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Back to school doggy blues!

For most of us, back to school is right around the corner! Amidst all the chaos and confusion of getting back to school gear, clothes and configuring yearly schedules... It's no wonder our dogs are pushed off to the side. Common transitional issues can and do happen...

Special needs of senior dogs

Senior dogs are special! They are sweet and wise and at this age, just want to be with their human counterparts as much as possible. They also have more specific needs as they turn gray in the face and start to slow down... What "defines" a senior dog? Not all dogs...

National Anti-Boredom Month

 July is National Anti-Boredom Month for dogs and humans alike! Does your dog show signs that he is bored at home? Is he home too long during the day? Do you return home to something destroyed? If so, here are some ways to toss up the routine and keep your dog...

Naturally treating hot spots

My dog incessantly licks her paw! Why is she doing this? Dogs are prone to getting hot spots. What is a hot spot? Hot spots are red, moist, itchy lesions on your dogs skin. Hot spots will sometimes ooze or bleed. Hot spots can be caused by a variety of things: 1....

July – National Lost Pet Prevention Month

Did you know? Every two seconds a pet goes missing! This is especially true around the 4th of July, when pet's are taken along with their human families to go watch the fireworks or go out to all the fun festivities this time of year. We get it, no one likes to leave...

Ways to help a nervous dog on July 4th!

4th of July is coming quick... This brings celebrations, parades, cookouts, beach days, traveling and FIREWORKS! Fireworks bring either joy or anxiety; whether you're human or a dog. Most dog owners have officially labeled independence day the absolute worst day of...

June – Adopt a Cat Month!

We are almost through the month of June, can you believe it!? On behalf of "Adopt a Cat Month" we wanted to share with you some valuable resources! As you all know, Dog Gon' Good Time has many beloved cat clients, some of which have been adopted by their families. If...

NEW Service added: Puppy Playgroups

So, you have a new addition added to your family... a puppy! It's such an exciting time when you are finally able to bring your new fur baby home. Your company has this awesome policy for pet parents and they allow new parents to take "Pawternity leave" - so you take...

Are you prepared to bring home a new kitty?

Let's face it, they are super cute, generally low maintenance and a bit more independent than dogs, unless of course you have a "cat-dog". So, the big question is, are you ready to take the plunge and adopt that bundle of fur?  There are quite a few things to take...

Spring time service upgrades! (COMING SOON)

Don't worry, spring IS on it's way! After the past couple of storms, I think we've all had enough, am I right?! Recently, we had put up a poll on Facebook, asking for client and public feedback. The poll asked the two questions: Would you rather a longer walk for your...

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...