The Perfect Gift for Dog-Lovers

Searching for the perfect gift for dog-lovers? There are so many “big-box” chain stores like PetSmart, Orvis, L.L.Bean and Amazon.  You know that they’ll have a huge selection and good prices. If anything is hot, these stores will be likely to carry it. But they’re not your only choice. There are also specialty stores likeUncommon Goods, Dog …

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Traveling This Holiday Season?

Have you ever searched the web for tips for traveling with pets? I just did and got almost 8 million hits. With that in mind, I doubt that I can add too much detail of consequence, but I’ll highlight some of the general principles and point you to more focused …

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Pilots N Paws

This morning I was reading an article about Michael Young, an engineering professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Mr. Young is also a pilot, and he uses his time and his plane to support Pilots N Paws, a nonprofit organization that assists people who rescue, shelter, or foster animals by transporting …

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Ready or Not, Here Come the Holidays!

Here come the holidays at the speed of, well, … the holidays! Are you ready? There are lots of good ideas for making the most of the time that remains in order to get everything done, not to mention hiring an independent, personal concierge. For many people, the main impediment to getting everything …

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Homemade Treats — How to Make a Corgi (Or Any Dog) Dance!

This weekend I went to a cooking class at Viking, where there is a beautiful selection of wonderful, interactive classes. This one was particularly exciting because it featured recipes for homemade dog treats. The recipes were easy to follow and the instructors were helpful. We made pet-safe, dog-healthy organic treats like …

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