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Beware of Unofficial or Illegal Pet Care Businesses

Beware of Unofficial or Illegal Pet Care Businesses

By: Tracey Zysk – February, 2014 School vacations are approaching. As you start planning your trips, you begin to look into pet care options for your pets. You start strolling…

New Year Puppy

New Year Puppy

By: Tracey Zysk – January, 2105 How many of you found an adorable cute little puppy under your tree this holiday season? If you did or are planning on adopting…

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

Christmas, Hanukkah and ringing in the New Year are always filled with joy and excitement. However, it comes with over excitement and some obstacles for our pets. Keeping your furry…

Five Foods Your Dog CAN Eat On Thanksgiving

Five Foods Your Dog CAN Eat On Thanksgiving

By: Tracey Zysk – November, 2014 When preparing your Thanksgiving dinner, take a moment and create a plate for your four legged friend. Over and over we are told NOT…

FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

By: Tracey Zysk – October, 2014 On September 17, 2014 the announcement many of us animal advocates had been waiting for finally was released. The FBI was going to start…

Lani’s Four Year Adoption Anniversary ~ Tracey Zysk

Lani’s Four Year  Adoption Anniversary ~ Tracey Zysk

Four years ago on August 28, I never knew my life would change so much, so quickly. Without any regret, and in fact, with complete joy, I adopted my sweet,…

North Andover’s New K9 Officer Has Arrived

North Andover’s New  K9 Officer Has Arrived

By: Tracey Zysk – Sept. 2014 Chief Gallagher and the North Andover Police Department are happy to announce the arrival of their new K9, a Dutch Shepherd named “MoJo” It’s…

The Mysterious Black Cat

The Mysterious Black Cat

By: Tracey Zysk – August, 2014 Many people have these crazy notions that black cats represent the dark side, bring bad luck or even represent death. However, if you go…

Valley Patriot’s Doggie Hero Bruce Tarr Does it Again – Tracey Zysk

Valley Patriot’s Doggie Hero  Bruce Tarr Does it Again – Tracey Zysk

By: Tracey Zysk – August, 2014 Senator Bruce Tarr’s office released this press release earlier this week and the Valley Patriot family and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts animal lovers couldn’t…

New Bylaws for North Andover Residents with More Than Four Dogs

New Bylaws for North Andover  Residents with More Than Four Dogs

By: Tracey Zysk – June, 2014 At this year’s town meeting, the residents of North Andover voted to amend the Town of North Andover General Bylaws by deleting Chapter 88-Dogs,…

The PAWS ACT Presented By State Senator Bruce Tarr

The PAWS ACT Presented By State Senator Bruce Tarr

By: Tracey Zysk – May, 2014 The Valley Patriot is once again praising Senator Bruce Tarr for his endless efforts to keep our pets safe in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.…

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

By: Tracey Zysk – April, 2014 Your VOICE does MATTER! As many of you know I pride myself on being a voice for the animals and this month I plan…

Animal Advocates, Politicians, and The Valley Patriot

Animal Advocates, Politicians, and The Valley Patriot

 Tracey Zysk – March, 2014 Over four years ago, I placed a business card size ad in The Valley Patriot. The calls were coming in and clients started signing up…

Winter Grooming is a Must for Your Dog –

Winter Grooming is a Must for Your Dog –

By: Tracey Zysk, Doggie Columnist – February, 2014 Snow, sleet, showers are all part of a typical New England winter. These conditions can be cold, frigid, and in some cases just…

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

  Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Tracey Zysk of North Andover, owner of Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care has won a national award by Pet Sitter’s International for promoting quality pet care through…

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