Author: Aimee Beltran

DIY Pet Grooming Kit

It finally feels like Spring here in Coastal Virginia! I don’t know about you but I’m pretty excited to start doing more things outdoors. If you aren’t sure where to begin, check out my Spring Bucket List here. One of…

Printable Spring Bucket List for Pet Parents

Happy first day of Spring! Let’s hope all the cold, snowy days are behind us! The weekend weather is supposed to be near the 70’s which sounds like the perfect weekend to head off to the beach or the dog…

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Projects for Pets!

Are you looking for St. Patrick Day crafts to do with your family including your four legged family member? I absolutely adore this holiday and of course I love to include Chuy Chihuahua in the festivities! At my DIY blog,…

A Dog Friendly Day Trip to Smithfield, Virginia

I felt like I was waking up from the Ice Age over the past week. I had one heck of a cold plus we’ve pretty much been trapped indoors from all this snow, ice, and cold weather. When we saw…

The World of Pets Expo is THIS Weekend!

TGIF pet lovers! Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day weekend yet? If not, make sure to head out to the World of Pets Expo in Hampton. It’s going to be THE weekend for pet lovers and you don’t want…

No Sew Heart Toy for Valentine's Day

Remember the Healthy Valentine’s Day Dog Treats I shared the other day? Well, I’m back with another Valentine’s Day DIY idea for your pet! This is something you can make at home with just a few supplies and a lot…

The World of Pets Expo in Hampton

The World of Pets Expo is THE event for pet lovers and it’s happening on February 15th & 16th at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The event is pet friendly and is full of entertainment and educational experiences. Here are…

Healthy Valentine’s Day Dog Treat

Have a Valentine yet? Why not ask your favorite pet to be your Valentine?! Since this year is all about living a healthy lifestyle, I wanted to make a Valentine’s Day treat for Chuy that wasn’t full of sugar and…

Super Bowl Dog Treat Recipe

Are you ready for some football?! I’m not cheering on any particular team for the Super Bowl, but I am cheering for the commercials and the food! I like to make a little something for Chuy so he doesn’t feel…

Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe for Dogs

How are you doing with your 2014 New Year’s Resolutions? Even if you didn’t make any resolutions, a healthy lifestyle should be a goal for you and your pet.  I’ve started to incorporate healthy green smoothies into my daily diet.…

Adoptable Dogs of the Week

I wanted to let you know about a new blog series I’m writing over at the Hampton Roads Dog Blog. Each week I’m going to be working with the local animal shelters and My Active Child to spotlight a few…

Prepare for Emergencies with a Pet First Aid Kit

I don’t know about you but I feel like I spend a lot of time in January unwinding from the holidays and trying to get organized for the New Year. This is the perfect month to make sure you have…

Getting Fit With Your Dog

In Tuesday’s blog post, I gave you some winter dog walking tips. Now that the temps are starting to “warm” up for the weekend, I wanted to share more tips on how you can get fit with your dog and…

Five Tips for Winter Dog Walks

It’s freezing in Hampton Roads! I wish we would at least get some snow if it’s going to be this cold! Recently I was told by our vet that Chuy needs to drop a few pounds. It made me question…

Holiday Gift Guide for the Coastal Dog

Christmas is less than a week away! Have you finished all of your shopping yet? I have to admit I still have almost all my shopping left to do! Ahh! I always wait until the last minute for some reason.…

Dog-Friendly Weekend Events

TGIF, pet lovers! Are you staying warm with this cold weather? At least it’s not snowing right? Although a little snow sure would be pretty for the holiday season! If you are looking for something to do this weekend, I…

DIY Dog Treat Tote Bags

It gets so hectic and crazy during the holiday season with all the events, shopping, and obligations we have on top of that! Whew, I’m tired just thinking about it. It’s easy to lose sight of those in need during…

Thanksgiving Foods Your Pet Can Eat

Have you done all of your Thanksgiving grocery shopping yet? During this fun, festive and busy time of year let’s not forget about our furry family members! There are so many different types of foods being served during Thanksgiving that…

Road Trip to Dog Friendly Charlottesville!

Need to get away for the weekend? A road trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect course to take. My husband and I recently took a road trip to Charlottesville to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary. Charlottesville…

Santa Paws is Coming to Hampton Roads!

Santa Paws is coming to town! Are you wondering where you can have your pet’s photo taken with Santa Paws?  I have the ultimate guide to pet photos with Santa at the Hampton Roads Dog Blog. Growing up, I never…

Five Reasons Pets Are Cool in the Winter

Baby, it's cold outside! It’s only the beginning of November and Hampton Roads is forecasted to get our first snow today! Considering the stores had Christmas stuff out before Halloween ended, I’m not surprised Mother Nature is speeding winter along…

Black Cat Myths and Facts

Think black cats are bad luck? It’s almost Halloween and the black cat is symbolic of this holiday. Black cats are beautiful creatures that deserve as much love and attention as any other pet. Black cats are PAWesome and you’d…

DIY Skeleton Bones Dog Treats

We are less than a week away from Halloween! Did you catch our Halloween Pet Safety Tips last week? One of the most important tips is to keep your pets away from the Trick or Treaters candy bowl! Chocolate can…

DIY Cat Masquerade Pumpkin

Are you ready for Halloween yet? What about your pets? Will you be dressing them up this year? I’ve been working away on many different DIY Halloween projects. My hands are stained with paint, there’s glitter in every corner of…