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Survey finds dog owners want clean label dog food

Natural / Organic Pet Food - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 22:00
Seventy-five percent of respondents said their clean eating efforts influence what they feed their dogs.
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#tbt Raw pet food growth continues despite concerns

Natural / Organic Pet Food - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 22:00
Raw pet food sales have already grown from US$117 million to US$393 million between 2012 and 2016 in the United States.
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GoPetFriendly.com Meet Up in Williamsburg, VA on May 6th!

Go Pet Friendly - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:06
We’re super-excited to be celebrating National Pet Week with Heritage Humane Society in Williamsburg, Virginia on Saturday, May 6th, from 11am to 3pm! What better way to honor our pets than by...

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GoPetFriendly.com Meet Up in Annapolis on May 13th!

Go Pet Friendly - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 06:26
In honor of Be Kind to Animals Week, we’re joining the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Paws and Possibilities, LLC, and Bark Annapolis in the Towne Centre in Annapolis, Maryland! On Saturday, May...

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Pet food formulation lessons from feeding sled dog champs

Natural / Organic Pet Food - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 22:00
The winner of this year’s Iditarod Trail dog sled race ate an experimental formula from Dr. Tim’s.
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Mississippi’s Top Pet Friendly Attraction: The Natchez Trace

Go Pet Friendly - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 06:02
This post is part of a series on the Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip, a 10-month, 15,000 mile tour of the top pet friendly attraction in each of the lower 48 states. Choosing the #1 pet friendly...

GoPetFriendly.com is a website for people who love to travel with their pets. Whether you're going around the block or across the country, we'll help make your next trip fun for the whole family! Please continue reading this post on our blog, Take Paws.
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The Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip Comes to Asheville, NC On April 29th!

Go Pet Friendly - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 07:02
It’s going to be a FULL DAY of fun when the Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip comes Asheville! Rod and I will start the day talking pet travel and sharing tips at Asheville Humane Society on...

GoPetFriendly.com is a website for people who love to travel with their pets. Whether you're going around the block or across the country, we'll help make your next trip fun for the whole family! Please continue reading this post on our blog, Take Paws.
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Clean label pet food certified by nonprofit group

Natural / Organic Pet Food - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:00
Clean Label Project, a national nonprofit organization focused on health and transparency in labeling.
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Canadian raw pet food maker moving to new facility

Natural / Organic Pet Food - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:00
Western Canadian raw pet food producer Red Dog Deli Raw Food Company Inc., the maker of Red Dog Blue Kat, opened its doors in 2004.
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Infographic – Complete Guide to Pet Friendly Road Trips

Go Pet Friendly - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 15:38
It takes a bit of preparation to make sure that your pet friendly road trip comes off without a hitch! To help, we’ve teamed up with our friends at PetHub to bring you these tips for planning the...

GoPetFriendly.com is a website for people who love to travel with their pets. Whether you're going around the block or across the country, we'll help make your next trip fun for the whole family! Please continue reading this post on our blog, Take Paws.
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Georgia’s Top Pet Friendly Attraction: Rock City Gardens

Go Pet Friendly - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 07:33
This post is part of a series on the Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip, a 10-month, 15,000 mile tour of the top pet friendly attraction in each of the lower 48 states. Choosing the #1 pet friendly...

GoPetFriendly.com is a website for people who love to travel with their pets. Whether you're going around the block or across the country, we'll help make your next trip fun for the whole family! Please continue reading this post on our blog, Take Paws.
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Wine and the Working Dog

Traveling with Your Pet - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:13

Image: Dog In Vineyard There’s no doubt that dogs are hard workers. Among the more popular canine career holders are service dogs, therapy dogs, herding dogs, and search and rescue dogs. One of the less well-known pup professions is serving as a mascot, yet dogs have represented organizations as mascots for hundreds of years.

Mascots are most commonly associated with colleges and universities, but many national businesses have had famous mascots as well. Think Gidget the Chihuahua from Taco Bell and Bullseye the Bull Terrier from Target.

There is one type of business where you might not expect to see a mascot, however: a winery. In reality, many wineries have 4-legged mascots, and these furry ambassadors are integral to their workplaces. We found some dogs hard at — ahem — work in wineries around the country. If you’re planning a trip this fall, here are some wineries and their mascots you might want to consider checking out.Milano Family WineryZeus is the head dog at Milano Family Winery in Mendocino County, California. A 6-year-old Pomeranian, Zeus has been working at the winery for about 4 years. He arrives every morning ready for business with Deanna Starr, winery owner, winemaker, and Zeus’s “girlfriend.”

According to Deanna, Zeus took to his duties with great enthusiasm from the start of his career. “He is very thorough at overseeing all of the operations and greeting guests,” says Deanna. How does Zeus get along with the winery’s customers? “They love him,” Deanna says. “They ask about Zeus if he is not around. And he is about as cute as they come — he even smiles!”A Gust Of SunJewell, Cody, and Abbey, a trio of West Highland White Terriers, have been working at A Gust of Sun Winery and Vineyard in Ransomville, New York, since the winery opened its doors in 2011. Ages 13, 11, and 10, respectively, the pups can be found hard at work everyday as the official greeting committee and guest companions at the winery. “People come from all over to visit them,” co-owner Shane Gustafson notes.

