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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner! Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. However, Halloween can be a nightmare for your pets if you aren’t properly prepared. Check out our tips below to make sure…

Resolve to Help Local Shelter Pets in 2015

Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions or new goals for yourself? One of my goals with pet blogging is to raise awareness to help shelter and rescue pets in need. Did you know that just the simple act…

Pet Photos with Santa in Coastal Virginia

Christmas is just two week away! Can you believe it? We took Chuy to MacArthur Center last weekend for pet photos with Santa. It was an awesome time, and they are doing it again this Sunday, December 14th from 7:30pm…

What Not to Feed Your Pets on Thanksgiving

Our vet once told us that they treat more stomach issues on Thanksgiving than any other time of year. Many pets come in with gastrointestinal irritations, vomiting, diarrhea, and pancreatitis. That is really scary! Not to mention, many vets don’t…

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Have Gone to the Dogs!

I can remember wearing those tacky Christmas sweaters (with matching light bulb earrings) back in middle school and thinking that I looked so cool. What in the world were we thinking back then with some of the fashion?! There has…

Trick or Treating Tips for Dogs

Happy Halloween! Are you heading out for Trick or Treating tonight? We always go with my niece and nephews and of course, Chuy comes too! Trick or Treating is not something that all dogs are comfortable with, so I want to…

Dog-Friendly Wineries and Breweries in Coastal Virginia

I mentioned visiting a dog-friendly winery in my Fall Bucket List. We had our first brewery experience at Blue Mountain Brewery last fall during our trip to Charlottesville. I loved that Chuy got to hang out with us while we…

Dog-Friendly Farmers Markets in Coastal Virginia

One of my favorite things to do in the fall that I mentioned in last week’s fall bucket list is shopping for local produce at the farmers market. I also love it because I can take my dog Chuy along…

Fall Things To Do With Your Pet in Coastal Virginia

Can you believe it’s fall already? Amazingly enough, the first day of fall in Coastal Virginia actually felt like fall. I had an awesome summer, but I’m ready for the cooler temps, pumpkins, hayrides and all things fall! September and…

DIY Pirate Dog Costume for Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy, mateys! Did you know that today is Talk like a Pirate Day? Why?Just because it’s fun! Coastal Virginia is rich with pirate history including Blackbeard, the most famous buccaneer of them all! How good are you with pirate lingo?…

3 Quick Tips to Protect Your Pet from Fleas and Ticks

The summer is quickly coming to an end but that doesn’t mean fleas, ticks, and mosquitos are going away anytime soon. Today I wanted to share with you three quick tips to help protect your pet from fleas and ticks.…

Water Safety Tips for Dogs in Coastal Virginia

Coastal Virginia is surrounded by waterways, inlets, rivers, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Chesapeake Bay. It seems that no matter which city you find yourself in, you are near water! I absolutely love that about living in this area. If…

July 4th and Hurricane Pet Safety Tips

Mother Nature sure has poor planning this weekend! Hurricane Arthur is heading up the coast just in time for July 4th weekend. It’s hard to say how it’s going to play out at this point with all the different forecasts…

How to Bake a Dog Birthday Cake

Last weekend, my Chihuahua Chuy turned five years old. It’s hard to believe how fast time flies! We’ve had Chuy since he was six weeks old, so it’s been amazing to watch him grow! We always celebrate Chuy’s birthday with…

Get Patriotic This Summer in Coastal Virginia

What does summer time mean to you in Coastal Virginia? For me it’s about going to the beach, attending festivals, cookouts with friends/family, and of course celebrating the summer holidays like Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.

Dog Donut Recipe

What’s better than happy hour on a Friday? A FREE donut, of course! Did you know that Friday, June 6th is National Donut Day? Many local donut shops like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are giving away free donuts to…

DIY Gold Pet Magnets

This rainy day makes me want to stay indoors and do some crafting! I don’t know about you but I actually love a good summertime storm. (Speaking of summer, have you checked out the Coastal Virginia Summer Bucket List yet?…

DIY Memorial Day Dog Treats

I’m so ready for a 3-day weekend to just sit back and relax. Oh, who am I kidding? That probably won’t happen, but it’s good to dream, right?! If you are making plans to host or attend a Memorial Day…

Spring Cleaning Tips for Pet Parents

Now that the weather has warmed up, it’s time to do some spring cleaning! After a long and cold winter cooped up indoors, my house could use a deep cleaning and some serious organization! This is especially important for pet…

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with your Pet

What’s cuter than a Chihuahua and a Piñata on Cinco de Mayo? I honestly don’t know if there is anything cuter than that! I love holidays and of course including my Chihuahua Chuy in all the festivities. Do you like…

Help Athena Get Adopted

Athena is an amazingly talented and quirky two-year-old Pit-Bull mix. She loves children and gets along with dogs but would rather not share her domain with Feline friends. She knows sit, shake, down, and everything in-between! Athena is very knowledgeable…

DIY Doggie Easter Baskets

I’m so excited for Easter this weekend! We include our Chihuahua, Chuy in the Easter celebration with all the family by giving him an Easter basket and doing a dog friendly Easter egg hunt! I wanted to share with you…

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…