Pet Lovers

DO I REALLY NEED TO WALK MY DOG?

This week we celebrate “Walking the Dog Day”! No kidding… it really is a holiday! Sometimes it’s hard to carve time out of your busy schedule to take your dog for a walk. We tend to try and justify reasons for NOT walking the dog… “He’s been out in the back yard all morning…that should… Read more »

PUPPY LOVE

One of our recent facebook posts shows Campers Nina and Molson delightfully romping and playing, obviously enjoying the other’s company and companionship. It is apparent that there is a “connection” between the two… each is displaying a gentleness towards the other, each playfully demonstrating submissiveness and trust. Our Camp manager described them as “falling head… Read more »

RUNNING WITH YOUR DOG

Having trouble staying motivated to train for the upcoming Richmond SPCA 5k? We know of a great exercise motivator! Your dog! True, your dog cannot run with you in the 5K, but he can help you get ready! It’s sometimes too easy to convince your human running partner to skip a workout, but it’s not… Read more »

Get Ready For Your Dog’s Vacation!

It’s not too early to start planning your dog’s next “holiday” with Holiday Barn! Your preparation for dog boarding starts well before you walk in our lobby with leash in hand! If you anticipate sending your 4-legged friend on vacation in the upcoming months, here are some things to keep in mind. Take a Tour… Read more »

ROSCOE KNOWS IT’S FRIDAY!

I’ve been staring at her for at least 10 minutes now. . . Surely she’ll be up soon…I don’t want to be late. Wait…oh… I think I saw a twitch… yeah… and another… “ROSCOE!” Mom yells as she comes flying out of her bed! “You scared me half to death!” Really, Mom? Get outta bed,… Read more »

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!

By Amanda Nepomuceno Have you ever had to spend quality time with a child who consumed lots candy and soda? That child may be hyper or not able to focus and could have some long term health issues. People are becoming increasingly aware that certain dietary preservatives and synthetic chemicals pose significant health hazards and… Read more »

MAY I PET YOUR DOG?

By Melanie Benware May I pet your dog? This is a very simple and important question, yet so often unasked. One of the biggest concerns we hear from clients is how other people will rush up to pet their dog without asking. Likewise, strangers will allow other dogs to pounce upon their dogs, again, without… Read more »

IT’S NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY!

Today is National Chocolate Chip Day, and as much as you would like to share that yummy Chocolate Chip cookie with your 4-legged best friend, please don’t! Chocolate is toxic to dogs and consumption can result in vomiting and diarrhea at the very least. At it’s worse, chocolate can be deadly. The “culprit” is the… Read more »

DOGS GET ARTHRITIS TOO!

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Holiday Barn is sponsoring and will be participating in the “Walk to Cure Arthritis” on May 31st. Throughout the month, we will be collecting donations for the Arthritis Foundation in our lobbies. DOGS AND ARTHRITIS Remember the movie “Marley and Me” when as an old dog Marley hesitated going up… Read more »