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02/08/2024

Spring into Richmond Events with Your Dog

As winter melts away, and the flowers start to bloom, Richmond, Virginia, becomes a hub of vibrant activity, especially for…

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11/22/2023

New Upper Respiratory Illness in Dogs

Dear Holiday Barn Customer, All of us at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts hope you and your pets are enjoying a…

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10/30/2023

Should you Rename your Rescue?

Back in 2020, we published a blog titled, “Naming Your Dog”. The blog suggested lots of fun ideas for naming…

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10/09/2023

How Dogs Learn from Other Dogs

I have never had the experience of bringing a new puppy into the home with an existing, “resident” dog, but…

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08/07/2023

The Dog Days of Summer

After coming inside from a miserably sweltering potty walk with my pup, I am wondering if it could possibly get…

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07/31/2023

Mindful Dog Walking

Last year, we published a blog called “What’s Going on at the Other End of the Leash”. Although the initial…

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07/24/2023

From Zero to Zoomies: Exploring Why Your Dog Suddenly Gets Hyperactive

I didn’t hear the term “zoomies” until I started working at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts. I had witnessed my 4-legged…

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06/27/2023

IMPORTANT LETTER FROM THE HEAD OF THE PACK

Dear Holiday Barn Customer, All of us at Holiday Barn hope that you and your pets are enjoying a fun…

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06/26/2023

10 Reasons Dog Lovers Love Richmond, VA

Richmond has gone to the dogs – and it’s a GOOD thing! That’s one of the many reasons why we…

Pet Lovers

06/12/2023

My Bundle of Joy

I’m struggling to stay awake this morning. My little one was up twice in the night. It’s one of those…

Pet Lovers

05/30/2023

Hyperactivity in Dogs

We’ve all probably used “hyper” to describe our dogs at one time or another, but being hyperactive is more than…

Dog Fun

05/09/2023

Pack Walks

There is nothing more enjoyable for a dog than a walk with its human; one-on-one walks with your best furry…

Pet Health

04/26/2023

Fading Puppy Syndrome

Fading puppy syndrome is a sad subject to write about. I begin with good news to inject a positive note…

Pet Lovers

04/03/2023

Rabbits as Pets

Most people start a conversation with a stranger by asking, “Where are you from?”, or “What do you do for…

Pet Health

03/27/2023

Upper Respiratory Infections in Dogs

This past fall and winter, the news was inundated with reports of a canine cough outbreak. In February of this…

Pet Lovers

03/20/2023

Bad Advice

There is no shortage of opinions when it comes to training dogs. It was way too easy for me to…

Pet Lovers

03/13/2023

Do Dogs Get Jealous?

I was watching a cute video this morning from Holiday Barn Pet Resorts Dog Daycare. While the focus of the…

Dog Fun

02/17/2023

AKC Farm Dog Certification

Have you ever heard of the AKC Farm Dog Certification? It is a fairly new program by the AKC, having…

Pet Lovers

02/06/2023

The Struggles Of Tethered Dogs

I recently visited an area outside of Virginia and was troubled by the number of tethered dogs I observed in…

Pet Health

01/23/2023

Flu Vaccination Update

Hello Holiday Barn Customer, All of us hope you and your pets are off to a great New Year and…

Pet Health

01/11/2023

The Importance Of Cleaning Your Pet’s Bowls

Allow me to brag about myself a bit. I am a fastidious dog mom. Not over-the-top, but very attentive to…

Dog Training

12/19/2022

Dog Training Tips for the Holiday Season

<sup>First published Dec. 3, 2018</sup> The holidays can be a confusing time for a dog. Maybe it’s your pup’s first…

Pet Health

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…

Pet Health

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…

Pet Health

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,…

Dog Fun

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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