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Company Description Paradise 4 Paws is a premier resort for cats and dogs with locations in Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth.  Since launching in 2008, Paradise 4 Paws continues to set new standards by redefining the pet resort experience with the ultimate in quality, convenience, and care. Featured on the Today Show and in USA Today, the New York Times, Businessweek, the Chicago […]

Unsub for being positive?

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When I get unsubscribe notices from my newsletter, I try to check the reason if I get one, so I can improve upon the content. This one was interesting: “Dallas Dog Life only supports pure positive training. I’m not a pure positive fan.” I never really have discussed this topic publicly but I have to […]

Chewy Representing D-Town!

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I recently received a request from dogvacay.com asking to show how my dog represents the city where we live. Well, of course! Anything to help out-of-towners know what to do in Big D! And Chewy is just the dog for the job. One of the most dog-friendly places in Dallas is Lee Harvey’s. If you like […]

Local vet clinic goes above and beyond to save parvo pups

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I got a wonderful report about Bedford Oaks Animal Clinic and wanted to pass it on. These two little Chi pups were rescued from a bad situation (backyard breeders) where it was reported they were living outdoors and eating leftover fast food. Rescuers were able to get the owners to surrender the dogs and immediately […]

7 things NOT to do at a Doggie Swim Day

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Today, I took one of the DDL Product Testers (Chewy) to two doggie swim days, and we had a great time. But I saw a lot of room for improvement, so I thought I’d create a follow up to my previous post, 7 Tips for End-of-Summer Dog Swim Days. Here are 7 things NOT to […]

Jamberry Nails Fundraiser for Legacy Boxer Rescue!

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Have you ever wanted to try Jamberry Nail Wraps? I have, and now I have a great reason to. Rescue Supporter Patti Dallhoff is donating ALL her commissions from the sale of these wraps (photo below) to Legacy Boxer Rescue! There are two designs: black with white text that says “Love Life Dogs Legacy Rescue […]

Keep Your Dog Safe This 4th of July

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The Independence Day holiday is almost here, and most of us are looking forward to the long weekend and having a fireworks-filled night with friends and family. Unfortunately, what we think is great fun for us is not always fun for our dogs, especially during this holiday. Each year, countless dogs go missing during the […]

My Take on Mutts Canine Cantina

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Update on July 10, 2013 – see note at the end of the article for updates about the parks. When I visited Mutts Canine Cantina in Uptown for their grand opening on Wednesday, June 19, my first impression was that it seemed like a fun idea, but just had a few kinks to work out. I […]

Dallas DA’s Office receives funding for Animal Cruelty Unit

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Thanks to donations from citizens and business, a local non-profit organization called Safer Dallas Better Dallas was able to present a check to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office for $200,000, which will fund the first year of operations for its new Animal Cruelty Unit. According to the Dallas County District Attorney’s website, over 2,500 […]

Series on Pet Obesity – Step 2: Identifying What Went Wrong

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In the first post in this series, I discussed Buster and Percy’s weight issues and provided some facts about pet obesity from Dr. Nancy Turner. This week, we’ll discuss how Buster and Percy reached this level of obesity so we can reverse any activity that caused it. The approaches to Buster and Percy’s weight loss […]