Author: Rebecca Braglio

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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Protect Your Dog on ID Your Pet Day

ID Your Pet Day is July 1st and we’ve teamed up with the ASPCA to help spread awareness. More pets go missing during the July 4th weekend fireworks celebration than any other time of year. Identification can make all of the difference if your pet goes missing. Your dog should always have a collar with an ID tag that includes your name, current phone number, and any other important information (such as medical conditions). Take your identification up a notch and have your pet microchipped as a way of permanent identification. However, keep in mind that if your microchip...

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Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

With July 4th right around the corner and the summer heat in full blast, your dog is at added risk of getting lost or even hurt. These summer safety tips infographic by the ASPCA is a great reminder of how to keep your dog safe this summer. If your dog is going to be joining you at a barbecue or spending time outdoors this summer, make sure you have plenty of water available and shade.  Some dogs even need sunscreen. And remember, never leave your pet unattended in a car – heatstroke can happen in just five minutes. Summer Safety...

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Tips on Taking Your Dog to Work

Did you know that June 23 is Take Your Dog to Work Day? Whether your work place is pet friendly all year round or just for the day, here are a few tips from PetPlan to keep in mind: Keep trash cans out of reach. Pets have a penchant for digging in garbage and eating what they find there (whether it’s food or not!). GI upset is the most common insurance claim at Petplan — and not cheap to treat! To prevent tummy troubles, workers should be sure to keep cans covered. Or better yet: do away with individual...

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Local Events


July 2017

July 21, 20176:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Queenie’s Pets
7174 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
215-248-9999 Education

Looking for a Pet Loss Support Group to help ease your pain from losing a member of the family?

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July 21, 2017 to July 22, 20177:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sanford School
6900 Lancaster Pike
Tonya Guy at 610-869-4902 ext. 222. General Fundraiser

Letting Go of Adele, a feature-length documentary produced by Long Haul Films, follows the story of Marty and Adele, the first cardiac alert team to graduate from Canine Partners for Life.

July 27, 20176:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morgan’s Pier, 221 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA General Fundraiser

Baseball fans, animal advocates and country music lovers are invited to join Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp at the first annual Ruppapalooza at the Pier on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at Morgan's Pier in Philadelphia. The event benefits the Pennsylvania SPCA’s life-saving mission.

The evening will feature Phillies Celebrity Bartenders, an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic, adoptable ...


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