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Summer Stay & Playcation Spotlight: Vacations By the Sea

The rush of the ocean. The sand between your toes. Your best friend by your side. Vacations by the Sea, located on the Washington coast, offers fully furnished, dog-friendly condominiums along 18 miles of breathtaking coastline. Westport and South Beach feature multiple tourist attractions, including bird watching, a boardwalk, boogie boarding, boat basin fishing and…

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Stay and Playcation Spotlight: Dogwood Play Park

Opened in 2015, Dogwood Play Park is the Emerald City’s solution to cold, rainy evenings and hot summer days where you need a cool place to play (and for human guests, a place to grab a brew and chat with like-minded friends). Dogwood’s owners, Lex, Tara, and Austin, are dedicated to providing a fun experience…

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Wolf Advisory Group Reaches Consensus

The Wolf Advisory Group (WAG) is an advisory board of volunteers who were appointed to advise the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). They recently began working toward a consensus on recommendations on wolf management policies in Washington State. “The WAG’s volunteer appointees advise the WDFW on current and emerging issues regarding wolf conservation…

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Three Must-See Seattle Area Trails to Hike With Your Dog

Dogs make great hiking partners. They are always excited, available when your friends aren’t, and you don’t have to coordinate meeting them at the trailhead. Learning to trust each other out in the woods is a great bonding experience for you and your dog. Hiking is also a great way for both you and your…

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Designer Duds For Dogs: A True Work of Heart

For entrepreneur and animal lover Debbie Jennings, her business truly is a work of heart – and she honors her history as part of a military family by giving back to those who have served. “My husband served as a USMC pilot in Vietnam, and my son as a Marine officer in Afghanistan,” Jennings explained.…

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Old Dog Haven’s Fifth Annual Walk For Old Dogs

By Ardeth Devries Old Dog Haven is a homegrown phenomenon. Inspired by the compassion and commitment of founders Judith and Lee Piper, Old Dog Haven has become a community of fosters, volunteers, and donors all dedicated to getting old dogs out of shelters and placing them in private homes, with loving families. During the past…

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Super sidekick looking for love: Joseph is an adoptable cat at MEOW

This is Joseph. His tattered ears are a telltale indication of his previous life. He was found at a feral cat feeding station, but he is anything but feral. This sweet boy was pretty beat up, but is doing oh so much better now! Joseph is a three-year-old boy with bunny soft black fur and a white locket…

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Connections: The Spotter

Robert Pregulman has a knack for spotting stories that dog lovers want to read, whether it’s the latest dog-friendly destinations, pet health alerts, animal cruelty stories, or heartwarming stories about people and their canine companions. When Pregulman founded Seattle DogSpot in 2010, he knew that he wanted to create the most comprehensive local source of…

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Breaking Mews: Oskar the Blind Cat receives Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award!

Breaking mews: On July 5, Pet Connection Magazine’s media partner, Oskar the Blind Cat, officially became a recipient of the Dr. Jacob Bolotin award! The award, which is presented by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), was in honor of Oskar’s children’s books. The Bolotin Awards recognize individuals and organizations that work in the field…

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Smart bombs for cancer? Innovative medicine with Olympia Veterinary Specialists

 Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could build smart bombs for cancer? Then we could selectively kill cancer while sparing the body. Does this sound like a Star Trek movie? Maybe, but some of these therapies already exist and more are in the pipeline every day. In the first part of this two-part article we…

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Don’t Miss the Sixth Annual Goatalympics on July 9!

What happens when you combine goats, obstacle courses, races, contests, and a passion to help animals? A family-friendly event that’s like no other in the world. New Moon Goat Farm’s Goatalympics, now in its sixth year, is the sanctuary’s biggest annual fundraiser – it’s not-to-be-missed! Ellen Felsenthal, who founded New Moon Goat Farm in 1999,…

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Poochapalooza Celebrates Tenth Anniversary on July 9!

Give dogs a day out they deserve at the 10th Anniversary Marysville Poochapalooza!  By Doug Buell The Marysville Poochapalooza Outdoor Dog Festival returns to celebrate its 10th anniversary of giving dogs the fun day out they deserve on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Asbery Field in downtown Marysville, Fourth Street…

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Ask the AES ER Vet: Fireworks really scare our dogs – what should we do?

Ask the ER Vet! By Mark O’Hanlon, DVM – Animal Emergency & Specialty (AES)  Dear AES: Fireworks really scare our dogs. Last year, we left them in the garage, where we thought they’d feel safe, and they destroyed the molding around the door to the house! What can we do to help them this summer?…

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W.O.W. Powder

Did you know that “W.O.W.” isn’t just what people say when they meet me on the street – it also stands for “WAGS Organics Wellness” Powder?  W.O.W. Powder is a proprietary blend of herbs and vegetable-derived minerals that support nerve, immune, musculoskeletal, and digestive health. Those are a lot of long words that mean that…

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Our photo session of the month: Magnificent Maizy!

Magnificent Maizy graces the cover of our July/August South Sound edition. Maizy’s mom stated that Maizy is a ball of energy, and has been since the day she met her at SAFE dog rescue in Startup. “When she was presented, I squatted down so I could be at her level—she ran up to me, barreled me…

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