Saratoga Dog Lovers Blog


How to Prepare for Hiring a Pet Sitter for the First Time

Leaving your beloved dog behind at home isn’t easy for most pet parents.  Your good intentions might encourage you to bring your dog along on a trip, but sometimes it’s not in the best interest of your dog. Pet parents often cancel business trips and vacations because they don’t want to leave their dog home […]

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Animal Control Officers In And Around Saratoga

Below is a list of animal control officers in and around Saratoga Springs, NY. Dogs in this area will be taken to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter. For more info about animal control and the Saratoga County Animal Shelter click here. Ballston Tom Shambo, 885-8706 Village of Ballston Mark Hersh, 857-6606 Dave Brown, 376-8035 Charlton Gary […]

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Common Cancers in Dogs

As a pet owner, when you hear the word “cancer” you are devastated. In most cases, dog owners first suspect there is something wrong when they discover a lesion or growth on their pet or their pet begins to show signs of illness. Sometimes, however, cancer is diagnosed when it shows up on blood work […]

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A Tribute to Riley 7/4/09 – 1/21/19

On Monday January 21, 2019, my heart was shattered when I lost my beloved beagle Riley to lymphoma cancer. It all started back in November 2018 when Riley had some nasal issues that wouldn’t go away. We took a few trips back and forth to the vet until all of his blood work and tests came […]

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Top 3 Tips – Trail Etiquette for Hiking With Your Dog

Dog & Owner Trail Etiquette Hiking is an excellent way to give both yourself and your dog some physical and mental exercise, but do you know basic trail etiquette for hiking with your dog?  Yes, it’s a thing! There are dozens of great trails to hike, bike and walk throughout the Saratoga County region that […]

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Tommy 2-3yr Old Neutered Male Pit Mix (Adopted)

UPDATE: Tommy was adopted! Tommy got a wonderful home with a young man in August 2018. He lives on a couple acres and is loving life. His name is Tommy. He is a 2-3yr old neutered male pit mix. He’s a sweet boy who has had a rough road to date. Tommy was a stray in […]

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Benefits of Dog Kongs & Recipes

Ah, the Kong! Since the creation of the original Kong dog toy in the 1970s, humans and canines alike have found much to love about this ubiquitous rubber plaything. Whether you’re seeking solutions for chronic chewers, an aid for an anxious pooch, or simply a great gift for your best furry friend, a Kong just […]

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Sweet Jackson Is Looking For a Loving Home

This gentle giant is Jackson, and is he full of personality! He is a 4 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix weighing about 90 lbs. Jackson is in need of a new home. He is looking for a family with another dog (preferably female but male may work.). Unfortunately there should be no small children. However, […]

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Spring Health Tips for Dog Owners in Upstate New York!

With April heralding the approach of warmer days ahead, you might be feeling eager to stow your winter gear and hit the grass with your furry friend in tow. Or perhaps you’re looking to celebrate spring with a bit of sprucing up around the home. Whatever your goals for the changing seasons, check out these […]

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Tips for Hiking with Your Dog in Cold Weather

There’s nothing better than enjoying a stroll through nature with your best furry friend in tow. And with four beautiful seasons to experience here in Upstate New York, there’s no reason why the fun should stop come wintertime. With our winter tips, you’ll be fully equipped for your next outing, so you can spend less […]

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