Choosing the Right Groomer for Your Pet

Going to a holiday party? It’s not only the humans who like to look their best anymore.  Many owners dress up their dogs in festive kerchiefs or bows to help capture the Christmas spirit. And dressing up usually requires getting a bath first.  Not everyone wants to or has the […]

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Jump For a Cure

The Roanoke-based dock diving group, Anubis Air Dogs, will host another competition this weekend at White Rock Winery in Goodview, Virginia.  This time, however, it will be part of a much larger event to raise money for Susan G. Komen to support breast cancer research. New to dock diving? Here’s a […]

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There’s a New Game in Town

There’s a new game in Roanoke and it’s called “Fido Fitness”.  This new company aims to be more than just a doggie day care.  In advance of Saturday’s grand opening, I asked Laura Berg, who owns Fido Fitness along with her husband, Eric, about their new business venture. What is […]

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So You Think Your Dog Can Swim

The winter weather is (hopefully) behind us and who doesn’t love a nice dip in the river on a hot summer day.  Some dogs do more than take a dip-they take part in the sport of dock diving.  You can see dogs from across the country in action this weekend […]

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See Spot Fly

Dogs are happy when they have a job to do and you’ll see lots of happy dogs if you visit the “Spring Breakout” flyball tournament this weekend in Blacksburg.  It’s hosted by New River Rapids and will be held at the Blacksburg Community Center beginning both days at 8am.  It […]

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Traveling With a Senior Dog

A few weeks ago, I found out a friend of mine was moving cross country with her elderly dog. I asked her to write about her experiences here. Traveling with a senior dog By Guest Blogger, Susan Geary Our dog Emily has been a part of our family for the […]

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What Happens When. . .

I’ve passed this one particular house in Roanoke several times on my daily commute for the past decade. It always put a smile on my face to see several cats just hanging out in the front yard. There was a white one, a black one, and a black-and-white one. I […]

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The Benefits of Private Dog Training

It’s January, the start of a new year and for some families, the start of a new journey with their recently adopted dog.  It’s also national “Train Your Dog” month.  But with so many trainers and training methods out there, how do you choose what’s right for you? Let me […]

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