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TOP of the CLASS
4 months ago

TOP of the CLASS

By  •  Features

Nick White shares his training methods, fit for celebrity pups

By Joseph Grammer

Nick White started Off-Leash K9 in Woodbridge, VA, in March 2010. Now he has over 80 locations …
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Taking the “Pet” Out of Petrified
4 months ago

Taking the “Pet” Out of Petrified

By  •  Features

Helping dogs’ emotional well-being during vet visits

by Jennifer Korinchak

Can you imagine telling your dog, “Let’s go to the vet!” and seeing her wag her tail, instead of high-tailing …
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Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail Segment 2: Lawyers Road in Reston to Thaiss Park in Fairfax
4 months ago

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail Segment 2: Lawyers Road in Reston to Thaiss Park in Fairfax

By  •  Hit the Trail

by Angela Meyers

Welcome to the second segment of the Cross County Trail! This part of the hike takes us from Reston to the City of Fairfax. Exploring this trail …
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Caring For Your Canine’s Teeth
7 months ago

Caring For Your Canine’s Teeth

By  •  health & wellness

by Michaela P. Meissner, BS, LVT

At Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery, a veterinary practice that specializes in teeth and diseases of the oral cavity, we are frequently asked the …
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What Happens When Your Dog Has an Emergency?

By  •  health & wellness

by Johna Gagnon, M.Ed., Licensed Certified PetTech Instructor

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month. Pet owners, including parents of dogs, aren’t always knowledgeable about what to do if their …
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Gerry Connolly Cross County Connector Trail (CCT) Intro & Segment 1
7 months ago

Gerry Connolly Cross County Connector Trail (CCT) Intro & Segment 1

By  •  Hit the Trail

There is a little-known trail in Fairfax County that does an amazing thing; it connects the county from north to south, 40 miles in length. That trail is the Gerry …
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Heeling House: Pioneering Animal Assisted Interaction (AAI) into Children’s Therapy
7 months ago

Heeling House: Pioneering Animal Assisted Interaction (AAI) into Children’s Therapy

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By Donna Pfendler-Merkle

Heeling House began as an idea between three friends at an International Therapy Dog Conference in Denver, CO three years ago. They had a vision to take …
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Dogs Deserve Better: A Dedicated Team
7 months ago

Dogs Deserve Better: A Dedicated Team

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Dogs Deserve Better (NOVA Chapter) works to rescue chained and penned dogs from the American South

By Joseph Grammer

“Most of our dogs come from the South. Maybe 90-95% from …
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Painting With a Purpose
8 months ago

Painting With a Purpose

By  •  What's New

Asheville artist paints pet portraits to help a local animal shelter spread awareness 

by Emily Nowels

ASHEVILLE, NC — Last year artist Angela Alexander, who specializes in pet portraits, …
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The Heart of the Matter: Understanding and Preventing Heartworms in Dogs
9 months ago

The Heart of the Matter: Understanding and Preventing Heartworms in Dogs

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By Jennifer Korinchak

Valentine’s Day will soon be here, and that gets us thinking about hearts! While the thought of heartworms isn’t very romantic, we feel it’s an important …
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