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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…

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Honored by North Andover Merchants Association

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Honored by North Andover Merchants Association

Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, a 1990…

Hit a Dog, Pull Over …it is the LAW!

Hit a Dog, Pull Over …it is the LAW!

  By: Tracey Zysk – November, 2011 As a dog walker with a majority of my dogs on Waverly, Mass Ave and the side roads in between, I instantly got…

October is National Adopt a Dog Month

October is National Adopt a Dog Month

  By: Tracey Zysk – October, 2011 Well when you have three animal writers for the Valley Patriot all PRO ADOPTION…you know we are all very excited about the month…

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

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

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

  By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2011 Ten years later…it is as if it was yesterday. After the buildings went down, the search started. Images of firefighters, police, military, New…

Back to School Blues for your Doggie

Back to School Blues for your Doggie

  By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2011 Back-to-school time can be a really hard time on your family dog. After having the children to play with all summer, your pup…

Beware of the Backyard Breeder

  By: Tracey Zysk – April, 201 It’s puppy season! It’s that time of the year when families decide it is a great time to bring a puppy into their…

World Vets begin Animal Rescue in Japan

World Vets begin Animal Rescue in Japan

By: Tracey Zysk – April, 2011 Life can change in a minute, literally. Last month I wrote an article educating readers on the importance of Animal Evacuation Plans. I submitted…

Lani’s first Christmas

Lani’s first Christmas

  By; Tracey Zysk – January, 2011 Christmas Day December 25, 2010 was one like no other for my Sweet Lani. As many of you know, I adopted Lani from…

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