Posts Tagged ‘dog walking’

Caught on film: This ghost cat made a brief appearance in our exam room — and it’s not even Halloween!

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For Iverhart Max users: try the new REMIND ME Owner Notification System, available at remindme.virbacpets.com, so you’ll remember every dose, every month! [Bonus: Enter to win a $25 VISA gift card when you register for the reminder!]

Search adoptable pets without leaving home! Visit AdoptAPet.com, enter your location and breed preference (if any), and you’ll get a list of pets that match your search, as well as other cuddlebugs to consider.

Attention Ocean View residents: Did you know there is a dog walking and boarding service in your neighborhood? Check out the Dog Bark Inn for a list of services and rates.

 

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     For over 50 years, Eggleston Services has been providing work opportunities for disabled adults in our area, through businesses like the Tanners Creek Garden Center, Document Conversion and Shredding, and E-stitch Custom Embroidery Services.  Now, Eggleston has added Let’s Go! Pet Care to its line-up. 

     Sharing space with the Garden Center on LaValette Avenue in Norfolk, Let’s Go! Pet Care provides grooming, training, dog walking and taxi services to residents in the Riverview area and beyond.  Although the pet taxi has serviced clients all over Hampton Roads, Let’s Go! Pet Care’s taxi plans to focus on Norfolk pet owners as the busy season approaches.

     Let’s Go! Pet Care is home to Norfolk’s only self-service dog washing station, so you can bathe your pet without making a mess at home – or you can relax and let the staff do it for only $10 more.  Don’t forget to check out their retail selection featuring all-natural dog toys and grooming products, as well as collars, leashes, and pet food.

     I like the taxi service that Let’s Go! offers, because that has proven to be a recurring need for pet owners in this area.  But no matter which service you choose, Erin, who manages Let’s Go! Pet Care, says you’ll appreciate the more personalized service you and your pet will receive from their trained, professional staff.  To learn more about their services and fees, visit their website or call (757) 440-3565.  ~~  Jen

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The Monster Under the Bridge, waiting to be discovered.

     Confession time: I don’t own a dog.
I have plenty of cats, a bird, and a fish, but no dog. So I don’t really know what it’s like to go hiking through a park with a canine companion.
I have seen others do it, so I know the experience runs the gamut from strolling with a pet that seems unaware of any other park visitors, all the way to having one’s arm yanked out of the socket as the dog tries to chase every person, pet, and butterfly it sees.
I’ve often thought it would be nice if state parks featured dog rentals, so that folks like me could have a little company on the trail while the lucky pooches get some exercise and meet new people. Controversial? You decide.

If you’re lucky enough to own a dog and you enjoy walking your dog through the local parks, but the trails always feel the same to you, it may be time to take a closer look and discover the secrets you’ve been strolling past all these years.
It’s time to discover geocaching.

Go to Geocaching.com and register for a free account (go ahead and pay for a premium version if you’d like.)

The cutest cache ever!

Type in the zip code of the park you’ll be visiting and search for caches hidden there.
Load the coordinates into your handheld GPS unit (I use a Garmin Nuvi 200) and head out in search of your treasure.
Be sure to bring some dollar-store toys along to exchange with an item from the cache. I use Happy Rocks, bought on a trip to Shenandoah last summer, and Happy Magnets that I made using round magnets and happy face stickers.
When you find the cache, sign the log and update the website so others will know of your success.

You may be wondering if your dog will be any help – any help at all – in locating the caches. Well…it’s doubtful, unless the cache contains a T-bone steak (unlikely.)
The point is, you’re out having fun, exercising with your dog and seeing the park in a whole new way.  Enjoy!

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My sister (aka The Lady Contractor) and I team up to look for caches, and we’ve had success at Waller Mill Park in Williamsburg and Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield.

Can't find it on the ground? Try looking up.

Also look for caches hidden in First Landing State Park, York River State Park, and Chippokes Plantation.  Happy hunting!       ~~  Jen

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