September Dog-Friendly Events in Charlotte

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September 16th, 11AM – 4PM Woofstock 2017 NoDa Brewing, 11am-4pm, $5 admission Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue are teaming up throw an end-of-summer PAWTY with cool vendors, several rescue, and AWESOME silent auction, food and drink and great music, and lots of adoptable dogs! September 16th, 3PM – 6PM Drunken Pumpkin Fall Beer Bash … Read More

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate on National Dog Day

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It feels like every other day is National something Day. National Ice Cream Day. National Siblings Day. National Talk Like A Pirate Day. But there’s a holiday coming up that we’re actually incredibly excited for! August 26 is National Dog Day, and we’ve got 5 exciting ways for you to celebrate your pooch this weekend. 1. Get Custom-Made Dog Cakes or … Read More

Charlotte Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Centers

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Every time that we at Skipper hear the opening bars of Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel”, we immediately reach for tissues. It’s a hauntingly beautiful pop ballad. However, it’s not the lyrics or music that makes us curl into the fetal position. What makes the tears flow is that that song will forever be associated with a commercial for the American Society … Read More

Frozen Treats To Help Your Dog Beat The Heat

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Ahh, summer in the South, a time when our desire to be outside enjoying events that end with fireworks is only outweighed by our desire to not melt into a puddle on the sizzling hot sidewalk. However, don’t worry fellow southerners, it should start to cool down around Thanksgiving. In the summer, we humans tend to strip down to as … Read More

The Evolution of Dogs

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Dogs are such a integral part of lives that it is hard to imagine a time when weren’t starting Instagram accounts for them or feeding them organic homemade dog treats or sending them to doggie day care. And, although our four-legged best friends may not have always been given the same kind of royal treatment that many of them receive … Read More

Benefits of Using In-Home Pet Care

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Dogs are more than our pets. They are our friends and our family members and because of this, we want them to live their best lives. Dogs are social animals that crave routine. To keep them healthy and out of mischief, they need to be consistently mentally stimulated. According to WebMD, dogs, much like their human counterparts, receive many benefits … Read More

A Definitive List of Charlotte’s Best Dog Parks

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Take a quick pick peek at some local Instagram accounts and you will find that Charlotteans love: craft beer, Uptown sunsets, popsicles melting in Prosecco and dogs. Fortunately, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recs provides some incredible dog parks for all of its dog loving citizens. Dog Park near Matthews NC: William R. Davie District Park Located off Pineville-Matthews Road near the … Read More

Human foods that you should never feed your dog (and a few that you should)

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The Doggie Diaries: Food Confessionals “Hello. My name is Bella. I’m a Boxer and I once ate half a bag of self-rising flour. There were biscuits starting to form in my mouth.” “Good evening. My name is Copper. Proud mix breed here. I once ate a giant bag of Starbursts – wrappings and all.” “Hey there. My name is Max. … Read More