way they...

Top 5 Reasons to hire a Dog Walker

If you are like most loving dog owners, you feel a tremendous amount of guilt leaving your best pal home alone for long periods of time. But, let’s face it.  Even though you love your dog as much as anything in the world, you still have a handful of other...