Author: Rebecca Braglio

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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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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December 2017

December 2, 201711:00 am - 6:00 pm
4324 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127-1421, United States General Fundraiser

Please join us for our 6th Annual Santa Paws in Manayunk!

We will have raffles and more from our Manayunk and surrounding businesses!

Photos will be by Eric S. Bauer Photography (EBSPhotographic)

Please bring pet friendly donations to get more raffles!

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Please join us for our 6th Annual Santa Paws in Manayunk!

We will have raffles and more from our Manayunk and surrounding businesses!

Photos will be by Eric S. Bauer Photography (EBSPhotographic)

Please bring pet friendly donations to get more raffles!
December 2, 20171:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
117 S 17th St
General Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for our 9th annual Santa Paws event! Santa will be set up in our cozy living room next to the fireplace to take professional holiday photos with your pups. Holiday cookies for both people and pets as well as hot chocolate will be provided.

Photos are free but donations to local shelter

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December 6, 20176:30 pm - 9:30 pm
O’Neals Pub
611 S 3rd St
General Fundraiser / Yappy Hour

Food & Drink Specials, Raffles, and More!
FRIENDLY DOGS WELCOME
O'Neals Pub 611 S 3rd St. (3rd & South) Second Floor

Visit From Santa Paws!
Photo with your pup & Mr. Paws

Fundraiser for Repairs at Mario Lanza Dog Park&...

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