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Dog Friendly Events This Summer in Richmond, VA

Believe it or not, Richmond is not just all about craft beer and good food! Richmond is also known for being extremely dog-friendly! From dog-friendly events, restaurants, parks, baseball games to shopping malls, dogs can do just about anything in Richmond! Weekends are filled with sightings of dogs riding shotgun in cars, or with their… Read more »

Cat Socialization

This morning I saw a headline that said something about socializing a kitten and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Wow, we spend so much time at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts talking about the importance of puppy socialization that we have not truly recognized how important it is for cats too. That’s probably… Read more »

Pet First Aid Kits

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month and the perfect time for us to help you put together a First Aid kit for your pet. When your pet suffers an injury, having the supplies you need on-hand can significantly impact your pet’s healing and recovery time. While a pet first aid kit will provide the… Read more »

How to Trim Your Dogs Nails

Nail cutting or trimming is probably the least popular pet care task we need to do. We fear we will hurt our dog, and unfortunately, 9 times out of 10, the dog really dislikes it. It may take a while until your dog is comfortable getting his nails trimmed but with consistency, they will learn… Read more »

Dog Rooms

We’ve seen it on plaques, cross-stitched on pillows and wall hangings, we’ve seen it on refrigerator magnets… “A House is not a HOME without a dog.” Or how about “Home is where the dog is”… Or maybe “No home décor is complete without dog hair.” We get it… and we love it! Our dogs belong… Read more »

Pet Proofing Your Home

I read an article this morning about a dog who ingested xylitol, a common sweetener used in everything from sugarless gum to toothpaste. Xylitol is toxic to dogs, and this little guy endured some nasty symptoms that could have been so easily avoided. He is fine now, thank goodness. But that prompted me to think… Read more »

A Vegetarian Diet for Dogs?

Preposterous, I say! A dog eating a vegetarian diet!? Dogs are supposed to be carnivores! Putting them on a vegetarian diet goes against all the rules of nature…Right? Not so fast… For years I have inwardly struggled, all the while holding my tongue, while people advocated a vegetarian diet for dogs. It’s just unfair… Dogs… Read more »

CGC: Canine Good Citizens

If you are a follower of our Facebook page, I am sure you have seen many pictures of proud parents and their dogs displaying their gold and blue CGC certificates and/or ribbons. You may have wondered what that is all about, but never had an opportunity to ask. We are thrilled that you are interested… Read more »

Seizures in Dogs

We just recently said goodbye to one of our pack member’s dog when seizures from an earlier brain injury quickly and severely began ravaging her little body. Seizures may not take your dog’s life, but they are so scary… for you and your 4-legged friend. Unfortunately, seizures in dogs are not that uncommon. More than… Read more »

Leashes and How to Use Them

Seems trivial, but a leash is one of the most important tools you will use with your dog throughout his lifetime… Through the teaching and training of puppyhood, to the many happy outings together during your dog’s senior years. How else are you to keep your dog where you want him to be, doing what… Read more »