National Holiday Recognition

Starting Your New Puppy Off With The Right Paw

Calendar Posted on Mar 14, 2014 by tmiltz

National Puppy Day

In lieu of National Puppy Day, we pulled together our recommendations on how to improve a new puppy’s life. If you are considering adopting or buying from a breeder, your new puppy will, without a doubt, bring you joy and laughter every day. Bringing home a new puppy is such an exciting time, but take all of the necessary precautions before getting one. Decide on what type of personality, size and daily needs you are looking for and then spend lots of time researching the breed. After you make your decision, here are our tips that are meant to help your new pup adjust to home-life and to set up a happy and healthy life with you.

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Dog Boarding Options While You Are Away

Calendar Posted on Feb 27, 2014 by tmiltz

Girl petting dog

 With the harsh winter (almost) behind us, we can now look forward to sun, warm weather, and Spring Break. You’ve started looking at places in the tropics, flights to Orlando or a low-key week in the Carolinas, but before you pack your bags- what are you going to do with your dog? What are your options, where do you start and how do you know your dog will be comfortable, safe and happy while you are away? While deciding where your dog will stay, you need to carefully examine your options in ensuring the (caregiver) facility will meet their needs and maintain their routine.

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Happy President’s (Dog) Day!

Calendar Posted on Feb 14, 2014 by tmiltz

President's Day

Happy President’s Day! As we are in the dog business, we feel the dogs behind the scenes, in the Oval Office meetings and by the President’s side, are an important aspect that isn’t mentioned often enough. Originally started as Washington’s Birthday (February 22nd), we honor those Presidents throughout the years in continuing to develop our country, and our  Founding Father. President Washington starts the long line of dogs in the White House with his American Fox Hounds (had up to 30 during his term) named Drunkard and Tipsy. Beyond the American Fox Hounds, there have been lots of memorable White House dogs.

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New Year’s Resolutions For the Dog Lovers

Calendar Posted on Jan 06, 2014 by tmiltz

Charlie is ready for 2014 with FlipFlop Dogs!

New Year, New You, New Dog. Here’s to our 2014 Resolutions (if we make them public, we hold more accountability to actually doing it)!

Learning those tricks. Remember all those training books and classes that you went through when your dog was a puppy?  Make 2014 the year where your dog perfects those tricks and learns new ones. A helpful starting tip is to find out what your dog likes to do and add on from there. For example, if your dog likes to stand on their hind legs, have them hold that stance for a longer duration, and then teach them to give you a high 10! Added bonus: you get to show them off when friends and family come over. Forget the simple sit and stay trick, teach your dog a helpful trick (such as turning on and off the lights) and wow your guests.

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These Are A Few of Our (Doggy) Favorite Things

Calendar Posted on Dec 12, 2013 by tmiltz

Charlie Relaxing in his Chilly Sweater on a FlipFlop Vacation.

 

At a lost as to what to get your furry loved one this year? No worries, we’ve got you covered. You’ll be able to find a gift on this list whether your dog has  everything, is newly adopted, or for those that have been  a bit naughty this year. We searched high and low to find the hottest gifts of the season. Please be advised that if you dog does not receive a present while others are opening presents- they will start to entertain themselves by unwrapping other’s gifts. Keep them busy and excited on Christmas morning. Happy dog, happy family, happy Christmas!

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The Do’s and Don’ts for the Holiday Season

Calendar Posted on Dec 04, 2013 by tmiltz

Santa Doyle

With the holidays inching closer, the festivities and decorations are growing in numbers. While the stress is on the scheduling and coordinating of parties and family get togethers, let’s ensure one less to-do by keeping your dog safe and out of the emergency room. The decorations that are people-friendly are not always dog-friendly and can lead to some serious health problems. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts to guide you joyfully through the holiday season and into the New Year.

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Dog Gone Thankful

Calendar Posted on Nov 26, 2013 by tmiltz

Taffy & Jack Miltz sit with their two dogs.

Thanksgiving is here in just a few days. Before the family gatherings and the large feast, we took a moment to think about what we are most thankful for during this Thanksgiving (besides our dogs, of course). Continue reading

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Be Snow Ready

Calendar Posted on Nov 19, 2013 by tmiltz

The Chow-Chow, Reece, enjoys a hike in the snow.

Winter is coming. The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and your dog’s skin is getting itchy. Winter weather can be extremely harsh on your dog’s skin, especially for senior dogs and those with thin hair.  Below are our tips on how to keep your dog warm and healthy during these cold months.

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Veteran’s Day Tribute

Calendar Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by tmiltz

Happy Veteran’s Day! 

Seeing as though we are in the pet industry, we focused this blog on sharing the benefits that dogs play in veteran’s life as they transition back to civilian life. In general, petting a dog can lower one’s blood pressure and curve loneliness. They have the ability to put a smile on our face when we are sad, angry and frustrated (even if it’s because they ate our brand new throw pillows). Dogs will love and give us hope when no one else does. For these reasons, among others, veterans benefit from having a dog around. Some veterans are fortunate to receive trained service dogs.

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