Category Archives: Dog Boarding

Guest Post: Traveling With Pets

Dog in seatbelt

If you have pets, traveling can be a stressful ordeal for both of you. Making sure your beloved animal is well taken care of is likely a priority, but it’s a big one on top of what is sure to be a long list of things to pack, schedule, and plan. Not only is it overwhelming for you, but when you have to take your pet to a kennel or boarding service, they can suffer from lack of adequate rest and a poor diet due to stress.

The good news is, you have options. If your travel plans will allow you to bring your pet along, good planning and some preparation is necessary. If you prefer to leave your loved one in the capable hands of someone else, there are ways to go about it that won’t leave you worrying during the entirety of your trip. Here are some of the best tips. Continue reading Guest Post: Traveling With Pets

The Dog Lady is on DogVacay!

ProfileFor those of you who live in or around Stark County, Ohio, I wanted to let you know I have opened my home for dog and cat daycare and boarding. If you mention or when you reserve, I’ll give you a $5 discount! Check out my profile and be sure to share this info with your friends!


Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

My Niece’s Houseguests

Alli Dog VacayDo you remember a few weeks ago when I said my niece, Allison, had signed up to be a dog-sitter on DogVacay? She’s in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, if any of you are looking for a sitter.

After a few initial hiccups (one of her dogs had a seizure while she was giving a prospective client a tour), she is apparently doing quite well. This is her menagerie for this week. Although four of them live there, it still looks like a good-sized crowd.

She also does grooming and makes accessories such as neckties and bows for dogs. She’s very talented, and I’m proud to say she’s family!

Oh, and did I mention what a great photographer she is? Apparently, she got their attention with a spoonful of peanut butter!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

What would you do to keep your dog out of a kennel for the holidays? recently took a poll asking people what they’d rather do than put their dog in a caged kennel setting while they celebrated the holidays. It’s worth popping over to their blog to see the infographic, but here are the highlights:
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My Sister’s Dog Bite

shutterstock_141095476It took me a long time to decide whether or not to write this. But it is legitimate news, so I’ll share. My sister works in a boarding facility for dogs in Virginia. When she was cleaning a cage last week, she forgot to put the dog’s bedding back inside, and as she opened the cage to do so, the dog was being brought back in from an outdoor run. Continue reading My Sister’s Dog Bite

Part-Time Pooches: Dog Sharing Comes to Vancouver

shutterstock_181097393I’ve always made a big deal both here on the blog and in the articles I write for and, about how having a four-legged family member is a full-time gig. However, I can see some merit to this dog-sharing idea, particularly for people who need to be away from home for any length of time.

Whether your job takes you out of the house for 8 hours or more each day or if you travel extensively, I can see where it would be neat to share the duties of taking care of a dog rather than worrying about kenneling or finding a friend to stop by every day.
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