Author: Rebecca Braglio

To The Pets – Happy National Dog Day!

August 26th is National Dog Day and we’re celebrating all of the pets. ThePhillyDog.com has a soft spot, though, for senior pets and pets who have special needs. We love this video by HandicappedPets.com because it shows the world that EVERY PET COUNTS – no matter their differences! Looking for your next pet family member? Adopt, don’t shop! On September 5, 2017,  Citizen For a No-Kill Philadelphia is hosting With Love: Super Adoption Day. Super Adoption Day brings together dozens of amazing Philadelphia-area animal rescues and vendors for Philly’s longest-running pet adoption festival. Located at the Schmidt’s Commons (1001 N. 2nd Street),...

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Philly Dog Owner Launches ponzmo

Philadelphia dog owner and creator of ponzmo, Damian Zaccaria, was bored. After working in the corporate world for 10+ years, Damian needed a change. Inspiration came from an unlikely source – his pets. After earning his MBA from Villanova University last year, he immediately put his skills to something other than finance: Pet food. Not the first time a dog has inspired a person to change career paths. Damian’s pups, Ponzu (4 1/2 yrs old) and Queso (8mo old) (pictured below). And, let’s not forget the cat, Massimo. How ponzmo began… Like many dogs, Ponzu would often go on hunger strikes. Despite trying different foods,...

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10 Ways My Dog Helps Me Manage My Depression

I’ve suffered from depression for over twenty years. I’ve been on every medication, tried every treatment. It took a long time to find the right combination for me, but I’m happy to say I’ve remained major-depressive-episode free for almost five years now. That’s a big deal. But I still get down from time to time. Lately, I’ve been in bit of a funk and realized I’ve been slacking on my self care. While medication and therapy were the two biggest factors in treating my depression, my pets have played a big part in my overall health. Specifically, my dog...

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5 Dog Friendly Bars and Yappy Hours

Philadelphia has so many bars that are dog friendly there’s no reason not to bring your dog along.* Better yet, there are plenty of Yappy Hours that help benefit local rescues. Enjoy a cocktail while your dog enjoys lounging with his own water bowl, “muttini”, and treats. Here are our top 5 picks of dog friendly bars in Philadelphia this summer: The Trestle Inn The Trestle Inn has literally gone to the dogs. Bring your own dog and enjoy your drink while your pup noshes on doggie treats from Doggie Style Pets. Or, meet local rescue Saved Me’s adoptable...

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September 2017

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The Rescue Run 2017

By Rebecca Braglio
September 24, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Rescue Run 5K Walk/Run

We're back for our 5th year, bringing you Philly's most beloved dog-rescue 5K.

The Rescue Run 5K is Philly’s first race to benefit and promote rescue and adoption. Annually in the Fall, hundreds of runners gather at the Navy Yard to race in honor of the dogs we love so much. Numerous rescue groups and shelters attend the ...

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Harvest Fest

By Rebecca Braglio
September 24, 201711:00 am - 4:00 pm
Braxton’s Animal Works
620 W Lancaster Ave
(610) 688-0769 Fair

Braxton’s Annual Harvest Fest is a popular community event for pet lovers and animal service providers from all over the region. It brings together animal lovers, rescue/shelter organizations, and many other pet-related businesses and services for a day of fun!

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Braxton’s Annual Harvest Fest is a popular community event for pet lovers and animal service providers from all over the region. It brings together animal lovers, rescue/shelter organizations, and many other pet-related businesses and services for a day of fun!
September 23, 2017 to September 24, 20179:00 am - 4:00 pm
Y2K9s
601 Davisville Rd
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Make your passion happen… complete the weekend course to earn your CCC certification. Includes meals, training props, manual, and gift bag. Bring your own dog or use our loaners.

ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
Become a licensed Canine Conditioning Coach, helping dogs overcome challenges and flourish as they learn to execute physical exercises as well as to focus and actively ...

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