Author: Rebecca Braglio

To The Pets – Happy National Dog Day!

August 26th is National Dog Day and we’re celebrating all of the pets. has a soft spot, though, for senior pets and pets who have special needs. We love this video by 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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