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Life in Portland, A Good Choice: Vacation Tips for Dog Parents

Life in Portland, A Good Choice: Vacation Tips for Dog Parents

My Vacation is not complete… unless my dogs are with me.  As summer is officially wrapped up, I wanted to recap the adventures we were on with the dogs including our September Mt. Hood vacation. I’m throwing in safety tips...

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Old Dog Sanctuary: How Deep Is Your Love

Old Dog Sanctuary: How Deep Is Your Love

*Yes the title is from a pop song I like to listen to… “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris… Someone asked me what my dream job is and I said “to run an old dog sanctuary” on a...

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Enrichment for Doxie Puppies: Lessons from Experts

Enrichment for Doxie Puppies: Lessons from Experts

I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with my friend Laura who is the guardian of a litter of Goodwood puppies – this is a Huti/Fifa litter and they are adorable. Laura created a puppy enrichment area to help...

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Salmon River Trail Hike: Dogs and Salmon Are Running

Salmon River Trail Hike: Dogs and Salmon Are Running

A lazy September day we decided to hike the Salmon River trail and saw a group of Salmon headed upstream. We were told by another hiker that they have been there for days waiting to swim up the river and...

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Mt. Hood with Dogs: One of the Seven Wonders

Mt. Hood with Dogs: One of the Seven Wonders

The Pacific Crest trail on Mt. Hood has one of the best hikes in all of Oregon. All three of the dogs were able to hike in 3-4 miles with no issues. You start at Timberline and enter near the...

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Wiener Races in Portland: Unleash the Hounds

Wiener Races in Portland: Unleash the Hounds

A MUST ATTEND event:  Portland Mercury’s annual Dogs’ Day of Summer event. I attended this past weekend and there is no question that this event was not only enjoyed by hundreds of people in Portland but 80 doxies were registered to...

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Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria: day trip

Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria: day trip

  Fort Stevens: The fact that there weren’t any seals in Astoria didn’t matter… Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria is a GREAT place to take the dogs for a run. You can drive onto the beach which was a...

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My Favorite Dog Things This Month: Doxie Planter

My Favorite Dog Things This Month: Doxie Planter

Calling all doxie lovers! This month I stumbled across two amazing dog related items I wanted to share with everyone. They’re silly but FABULOUS. A doxie planter that is a wild, bright orange and super cute on display in your...

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Northwest School of Animal Massage: first day of FUNdamentals

Northwest School of Animal Massage: first day of FUNdamentals

 Vashon Island is where the Northwest School of Animal Massage is  located. This past Saturday was the first day of animal massage training and I couldn’t be  more excited to dive into my new life adventure.  A day in the...

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Tax Credit: Adopting Dogs and Cats May Result in a Tax Break

Tax Credit: Adopting Dogs and Cats May Result in a Tax Break

According to an article I read on the Best Friends Animal Society site, the Oregon legislature is considering a bill to give individuals who adopt a dog or cat from an animal shelter or rescue facility the opportunity to receive...

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