Grandma Lucy’s Affordable Freeze-dried Pet Food

Making Freeze-dried Pet Food Accessible Grandma Lucy’s makes accessibly-priced freeze-dried pet food. It costs about the same per day (about $3.50-$4.25 for an average 50lb dog) as our most popular kibble, Acana.  So should you consider switching or adding it to your food rotation?  Comparing kibble and freeze-dried foods is like comparing apples to oranges. But […]

Treats: Goodness Gracious

Give a handful of treats to the pet you love, and a heart full of hope to another in need… One of our favorite dog treats has a particular place in our hearts because of their commitment to supporting local animal welfare groups.  We’re talking about Goodness Gracious, located right in Marblehead, MA.  Founder Amy […]

Mothers Day: I’m A Good Dog, and Newborn Puppies Book Signings

We’re honored to host two celebrated authors this weekend in both stores (Portland and Boston):  Sat. 5/11 in Portland, and Sun. 5/12 in Boston.  Both signings are from 1-3 pm.  All proceeds will go to MSPCA and Lilly’s Fund (Boston) and Buddy Up Animal Society (Portland).  And we’ll have special guest Lilly the Hero Pit […]

Fashion Friday: Zip the Pug Sports a Bow Tie

We’re an impassioned group of animal lovers.  We take the business of choosing & providing supplies to our customers very very seriously.  So why do we carry so much dog apparel each winter?  Doesn’t that make us less serious? Actually, not at all!  First of all, some apparel is unquestionably functional, sometimes necessary.  It’s a […]

Elevated Dining Style

We’re fans of These Creatures, a small company in Seattle that designs and handcrafts steel diners for pets (and leash/coat hooks, and some other handy things like charging docks).  Their designs are refreshing.  No paw prints or bones here; instead, warblers and squirrels and goldfish, or nicely rendered images of popular dog breeds.  Or in […]

Dogfriendly Neighbors: Marimekko on Newbury Street

Many of customers bring their dog to the store to pick out his/her own treats and toys and beds, and we of course love that.  I often wonder though if our customers know how dog friendly our neighborhood is.  You can actually bring your dog into most stores in Back Bay, and chances are, you’ll […]

In the Dog House, #1

This photo inspired me to seek out other creative/interesting dog houses.  If you have any suggestions please send a note!  This one was found on Australian Working Dog Rescue‘s Facebook page.  Gives a completely different meaning to ‘in the dog house’!