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September is National Guide Dog Month

September is National Guide Dog Month

By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2013 September is National Guide Dog Month which is an honorary way to celebrate the work of guide dogs in the United States. This includes…

Frozen Treats for Your Pups

Frozen Treats for Your Pups

By: Tracey Zysk – July, 2013 Holy Hot! As my Boston Terrier, Lani, was panting while trying to cool down after our walk, I gave her fresh water with ice…

June is Adopt a Cat Month

June is Adopt a Cat Month

By: Tracey Zysk – June, 2013 What a Purr-fect time to bring a feline into your home. June is National Adopt a Cat Month. Rescue leagues nationwide in collaboration with…

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

  By: Tracey Zysk – May 2013 On September 24, 2011 I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Karen Smith of the Massachusetts Animal Coalition at the New England Pet…

Tips to Prepare for Puppy Season

Tips to Prepare for Puppy Season

  By: Tracey Zysk – April 2013 Puppy season, puppy season, puppy season – everyone loves puppy season! How can you not? These cute, adorable, fluff balls that snuggle up…

Going Away on April Vacation? Book Your Pet Care Now

Going Away on April Vacation? Book Your Pet Care Now

  By: Tracey Zysk – March 2013 For the past five weeks, weekend after weekend we have had a snowstorm, flurries and even a record breaking blizzard. If you are…

Time for Your Dog’s 2013 Dog License?

Time for Your Dog’s 2013 Dog License?

Tracey Zysk – February 2013 If you haven’t already received a bill from your town for your dog’s 2013 dog license, you will be receiving it soon. People ask me…

Winter Wonderland and your Doggies

Winter Wonderland and your Doggies

  By: Tracey Zysk – January 2013 As the season changes and the snow and cold approaches us, we must consider how this affects our dogs. Like humans, dogs can…

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

North Andover Fire Dept. 4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children in Need

  By: Tracy Zysk- December, 2012 Matt Davis and the North Andover Fire Department will be hosting their “4th Annual Toy Drive for Local Children.” Firefighter Matt Davis started this…

Holiday Decorating Tips For A House With Pets

Holiday Decorating Tips For A House With Pets

By Tracey Zysk – December, 2012 During the holidays, your household might be a little more crazier than usual with kids anticipating the BIG VISIT, house guests stopping over, decorations everywhere…

Plan Ahead for Your Pets When Traveling, Unexpected Inclement Weather

Plan Ahead for Your Pets When Traveling, Unexpected Inclement Weather

By: Tracey Zysk, Doggie Columnist – November, 2012 Traveling for the holidays? Leaving your pets in the care of family, friends or a pet care service? Or if you are…

Methuen H.S. Ranger Band to March in North Andover’s Santa Parade

Methuen H.S. Ranger Band to March in North Andover’s Santa Parade

  By: Tracey Zysk, October 5, 2012 The North Andover festival committee is pleased to announce that the Methuen High School Ranger Band will be performing in this year’s Santa…

The Valley Loses Four K-9 Dogs in the Past Few Months

The Valley Loses Four K-9 Dogs in the Past Few Months

By: Tracey Zysk, Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist – September, 2012 In the past few months the Merrimack Valley experienced the unexplainable and unbelievable.   The loss of four very well established…

RIP Axel – Chelmsford K-9

RIP Axel – Chelmsford K-9

By: Tracey Zysk – April 2012 On March 23, 2012 Chelmsford Police K-9 Axel took his final ride in his police cruiser. Axel, a 5yr old Czechoslovakian shepherd passed away from…

Protect Your Pets From Household Poisons

Protect Your Pets From Household Poisons

By: Tracey Zysk – April, 2012 Spring is here and with the sun, warm weather, and fresh air comes the ultimate SPRING CLEAN. As you are beginning to tear apart…

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