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Packing & Moving

Don’t Forget the Dog! A Moving Checklist for Your Pets

April 16, 2017

Just like humans, animals get stressed out by moving. If you’re going to be moving with pets, it’s essential to set aside some extra time and money to make them comfortable. Pets in cars: If you’re moving to a place that’s about a day’s drive away, it should be fine to transport your animals in your vehicle. Make sure that you stock your car with more than you think you’ll need. Here is a list of good things to have on hand with animals in…

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Life at Home

Pet-proofing your home

March 2, 2017

So you want a furry bundle of joy but have doubts whether your home is suited for the task? We’re here to lend a helping paw. Use the following checklist to sniff out potential hazards and raise the woof on pet home safety. While it may not cover every danger, we’re pawsitive it’ll set you on the right track.   Power cords Gnawing teeth and electrical currents are a combination best avoided. Your first line of defense is simply to hide power cords wherever possible,…

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Pet Gadgets for Your Home

May 27, 2015

Today’s new homes are chock-full of modern conveniences and technologies that make life easier and more enjoyable. But why draw the line at your central vacuum, home theater and security system? Doesn’t your dog or cat deserve a taste of the high-tech high life, too? If you’re thinking about pampering your four-legged family member in an innovative way, check out these popular pet gadgets for the home! Chat with your dog or cat. Ever wonder what your Weimaraner is up to all day when you’re…

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Local Stories

Finding a Dog-friendly Neighborhood

February 15, 2014

When searching for your dream neighborhood, it’s important to consider the needs of every member of the household—including the family dog! Is the community walk-worthy? How’s the traffic? Are there veterinarians and pet stores nearby? Does the city or HOA have pet or noise rules? How close is the nearest dog park?  If your dog could speak, these might be a few of his questions (ok, maybe not the one about the vet). Keeping Spot’s perspective in mind could help you choose a dog-friendly neighborhood…

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4 Backyard Design Tips

April 29, 2013

Spring and summer are prime times for enjoying your outdoor spaces. Is your yard ready? Whether you’re moving into a brand new home or just ready for a backyard makeover, a professional landscaper can help you create an outdoor escape that’s just right for your family. Here are four things to consider before you start asking for estimates: 1. Set your budget. How much you want to spend is largely a personal decision, but a general rule of thumb is to spend five to ten…

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