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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…

Changing Your Adopted Dog’s Name

Changing Your Adopted Dog’s Name

PUPPYLOVE WITH KATE WHITNEY   By: PuppyGirl Kate Whitney – October, 2011   Happy fall everyone! This is such a beautiful time of year here in New England. Get out…

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…

Puppy Love With The Valley Patriot’s PuppyGirl Kate Whitney

Puppy Love With The Valley Patriot’s PuppyGirl Kate Whitney

  September, 2011 One Tail at a Time Rescue is a small home based rescue located in Georgia and Massachusetts. We are helping to place at-risk dogs from shelters into…

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…

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