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11/28/2022

Interview with Dr. Rand Wachsstock, Founder of Compassion Animal Project

Holiday Barn Pet Resorts is honored to have been contacted by Dr. Rand Wachsstock, founder of Compassion Animal Project, to…

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11/15/2022

The Benefits of Pumpkin for Your Pet

If you’re like me, every time I think of sharing human food with my pet, I go google-crazy to make…

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10/21/2022

The Health Risks Of Having An Overweight Pet

<sup>(Originally published Sept. 9, 2017)</sup> Americans are not the only ones whose waistlines are expanding. Our pets are getting bigger,…

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10/19/2022

The Best Dog Exercises To Try With Your Pup

<sup>(Originally published Jan. 16, 2017)</sup> Let’s face it, we have to make a concerted effort to get the proper amount…

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10/17/2022

Treadmill Training for Dogs

This week is “Let’s Get Physical Week” at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts! Does that conjure up images of dogs in…

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09/26/2022

Why Do Cats Always Like People Who Don’t Like Cats?

Have you noticed that the people who dislike cats the most seem to have the best luck in befriending them?…

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09/01/2022

Flu Vaccine Accessibility Challenge

Everyone at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts hopes you and your dog had a great summer and are looking forward to…

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08/29/2022

Are you Allergic to Your Dog?

When I was dating my now-husband, he was severely allergic to dogs. After his first visit to my home –…

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Pet Lovers

08/22/2022

Celebrating 50 Years of Love at Holiday Barn!

It all started in the early 70s, 1972 to be exact, when two Henrico County music teachers decided to open…

Pet Health

08/08/2022

Boarding Your Senior Pet

The older my dog gets, the more precious he becomes to me (if that’s even possible), and the more care…

Pet Health

07/25/2022

Why are Golden Retrievers so Cancer Prone?

“Once someone has had the good fortune to share a true love affair with a golden retriever, one’s life and…

Pet Health

06/27/2022

It’s just HOT!

Once again, Richmond went from one extreme to the other, seemingly overnight! I don’t need to tell you… Richmond is…

Pet Health

06/06/2022

Your Dog’s Lymphatic System (and why you should care)

As I was researching for a blog about preparing your dog for grooming, I was struck by an article regarding…

Pet Lovers

05/09/2022

What’s Going on at the Other End of the Leash?

It’s kind of a pet peeve for me, but when I see someone walking their dog on a leash and…

Pet Lovers

04/04/2022

Preparing Your Puppy for their First Grooming Appointment

We love it when our grooming clients are excited to come to see us. They’re wagging their tails, giving kisses…

Pet Health

03/21/2022

Is Your Vet Dr. Google?

Jay-jay was a happy, healthy beagle puppy. While he was very young, his owners observed an occasional twitching or jerking…

Pet Lovers

03/07/2022

The History of Holiday Barn Pet Resorts

 The history of Holiday Barn Pet Resorts could best be described as a love story… Two people who fell in…

Dog Fun

02/21/2022

The Puppy Bowl!

We thought we had the best job ever at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts, but I’m thinking all the folks that…

Dog Fun

01/17/2022

Cats and Dogs

One big lesson we learn at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts is how to read a pet’s body language. Body language,…

Pet Lovers

12/29/2021

Why Do Some Dogs Roam

Did you ever have a dog that liked to roam or wander? Most of the dogs in my past (and…

Pet Lovers

11/22/2021

5 Reasons We Love Working with Pets

We often hear employees of Holiday Barn Pet Resorts say, “This is my dream job!” I say it too. Only…

Pet Lovers

11/12/2021

Ew, Slobbers!

Let’s face it… a lot of what a dog does is just gross. I mean, I just hate it when…

Pet Lovers

11/04/2021

Dog Crates/Kennels: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Just recently, Glen Allen Professional Dog Trainer, Melaina, returned home to a nightmare. Her precious border collie, Posey, whom she…

Pet Lovers

10/11/2021

The Hazards of Flying with Pets

Have you ever had to fly with your pet, or fly your pet by themselves on a commercial airline? How…

Pet Health

09/27/2021

Should I Spay/Neuter my Dog?

From the time your puppy gets its first checkup, spaying and neutering is usually offered as a “next step” in…

Pet Health

08/18/2021

Feeding Your Cat

Back when I had a cat, my only nutritional goal was just to find something she would eat. We brought…

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