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With summer right around the corner and vacation season soon underway, get a head start booking your four-legged friend’s overnight boarding reservation at The Dog Stop® before it gets too late! Summer reservations fill up fast, so take advantage of booking early in April and May.

Dog friends

A popular trend in dog services is in-home pet care, where dogs can rest easy in their own homes and dog owners can rest even easier knowing their dog friends are in good hands. Whether you’re at work or on a trip, someone needs to take care of your dog while you are away.

Grooming your dog is very important to your dog’s overall health and can help prevent serious health problems as a result of poor hygiene. Basic grooming consists of coat brushing, nail trimming, teeth brushing, checking their ears and bathing. But don’t take it from us!

Pet Food Choices

No dog food is created equal and not every dog requires the same nutrition. Puppies require different food then their senior counterparts, small dogs have different needs than larger breeds and some dogs prefer wet food over dry food.

Pittsburgh Dog Parks

While most Pittsburgh area dog parks and Off-Leash Exercise Areas (OLEAs) are open year round, springtime is the time of year when many dog owners dust off their sneakers, break out the dog leash and hit the trails!

Pet Boarding

Whether booking a weekend getaway or a 10 day cruise, if you can’t take your dog along you’ll need to find accommodations for your four-legged friend. If you cannot find a family member, friend or dog-sitter to help out, you’ll want to consider dog boarding.

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If you’re planning a vacation, chances are you’ll be leaving your four-legged friend in the care of others. As you pack your bags, it’s a good idea to start thinking about Fido’s suitcase too. Not sure what to pack for your furry friend?

You can’t bring Rex on vacation. Now what? Start by asking a reliable family member, neighbor or dog sitter to help with feeding, walking and other doggy duties. If none of these options are available, it’s time to explore boarding your dog at a reputable kennel.

Pet Hygiene Tips

Proper pet care involves more than providing unconditional love, endless belly rubs, and the best food; it also requires regular bathing, grooming, playtime and exercise.

Your pet’s coat is unique, from texture to length and color. Just like the hair on your own head, your pet’s fur requires certain care, depending on the coat.

I knew something was up. Mom scooped out my food, but she didn’t put it in my bowl. Can you believe that? Then she took Mo-Mo and put him in a bag. Mo-Mo! My favorite monkey! What was wrong with this woman? Was she possessed?

Have you been endlessly searching for the perfect water toy to accompany you and your fur baby while spending some quality time together outside?

Q: I just bought a new puppy, and we are having a hard time house training – nothing seems to be working! What do you recommend? – Lisa C. from Shaler

Everyone loves a good walk with their favorite furry friend. While the main goal is to get out in the fresh air and burn some energy, following these four simple steps can help keep you and your pup safe and relaxed through the entire process.

1. Paw Checks

After a walk, check your dogs’ feet for debris, then rinse them in warm water and dry with a towel.


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Looking for a long-lasting, healthy treat? Or maybe you’ve been searching for a more easily digestible alternative to rawhide. Well, look no further, and introduce your pup to a Himalayan Chew.

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s natural to want to share some of the holiday cheer with your four-legged family members, but many of your Turkey Day favorites can wreak havoc on a pup’s body. Do you know which foods are safe to share?

I yawn as I eat my breakfast. Truth be told I’m not that hungry after eating that entire jar of peanut butter, but perhaps Mom didn’t see the empty container I left in her laundry basket. I guess she’ll find it later. Then I hear it: the jingle of keys. Holy smokes, it’s Monday!

Check out this video a man made by dressing his dog up as a giant, mutant spider, and pranking people. Could this possibly be the best dog Halloween costume ever? We can only imagine how frightened these people were! 

The Mayhew Animal Home & Education Centre took an unconventional approach when creating their latest adoption commercial.

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Asked by Britt L., South Side, PA (Proud owner of “Iggy”, pictured here.)

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Asked by Abby W., Aspinwall, PA (Proud owner of “Jake”, pictured here.)

Yes Abby, you can teach an old dog new tricks! Dogs are a remarkable creature that have the ability to learn and adapt at any age.