Pets Tips

Poochie’s Dog Park

Poochie's Dog Park  Located at 21 Fountain Drive in Orange Park. Formerly known as "Poochies Swim and Play Park." Offers 8 acres of off-leash fun under lush trees and two swimming pools just for pups! The office is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to…
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Got an itchy dog?

By Patricia Stephens Owner, If your pup participates in scratching sessions that rattle your windows - and your nerves - read on. Our adorable Dachshund, Willie, is the scratcher in our family. We sometimes refer to him as, "The Itchy Weiner." As far as the cause, well, he doesn't have fleas. He isn't an…
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Keeping Your Dog Safe at the Beach

By Sally Perkins The Sunshine State. Home to beautiful beaches, amazing weather, and lively nightlife. Florida is also a great place for pet guardians due to the high amount of pet-friendly parks and beaches. Taking your pets to the beach comes with great responsibility - both to the people around you and to the beach itself. However,…
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Proceed with caution: It’s sea turtle nesting season

By Patricia Stephens, Owner, "For the next few  months, humans and their dogs must be extra careful when walking or playing on Florida's beaches." - Patricia Stephens Something very magical happens on many beaches in Florida from May 1 through October 31. Sea turtles get the nurseries ready for babies-to-be. It's during this time…
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Help pets find their way home with microchips!

"It's like a GPS for your dog, right?"  - Question from a 5-year-old neighbor when I was telling her about my dog's microchip. She was spot on.  WebMistress Note: Did you know dogs with microchips are 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners and cats with microchips are 20 times more likely…
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Pet Safety Guide

This article is used with permission by the experts at ADT Security. There is simply nothing that compares to welcoming a pet into your family. Starting a life with a new and exuberant friend is exciting, however, it also comes with a number of preparations in order to make sure your home is pet-friendly. To…
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Florida Pet Rescues

This page updated 03/10/18 "Saving one animal won't change the world, but it will change the world for that animal." - Unknown Read the very special Rescue Rainbow Bridge   SPECIAL NOTE: This section contains a few organizations that work with Greyhound adoptions. does NOT endorse greyhound racing, but we are very supportive of rescue and adoption efforts on behalf of…
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Pet Friendly Florida Politicians

  Pet-Friendly Florida Politicians Compiled from various sources and organized by Patricia Stephens, Owner,  NOTE: This page was updated 4/19/18. Fortunately, issues about pets are usually some of the most bipartisan matters dealt with in Tallahassee or on Capitol Hill. Since lawmakers have a huge say about pet issues, it behooves us to know which politicians…
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