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NATIONAL PET MONTH – D.O.G. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

It is our hope as we all enter the usually very merry month of May, it will prove to be a joyous one indeed. [...] Read more »

THE HEALTHY ANIMAL, PEMBROKE, MA

A year ago, we introduced you to Diane Dewberry and her amazing shop The Healthy Animal.  We wanted to get Diane’s take on the current climate in the pet retail industry during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as her opinions on the future of the independent pet retailer.  Here, we give you her insights and our original article about Diane which ran in May 2019. [...] Read more »

MAKE EM’ LAUGH…SEEKING COMEDY DURING COVID-19 CONFINEMENT

I don’t know about all of you, but the climate in my house is getting a little testy.  All this inseparability was, at first, enjoyable, but now we are all too quickly getting on each other’s nerves. What started as happy hearth and home, has turned into an episode of American Horror Story. [...] Read more »

R&R PET LIFESTYLE & SUPPLY – Simi Valley, CA

Picture this: Two teenage boys working at a pet shop when suddenly a pipe bursts flooding the store.  It is the task of these two young men to clean up this watery mess so the store can reopen.  To pass the time, one decides to crank up the tunes on his iPod mostly to the music of the band Strung Out. [...] Read more »

THE HEALTHY ANIMAL – Robbinsville, NJ

Born and raised in New Jersey, you can say that Robert Walling isn’t one to stray too far from home. He is a man dedicated to the township where he grew up, got married and raised his children.  Part of that dedication was to open a pet food store where his neighbors could get exceptional products, and he, in turn, could support his local community. [...] Read more »

COVID-19: HOW IT AFFECTS THE EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF OUR FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS

There has been a lot of talk about how we humans are feeling (coping) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there has been little discussion about how our emotions could, in turn, be disconcerting to our pets.  To ponder this further, D.O.G. Certified spoke with Dr. Deena Case-Pall, a consulting psychologist who works with pet owners, veterinarians, pet rescues, and animal control organizations to help we humans better understand our companion animals. [...] Read more »

FUN FESTIVITIES WITH FURRY FRIENDS (EVEN IN FRIGID FEBRUARY!)

It would be hard to argue that by the time February rolls around, we are all ready for a little more sunshine and a little less of old-man-winter.  [...] Read more »

PET SUPPLY SANTA CLARITA – Santa Clarita, CA

Although the third largest city in Los Angeles County, the municipality of Santa Clarita (and its surrounding cities) is populated with citizens who have lived there for generations and have worked hard to maintain a small-town feel. [...] Read more »

PET SUPPLY CAMARILLO – Camarillo, CA

What can you say about a man who is devoted to his community, his customers, and all species of animals? Perhaps he might be Camarillo’s resident Dr. Doolittle! Chris Hoeflich seamlessly cannot only communicate with a variety of animals but has an instinct to help pet parents find exactly what they need. [...] Read more »

TRAINING YOUR DOG – THE BEST WAY TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR (FOR BOTH OF YOU!)

Happy 2020!  We all seem to start every year with the best intentions for improvement in our lives.  If you were fortunate enough to bring a four-legged friend into your family over the holidays, dog training would be a great resolution! [...] Read more »