What’s Hot in Dog Sweaters

Wool dog sweaters are perfect for days when it’s not quite hot enough for full-on winter gear. In dog sweaters, the paws-down customer favorite is the Chilly Dog Cowichan Squirrel Sweater.  It’s beautifully designed in rich shades of cream, tan and chocolate wool, and the squirrels are of course pretty irresistible. Here on the coast of Maine & […]

Winter Dog Coats that are Really Hot Right Now

Ruffwear Powder Hound Small dogs don’t have enough mass to stay warm in New England winters.  Bigger dogs are hardier, but they also generally stay outside for long periods of time, so their exposure to extreme temperature, precipitation of all kinds, and wind is higher.  Plus, the bigger the dog, the more snow, water, mud, salt […]

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 […]

Raw Bones for Dental Care

The First Thing We Talk About When We Talk About Dental Care Love your pet? (We know you do!)  The best way to express your fondness for your furry one is to love them from the inside out.  So don’t worry too much about buying the latest heart-shaped squeaky or catnip toy (unless it will […]

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 […]

Bravo! Recall Dec. 2015

Bravo! Pet Foods has recalled the following select chicken and turkey products for possible presence of salmonella: Bravo! Raw Chicken Blend 2lb, Best By Date 11/13/16 UPC 829546211028 Out of an abundance of caution, Bravo! is also voluntarily recalling products that did not test positive for salmonella, but that were manufactured the same day: Bravo Blend […]

Do You Have a DINOS?

….or do you know what it’s like to be approached by a MDIF? DINOS are Dogs In Need Of Space…good dogs who for any of a number of good reasons (fear, training, health, aggression are just a few) should not be approached without an ok from their human.  And MDIFs, well they are the well-meaning […]

Buy a Dog (or Cat) Bed this Weekend, and 20% Goes to ARL

If you’ve been thinking about a new bed for fluffy, we’ve got a great reason to buy one this weekend: We want to help The Animal Rescue League reach its year end fundraising goal, so we’re donating 20% of every bed sold this Saturday and Sunday Dec. 15-16 to ARL. We’ve got plaids and corduroys and herring bones and […]