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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…

Five Years and Counting, Saving Shelter Dogs One Month at a Time

Five Years and Counting, Saving Shelter Dogs One Month at a Time

By: PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – December 2012 I had just joined my dad in running our golf company called “SwingRite” when I contacted Tom about the possibility of him writing…

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…

October is National Adopt a Dog Month

October is National Adopt a Dog Month

  By: Tracy Zysk – Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Well when you have three animal writers for the Valley Patriot all PRO ADOPTION…you know we are all very excited about…

Keep Your Dogs Safe: Dog Theft is on the Rise

Keep Your Dogs Safe:  Dog Theft is on the Rise

PUPPY LOVE WITH KATE WHITNEY   By: Kate Whitney – October, 2012 Have you ever walked by a car heading into the grocery store, only to see a dog sitting…

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…

Comedy for Canines Brings Out Puppy Lovers

Comedy for Canines Brings Out Puppy Lovers

By: PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – September, 2012 I can’t believe Labor Day has passed and we are well on our way to Fall! These next couple months are so pleasant…

Hot Diggity, it’s HOT!

Hot Diggity, it’s HOT!

By: Tracy Zysk – July, 2012 Wow! The next couple of days may be record breaking HOT!! Summer vacation is here and everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather. We are…

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…

Info on animal testing available on-line

Info on animal testing available on-line

PUPPYLOVE WITH KATE WHITNEY By: PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – April, 2012 This month I decided to write about a subject that is not very pleasant – testing on animals. I…

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…

Four Years and Counting!

Four Years and Counting!

PUPPY LOVE WITH KATE WHITNEY     By: Kate Whitney – December, 2011 This month celebrates my four year anniversary writing for this fantastic newspaper! First and foremost, I want…

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…

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