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Vote now for a dog park makeover!

One of Central Pennsylvania’s area dog parks could get a $500,000 makeover if enough people vote in the Beneful® Dream Dog Park Contest. Beneful recently asked dog owners across the country, “If you had $500,000 to create a dream dog park for you and your best buddy, what would you do?” Heather Wadlinger, of Harrisburg, and her four-legged friend Taj, were selected as one of 15 finalists...

Protect your pet this summer

When spring arrives each year, it’s a reminder for me to get our dog, Sophie, a full check-up. Here's what you can do to keep your pets healthy and happy when warm weather hits.

Puppy Raisers Needed for Service Dogs

Susquehanna Service Dogs needs Puppy Raisers for Labrador retriever puppies that will grow and be trained to become service or hearing dogs in support of adults and children with disabilities...

Is your pet home alone?

Is your pet home alone?

Many of us hate to leave our pets home alone. I remember when we got our first dog, a puppy Golden Retriever. I would race home at lunch every day to let her out for a quick walk...

Puppy Power: Carlisle Dogs Therapeutic for Autistic Children

When we think of dogs helping people, probably the first images that come to mind are those of Seeing Eye dogs and the like. Aside from the aid they provide those with physical disabilities, canines may be considered Man’s Best Friend for the emotional support they lend.

Getting Pennsylvania pre-teens invovled in local hobbies

We live in an age where kids spend too much time watching TV, surfing the net or playing video games. Kids at this age should start exploring their interests and looking for a hobby

Coping  with the loss of a pet

Coping with the loss of a pet

When my son, Ezra, was 2, we got him a beautiful golden retriever puppy for Christmas. Ezra named him “Clifford” (after the cartoon, Clifford the Big Red Dog). But sadly we only got to spend seven years with Clifford. Ezra had to learn early on how to deal with loss...

How much work is that doggie in the window?

When Kelly and Jim Arnold’s dachshund passed away unexpectedly at age 12 earlier this year, the devastated family swore they’d never get a new pet...

Paw Loose and fancy-free

Springtime is a time for play, for getting outside and enjoying the fresh air. This is not only true for humans, but for our four-legged friends as well. Our pooches spend the winter months cooped up inside just like we do, so when the warm weather arrives, they are ready to run, jump and play ball. Give them a break worth barking about. Take your pup to a dog park. A dog park consists of a fenced-in area which...

6 Web sites to surf before you travel

A vacation is an investment. Not only do you shell out a good amount of money to travel, but you also most likely trade in your time off at work. Here, we offer up a few online resources we hope will help you plan the perfect getaway — giving your family more sunshine for less money.




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