Having 3 mascots — with 3 very different personalities — serves guests well. “Jewell fancies herself the princess of the pack,” Shane says, “despite letting her brother Cody have his way most of the time.” While initially appearing sweet and demure, Jewell can actually be quite bold when her spicy personality makes itself known.

Sweet, charming, and intelligent, Cody recognizes many words and performs tricks for winery goers. “You can tell when he’s trying to understand something because of his characteristic head tilt when you speak to him,” Shane says. “He’s also the face licker of the bunch!”

Abbey is the shyest of the pups. Says Shane, “She’s an unpretentious tomboy who loves to play rough with her brother Cody, yet is reserved and cautious in new situations. And she’s always open for snuggles.”Sleeping Dog WinesLarry Oates, owner and winemaker at Sleeping Dog Wines in Benton City, Washington, says, “With a name like ours, of course we have a canine figurehead.” The winery’s current ambassador is Jett, a 4-year-old black German Shepherd. “Jett had a fragmented life before we adopted her 2 years ago,” says Larry.

Although Jett’s manners have improved significantly since Larry first brought her home, “it can be trying at times when Jett barks loudly at our visitors,” he says. “Once she settles down and customers get involved in tasting the wines, they become smitten with Jett — just in time to be barked at again as they head to their cars.”
Pearmund CellarsAt Pearmund Cellars Winery and Vineyard in Broad Run, Virginia, Tug, a 7-year-old Golden Retriever, has been the official greeter for 3 years. “Tug came to us with no training or discipline,” explains Chris Pearmund, winery owner and Tug’s dad. “After training him on basic dog rules, he adopted the winery as his job.”

Tug watches from the winery entrance as people exit their cars, then walks over to them with a wagging tail to say hi and ensure a welcoming environment. Then he walks patrons to the door and waits for the next car. If customers get by him without a proper greeting, Tug seeks them out inside the winery, bypassing those he has already greeted. “He never misses anyone,” notes Chris.

As for the customers’ reactions to Tug, “it’s just amazing,” says Chris. “His Facebook page is more active than mine! Customers want their picture taken with him, and kids ask to come visit our winery just to see him.”

Tug’s hard work certainly seems to have paid off. He was voted Best Wine Dog in Virginia last year!White Mountain WineryWhite Mountain Winery in North Conway, New Hampshire, is the domain of Doc and Lucy, official winery greeters. Doc, a 5-year-old Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull mix, was a shoe-in for the job, according to co-owner Bryon Gil. “He was our family pet before we opened the winery,” Bryon says. “So it was a no-brainer that he’d help out with the family business.” Lucy, a 2-year-old Whippet mix, came along as business grew.

Many of the winery’s customers are pleasantly surprised to find 2 feisty pups when they visit. “Now that our customers have gotten to know Doc and Lucy,” Bryon says, “they stop in just to say hi even if they are not there for wine.”
This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of HealthyPet magazine.

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GoPetFriendly.com Meet Up in Charleston, South Carolina on April 22nd!

Go Pet Friendly - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 07:37
We’re bringing The Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip to the East Coast, and we’re starting in Charleston! Celebrate Earth Day with us and the Charleston Animal Society at a Re-Home,...

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Alabama’s Top Pet Friendly Attraction: Little River Canyon

Go Pet Friendly - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 13:30
This post is part of a series on the Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip, a 10-month, 15,000 mile tour of the top pet friendly attraction in each of the lower 48 states. Choosing the #1 pet friendly...

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Why consumer attitudes matter in pet food formulation

Natural / Organic Pet Food - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:20
Consumers’ views of the foods they eat carry over into what they expect their pets to eat, participants in Pets Family Feud found out at Petfood Innovation Workshop.
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Tennessee’s Top Pet Friendly Attraction: Shelby Farms Park

Go Pet Friendly - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:43
This post is part of a series on the Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip, a 10-month, 15,000 mile tour of the top pet friendly attraction in each of the lower 48 states. Choosing the #1 pet friendly...

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Weekly Pet Travel Photo Challenge

Go Pet Friendly - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 06:30
Welcome to this week’s GoPetFriendly.com Pet Travel Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures, and you guess the pet friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks...

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Arkansas’ Top Pet Friendly Attraction: Buffalo National River

Go Pet Friendly - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:22
This post is part of a series on the Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip, a 10-month, 15,000 mile tour of the top pet friendly attraction in each of the lower 48 states. Choosing the #1 pet friendly...

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Dog Friendly Baseball Games – 2017 Schedule

Go Pet Friendly - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 06:50
We’re just days away from the first regular season baseball games of the year, and what could be better than enjoying America’s pastime with your best friend? With the hotdogs and...

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Weekly Pet Travel Photo Challenge

Go Pet Friendly - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:30
Welcome to this week’s GoPetFriendly.com Pet Travel Photo Challenge … where we post your pet travel pictures, and you guess the pet friendly destinations! Last Week’s Winner Thanks...

GoPetFriendly.com is a website for people who love to travel with their pets. Whether you're going around the block or across the country, we'll help make your next trip fun for the whole family! Please continue reading this post on our blog, Take Paws.
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